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 the conversion of the heart. To “know” the “stewardship way of life” does not make one “live” a “stewardship way of life”. Parish School of Religion (PSR), youth 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 and talents.
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
This religious education program is for all students in grades K-12. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Grades K-6 have class from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mass is at 7:30 p.m. and grades 7-12 have class from 8:00-9:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed as teachers or teacher assistants.
Each year the parish sponsors a Totus Tuus camp for our parish youth. The actual teaching is done by a trained team; however we as a parish are responsible for food and housing for the team, snacks for the youth, organizing the social and other items. This is a big task that needs many hands and organization.
CYM (Catholic Youth Ministry)
Volunteers provide support and fellowship activities for the high school youth of our parish. They plan fun trips, retreats and fund raising projects. The mission of CYO is to provide solidarity for our students. Volunteers should be deeply committed to the youth of our parish. Qualities they need are flexibility, organization, and most of all willingness to be present to youth and be with them where they are and provide a mature example of Catholic joy.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
RCIA is an extensive preparation for full membership into the Catholic Church. Especially important to the program are the volunteer sponsors who attend class sessions, share their faith with the catechumens or candidates and journey with them through the various phases. Also needed are volunteers for hospitality. This is an especially fulfilling ministry for those seeking to grow in their faith. Weekly meetings are usually on Sunday evenings at 7:00.