Catechist Lead

A Ministry of St. Patrick

Catechist Lead

If you love teaching kids and sharing your faith, this is a great opportunity. Lead a small group for our youth formation programs. Encourage, share, listen and learn. (Liturgy of the Word, Pre-School, Family Formation, Life on the Edge, and Confirmation).

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

  • Catechist:  Teaching preschool and kindergarten age children the Word of God through faith forming activities.  Held two Sundays per month during the 9:00 AM Mass.
  • Commitment:  Two to three hours per month for preparation and class time.

Family Formation

  • Catechist:  Responsible for teaching youth grades K – 5, the beliefs of our Catholic faith.
  • Commitment:  Prepare classroom lesson once a month and attend monthly training.
  • Catechist Assistant:  Assist the lead Catechist in a classroom or small group setting.
  • Commitment:  Assist at classroom lesson once a month and attend monthly training.
  • Substitute Catechist:  Step in to teach for a regular catechist when they are absent.
  • Commitment:  As needed.

    Additional Family Formation Needs

  • Once per month commitment
  • Hospitality
  • Collating/Office Help
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Parking Lot Attendant
  • Speaker
  • Nursery
  • Hall Monitor
  • Classroom Set Up

Life on the Edge

  • Small group leader:  Responsible for teaching, building faith based relationships, and creating a safe affirming place for youth grades 6 – 8, where our Catholic faith can be explored, embraced and lived.
  • Commitment:  Life on the Edge meets two times a month plus bi-annual training and meetings.

    Additional Life on the Edge Needs

  • Commitment varies
  • Hospitality
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Speaker
  • Hall Monitor
  • Class Set Up


  • Small Group Leader:  Prepare and lead a small group of 10th – 12th grade youth for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
  • Commitment:  One year commitment.  Class, workshop and planning meetings throughout the year.

Youth Events

  • Small Group Leader/Speaker/Facilitator:  Promote and/or present the programming for The Teen Timeline youth bible study or Theology of the Body for Teens in a small group setting.
  • Commitment:  Varies per event throughout the year.  See specific program for further details.

Youth Activity Chaperones

  • Commitment varies
  • On site events
  • Lifeline Mass
  • Mission trip
  • Block party at CountryFest
  • Retreats
  • Field trips
  • Drivers for activities
  • Peer Ministry Retreat

Peer Ministry

  • Confirmed youth – age 16 – 20 – willing to share their journey of faith through example and teaching by participating in the following:
  • Retreat Team
  • Catechist
  • Substitute Catechist
  • Life on the Edge Small Group Leader
  • Confirmation Co-leader
  • Catechist Assistant
  • Small Group Leader
  • Social and/or Enrichment Nights


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Ministry Stats

Ministry Leader: Barb Karel
Staff Contact: Christine Kellett

Age Groups: Adults, Seniors
Ministry Category: Teaching

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