Volunteers are needed on Saturday mornings for the following positions.
CATECHIST ~ Under the guidance of the Director of Religious Education, Catechists are called to share our Catholic faith with the children of our parish. Catechists will follow a structured Catholic curriculum and lesson plan to prepare Saturday morning classroom activities. Each catechist is assigned at least one assistant and together they will attempt to link parish and home enabling the partnership necessary to form faith filled young Catholics.
CATECHIST ASSISTANT ~ Assistants work closely with the classroom catechist in whatever capacity the two agree upon. Assistants are often the “extra set of hands” so very much needed when working with children. While the assistant does not have the primary responsibility for planning the classroom activities, he or she may occasionally be asked to do so in the absence of the catechist.
YOUTH ASSISTANT ~ Youth Assistants help catechists in the classroom with a variety of tasks including set up and clean up, passing out supplies, and working directly with students. This is also a wonderful way for middle or high school students to earn service hours.
MENTORS ~ Mentors are needed to work one-on-one with those students who may have attention difficulties in class. Mentors will help to keep the student on task, enabling the catechist to focus on their lesson plan. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, or older siblings very often serve as mentors. This is also a wonderful way for middle or high school students to earn service hours.
SUBSTITUTE CATECHIST ~ Catechists and assistants are asked to arrange for a substitute if they are unable to attend class. Very often illness or an unexpected circumstance forces a scheduled volunteer to miss class. A substitute would be called ahead of time to assist in the absence of the regular catechist or assistant.
RESOURCE TEAM ~ The adult resource team meets during class time to plan and assist with special catechetical activities and programs scheduled throughout the faith formation year. In the past, this group has produced fun skits, an All Saints Day parade, a mock soup kitchen & many other activities that the children love attending.
PARKING LOT VOLUNTEER ~ There is an ongoing need for volunteers who are willing to direct traffic in the parking lot on Saturday mornings both from 8:45-9:15am and 10:15-10:45am.
Please note: The Archdiocese of Baltimore is committed to providing a safe environment for children and youth. All parish volunteers who come in frequent contact with children/youth are required to complete a volunteer certification process. All adult volunteers must complete VIRTUS certification, which includes a criminal background check. Volunteer opportunities are also available for youth beginning in the 6th grade. Youth, ages 14 to 17, must complete Worthy of the Call certification in order to volunteer.