BECOME A CATECHIST & SHARE YOUR FAITH
Is the Holy Spirit Nudging You to Share Your Catholic Faith with the Young People of our parish?
Do you love working with children or youth? Is your passion passing on your Catholic Faith to others? Then, consider sharing your talents for teaching and that faith with our young people. New disciples are needed each year to fill the sandals of catechists whose life situation calls them elsewhere. Daytime office help is also very much appreciated. Take it to prayer and see if God is nudging you.
We need Catechists, Catechist Aides, Catechist Substitutes, Catechists for Liturgy of the Word with Children, and weekend and Tuesday evening office help. Please pray about it and see if the Holy Spirit is leading you to share your hidden – or unhidden – talents with the young people of St. Brigid.
A Word From Sister Gemma: Being a Catechist will provide you the opportunity to rededicate yourself to the mission entrusted to you by Christ, “Go make disciples.”
Please kindly consider helping out students to learn and know about Christ and His church.
FAITH FORMATION DISCIPLES ARE NEEDED
- Sunday, 9:15 am-10:15 am: *.
- Sunday, 2:00 pm-3:15 pm: *.
- Tuesday, 6:30 pm-7:45 pm: *.
- Liturgy of the Word with Children—8:00 am: *.
*A few more Faith Formation Disciples are still needed.
As soon as we know the need of each area including grade levels, RCIA, Confirmation and Liturgy of the Word for Children, we will provide the information for you.
If God is calling you to be His disciple of Faith, please contact Sister Gemma at 210-696-0896, ext. 206.
You are welcome to complete a Stewardship of Time & Talent form. You may return it to the Faith Formation table in the Narthex after any Mass on the weekend or to the Faith Formation office during Faith Formation business hours.
Online Catechist Certification
To learn more, visit the following link:
If you are interested in filling any available volunteer positions and would like some training, please go to The Catechetical Center. Choose your level and proceed.
For further questions, please call Sister Gemma at 210-696-0896, ext. 206.
Safe Environment Training Available
Everyone who works with children within the Archdiocese of San Antonio must attend a safe environment training. The training is renewable every three years. To complete your training, you can go online to:
If you have already done training through Virtus, but have forgotten your user name and/or password, please do not re-register; instead contact Lourdes Machado at 210-696-0896, ext. 203, or email her at LourdesMachado@stbrigidcc.org and she will provide you with your user name and a temporary password.
For more information, please feel free to contact Sister Gemma Abonge at 210-696-0896, ext. 206, or GemmaAbonge@stbrigidcc.org or Lourdes Machado at 210-696-0896, ext. 203, or LourdesMachado@stbrigidcc.org.
Volunteer Opportunities For Youth & Children
St. Brigid offers the children and youth of its community a variety of ministry opportunities to practice their discipleship.
We are blessed in our St. Brigid community with many families.
It is said that our children are the future of the Church; and at St. Brigid, we offer several ministries in our worship life and social life, in which children and youth can participate.
Altar Servers assist the priest at the altar during Mass, and set an example of service to the community by their reverence and posture of grace and reverence. This ministry is open to persons from 10 years of age and up.
Greeters are ministers of hospitality to all who come through the church doors. They welcome all and assist with seating, special needs, and processions. They also distribute handouts and bulletins. It is an important and rewarding ministry where young people have the special opportunity to minister together with their families.
To minister as an altar server or greeter,
please contact Cathy Tucker at 210-696-0896, ext. 207.
The Children’s Choir is open to children at least 6 years old who have at least basic reading skills. The group sings at the 10:30 Mass on the last Sunday of the month, at special Masses, the parish musicals, and the Children’s Christmas Eve Mass. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.
Legacy Hand Bell members learn to play bells in coordination with each other to bring forth beautiful music. Members must be 12 or older and be willing to learn to read music. The group ministers throughout the year, especially for special feast days. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:45 pm, and commitment to regular attendance is needed.
The Performing Arts Ministry is a special way for people of all ages to become involved in evangelizing the Word through involvement in our parish musicals, either on stage or behind the scenes. Speaking and singing roles are auditioned in August for the Christmas musical and in late December or early January for the Easter musical. Rehearsals are scheduled to fit the demands of the productions, and are typically held on Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday evenings.
Our St. Brigid Orchestra is open to those with intermediate skills in playing orchestral instruments (strings, winds, percussion) and at least two years of playing experience. The orchestra ministers throughout the year at Masses and serves as the foundation for the orchestral requirements of our parish Christmas and Easter musicals. Regular rehearsals are Mondays, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, with musical rehearsals arranged as needed.
The Youth Choir is open to youth in middle school, high school, and college, this group ministers once a month on the first Sunday at the 12:30 pm Mass, as well as other liturgical events throughout the year. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings at 7:45 to 9:00 pm.
To minister in one of these choirs/events,
please contact Dorothy Ybarra at 210-696-0896, ext. 215.