The Formation Ministry develops intergenerational opportunities so that all parish members might come to know and love the God who calls us. Utilizing the “ONE CHURCH, ONE MESSAGE” model, learning is life-long, inclusive of all ages and abilities, and occurring in multiple environments. Ways to get involved:
RCIA is the process by which adults become Catholic, receive sacraments they missed as a child, or return to the Church. Team members and sponsors are needed to provide education, hospitality, support and facilitation at gatherings and to guide catechumens on their journey toward a fuller practice of their Faith.
Cherub’s Corner Leader & Assistant
Cherub’s Corner is offered for children Ages 3 through Kindergarten. Cherub’s Corner is open 10 minutes prior to the 8:30 and the 10:30AM Masses. Leaders and Assistants (Adults & Teens welcome!) spend time with the children as they participate in crafts and activities that reinforce the weekend message. Lesson and materials are provided each week.
Faith Formation Leader
Weekly faith formation classes are held in between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses for grade 1-6 and at various times for grades 7 & 8. Faith formation topics are associated with the Sunday readings and the homily series. The six doctrinal themes of the Catholic Church; Church Feasts & Seasons, Sacraments, Social Justice, Morality, Prayer and Spirituality and Creed are covered over the course of the year. Adults and teens are needed to lead the weekly classes that are held from September to May.
Members of this team are responsible for defining learning goals and strategies for parishioners of Sacred Heart of all ages.
Kids Chapel Leader & Assistant
Kids Chapel is our Mass program during the 8:30 and 10:30AM Masses for elementary school age children. Kids are invited to their own space where they hear the readings and a message designed just for them, consistent with the adult series. Leaders begin Mass with everyone, leave or Kids Chapel and return after the Prayers of the Faithful. Leader guide and children’s bulletins are provided each week.
Sacramental Preparation Teams
Members of the Baptism, First Eucharist, Confirmation, and Marriage preparation teams assist those who are interested in the reception of a sacrament to discern their readiness. Each year, volunteers are needed to identify candidates’ readiness, plan and facilitate sessions, and prepare candidates to celebrate the Sacrament during the liturgies of the parish faith community.