OK, it is a big claim.
But isn't that what we really want when we try to pass on our Catholic faith to our children? These days it takes more than a few people to do that. You've heard the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child". This is especially true for raising a child in faith. While we firmly believe that parents are the first and best teachers of the faith to their children, children also need to hear about faith from more than their parents. They need to hear it from their faith community. At Blessed Sacrament, you can be a role model in faith for youth of all ages.
The Religious Education Program (for youth in Grades 1-8) is a great opportunity for volunteerism. Each of us has a unique part of the faith God is offering to us all. As catechists (teachers/faith-sharers), we have the unique opportunity to impart the wisdom of our faith to the next generation. Some perks of becoming a catechist in our program include:
If you’re interested, but want to know more first, please call Karen Brady at 508-668-4700 ext. 2008.
You can also visit our Catechist, Parent Information, Grades 1-5 and Middle School pages for more information about how our program works, a schedule of class days and times, and more information to help you discern where your best fit would be as a volunteer.
Adult facilitators are an important part of our youth's faith development. Adult facilitators co-lead small group discussions for Confirmation candidates with an upperclassman peer minister. Not sure you know enough about the faith or worried about not having the right answers? Willing to put your faith into action and demonstrating Christian living for our teens speaks volumes. Just being someone our youth can talk to about their faith means more than you think. Guidelines and discussion points will be provided for the monthly sessions so little preparation is required of you.
Prefer to work more behind the scenes or as an assistant? Adult facilitators also serve as chaperones for events (service projects and retreats) and help with the pizza dinners held during the Confirmation class.
If you're interested or have questions, contact Karen Brady, at 508-668-4700 ext. 1003 or email.
This year, the high school youth ministry will be expanding. Open to all high school students, we will be having many field trips, service projects, prayer services, and other social events. Parent chaperones and involvement will be needed.
If you're interested or have questions, contact the youth minister, at 508-668-4700.
Outreach, Social Events, and Mass Ministries, Oh My!
A variety of ministries pique the interest of our adults. Join a prayer group, the spiritual life committee, or the knitting crew to pray with and minister to fellow parishioners. It's easy to be a liturgical minister since you are already at Mass. Sign up to be a lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist or usher! We're always looking for fun social ideas to bring the community together. These are just few of the ways people can get involved. If you're interested, want more information, or have new ideas, people contact Jen Duffey, Youth Minister @ 508-668-4700 ext. 1007.
Blessed Sacrament has talented choirs and is always looking for new members. The Adult Choir sings at the 11:00 Mass weekly during the school year. The Funeral Choir sings for all Funeral Masses of the parish, and the Festival Choir comes together a few times a year to rehearse and sing for large celebrations. The Hand Bell choir is fun way to learn a new instrument and meet new people in the parish.
Already know how to play an instrument? Guitars, violins, trumpets, anything you can play will be a beautiful addition to the choirs. If you're interested, want more information, or have other ideas, please contact Erica Johnson at 508-668-4700 ext. 1010 or email.
In Baptism, we are called as members of the Body of Christ, to serve our sisters and brothers. At Sunday liturgy, our service is at the Table of God's Word and the Eucharistic Table. Learn about the different ways to minister at Mass, and then get involved!