Enlighten and educate the parish family on the truths of the Catholic Church and Christ’s teachings.
Following the description, youth opportunities will be denoted in parentheses as G-Grade School, M-Middle School, and H-High School.
The purpose of this ministry is to help plan and present religious educational programs for the adults of our parish in order that we may continue to grow in the knowledge of our faith and the love of Jesus Christ.
Familia is a national study program aimed at building up the family through strengthening marriages and providing peer support. This four year study uses papal encyclicals, the Catechism, and the Bible to provide insight to our Catholic faith and practical suggestions for incorporating the faith into our daily lives. Separate men's and women's teams of eight or more meet twice monthly during the school year to uncover the personal message in the teachings of the Church as they pertain to marriage and the family. Familia provides the tools necessary to face the challenge of raising a family in today’s society.
Our Lady of the New Advent Shrine, used originally for Disciples 2000/Jubilee 2000, is now used as a traveling shrine to pray for an increase in vocations. Sign up in the Church Office or on the Stewardship Form to host this beautiful shrine in your home for one week at a time. Those who sign up for this important ministry should obtain a Quarterly Schedule and watch the bulletin for your assignment.
(G, M, H)
This program is provided for children 1st grade through high school. Volunteers are needed to 1) help provide daily hospitality for the participants (i.e. snacks, drinks, table setup/cleanup, etc.) usually in a 2-hr duration; 2) assist with setup or cleanup of the Friday afternoon water fight; 3) help with the Friday hotdog luncheon; 4) general cleanup at the end of the week and assist with copying/creating support aids; and 5) classroom monitors and classroom teachers.
This is a week-long, morning-only program for Pre-K and Kindergartners (as of the next school year). Volunteers are needed for teaching, as assistants, craft helpers, snack providers, and nursery helpers, to name just a few. Time commitment for this ministry includes helping organize events ans supplies during one week of June or July.
(G, M, H)
Church of the Resurrection library now has an excellent variety of books, videos and audiotapes. Since we use the honor system to check out and return books, only two or three volunteers are needed to maintain it. Parishioners may check out materials after all Masses and during church office hours by simply filling out the requested information on the library clipboard. The library is located downstairs in the Magdalen Room.
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) is a Sunday morning catechetical program for K-12 students. Students attend grade-specific classes which are taught by volunteer catechists. PSR is open to all parishioners, but is especially recommended for public school students. The Parish School of Religion provides valuable catechesis, as well as a fun and friendly environment in which they can socialize and learn together with their peers.
Training is provided for volunteers. High School students in Catholic Schools are encouraged to volunteer as assistants. Volunteers 18 years of age and older must be virtus trained.
|Contact||Rebekah Schwarz, Director of Religious Education (DRE)
The Baptismal preparation team informs and instructs parents and godparents about the meaning of Baptism, the requirements and responsibilities. The Confirmation preparation team guides high school youth through a faith development program. The volunteers also serve as prayer partners who will pray for individual students as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. First Communion/Reconciliation preparation team involves both parent and student in the preparation process for the reception of the sacraments. Volunteers are needed to help with teaching and with the activities involved.
|Baptismal Preparation||Fr. Jim Weldon|
|Confirmation Preparation||Rebekah Schwarz
First Holy Communion Preparation
We need people who have an interest in serving on the Resurrection School Advisory Council. A background in education is helpful but not necessary. The council advises the pastor and principal on policy issues, planning, budgeting, and helping to insure a solid Catholic identity and clear and accurate communications.
Parents may request to be on the open forum section of the agenda. Please refer to the bylaws.
Current members include:
Kristi Ulschmidt - Chair
Jason Scheck - Vice Chair
Michael Imhof - Secretary
Jenny Way - Parent Representative
- Parent Representative
Kristin Roth - Parish Representative
- Parish Council representative
Resurrection Catholic School's primary fundraiser occurs annually. Volunteers are needed for all aspects, including packaging, set-up, food assistance, cashiers, and more. A letter is sent out to volunteers who then work with the committee chairperson of each area.
|Contact||Scott & Alicia Robertson
All parishioners, especially parents of RCS students, are encouraged to help with the many volunteer opportunities available at the school. You can work in the library, be a classroom aide, help in the lunchroom, watch the kids at recess, help with art projects or a musical production, assist in the office, be part of the Parents & Teachers Together committee or the technology committee, coach a sports team, help with the Scholar's or Religion bowls, drive for a field trip, help with an event, bake some cookies, and the list goes on.
The late Pope John Paul II commissioned each of us with the obligation to promote vocations to the priesthood and the religious life within our families and within our parish and to pray for the perseverance of those who have accepted God’s call. In order to do your part, you may:
We currently have 3 young men who are studying for the priesthood:
Isaac Coulter: 4th Theology, Mundelein Seminary (Chicago, Illinois)
Matt Davied: 4th Theology, Mount St. Mary's (Emmitsburg, Maryland)
Matt Dolechek: 3rd college, Conception (Conception, Missouri)
Each school year or each semester we choose a Catholic focused book to read and discuss as a group. Sometimes the books are more family based, sometimes more scriptural or apologetic based. We meet every other Friday morning from 9-11 am. We rotate hosting the meetings in our homes, with snacks, for a more casual atmosphere, Children not in school are welcome to come and pay together. We do not meet in the summer.