"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."
- Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi
Volunteers are the hearts and hands of the Religious Education program. Each year, parish members give their time and talent to help our children grow in the Catholic faith. Please review the opportunities listed on this page and consider becoming involved. Call 920-467-4616 ext. 318 for more information.
Safeguarding All Of God's Family training is required for adults willing to volunteer for any youth program.
Catechist (Adult) (September-May)
Teach a class of 8 to 16 children. Choose from kindergarten to eighth grade. We provide texts, supporting materials, and training. Kindergarten classes meet Sunday mornings during the 9:00 am Mass at St. John Evangelist. Grades 1 thru 6 meet on Wednesday evenings from 4:00 to 5:00 pm at St. John Evangelist and from 5:45 to 6:45 pm at Blessed Trinity. Grades 7 and 8 meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at Blessed Trinity. This is an opportunity to share your faith with our parishes' children.
Catechist's Assistant (Grade 7-Adult) (September-May)
Help a catechist by being a presence in the classroom, teaching mini-lessons, providing one-on-one assistance, making copies, getting together supplies, moving chairs, cleaning up, cutting out objects for lessons, etc.
Substitute Catechist (Adult) (1 hour/class)
Fill in for a catechist who cannot teach her/his class. We provide you with full lesson plans for the class. See description of Catechist for more details.
Event Helper (Adult)
Help out with select Religious Education events beyond class time such as The First Eucharist Retreat, Welcome Back Family Picnic, Family Fall Festival, Liturgical New Year Celebration, Mardi Gras Family Faith Festival, and Palm Sunday Family Fun Day. Come help set up, clean up, help with a station, help prepare food, or however you feel comfortable helping out!
Door Monitor (Adult) (September-May)
Monitor the entrance door during Religious Education class on Wednesdays between 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm at Blessed Trinity.
Joint Religious Education Committee (Adult) (1.5 hours/month)
Parish members, a parish council representative, and the Director of Religious Education make up this committee. This committee is a joint committee between the Blessed Trinity and St. John Evangelist parishes. The members help make important decisions for the Religious Education program regarding classes, service opportunities, and prayer services as well as provide support to the Director. The committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm, alternating locations between the two parishes.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (Grade 9-Adult)
This program is offered every Sunday of the month (except for holidays) at St. John Evangelist's 9:00 am Mass and Blessed Trinity's 10:30 am Mass. The program is looking for adults who are interested in sharing the Sunday readings in a meaningful way with the parish children. All materials are provided. To volunteer, contact Emily Briggs at 467-4616, ext 318.
Nursery (Grade 9-Adult)
This ministry is offered weekly at the 9:00 am Mass at St. John Evangelist and at the 10:30 am Mass at Blessed Trinity. Adults and high school assistants are needed to share their Sunday with children, ages 1-4. Volunteers are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to Mass. To volunteer for the St. John Evangelist nursery, please contact Carol at 920-452-9623, ext 201. To volunteer for the Blessed Trinity nursery, please contact Emily at 920-467-4616 ext 318.