Catechist Information

Many thanks to the very generous parishioners who share their time, energy and gift of faith with our parish youth!

For 2023/2024 additional Catechists for the following grades are needed:

Grade 1 – Catechist needed to assist

Please call Vicky Ascherman in the Religious Education Office if you would like to learn more about becoming a teacher or co-teacher.

There are many opportunities for parents and parishioners to assist the Youth Faith Formation program: as Catechists, Substitute or Assistant Catechists, Hall Monitors, Hospitality, or other areas of interest/talent.  Please call Cyndie Glick to discuss your interest in helping the Program!

Why be a Catechist?

The best way to learn is to teach!

Your own faith will come alive – and grow!

You become an active participant in one of the essential responsibilities of a Church community!

You help bring Christ to others!

You show your family that you value the faith!

While our Parish is blessed to have volunteers who return each year as Catechists, new volunteers are usually needed.  Prior teaching experience is helpful but not required.  You do need to be a practicing Catholic with a commitment to sharing your faith with our Parish youth and teaching them the fundamentals of our faith.

Catechists are provided with teaching guides, lesson plans and supplemental materials, as well as training and support from Parents, the Coordinator, Pastor, Deacons and fellow Catechists.  Virtual or in-person Catechist Formation webinars and classes may be offered throughout the year in which volunteers are encouraged to participate.

Catechists prepare for and conduct faith formation classes, and must attend the Catechist Orientation meeting in September.

Confirmation students may assist in Kindergarten – 4th grade classes.

All adult Volunteers must meet the Office of Safe Environment requirements as mandated by the Archdiocese of Hartford: submit a Background Check Authorization form, read & acknowledge the Safe Environment Handbook, and complete online Virtus Protecting God’s Children trainin