Faith Formation Volunteer

Use form below to sign-up as a Faith Formation volunteer.

As Pax Christi begins its planning for the Fall Faith Formation programming, we need your help to ensure there are enough catechists to help our children continue their Catholic faith journey to know and love Jesus Christ. By becoming a catechist, you provide a positive influence on our children’s understanding of the Sacred Traditions and Church teachings while growing in your relationship with God and each other. It’s a win-win!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a catechist, please contact the Parish Office, 952-941-3150.

Thank you for giving this very important role serious thought.

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Team
The Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministry enables children ages 4 through 4th grade to participate in the worship experience in ways that are understandable to them during the 9:00 am and 11:00 am Sunday masses. CLOW leaders, aides and substitutes are needed. CLOW team members provide for the safe and reverent movement of children from Mass after the Opening Prayer, with provided curriculum proclaim and present the Sunday scriptures in an age-appropriate manner, and guide the children’s return to their families during the Preparation of the Gifts for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. We would like many people in this ministry so that each will be asked to serve no more than one time per month.  Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
      Time Commitment: 1 hour (half hour preparation/review in advance, half hour during mass), training provided

Good Shepherd Catechist/Godly Play Leader
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children from ages 3 ½ through grade 3 which we provide on Sundays from 6:30-7:45 pm. The catechist does not “teach” a child about God, instead fosters a relationship between the child and God with carefully prepared materials and activities based on Bible stories and our liturgy. Volunteers are need in the Good Shepherd program as a catechist, aide or other support role. Catechists receive extensive training for each level of this program. The parish pays for the training. Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
     Time Commitment: 1-1/2 hours per week plus prep time for each lesson

Grade 1-6 Catechist
Working with planned curriculum, present weekly lesson to 10-12 students. Training is provided. Interested in sharing faith and teaching students in grades 1-6 is helpful. Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
  Time Commitment: 1-1/2 hours per week plus prep time for each lesson

Grade 7-8 Catechist
Weekly commitment sharing faith and teaching students in grades 7 and 8. Be a member of the team! Catechists will lead a small break-out group each week.  Some catechists will also choose to be a part of the teaching rotation, presenting lessons to our large group 3-4 times during the year. All curriculum, lesson plans, and materials are provided. Additional monthly opportunities to assist with service projects, retreats, and social events will greatly contribute to the faith growth and the relational ministry of both the leaders and the youth.  Quarterly training is offered, and on-going support is provided. Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
     Time Commitment: 1-1/2 hours per week, quarterly training, optional special events

Grade 9-12 Teaching Team Member
Seasonal commitment (6-8 weeks in Fall, Winter, and/or Spring).  What are you good at?  What are you passionate about?  Work with a teaching team to weave faith and a particular interest/skill (i.e. cooking, basketball, music, etc.) into seasonal, small-group offerings for grades 9-12. Training is required, and on-going support is provided. Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
     Time Commitment: Variable, 1-2+ hours per week, quarterly training

CAP Team (Consistent Adult Presence)
Seasonal commitment (6-8 weeks in Fall, Winter, and/or Spring).  Provide support to catechists and Teaching Teams in small group offerings and at large group gatherings.  Maintain a loving presence to either middle school or senior high youth, while encouraging participation and positive behavior.  No lesson preparation or teaching responsibility.  Training is required and on-going support is provided. Participants must complete Virtus training, background check, and Code of Conduct as required by the Archdiocese.
    Time Commitment: Variable, 1-2+ hours per week, quarterly training

Adult Formation Team
Assist the Faith Formation Ministry Council and staff to plan and implement Adult Formation. Interest in working with Adult Formation and commitment to formation is needed.
    Time Commitment: Variable

RCIA Team
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the way that the Catholic Church welcomes people into the Church. RCIA is a process in which conversion of the heart brings one to Jesus Christ through learning, discussion, prayer, and community. Participants are invited to grow more deeply in their faith and discern if joining the Catholic Church or completing one's initiation into the Church is what they desire. Catholics who would like to learn more about and share their faith and enrich their spiritual lives may serve the participants in the RCIA process as sponsors and/or godparents, hospitality ministers, prayer companions, and catechists.
     Time Commitment: Variable

 

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PLEASE NOTE: only use this volunteer sign-up form if you ARE NOT registering children for Faith Formation.  

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