Faith Formation Adult Volunteer Opportunities

"This quest to make Jesus known as supreme beauty leads us to find new signs and ways of transmitting the faith."

Pope Francis         

 

 

Become A Faith Formation Volunteer!

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!

REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER SAFE ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Leader


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 9:00 or 11:00 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 - rdignan@paxchristi.com

Godly Play ~ Preschool/Kindergarten Program Catechist


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 - sbrazil@paxchristi.com

Finding God ~  Elementary Program Catechist


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 either Wednesday or Sunday evenings from 6:30-7:30 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. 

Staff Contact: Renee Dignan - rdignan@paxchristi.com

PAXCONNEX ~ Middle School Program Catechist


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 volunteers. 

Staff Contact: Evan Bierer - ebierer@paxchristi.com

Alpha Youth ~ High School Program Catechist


Alpha Youth is the first year of our missionary discipleship/Confirmation program. It utilizes high quality videos to engage the participants in thinking about and asking the most important questions in life. Adult leaders primarily serve as small group leaders, simply engaging with the teens during the discussions, using the questions that are prompted by the videos. Additionally, we are looking for adults to serve as the large group coordinator, which primarily consists of starting and stopping the videos at the appropriate time, calling the large group together, etc. Volunteers can choose to serve on either a Sunday or Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm. The program year runs from October through April, meeting approximately three times per month. Tuition is waived for all full-time volunteers.

Staff Contact: Scott Brazil - sbrazil@paxchristi.com

Youth For Justice ~ High School Program Catechist


Youth for Justice is the second year of our missionary discipleship/Confirmation program. It integrates the best of Catholic Social Teaching into the lives of the youth. In addition, participants in the program will be putting together prayer services for the parish related to the topics they learn about.  Adult leaders primarily serve as small group leaders, simply engaging with the teens during the discussions, using the questions that are prompted by the videos and teachings. Volunteers can choose to serve on either a Sunday or Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00pm. The program year runs from October through April, meeting approximately three times per month. Tuition is waived for all full-time volunteers. 

Staff Contact: Scott Brazil - sbrazil@paxchristi.com

Hall Monitor


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.

Staff Contact: Scott Brazil - sbrazil@paxchristi.com


Become A Faith Formation Volunteer!

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!

REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER SAFE ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION






Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

952-941-3150

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