A Catechist is one who teaches faith to others by their words and actions. As a catechist or teacher you have a unique opportunity to share your faith with young people in our parish. There are a variety of programs through which you can share and teach your faith. You will receive training for each program and be paired with at least one other catechist. All catechists are required to participate in the VIRTUS Safe Environment training program which will be offered during the fall semester.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
One Sunday each month you will prepare a liturgical celebration for a small group of children that takes place during the 10:00 AM Sunday mass. Materials are provided.
Family Faith Formation
One Sunday each month (October – April) you will instruct a grade specific group of children in the foundations of our faith. Class time will include prayer, instruction, and community building. We will also gather for monthly training dinners (September-March) with fellow catechists.
Two Sundays each month 3:15-4:45 PM you will attend the confirmation class and assist in small group facilitation with occasional presentations and prayer planning. Catechists gather at 2:15pm on teaching dates to pray and review the session lesson plan.
Two Sundays each month 3:15 – 4:45 PM you will instruct a grade specific group of children in the foundations of our faith. Class time will include prayer, instruction, and community building. Spanish language skills are helpful but not required. Some lesson planning time required outside of class time.