Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities

Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and curing every disease and illness.  At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd.  Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”  Mt 9:35-38

To be the people that God has called us to be - accompanying one another in Christ, celebrating God's love and transforming lives - requires more laborers in the vineyard of Holy Trinity.  Prayerfully consider how God might be calling you to this vital and life giving work of accompanying young people - children and teens - on their journey of faith.

Below are listed our current needs with a brief description and whom to contact for more information.  We thank you in advance for entering into the vineyard and laboring alongside one another.

Catechists/ Co-Catechists for Sunday Morning RE Classes
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 placed together in each class.  All experience levels needed, and training is provided.  All of our catechists and volunteers are required to be in compliance with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Policy.  For more information contact

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Substitute Catechists
These individuals need to be available on short notice to fill in for an absent catechist. Lesson plans will be supplied, along with all materials. All experience levels needed. For more information contact

Faith Formation Office Help – Sunday Mornings or Weekdays
Duties may include sorting, monitoring hallways, preparing classroom support materials, assisting with fire drills, preparing classroom support materials, data entry, etc. For more information contact or

RCIAafc (Rite of Christian Initiation Adapted for Children Team Members
Join our team of volunteers who accompany children of catechetical age (7 and older) who are not baptized and are interested in becoming Catholic.  Volunteers help these children and teens to encounter Christ, to grow in their understanding of the Catholic faith, and enter into a deeper understanding of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist which they will celebrate at the Easter Vigil.  For more information, please contact

Shepherd’s Flock Volunteers
Shepherd's Flock serves children and youth in our parish with special needs.  If you have experience working with children with learning differences or would like to learn more about how you might help, please contact

Youth Ministry Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to walk alongside teens in their faith journey.  Youth ministry volunteers help to plan and meetings on Sunday mornings during the year and to be present at and help with other events. Formation and training will be provided.  For more information, please contact

Confirmation Preparation Team Members
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.  For more information, please contact

Baptism Preparation Team Members
Volunteers are needed to teach baptism classes to parents and godparents.  Formation and training will be provided.  For more information, please contact