Sacrament Preparation Volunteer Opportunities

Baptism Presentation

The Archdiocese requires that parent(s) attend classes to prepare for the Sacrament of Baptism. We need volunteers to service team members for the program. Volunteering in this ministry requires your attendance one Saturday, every other month. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Marriage Preparation Presentation

Volunteering in this ministry requires the ability for couples to speak in public about a select subject that is part of the program for Marriage Preparation. Pre-registered engaged couples must attend two days of classes in order to fulfill the requirements as set for by the Archdiocese for preparation before marriage. There are five or six sessions a year and the time required is about two hours of presentation time. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Foccus Couples

This ministry requires the ability to develop a relationship with a couple who will soon be getting married. Couples who are married for five years or more will find this to be a very rewarding ministry. The engaged couple completes the Foccus questionnaire. The Foccus couple then reviews it with them discussing where there may be some disagreement or areas the couple may wish to discuss further. Training is required, and the time commitment is about five times a year. For further information, email Joan O'Leary.

RCIA

Sponsors

This ministry requires a commitment to an individual who is on a journey of faith to become Catholic. Meetings are on Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m.

Team Members

This ministry requires team members to assist with the facilitation of the RCIA program. 

For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteer

Below you will find a list with the opportunities to help in our Parish. A few of the positions are a long commitment and a weekly session is required. Others are shorter, just one meeting a month or every other month. Training for any position is available when you start, so don't worry about what you do not know.

"I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth"
~ Psalm 121

Non-Sacrament Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Faith Formation Volunteers

This ministry requires an interest in the education of adults in the Parish. As a volunteer, you work with a team to decide how we can present interesting workshops and classes to the Parish. These occur Monday evenings with an occasional Saturday for special events. Team meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month. A knowledge of good Catholic speakers and keen eye for current topics would help you in this role, but is not absolutely necessary. For more information please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Working with Children - Volunteer Opportunities

pdf Volunteer Application Form (60 KB)

Are you interested in volunteering at Saint Anne Catholic Church, and able to work with small children, youth, or young adults? If so, please consider becoming a catechist. Continuing Catholic Education (CCE) school year. We are looking for lead teachers, teaching assistants, service project coordinators, and hall monitors. Volunteering happens on Sunday mornings but some other responsibilities come along with the position. 

Middle School Catechists and High School Catechists

There are many opportunities for volunteering with you – confirmation catechists, core team members, service opportunity leaders, prayer sponsors, and worship leaders.

Catechists, Pre K3-4th grade

The Ministry of the Catechist for grades PK3-4th grade requires a commitment of two classes per month on Sunday Mornings. Catechists assist students in their ongoing faith formation. Attendance at a three-hour VIRTUS (Protecting God's Children) class is a requirement for this ministry. You will also be asked to attend occasional trainings and seminars.

Those interested, please email director of catechesis for children, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Volunteers in Youth Ministry

We are looking for people who are good at working and communicating with teens and tweens! Whether committing to three days a month or three times a year, we want to work with you.

Pray about it and then get in touch – all volunteers are required to complete VIRTUS (Protecting God's Children), which is a one-time three-hour class that educates clergy, staff, and volunteers who work with children about child sexual abuse and the ways to create safe environments for children.

To register please visit VIRTUS.

Parents – We encourage all parents to volunteer at least once per year. This could be donating food for a party or acting as a chaperone for a service project. A family's active participation strengthens the overall program.

pdf Volunteer Opportunities Youth (99 KB)

Expectations of a Volunteer

  1. An active Catholic in good standing with the Church with no impediment to full communion
  2. Reasonably knowledgeable, believes in, and supports the teachings of the Catholic Church
  3. Comfortable relating to young people, genuinely likes and respects teens, and understands their developmental levels
  4. Able to make a commitment and follow through
  5. Able to listen to and be available to teens
  6. Is trustworthy; must be of good character, reputation, background, and record
  7. Is prayerful
  8. Maintains appropriate, professional boundaries with youth
  9. Continues their lifelong formation in the Catholic faith
  10. Must complete VIRTUS (Protecting God's Children) three-hour class

Volunteer Opportunities in Youth Ministry

Confirmation Catechist

(September – May, Sundays, 6:30 – 8 p.m., twice monthly)
Confirmation class takes place an average of 2-3 classes per month on Sunday evenings. The job of a catechist is to help lend a hand on the Faith to the students in their ongoing formation by leading class discussions and activities. Confirmation preparation has a stronger emphasis on the content of the Faith, while encouraging teens to grow in their personal relationship with Christ and the Church. Catechists will also be asked to attend occasional trainings and seminars.

LifeTeen Core Team

(First Sunday of the month and random youth ministry events)
LifeTeen is a youth ministry program for high school students that takes place with a Mass on Sunday nights. LifeTeen occurs the first Sunday of the month. Core Team members help recruit and train student volunteers, organize our LifeNights, lead small group discussions, give talks, testimonies, and overall share the witness of Jesus Christ with the teens. Core Team should be charismatic, energetic, love youth, and love God. Core Team will also be asked to attend occasional trainings and seminars.

EDGE Core Team

(September – May, Sundays, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., twice monthly)
Edge meets two or three times a month on Tuesday nights. Core Team members help organize our middle school EDGE Nights, lead small group discussions, give talks, testimonies, and overall share the witness of Jesus Christ with the youth. Core Team should be charismatic, energetic, love youth and love God. Core Team will also be asked to attend occasional trainings and seminars.

Service Projects

(1-5 times a year)
By volunteering for service projects you will not only act as a chaperone for the youth in our program, but you will have an opportunity to further give back to your community by participating in the projects and activities. Projects typically take place on Saturday and are an average of four hours.

Worship Leaders

(2 – 3 times a month)
Worship leaders will lead the music, vocal or instrumental, for LifeTeen Mass (monthly) and for praise, worship, and prayer at ministry sessions or events.