Catechist - pronounciation: \'ka-tə-kist\ - noun: one who teaches the essentials of Christian faith and morals. The term also has the technical meaning of one who gives instruction in Catholic doctrine. As one of the supernatural charisms of knowledge, it is the special gift of being able to teach the faith with extraordinary effectiveness.
All the instructors for the Children's Ministry at St. Jude are trained volunteers.
Catechists volunteer to teach the children about the Catholic faith following the chosen religion curriculum.
Catechist Aides volunteer to help the catechist in the classroom.
Substitute Catechists volunteer to teach in the classroom when a catechist is absent.
Office Aides volunteer to help the children's ministry staff do various tasks for the program.
Nursery Aides care for the children of the catechists and catechist aides during class time.
Teen Aides volunteer in the early grades (PK-4) to assist the Catechist.
Safety Monitors volunteer their time to watch in the hallways during class time.
Being a volunteer for Children's Ministry is a beautiful way to model for the children the important value we place on learning about God and the Church.
"We have gifts that differ according to the favor bestowed on each of us. One's gift may be prophecy; its use should be in proportion to his faith. It may be the gift of ministry; it should be used for service. One who is a teacher should use his gift for teaching; one with the power of exhortation should advise strongly. He who gives alms should do so generously; he who rules should exercise his authority with care; he who performs works of mercy should do so cheerfully." Romans 12: 6-8