Education Commission

Education

Commissioner Kathleen Bergkamp
744-2206

Goal:

Enlighten and educate the parish family on the truths of the Catholic Church and Christ’s teachings.

Objectives:

  • Continue and expand educational opportunities for members of the parish through age appropriate catechesis.
  • Assist parents in their mission as primary religious educators of their children.
  • Provide information and encourage young parishioners to consider the vocations to the priesthood and religious life, or to offer their services as leaders of Christ’s Body, the Church.
  • Provide intergenerational catechesis in order to form a community rich in the knowledge and love of God and others.
  • Assist and support Resurrection Catholic School with its Strategic Plan.

Following the description, youth opportunities will be denoted in parentheses as G-Grade School, M-Middle School, and H-High School.

Adult Faith Formation

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.

Contact Rebekah Schwarz
737-9154

Familia

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.

Contact Sharla Pfeifer
744-0995

Host Traveling Shrine

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)

Contact Luella Linnebur
796 1353

Totus Tuus / Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Totus Tuus
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.

VBS
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)

Totus Tuus 

Rebekah Schwarz
737-9154

VBS Meghan Shave
252/327-1897
Maria Engels
744-0125

Parish Library

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.

Contact Susan Burrus
744-3419

Parish School of Religion

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)
737-9154

Preparation Teams

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
737-9154
First Reconciliation/
First Holy Communion Preparation
Rebekah Schwarz
737-9154

School Advisory Council

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

 

Contact

Kristi Ulschmidt
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School Auction

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
253-3923

School Volunteers

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.

Contact

Melissa White
239-6425

Vocations Committee

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:

  • Become a member of the Vocations Committee, whose purpose is to foster and support vocations to the priesthood and religious life by planning various activities.
  • Join the "365 Club." Choose one day out of the year to go to Mass and, as your intention, offer it specifically for an increase of vocations from our parish. (H)
  • Pray a rosary once a week for vocations. (H)
  • Frequently pray a "Prayer for vocations."

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)

 

 

Contact Kathy Petr
686-7893

Resurrection Women's Book Club

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.

Contact Elizabeth Hoskinson
630-9504