Preparing to Volunteer in Parish Life

Aug 3, 2022 | Faith in Action, Ministries

Your response to the needs of your fellow parishioners has been heartwarming!

When you learn about folks who are unable to physically go to Mass who are asking for someone to visit, pray with them, and bring Communion, your hearts are moved by the Spirit to help. When you hear about events and plans to connect families more deeply to their Faith through their children’s Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep, you ask, “how can I help?” and respond with, “I can do that!”. Thank you, one and all.

We promised to provide training. And the first opportunity is coming up at the end of the month. All adults who volunteer with vulnerable adults or children begin with the Diocesan required training of Protecting God’s Children. This session provides clear, helpful guidelines and is a reminder of the seriousness of our sacred charge. You’ll learn specifics about how to interact with each other.

So, if you’re considering becoming a Eucharistic Minister, at Mass or by visiting adults in their residence, this training is the place to start, so that you can begin serving others. And, if you’d like to be part of Faith Formation activities and events, or consider offering arts and crafts for kids so that their parents can take part in one of the upcoming opportunities for deepening their spiritual lives, this training is the place to start. If you’d like to learn more about what’s planned in the coming months so that you can better discern your options, please give us a call.

Thanks to Bill Burke, principal at St. Brigid for offering and delivering this training!!

Protecting God’s Children Training Session for Wednesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm. The training session will take place at St. Brigid School.
Here is a link to the training registration page:
Follow the prompt and scroll down to Portland, Maine (Diocese) to get started.

Enjoy this beautiful Maine summer!

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