Volunteer in Faith Formation

catechist aide, hallway monitor, etc.


The St. Philip bilingual Faith Formation (FF) Program normally runs from late August to early May every year with a few breaks in between, with classes for 1st-7th grade students tipically being held on Saturdays from 3:30-5:10 pm (followed by Spanish Mass at 5:30 pm), and classes for 8th-12th grade students being held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 pm. 

Positions/roles available include, but are not limited to:
Catechist ─ Follow lesson plan to teach, attend catechist in-services and occasional retreats.  Free online Catechist Certification is available through the Catechetical Institute of Franciscan University in both English and Spanish!
Catechist Aide (Classroom Aide) ─ Assist catechist in classroom setting, substitute if needed, attend catechist in-services and occasional retreats
Hall Monitor ─ Supervise children in hallways and/or special events. Ensure that children return to class promptly (particularly if enrolled in the FF Program) and avoid areas designated as off-limits.
Special Event Helper (Meetings, retreats, FF Posada or End of Year FF Party) ─ Help when you can by setting up chairs/tables, serving dishes, cleaning tables, sweeping during special events
Child Care ─ Sporadically provide children activities (ie. games, coloring, movie) to ensure their safety during Parent Meetings/retreats 

Applicant Criteria

  • Reliable Adults (or as young as 16 years of age w/parental consent)
  • Must have sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, 1st Eucharist/Communion, and Confirmation).
    Adults, refer to RCIA│RICA page for more info on registering to receive any sacraments you need.
  • Being bilingual and having previous experience working with children are a plus.

  Required Safe Environment Training & Documents

  Upon approval by someone from our parish personnel, FF volunteers will be asked to complete the following:


Step 1

Complete the online FF Volunteer Pre-registration form below. Someone from our Faith Formation Office will be contacting you soon after you submit the form. 

Step 2

Begin completing the required volunteer paperwork only after you have passed the pre-screening with Pastor Fr. Juan M. Zarate, FF Coordinator Diana Sturgeon, or FF Administrative Assist. Delia Gomez

If you have  further questions or concerns, free free to contact Diana at (920) 468-7848 Ext. 105 or dsturgeon@stphilipcong.org 


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