Religious Formation Ministries

  • Catechists for Children*** either lead the children’s Liturgy of the Word at Sunday morning Masses and/or serve as Sunday School teachers for children not enrolled in Catholic schools.
  • Youth Ministry** provide leadership for the parish’s ministry to parishioners in their teenage years.  They supervise social and service events and may also serve as catechists and spiritual mentors.
  • Young Adult Ministry provides leadership to the parish’s ministry of young adult (aged 18 to 35) members. They organize times and events for spiritual reflection, for service and for fun.
  • Adult Religious Education Committee organizes special educational and spiritual programs for all adult parishioners.  These might be one-time events in the evenings or between Masses on Sundays; short series of presentations/discussions on a particular topic; or ongoing groups that meet regularly for reflection and prayer.
  • The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)* organizes and implements the parish’s efforts to assist non-Catholics wanting to join the Catholic Church. There are a variety of “sub-ministries” associated with the RCIA. These include catechists, sponsors, and reflection leaders.
  • Landings* is a ministry of outreach to those who no longer practice their Catholic faith regularly but are exploring the possibility of reconciling with the Church. Leaders meet weekly with those on this journey. The meetings are non-judgmental, but do provide encouragement and prayer.
  • The Paulist Associates* are a group of parishioners and others in the Chicago area interested in the Paulist Fathers mission and charism. They commit themselves to prayer for the Paulist mission and work to make that mission more apparent in the parish’s ministry.

Please note:  Ministries marked with an asterisk (*) require special training.  Those marked with a double asterisk (**) require completion of the Archdiocesan requirements overseen by the Office of Protection of Children and Youth. Those marked with a triple asterisk (***) require both special training related to the ministry itself as well as that required by the Archdiocese to work with children and youth.