Education and Formation

A cross graphic + before ministry titles indicates YOUTH participation is welcomed and encouraged.

EDUCATION AND FORMATION

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) – RCIA is the process by which new members are welcomed and formed in faith to enter the sacramental life of the Church. Team members and sponsors are needed for inquiry, catechumenate and mystagogy; volunteers are also needed to help provide refreshments/hospitality.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

Adult Faith Formation Committee – Volunteers in this committee plan catechetical and educational opportunities for adults, as well as Scripture Studies for the liturgical seasons. The committee meets approximately once every 6-8 weeks. If you would like to help plan and provide great opportunities for adult faith sharing, your ideas and participation are needed.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

Youth Ministry – Adult volunteers are needed for the Youth Ministry Core Team, to support our Youth Group (students in grades 6-12) through planning, parent/student communication, community service projects, preparing or providing meals, transportation, and serving as chaperones. The Youth Group meets most Sundays at 6:00 pm at the Cathedral Youth House. You don’t have to be a parent to be a Core Team member!

Contact:  Fr. Jamie Dennis – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

+ Faith Formation for Children – This ministry provides faith formation for children ages K-8. Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 11 am, August through May. Catechists (age 18 and over) and assistants (adults or confirmed youth) are needed to share the gift of faith with the next generation. Catechetical training and formation are provided. Safe Environment certification and background check are required for volunteers age 18 and over.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

+ Vacation Bible School (VBS) – Leaders (age 18 and up) and assistants (middle-school and up) provide a week of learning, singing, games, and crafts for children ages 4-12. VBS is usually held the third week of June from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the McRaith Catholic Center (next to the Parish Office). Volunteers are needed to serve as class leaders and assistants, meals/snacks preparation, child care, game leaders, and music leaders. Safe Environment certification and background check are required for volunteers age 18 and over.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

Sponsor Couples – Married couples sponsor an engaged couple and share their wisdom and experience from a Christian perspective. Training is required and provided. Sponsor Couples work with one engaged couple approximately every 2 years; the time commitment includes meeting with the engaged couple for 5 sessions before their wedding and 2 afterwards.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]

 

Baptism Preparation Team – Volunteers are needed to support families preparing their children for this singular, most sacred event. Team members greet families at church on the baptismal day and assist them prior to Mass as well as during the celebration of the sacrament. As a follow-up to the sacrament, volunteers address and mail catechetical materials to the families twice a year.

Contact:  Donna Murphy – 270-683-6525 (o) – [email protected]