Formation

This pillar is a life-long journey of all stewards. This is where all of us move from selfishness to selflessness. The deeper one grows into a stewardship life; the deeper one loves God, as HE loves us, Such formation is a personal challenge as it involves the education of the mind and conversion of the heart.

To "know" the "stewardship way of life" does not make one "live" a "stewardship way of life." Catholic schools, Parish Schools of Religion (PSR), youth ministry programs, adult education offerings and parish stewardship committees are wonderful and essential places where this faith formation begins. Reflect on what ideas you might have to strengthen your own formation - take the initiative to join a parish ministry that best suits your interests or talents.

Baptism Preperation

This ministry welcomes parents of children to be baptized and prepares them to celebrate this foundational sacrament.  The process is started with the family contacting the Parish Office to schedule a baptism.  The instructor team holds a baptismal class the first Thursday evening of each month for parents, and godparents are welcome to attend.  The volunteers in this ministry conduct the classes with material provided by the Parish Office.

Contact Marsha Hoffman
634-2315 x 121
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Meeting Details Classes are held in the evening on the first Thursday of the month.

Confirmation Group Leader

This ministry is for individuals wishing to serve as a group leader or facilitator. This ministry is not intended for those baptized Catholics wanting to be confirmed. Group leaders must be baptized, confirmed and practicing Catholics. A group leader will be involved from the formation of a confirmation class through the administering of the sacrament of Confirmation by the Bishop.

 

Contact Fr. John Fogliasso
634-2315, ext 116
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Environment and Art

The Environment and Art Committee is composed of members dedicated into decorating the church to mark the liturgical seasons and feast days.  Minimum age 11.

Contact Mari DiMattia
684-5227

Justice and Peace & Respect Life

Through a study of Catholic social teaching, legislative advocacy and networking with other community groups this committee helps promote changes in social policy to better the lives of all. They also address a range of Respect Life issues by providing information on pro-life concerns endorsed by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, promoting opportunities for petitioning our representatives and providing material items for mothers and babies in crisis.  They also sponsor the Advent Giving Tree.

Contact Aaron Hallacy
200-1682
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Kids for Jesus (K4J)

 

Kids for Jesus is a Catholic educational program that focuses on the virtue formation of children through a monthly mission pack and a monthly club meeting.  It is for children ages 3 through 8th grades.  There is an opportunity to join each summer.  Clubs begin meeting in September and continue through the school year.  VIRTUS training is required for all adult volunteers.  Please note, the continuation of K4J for the 2012/2013 school year is contingent on obtaining a co-chair.

Children Participants
If you would like to participate in this wonderful opportunity to learn about different virtues each month, we’d love for you to join K4J!  You will receive a take-home bag each month with activities for you to do throughout the rest of the month until we meet again. Activities encourage you to explore and practice these virtues further along with your family.  Ages 3 through 8th grades are welcome to participate.

Mission Assistants
Volunteers age 14 and older are needed to help the Mission Leaders with the meeting’s activities.  This can include performing a skit, helping to teach songs and actions, helping children with a craft, etc

Mission Leader
Volunteers age 18 and older (and VIRTUS trained) are needed to lead the monthly missions for each of these age groups: ages 3-5, Kindergarten, 1st - 4th grade, 5th – 8th grade

Snack Coordinator
Volunteers age 18 and older, VIRTUS trained, are needed to coordinate the snack provided at each monthly mission.  This person will be responsible for recruiting a different family each month to bring the snack, communicate to them what the snack will be based on that month’s mission, and preparing the snack the day of the meeting.

Contact

Mandi Serrioz
990-6245
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Parish Library

Assist in maintaining the collection of books. The parish library is located in the St. Joseph Room. It is open for people to come in and browse, check out books, including Bibles, Catechisms, etc. Minimum age 12.

