St. Bernadette Parish

22331 Lourdes Drive, Appleton, WI  54915                                                                                                                                    920-739-4157

 

With enthusiastic spirit and welcoming hearts, we join together in our Catholic Faith to know, 
love and serve God through worship, education, service and mission opportunities for all. 

With enthusiastic spirit and welcoming hearts, we join together in our Catholic Faith to know, 

love and serve God through worship, education, service and mission opportunities for all. 

Weekend Mass Times

Saturday  4:00pm

Sunday   8:30am & 10:30am

Religious Education Ministry


Our Religious Education Program cannot run without the help of many volunteers in many different areas.

The skills needed cover a wide-range of talents and time commitments.

There is literally "something for everyone" when it comes to volunteer opportunities.

 

Catechist

This position involves teaching in our religious education program anywhere from Grade 1 through Grade 11. Training and all materials are provided for our catechists, as well as, child care for your younger children during classes for Grades 1-6.

Skills Needed:      

  • Love of children
  • Willingness to share your faith
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor

Catechists for Grades 1-6
Teach Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm. Twenty-six classes are held during the school year.


Catechists for Grades 7 & 8
Teach a group of 10 to 12 students weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

Catechists for Grades 9-11
Teach Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Groups are mixed ages and change each session.

Substitute Catechists
Volunteers are needed to fill in for catechists during times of necessary absence such as illness or schedule conflicts. Materials, lesson plans and child care for Grades 1-6, are provided. Availability on short notice and quick study are needed.


Confirmation Discussion Leader

Facilitate discussion with candidates and sometimes their sponsors. Meet on occasional Sundays after Mass or in the evening.


Confirmation Retreat Team Leader

Weekend retreat looks into the sacrament. Group leaders meet with students throughout the weekend to discuss various presentations. Volunteers are also needed to help in the kitchen and on the service team.


Parent Advisory Committee

Meet with coordinator and other parents to discuss issues and concerns, suggest improvements to programming and get acquainted with other parents.


Religious Bowl Scorekeeper for Grades 1-6

Help score our review game once each quarter. Time commitment is from 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm.


Volunteer Babysitter

Care for catechist preschool children during classes on Wednesday afternoons. Several volunteers work on a rotating schedule once or twice a month. Need to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of classes.


Volunteer Secretary

Needed during class times on Wednesday afternoons and evenings. Answer phone, check attendance and help with requests from catechists. Several volunteers work on a rotating schedule once or twice a month. Need to arrive 15 minutes before the beginning of classes.


Youth Core Team

Open to youth, parents and other adults. Meets once a month to plan and set goals for Youth Ministry.


Fall Fest Fundraiser

Youth Ministry Event/Fundraiser. Volunteers needed to help with:

  • Haunted House
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Pie Throwing Contest
  • Gamies for Youth & Kids
  • Bake Sale
  • Open Gym
  • Parent Lounge

Italian Fest Fundraiser

Religious Education Fundraiser. Volunteers needed to help with:

  • Coordinate and/or Help with Pasta Dinner
  • Silent Auction
  • Games for Children
  • Cake Walk
  • Bake Sale
  • Raffles
  • Solicit Donations
  • Other Areas