VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

CATECHIST TRAINING (PATHWAYS)

The Diocese of Richmond implements the need expressed by the Catholic Church to sufficiently train and support her catechists by offering a catechist training program called Pathways. All parish catechists in our diocese are invited to attend this one-day, instructor-led, interactive program of prayer, learning, and reflection.  This training is for all who lend a helping hand on the faith to adults, youth, and children in our parishes. Locations and offering vary, but are available on the diocesan website at

https://richmonddiocese.org/office/christian-formation/

SAFE ENVIRONMENT POLICY (VIRTUS)

The protection of minors and the provision of a safe environment for all programs of the Catholic Church in which minors are present, is the utmost concern of the Diocese of Richmond and our parish.  In pursuing this goal, all who are 18 years or older who serve in programs which involve children or youth, are provided training in safe environment issues through VIRTUS, a national training program.  These sessions are held at Blessed Sacrament as well as other various locations around the Diocese. It is a free program.

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WHAT WE ARE OFFERING​/Lo que Estamos Ofreciendo

Children's Church

(Ages 3-5)

Takes place during the 10:00am and 1:00pm Masses. 

Elementary (Grades 1-5)

11:30-12:40 each Sunday listed on the RE calendar (above).   Children are divided by their current grade.

EDGE

(Grades 6-8)

11:30-12:40 each Sunday listed on the YM Calendar (above) in the Holy Family Center.

Life Teen

(Grades 9-12)

Every other Thursday evening at HFC from 7:00-8:30 p.m. We are emphasizing small group connections and time together in Adoration this year. Please check the Youth Ministry calendar above for specific dates.

Homeschool is an alternative program for RE/YM.  
For more information about Homeschool, please contact Valerie or Hope.   

SACRAMENTS​/Sacramentados

We will not accept any late registrations for Sacraments this year due to our late start.

No aceptaremos registros tardíos para los Sacramentos este año debido a nuestro inicio tardío.

Confirmation

Using Dynamic Catholic's Decision Point program and workbook, we meet for 10 classes total, twice a month for one hour and 15 minutes. Sundays from 3:00-4:15 p.m.

Must be 15 years old by Jan. 1, 2022 and baptized. Must also be enrolled in Life Teen this year. Must attend a Confirmation retreat.

CHICCA

Begins in November, dates and time TBD.

For children at least 7 years old and unbaptized.

 

Must have completed RE last year and also be enrolled this year in addition to CHICCA classes. 

First Holy Communion

Offered Monday evenings 6:30-7:30pm Jan-March

Must be at least 7 years-old and baptized.

 

Must have completed RE last year and also be enrolled this year in addition to First Communion classes.

ABOUT THE 2022-23 MINISTRY YEAR

Information Coming Soon!

Blessings, 


Valerie Blanton                               Hope Ogden
DRE for Religious Education        Youth Minister

Please click the button above for further information

on training to become a volunteer for these programs.