English Faith Formation

Volunteer in our Faith Formation Program

Boldly go where many have gone before and help pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic Faith! 

This fall over 100 children and young people will sign up to learn but we have no catechist to teach them. You can help by becoming a catechist! 
As you  nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! We provide you with training and materials and support. Classes begin September 22nd 
If interested or for more information contact erika.underwood@dsj.org 

Several volunteer opportunities are available, including:

Catechists: Lead instructional sessions one day a week. They are responsible for constructing lesson plans and activities for each session, using the textbook series Loyola Press Finding God as well as the Sunday lectionary or other materials. Catechists also are responsible for attending faith formation planning meetings, usually once every two months.

Co-Catechists: Work along with a Catechist in classroom instruction. Along with the primary Catechist, the Co-Catechist will help in instruction, lesson planning, and activities. This is a great way to begin volunteering if you are unsure about what it takes to be a catechist!

Catechist Substitute: Some on call Sundays, some with a weeks notice working with the catechist lesson for the day. They will lead sessions or help plan activities, depending on the lesson plan.

L.I.T. (Leaders in Training): Are high school age (9-12th grade) work along with Catechists and Co-Catechists to help supervise during lessons, activities, and prayer services.

Office Aide: Work along with DRE to sort, file, colate packets, make phone calls and lots of other clerical work during school open during school hours M-F 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

If you are interested in volunteering contact eunderwood@dsj.org for a volunteer packet. All volunteers within Saint Joseph Parish must comply with our diocese policies and guidelines.