Faith Formation Volunteers & Catechists
"You shall be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth." - Acts 1:8
In deciding to become a catechist, you have answered God’s call, the call of your baptism. You have made an important decision, one that will enrich your life.
What is a Catechist?
The word catechist comes from the Greek word “echo”. Catechists are people who ECHO the Word of God.
“Catechists must hand on the teachings of Christ to those being catechized; …Catechists must make the words of Christ their own: ‘My teaching is not my own but is from the one who sent me,’ and they confess with Saint Paul, ‘I handed on to you … what I also received.’” National Directory for Catechesis (Ch 4:29E)We have continuing needs for Faith Formation Catechists:
- Adult Faith Formation
- RCIA Leaders & RCIA Dismissal Leaders (Both children and adults)
- Children's Liturgy of the Word Leaders
- Sacramental Preparation Catechists and Greeters
- Children's Sunday Faith Formation Catechists
- Baptism Team
Please click here to sign up online for one of these ministries, or if you have further questions please contact JoAnn Tobin (Adult Faith Formation) or Jennifer Wong (Children's Ministries)
"Among the laity who become evangelizers, catechists have a place of honor... 'Imbued with the apostolic spirit, they make a singular and absolutely necessary contribution to the spread of the faith and the Church by their strenuous efforts.'" Pope John Paul II (Redemptoris missio).