“The Church needs you, your enthusiasm, your creativity and the joy that is so characteristic of you. 'Do not be afraid!' When we go to proclaim Christ, it is he himself who goes before us and guides us. When he sent his disciples on mission, he promised: 'I am with you always' (Mt 28:20). And this is also true for us! Jesus does not leave us alone, he never leaves you alone! He always accompanies you.” - Pope Francis 2013
IGNITE MS Events
MS Youth Rally- Led by the Northern Deanery Parishes
Date: Jan 11th (9 am- 5 pm on Saturday)
Cost: $40 (for teen participants)- Includes t-shirt, Group Dynamix, Lunch
Where: John Paul II High School
Who can attend: ALL 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADERS WELCOME!
Deadline: Dec 11th by 9 pm
Ignite! Middle School Ministry (Grades 6-8) serves approximately 800 teens throughout the year. We rely on many dedicated volunteers to meet the needs of the youth of our parish and support our teens through relational ministry. Please prayerfully consider joining our Faith Formation team! We are currently accepting registrations forms for Faith Formation Volunteers for the 2019-2020 Faith Formation year. For further information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact the Middle School Ministry Director.
Volunteers Needed FOR 2019-2020 YEAR
Please check out the openings and descriptions below.
VOlunteers Needed for Sunday
3:30pm-4:45pm: 7th Grade Small Group Leaders, Permanent Substitutes
6:15pm-7:30pm: All grades- 7th, 8th, Faith Fusion, and High School Confirmation Small Group Leaders, Permanent Substitutes
Volunteers Needed For Wednesday
6:15pm-7:45pm: 7th and 8th Small Group Leaders, Permanent Substitutes
Small Group Leader Description
Small Group Leader: Small Group Leaders are practicing Catholics in good standing, who have a desire to share their Catholic faith with the youth of our parish while building a mentor relationship with those teens. Each small group has a team of at least two people who work together to walk with their teens throughout the year. All that is required is a willing heart for our young people and a desire to pass on our Catholic faith to the youth of our parish in a relational ministry setting. All volunteers will be provided with clearly written curriculum and some support resources as well as on-going support from the Faith Formation staff. Additional resources for your small group, outside of what we provide, are at your disposal. We will offer training at the beginning of the year to provide you with small group training, relational ministry, and other applicable tools to help you and on-going support/training throughout the year in various forms to help assist you in your position.
TEAM LEader Description
Team Leader: Team Leaders provide support to our faith formation sessions by making copies, monitoring classroom needs, processing attendance weekly, ensuring all Safe Environment procedures are being adhered to at assigned sessions, and maintaining important lines of communication with our teaching teams.
PErmanent Substitute Description
Permanent Substitute: Permanent Substitutes are available to help out in an assigned Faith Formation session should one of the regular small group leaders or assistants not be in that day. Permanent Substitutes should check in at every session with the Team Leaders to see if they are needed for any last minute absences (especially during cold and flu season).