Religious Education teachers are called Catechists. A Catechist, (from the Greek word “to echo”) is someone commissioned by the Parish “to hand down” its faith tradition. Two catechists are needed for the Sunday Morning Program, Marriage Preparation program, and RCIA program. All experience levels needed. Less experienced individuals will be placed with those with more experience. Training is provided. All of our catechists and volunteers are required to be in compliance with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Policy
These individuals need to be available on short notice to fill in for an absent catechist. Lesson plans would be supplied, along with all materials. All experience levels needed.
Coordinates a variety of activities as indicated by the grade level and/or the needs of the catechist; assists in facilitating communication among parents, catechist and staff; classroom assistant to the catechist and special occasions coordinator.
Office Assistant – Sunday Mornings or Weekdays
Duties may include sorting, monitoring hallways, preparing classroom support materials, assisting with fire drills, preparing classroom support materials etc.
Class Mass assistants (3rd-6th grade) & Youth Mass assistants (7th-12th grade) will work with Holy Trinity staff and catechists in preparing youth to participate fully in the ministries of the Mass. Knowledge of liturgy is helpful, but not necessary
Assist the catechist and class as they plan and participate in service projects. Each class section will have one Service Coordinator who will maintain communication between the catechists and parents about service project reminders and needs.
Special Talents Volunteer
The Religious Education Program needs volunteers to assist with: singing, drama, sewing, music, crafts and safety programs. If you have a talent you would like to share, please let us know.
Shepherd’s Flock Volunteer
Individuals who are interested in working with children with special needs (hearing impaired, children on the autism spectrum, or other challenges) may serve as catechists. Experience of working with special needs children helpful.
Confirmation Preparation Team
Volunteers are needed as Peer Ministers (High Schoolers) or Adult Ministers assisting with the planning of the Confirmation sessions, Confirmation retreats, and leading a small group of Confirmation Candidates as they prepare for the celebration of Confirmation. Additional volunteers are needed periodically to serve behind the scenes, helping with office work and projects. All experience levels welcomed.
REAP (Religious Education Advisory Parents) Board
Parents who are willing to offer suggestions and support of the Religious Education Program. Their guidance and parental input serves to nurture and strengthen our Sunday Morning K—12 Program.