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Here at Notre Dame we believe that following Jesus is joy and a life-long journey that begins with our Baptism and continues into eternity.

 

And here in our Religious Education Program we absolutely believe that!

 

Because we offer catechesis for Grades K-8 with each program specifically designed to teach your child the ‘good news’ in a way that excites them to ‘learn it’ and challenges them to ‘live it’ means we offer multiple volunteer opportunities to our adults to provide a way to share the joy of living the faith making our Religious Education Family truly a working family!

 

 

Our Religious Education Program thrives because of our volunteers!  These many women and men, some who are parents, some grandparents, some working, some retired, some high school students, some college students and some young adults, but ALL of them passionate in one thing: Sharing their time, talents and passion to bring the joy of living our faith in the “every day” and sharing this gift with our children and youth.

   

We have many ways for you to join us!

 

NOTE: All opportunities listed below are available Sundays or Tuesdays program times.

You may volunteer for more than one position we will work out the scheduling as needed.

Please Use the Volunteer Form to sign up

  

Catechist                                          3 hrs/week   (Class time + prep)   

Co-Catechist                                    1.25 hrs/week

TA - Teachers Assistance               1.25 hrs/week (Basically class time)

Substitute Teacher                         3 hrs (Class time + prep)   

Special Needs Aide                        1.25 hrs/week        

Parking Lot Control                         0.5 hrs/week                                           

Hall Monitor                                    1.25 hrs/week

Room Aide                                       1.25 hrs/week

Attendance Caller                           1.25 hrs/week

School Nurse / Doctor                   1.25 hrs/week (Rotating Schedule)

Special Event Set - Up                    ~1.0 per event 

Special Event Take - Down            ~1.0 per event

 

1st Communion Reception        (3rd Grade & 1st Grade Families) - 3.0 hrs Shifts -  AM Shift / PM Shift

                                                                                                                       Date: May 4th 2019

Photographer                                             Events Based - As Needed

VBS – Vacation Bible School Helper      3.0 hrs Shifts – AM and/or PM

VBS – Vacation Bible School Helper      3.0 hrs Shifts – AM and/or PM

 

 

 

 WHERE DO I  BEGIN  

To be a Volunteer requires: (other than a Catechist) 

  • Caring Catholic adult who enjoys working with children
  • Someone wanting to grow in their faith
  • Be a person who models Christ's love and patience
  • Initial orientation
  • Completion of Protecting God's Children - VIRTUS Class - (1.5 -2.0 hrs. Class)
  • TO REGISTER (Click Link)  
  • Background Check w/ personal references 
  • 1.25 hours per week volunteering and sharing the joy of the faith! Pass it on!
  • Fill out Volunteer Form drop it off at Religious Education Office

              

 

 

To be a Catechist requires:

 

  • Caring Catholic adult who enjoys working with children
  • Someone wanting to grow in their faith
  • Be a person who models Christ's love and patience
  • Initial interview and orientation
  • Completion of Protecting God's Children - VIRTUS Class - (1.5 -2.0 hrs. Class)
  • TO REGISTER (Click Link) 
  • Background Check w/ personal references 
  • One hour per week to prepare for class
  • 1.25 hours per week teaching and sharing the joy of the faith! Pass it on!
  • Attend Catechist meetings - 2 per year
  • Ongoing Learning / Formation - 6 hrs/year (Can be done on-line)
  • Contact the Director of Religious Education - 630-601-1762
 
 

 

 

 

Even if you have never taught before, not to worry, you will receive special training as a first time catechist. Along with specific training for catechesis, classroom management, lesson planning, topical guides, teaching materials and supplies for each class. Many teaching assignments are set up as Team-Teaching to better support our catechists and today's busy schedules.

 

The best way to grow in your faith is to teach the faith!

Contact the Director of Religious Education to find out more about becoming a catechist or program volunteer @ 630-601-1762.