Per the below, our Director of Faith Formation, Donna Adler, is looking for volunteers to join our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) team and/or serve as religious education teachers for young parishioners.
Donna provided the following details regarding each volunteer role:
RCIA: The RCIA team is a Tuesday evening weekly commitment, normally from 6:00-7:30pm (occasionally until 8:30pm) running from mid-September through Pentecost. RCIA team members would also be present at special Sunday liturgies for candidates and catechumens. RCIA team members accompany candidates and catechumens on their journeys by helping to incorporate them into the life of the parish and by being mentors in the faith, along with their sponsors. The RCIA team is expected to do the readings for RCIA sessions that we will require of candidates and catechumens. They should expect to spend up to three hours preparing every week.
Catechist/Religious Ed: The pre-K through 5 program is also a weekly commitment on a Wednesday afternoon beginning around 4:00pm and ending around 6:15pm (taking into account set-up and clean-up time) or Sunday afternoons from around 12:00 to 2:00, also taking into account set-up and clean-up. Catechists should expect to spend one and one-half to two hours preparing for every session.