St. Louis is fortunate to have many people who are eager and willing to share their faith with our children.  In Childhood Ministry, we have over 70 volunteers who give freely of their time to teach on a weekly basis.  It is certainly an exciting testimony to the vibrant, active parish we are when so many give so much!

Who Can Volunteer?

Requirements:

  • Be a registered parishioner at St Louis King of France Catholic Church
  • A desire to work with our parish children and help them to grow in their Catholic faith
  • Take a 3 hours course on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM). The registration must be done online by filling out the form at the Diocese of Austin website: https://www.eappsdb.com/login.asp  At the end of the workshop, you will receive a certificate. A copy of the certificate must be sent or turned in to the Office of Childhood Ministry.  Please note, this is required of all volunteers.
  • Must complete St. Louis New Volunteer Application Form:

If you feel called to this Ministry, please contact Betty Franceschi  at  512-454-0384 ext. 221 or send an email to beatriz.franceschi@st-louis.org.

THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR MORE VOLUNTEERS IN THIS MINISTRY!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Elementary Level Catechist (PreK-5th Grade): English and Spanish.

  • Middle School Level Catechist (6th – 8th Grades): English or Bilingual; Monday evenings.

A Catechist is a caring individual who is willing to volunteer and share their love of God and their time with our children. They are not theologians but they are committed to their own growth as adult Catholics. Class time and lesson preparation take approximately 2-4 hours a week. The curriculum is set for each class. A co-teacher is a helpful individual that attends class each week, and who shares the responsibility for planning the sessions and presenting the lessons.

  • Catechist Aides (All levels): English and Spanish.

An aide is a kind, responsible individual who is willing to assist the catechist in the classroom with duties such as taking attendance, passing out supplies, assisting with projects, etc.

  • Assistant/Clerk for Religious Education Program. 3 Openings: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

He or she welcomes and assists children, their families and visitors entering St Louis R.E Program. Volunteers working in this capacity answer questions, provide information and direct people to the location they need, thus creating an atmosphere that is caring, yet efficient.

Must be able to seat/stand/walk for 2 or 3 hours.

Monitors the overall appearance of the school entrance.

Provides administrative support for the Director of CM, the staff, the catechists as well as CM-related activities and events.

Provides clerical and administrative support to the Director of CM including material pick-up/distribution, etc.

Keeps catechists and volunteers moving along on assigned tasks.

Works closely with the Director of CM, staff and catechists to ensure building security needs are met.

Performs related duties as required.