Education

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Mission Statement:

The Education Commission’s mission is to provide educational experiences which promote the spiritual, social and service growth of our faith community.

General Guidelines:

The Education Commission works in cooperation with the Pastor, the Directors of Faith Formation, Youth Ministry and RCIA to provide religious education on all levels for the Parish

  • Maintains awareness of the educational programs at Parochial Catholic Schools
  • Provides quality religious educational and family programs
  • Addresses issues related to religious education with the Parish

Program Areas:

  • Faith Formation
  • Youth Ministry
  • RCIA
  • Family Faith Events (i.e., Saints Alive, Advent Wreaths, Family Stations of Cross)
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Sacramental Preparation Classes

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Faith Formation (pre-K, elementary, middle & high school, Inter-Generational & Adult Education)
Catechist~Classroom Aide~Hall Monitor~Administrative Help
Contact: Peggy Schumacher, Director of Faith Formation 778-0600 ext. 214
E-Mail: peggy@holyfamilyclemmons.com

Youth Ministry (6th – 12th Grades)
Chaperone~Driver~Mentor~Youth Mass
Contact: Youth Ministry Coordinator 778-0600 ext. 204
E-Mail: mr.andrew@holyfamilyclemmons.com

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Sponsor a Catechumen~ Team Assistant for Adult Education
Contact: Patricio Morillo, Director of RCIA 778-0600 Extension 262
E-Mail: rcia@holyfamilyclemmons.com

Family Faith Events
Saints Alive ~ Advent Wreath Making ~ Family Stations of the Cross
Special Masses ~ Saints Alive ~ Happy Birthday to Jesus
Contact: Chairperson Education Commission (Position currently open)

Vacation Bible School
Contact: Peggy Schumacher, Director of Faith Formation 778-0600 ext. 214
E-Mail: peggy@holyfamilyclemmons.com

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

Faith Formation
These are religious education classes for the young people of the parish. Starting at the age of three through 5th grade, classes are held on Sunday mornings for the pre-school and Wednesday afternoon/evenings for the elementary students. Volunteer opportunities vary from serving as one of 60+ catechists and aides to hall monitors, classroom volunteers for special events and people helping with mailings throughout the year.

Youth Ministry
From religious education, spiritual retreat to social events, youth ministry touches the lives of students in 6th through 12th grades. Catechetical sessions are held on Sunday evenings at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday nights provide opportunities for youth to gather for spiritual, service and social events. Volunteer opportunities abound within the youth program – catechists, aides, chaperones, event drivers, and musicians.

RCIA
The R.C.I.A. is the process for adults to inquire, and learn about the Roman Catholic Church. It is designed to assist each individual in their faith journey, and to help them discern where the Holy Spirit is leading them. For many this process will culminate at the Easter Vigil, when they are received into the Church.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)
Vacation Bible School is a week long summer program for children 4years old through 5th grade. Volunteers range in age from 6th grade to adults. Volunteers help with everything from making decoration before the week to being a crew leader the week of VBS. A faith filled fun time for all – Join us!

Baptismal Preparation Classes
Baptisms take place each month on the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 am and must be scheduled at least one month in advance. A parent preparation class is required and takes place on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Reservations are required! Contact the Faith Formation Office at Extension #214.