It is the mission of St. Mary's of the Hills Education Commission to support and provide Christ-centered opportunities for lifelong faith development and growth, based on our call and mission, through baptism, to "make disciples of all nations." -- [June 2002]
If you would like more information about any of these activities or would like to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.
Education Commission Member
Plan and implement adult, family and children's programs for the parish. The Education Commission of St. Mary of the Hills reports to Parish Council. Meetings are held once per month, usually on the third Saturday of the month from 8:30 – 10:00 am. New members and visitors are always welcome.
Adult Faith Formation
Plan / Host adult spiritual and educational events. Commitment: twice a year
Junior Youth Group Chaperone
Chaperone Youth Group events. Commitment: Special events or bi-weekly meetings.
Be a sponsor for an RCIA candidate - meets weekly Sept. through May
Youth Group Team
Plan and implement events. Commitment: Special events or bi-weekly meetings.
Will serve in a leadership role, conducting breakout sessions. Must be willing to attend planning/training sessions prior to facilitating sessions. The materials fee will be waived for those volunteering, and carrying out, this position. Guidance and training will be provided. Commitment: One evening per month Sept - May
GIFT Catechist Aide
Will assist catechists during breakout sessions. Must be willing to do some preparation before each session (s)he assists with. Commitment: One evening per month Sept - May
Will assist with music during sessions, possibly during prayer, breakouts, or at other times.
Will assist with stuffing for the gift packets. Stuffing is usually done on the Tuesday prior to GIFT week in the morning. Occasionally, items need to be cut out, or assembled prior to GIFT sessions. Items will be made available for pick up. A deadline to drop off will be given. You will be contacted on a case by case basis to see if you are available.
OTHER RELIGIOUS FORMATION MINISTRIES
First Eucharist Catechist
Will assist with the children, leading their sessions, during sacrament preparation meetings. There will be no more than four sessions where your assistance would be needed. These sessions would fall on evenings or weekends.
Will assist with the children, leading their sessions, during sacrament preparation meetings. There will be no more than three sessions where your assistance would be needed. These sessions would fall on evenings or weekends.
Vacation Bible School
Adult assistants and Youth assistants needed for various activities. Commitment: Usually the third week in June.