Classes this week for grades K -8 on Wednesday, Feb 21st.
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SPIRITS & SAINTS FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM
DIRECTOR: Ginny Duschner 252.0535 ext 101, email@example.com
YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR: Scott Frieler 252-0535 ext 102 firstname.lastname@example.org
The SAS Faith Formation Program coordinates the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Youth Activities, Youth Group, as well as the K-9 Faith Formation program, 2nd grade Sacrament preparation, 9th Grade Online Program, 10th grade Confirmation program, and Adult Education Word Search events. Each year nearly 500 children, youth, and adults take part in SAS sponsored events and there are many opportunities for involvement and volunteering. It is only through the help and support of volunteers that all these programs can be offered.
SAS PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD: Carol Schroden and Lacie Novak, Facilitators. This is a program for Kindergarten—6th grade children. No registration is required and it is held during the Sunday morning Mass approximately 12 times per year, September–April. The children are escorted out of church prior to the scripture readings and attend their own children’s liturgy in a classroom, which is facilitated by an adult. The children then return to their families at the Preparation of the Gifts. Father simply invites the children to attend at the appropriate time and they can participate at will. Adults or teens are needed to assist the facilitator, and with additional help this program could be offered more often . K-9 FAITH FORMATION This a cluster-wide Faith Formation Program serving public school children from the parishes of Holy Spirit, St. Anthony, and St. John Cantius. Classes for K-9 students are held Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:30 -7:30 pm in the St. Anthony Parish Center. 9th graders are on a home study/web assist program schedule. They come to classes for two hours a month and attend other meetings as scheduled throughout the year. The rest of their assignments and instructions for their home study are given to them online.
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION The Confirmation program is for public school, Catholic school, and homeschooled students and meets Wednesdays at St. John Cantius at 7:45 p.m. Students and parents are given information and materials in the Spring of their 9th grade year to prepare for Confirmation in Spring of their 10th grade year.
YOUTH GROUP Youth group provides youth in 7th – 12th grade opportunities to explore their Catholic faith through experiences of prayer and catechesis. Youth group provides the “Young Church” opportunities to develop faith skills that will help them minister to our parish community now and in the future. Youth group also helps youth to build relationships with adult mentors who model their faith in their everyday lives. The Youth Group is always looking for adults willing to share their gifts with the youth ministry program.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT SAS To successfully run these essential programs for the youth of our parish, volunteers are critical. There are many levels of involvement. Please consider helping in whatever way you can.
YOUTH MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES:
ADULT MENTORS are needed for Youth Group sessions, which occur once a month from 6:30 to 8:30 at the St. Anthony’s School Building. Mentors engage youth in conversation and play.
YOUTH VOLUNTEERS– assist the Youth Coordinator in activities, preparing snacks, and other tasks that come with working with young people. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Adults are especially needed for the following events: Castaway, Youth Rally, service projects, and recreational activities.
FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES
OFFICE HELP FOR FAITH FORMATION– Would you be able to do general office work, call parents when children are absent, or help correct papers?
1-8th GRADE CATECHIST –Be a volunteer Catechist! You will be assigned a group of ten or fewer students and will be provided with a teacher’s manual, lesson plan, supplies, support and training as you help our youth build a foundation of faith. Classes are held twice a month on average.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER– Would you like to help out, but are unable to commit for the entire school year? If you can be flexible, we are always in need of teachers to fill in when a catechist is unable to teach.
CLASSROOM AIDE–Help the Catechist in the classroom and make a difference by adding your personal touch. As an assistant to the teacher you can give one on one attention to the students that need it.
HALL MONITOR–Bring your walking shoes and walk the hallways to be accessible to the classroom teachers should they need you to escort students or to run small errands. Or, bring a magazine and sit by an exit to ensure that no one exits or enters the building during class time without prior approval.
ASSISTANT FOR 9TH GRADE CLASS – The 9th graders come once a month for two hours and it is helpful to have an assistant to put out snacks and run the behind the scenes activities. There is also need once a year for an assistant to help with the 9th grade retreat. Finally, there is need for chaperones for the once a year 9th grade field trip. You can volunteer for any one or all of these events.
CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUP LEADER–Volunteer to be a mentor to a small group of students as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Lesson plans, guidance and training are all readily available. You will work together as a team with the staff to build relationships and foster youth involvement in the mission of the Catholic Church.
CONFIRMATION ASSISTANT–There are also one time opportunities for volunteers helping to serve refreshments after the Confirmation mass, and helping to host the Confirmation pot luck. We also have need for a door monitor at St. John Cantius during classtimes.
SAS ADULT EDUCATION
WORDSEARCH EVENTS The WordSearch events are offered each year for all the members of the three parish cluster and, indeed, all who would like to attend. We attempt to address a wide variety of subjects in hopes of having something of interest for adults and older youth. These WordSearch events were designed with you, the faithful, in mind. Please join us as we explore the many facets of human experience through the eyes of faith. All events will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish Center at 7:00 p.m. on the dates indicated in the bulletin or on the SAS website at http://www.spiritandsaints.wordpress.com. On our website you will be able to find all the events scheduled for any given year. All events are free of charge, and everyone is welcome.