ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This group serves to implement religious education programs for adults. It might include such programs as Bible Study, guest speakers, retreats, Renew faith sharing groups and other programs that would enhance a parishioner’s understanding of their faith.
R.C.I.A.TEAM: (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS)
This group of people help in the preparation of converts to the Catholic faith. They may act as sponsors for those coming into the Church and possibly help in their instruction. They are not instructors, but would share their experiences of faith in their everyday lives.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (CCD)
This program serves the youth of the parish in their continued religious education and understanding of the faith. Under the direction of the Religious Education Coordinator, classes are set for the children who attend public school from kindergarten to seventh grade. Teaching and Reference Materials are provided. Service in this area would include teaching an individual class or serving as a classroom aide or program volunteer. Classes are held weekly throughout the school year.
These volunteers would teach an individual class from kindergarten through seventh grade. Classes are held weekly during the regular school year.
CCD AIDES & VOLUNTEERS
These volunteers assist the Coordinator as well as the CCD teachers. They may help in individual classes, do some individual remedial work with students or help throughout the program areas.
This program meets monthly (second Sunday) and helps prepare parents for baptism. It’s an informational program that highlight the responsibilities of baptism. Those who volunteer will help parents understand the sacrament of baptism and what it means to raise a child in the Catholic faith.
DIOCESAN PRE-CANA INSTRUCTIONS
These volunteers would work with the Diocesan pre-cana team in an informational and instructional program preparing couples for marriage. It would include administering a “Foccus” study, a sort of compatibility tool, as well as sharing ideas and experiences concerning marriage. Some training is required.
MARRIAGE SPONSOR COUPLES
These are married couples who will assist in preparing engaged couples for marriage. It would include sharing personal experiences as well as using the “Foccus” study. Meetings would be informal sessions talking about marriage commitment. Diocesan training is required.