Thank you for your interest in giving your time and talent to making disciples of Christ! In prayerfully discerning on becoming a catechist or catechist assistant at St. Louis, you have taken a step that is one of the most important and rewarding in your life. You have answered God’s call, the call you first heard at your baptism. The call to the ministry of catechist is a vocation, an interior call, the voice of the Holy Spirit (NDC, 228). The word catechist comes from a Greek root word that means “to echo.” Through your life and your teaching as a catechist, you are a person who echoes the Word of God.

What Is Involved in Being a Catechist?

As a catechist, you will plan and teach classes throughout the year, with an assistant. You will be provided with a curriculum and tremendous amounts of resources (printed, digital and human) to help you along the way. You will grow in your own faith as you help our children at St. Louis encounter Christ in the world around them and in each other.

Volunteers are the heart and hands of our program and the possibilities for involvement are many…from assisting with office tasks to becoming a Catechist or a Catechist Assistant.  Please follow the menu links to the appropriate age group for which you wish to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

Elementary Faith Formation: Catherine Prochko   
MS & HS Faith Formation: Luisa Palting