Adult and Youth Faith Formation
Each volunteer applicant who may have regular contact with children or vulnerable individuals must, as a condition of ministry or service to the Archdiocese, consent to a Background Check.
Adult Faith Formation – This ministry enables us to grow in our Catholic faith. The volunteers would be part of the faith formation team planning and implementing programs for adults. Volunteers may be called on to teach or facilitate programs. Work closely with DRE and Pastor.
Assist Director of Religious Education with School of Religion Events – Work with the DRE to plan and execute special events for the students in religious education – All Saints Celebration, Year End Celebration.
Assist in Nursery during Mass – Volunteer in nursery to assist the regular caregiver during the 8:30 a.m. or Noon Mass. Rotation depends on number of volunteers.
Catechist (Teacher) – 3 yrs-12th grade: Prepare lessons from teacher manual to present on Sundays to class. Attend meetings and workshops at St. Anna’s. Work on certification as catechist by attending classes/workshops at other locations.
Catechist Aide (Teacher) – Assist the lead (experienced) catechist in class every Sunday. Be able to take over for lead catechist if necessary. Attend meetings/workshops. Work toward certification.
Children’s Advent Program – Coordinate an Advent children’s play. Plan & attend practices and present program on a Sunday in Advent. Assistants are needed in the following areas – costumes, scenery, publicity, food, etc.
Christian Initiation Team – The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) team works to provide education and support to non-Catholics who are in-terested in learning about our Catholic Faith. Some team members are asked to teach an RCIA class while others act as part of the support team or mentor to our candidates.
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) – Assist DRE with sacramental preparation and spiritual direction of children and youth (above grade 2) who have not received the sacraments.
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) – Weekend retreat on campus. Occurs an-nually, one for men and one for women. A great way to maintain a “small, friendly” parish feel. Future CRHP retreats will be using "CRHP 2.0", which is an updated version and it has been renamed "Welcome - There is More to Life"
Confirmation Reception – Coordinates/assists a reception following the Confirmation Mass. Responsible for decorations, cake, punch and organiz-ing the parish to bring food for the event. Also, sets up the room and man-ages the event.
Easter Vigil Reception – This committee will publicize, setup, decorate and organize the reception in the parish hall following the Easter Vigil. It is spe-cial for our new Catholics!
Families of Faith – Families of Faith is an exciting new ministry that will serve all families, especially those with young children, here at St. Anna's. We will meet typically once a month for a bible/book study. The study will be held at St. Anna's, and each meeting will begin with fellowship and a pot luck meal. Families of Faith will also meet for occasional family friendly activities such as a Christmas party, Braves game or a trip to the zoo. This ministry will give parishioners the opportunity to grow in Christ with other catholic families. Children/crying(spirit-filled) babies are not only welcome but encouraged to come. Please contact Shauna or Tim Cantrell for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Communion Reception – Coordinates/assists a reception following the First Holy Communion Mass. Responsible for decorations, cake, punch and organizing the parish to bring food for the event. Also, sets up the room and manages the event.
High School Youth Advisory Board – Under the direction of the Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministers, plan and execute events (given Pastor’s approval) to encourage our high school youth to grow spiritually, feel a part of the St. Anna’s community and have fun.
Middle School Youth Group Team – Under the direction of the Director of Religious Education, plan and execute events (given Pastor’s approval) to encourage our middle school youth to grow spiritually, feel a part of the St. Anna’s community and have fun.
Parish Library Service Team – St. Anna’s has a library open to all ages in St. Anna’s house to check out books, videos, etc. The team would be responsi-ble for cataloging book donations and keeping the library in order.
Passion Walk – Not active at this time.
Substitute Catechist – To be called on when catechist/assistant catechist is not able to teach. Will only be asked occasionally and lesson plan will be supplied for you to teach.
Summer Days VBS Service Team – Assist in planning & implementation of Summer Days VBS. Choose an area to work on, attend Summer Days (usually 5 June weekday evenings).