Contact

Sherrill Ebben
729-4942
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Parish School of Religion (PSR) Catechist

 

A PSR Catechist is both a teacher and a witness to the Catholic faith.  As a catechist you will grow in your Catholic faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with God.  The PSR Staff will provide you with the training, materials and support you need to be successful in passing on our Catholic faith to our children.  PSR is for all children in Grades K thru 12 who do not attend Catholic Schools.  All classes are held in Magdalen School classrooms on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.  VIRTUS training is required.

Contact Michelle Pickert 519-8831
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Meeting Details Classes are held on Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30 PM).

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Sponsors

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults who are interested in the Catholic faith, journey toward full Communion into the Catholic Church.  Ministering as a sponsor is a great opportunity to help bring others into faith by witnessing to, and sharing, your own faith.  In journeying with one’s catechumen or candidate, the sponsor’s faith and prayer-life also deepens and is renewed.  Being a sponsor is like being a bridge into the life of the parish for the RCIA candidate. A willingness to share your lived faith is the essential dimension of being a sponsor.  You do not do the teaching.

Contact Sr Connie Beiriger
634-2315 x 118
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Scouting: (Brownies & Girl Scouts)

Scouting is a world of new adventures. It provides fellowship, character development and leadership, spiritual growth and vocational skills. All children are welcome.

Contact

Jessica Collins
617-4438
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Stewardship Committee

This group oversees the annual stewardship renewal of the parish which includes the creating of the Stewardship Directory, Stewardship Forms, communication with ministry leaders and more.  It also continues year-long education of the parish on the importance of stewardship through Time, Talent, and Treasure.  Committee meets approximately once a month.  Minimum age 18.

Contact

Angela Folger
247.2407
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Meeting Details Committee meets approximately once a month.

Totus Tuus Team Assistant

This ministry is for those adults over the age of 18 who are interested in helping the Totus Tuus team conduct the annual event in our parish. Totus Tuus is for children in grades 1 through 12. The event is held on campus for one week in June of each year. Volunteers must have VIRTUS training. Totus Tuus was Pope John Paul II’s apostolic motto – a Latin phrase meaning “totally yours.” Totus Tuus is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship. The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ. Totus Tuus seeks to foster openness to vocations in the young people we serve as well as among the teachers. Volunteers may work one or more days during the week, morning and/or afternoon.

Contact Chris Roth
616-0730
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Youth Ministry

 

Youth Ministry
Do you enjoy working with youth?  Would you like to be a positive influence in the lives of our youth?

ECHO
Light hearted volunteers (ages 16-99 yrs. old) are needed to help with 6th-8th grade youth on Tuesday evenings for 2 hours a week. Qualifications include VIRTUS training, a heart for youth, and a willingness to help direct young people through the awkward period we call middle school.

Food & Snack Coordinators
Help coordinate weekly snacks for either the MAX or ECHO group for a year. Work with other parents in helping prep and serve snacks at our weekly meetings. You do not know how much that helps our team members who focus their time on working with the youth. All ages welcome!

MAX
Good listeners and friendly leaders are invited to help with our High School program on Sunday evenings for 2 hours a week. You will be surprised as to the effect you will have on the young people of our parish by just showing that you care enough to spend time with them. Volunteers 18 and older must be VIRTUS trained.

MAX Youth Council
High School youth and Adults are invited to help plan our high school meetings and activities once a month. If you are great with organization, planning, and dreaming, this might be perfect for you.  Volunteers 18 and older must be VIRTUS trained.

Mission Trip Chaperones
We are in need of volunteers that will travel with us to our summer mission trip to help the poor, homeless, and needy of our nation for one week. Those with some experience in cleaning, building, fixing, or painting are most needed.  Volunteers 18 and older must be VIRTUS trained.

Office Helpers
Help design event flyers, coordinate mailings, keep our files organized, or help with communication, these    are all ways we could use your help. The best part is that you can help with whatever fits your schedule best.

Garage Sale Helpers

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Contact Chris Roth
616-0730 
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