FAITH FORMATION MINISTRIES

Adult Faith Life Committee – This advisory team plans and supports Adult Faith Opportunities at Divine Savior.

Baptism Team

Baptism Formation leader - this person faciliates Baptish Formation sessions that help parents and godparents understand the meaning of baptism and their conection to the church community.  

Baptism Review - This person meets with the family for three reasons 1) to receive feedback on their experience of the baptism process 2) to hear their present reflection on Baptism, and 3) to share the various ways that the family can stay connected to the parish after their child's Baptism

Baptismal Garments Ministry - Make garments for Baptisms. Time commitment - As needed

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation

Sacraments Formation leader - This person facilitates formation sessions about First Reconciliation in the fall and about the Mass in preparation for First Eucharist in the spring.

Children's Faith Formation

K - 5th grade Faith formation - catechists/clubhouse leaders needed for K - 5, Sunday mornings 8:20 - 9:20 or 10:20 - 11:20.  

Catholics Returning Home Ministry - Offers a safe, loving environment where Catholics who have been away from the church may return to the fullness of the faith.

Small Faith Groups – Home study groups meet six to eight weeks in the Fall and/or Spring to discuss current books and videos on a faith-related topic.  “Sign-up Sunday” is the day in which all parish members are invited to sign up for a topic and location of their choice. 

Great Adventure Bible Series – This scripture study series is given biannually.

WinGS (Women in Growth Spiritually) This ministry welcomes and supports all women in their spiritual walk through a variety of faith-enriching events.  The ministry offers programs centered on prayer, worship, faith sharing, reflection, spiritual growth and fellowship.  A spiritual reading group meets separately.

SOCIAL JUSTICE - This ministry brings Catholic social teaching alive in our parish.  We sell fair trade coffee and chocolate to help people from many counties provide for the needs of their families.  A Habitat for Humanity team helps families locally to build their own homes.  Volunteers work in one of our local schools and we collect  "Box Tops for Education" for a mission school in South Dakota.  We help provide for the needs of foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system and we collarborate with other ministries to provide informaiton and awareness about social issues.  It is our goal to bring education and awareness about social issues and to take action where we are able.

GUADALUPE GROUP - We seek to share with the Divine Savior community the rich Hispanic Culture by celebrating a Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe and by demonstrating love of the poor.  Events include the Bishop Gallegos Maternity Home Baby Shower, Las Posadas, Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lenten Soup Night, Christmas Basket Donation, Stations of the Cross and the Ofrenda Table.  

PRAYER SHAWL -  A group of adult women who meet every other Thursday morning in the library to knit/crochet prayer shawls.  These beautiful shawls are given to individuals in need to provide comfort and to wrap them in love.

VOCATIONS -  We are a vocation prayer group whose mission is to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We also pray for all of the baptized who have committed themselves to the sacrament of marriage and the single life.  We encourage people to dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ and to be thankful for the gift of priesthood, the Mass and the sacraments.  Families are invited to pray for vocation by participating in the Vocation Cross Program. For more information, contact Mona Varno, monavarno@ymail.com.

MINISTRY TO THE HOMEBOUND - People who bring the Eucharist to those who cannot make it to mass due to being homebound or in nursing homes and care facilities.