Below you will find information on how you can support the youth of the Pax Christi parish as they explore faith, having fun and building friendships along the way!
CLOW enables children to participate in the weekend worship experience, to nourish and guide their spiritual growth and to immerse them in the Word of God in ways that are understandable to them. A leader will read the Gospel story and lead a variety of activities to children ages 4-years- old through Grade 3. Select the Sunday’s you would like to volunteer at the Sunday 9:00 11:00, or 5:00 pm masses. Training and lessons are provided. Completion of the on-line Essential Three is required. You will return to mass before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. High school aged students and adults are welcome to share their faith stories with the children!
Staff Contact: Renee Dignan - email@example.com
The Godly Play approach, based on Montessori
principles, helps children explore their faith through story, to gain religious
language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. It presumes that we already have an innate
sense of God within us, but simply need to awaken. The formational experiences
aim to teaches children to listen for God and to make authentic and creative
responses to God’s call in their lives. Volunteers will prepare and lead 60
minute sessions for children, along with another adult, on either a Sunday or
Wednesday evening from 6:30-7:30pm. approximately 3 times per month from
October through April. Training, materials, and support are provided. Tuition
is waived for all full-time volunteers.
Staff Contact: Scott Brazil - firstname.lastname@example.org
We return to the Loyola curriculum: Finding God which integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Scripture and Catholic Social Teachings. Catechists (leaders) receive a manual and weekly support. Our goals include: bringing faith to life through hands-on experiences, scripture stories, prayers and making new friends. Lead, or co-lead a small group (8-10) children on Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm. Our Faith Formation program year runs from October-April. Training and all materials are provided. Completion of the on-line Essential Three is required. High school aged students and adults are welcome to share their faith stories with the children! Tuition is waived for all full-time volunteers.
Middle school youth will
meet in room 131, John XXIII, to learn about their Catholic faith and grow in
discipleship while building meaningful relationships with other youth and their
adult leaders. Middle school youth will learn about the Bible, Saints, Vocation,
and Liturgy. Fun activity nights also occur during the program year to build
community. The main priorities for middle school are building relationships, teaching the
youth how to pray, and learning important subject matter to deepen their faith. Adult Leaders for middle school will receive
a session outline that includes all lesson information, discussion questions,
and an optional verbatim script that is designed to make preparation as quick
and painless as possible. The sessions are in a large group/small group format.
The main lesson happens in a large group. Small groups follow, led by Adult
Leaders who help engage the youth in conversation and activities about the
topic. The ideal middle school small group will consist of 6-8 youth and at least
one small group leader. The middle school groups meet Sunday or Wednesday from
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm October through April. Tuition is waived for all full-time
Staff Contact: Evan Bierer - email@example.com
Chosen is a two-year Confirmation Program through Ascension Press. It incorporates high-quality videos and small group discussion to facilitate spiritual growth for our teens. The role of our small group leaders is simply to engage with the teens during the discussions, using questions provided by the program, to dive deeper into the content they’re receiving. Sessions will begin all together, both Year 1 and Year 2, then split off into small groups to review the video content and discuss. Volunteers can choose to serve either with our Year 1 or Year 2 students. The program year runs from October through April, meeting approximately three times per month. Tuition is waived for all full-time volunteers.
Staff Contact: Shannon Rouston - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult volunteers are
needed to ensure we provide a safe environment for our participants. Volunteers
will be stationed at various locations around the building and/or asked to walk
through the meeting areas. When situations arise, they would be asked to locate
a program coordinator to attend to the situation. Volunteers can choose to
serve on either a Sunday or Wednesday evening from 6:15-7:45pm. The program
year runs from October through April, meeting approximately three times per
month. Tuition is waived for all full-time volunteers.