A few weeks ago I attended a breakfast at Monument Crisis Center where the director started his talk by asking us all to take a deep breath in and hold it, but he never asked us to exhale. Afterward he asked us how we felt and many joked that they would have felt better if they could have exhaled. He said "exactly and this is part of the problem with people feeling disconnected and disillusioned at Church" . He asked how many of us had heard members of our congregations say that they didn't come to worship anymore because "they didn't get anything out of it". Almost all in attendance raised their hand. He went on to say "people come to us for inspiration and that is like the inhale, but once you are inspired it should move you to participation and action that is the exhale. The reason that so many people start getting disillusioned with the inhale is that they forget to exhale". This metaphor really struck a chord in me. As your associate I work with and spend time with so many of our parish ministries and the most common problem our ministries are facing is the need for new members. Every group at CTK is looking for new energy and support. This weekend we are test driving a model of a "Sign up Sunday" to help introduce you to the ways you can get involved in our parish life. We are using our Educational Ministries as our guinea pigs. If this is helpful for you we will organize another weekend in the fall for our liturgical and community ministries. Below you will find some volunteer job descriptions and opportunities. If education is not your thing but the spirit is moving you to get involved now, don't wait! Let me help you find the ministry that’s right for you!
Contact Kate at katedoherty.ctk@gmail or 682-2486x111.
Let’s work together! There’s a lot you can do to help keep our RE program vibrant and successful. Our needs include teachers, children’s liturgy planning and aides, babysitting and yard duty. We’ll show you the ropes, mentor you and you’ll be part of a great team. You’ll love it!! Join us!
Youth Group - If you are looking for a group of friends that share your faith and desire to have fun, look no further! Youth Group is for all high school students who are interested in building positive relationships, growing closer to God and having fun while doing it! We come together weekly on Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:00pm. We offer service projects, adventure trips and much more. Registration forms are available at our tables. We will accept applications through the summer.
Confirmation - CTK offers a comprehensive, one year, confirmation program for high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. Confirmation is a bi-monthly program. Pre-requisite hours are required. Please read the full letter online at ctkym.org under the “confirmation” tab. Turn in your forms after masses this weekend. We will accept applications through the summer.
Youth Group Adult Leader - Are you interested in working with teenagers? Becoming an adult volunteer for youth group would be the perfect way to do it! The basic commitment is every other Sunday night after the youth mass, from 7 pm to 8 pm and Thursday nights from 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm. For more information, visit youth ministry after masses or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Confirmation Teacher - Confirmation Adult Leadership is a rewarding experience. We are looking for adults who are willing to dedicate time to journey with our confirmation teens as they prepare for the sacrament of confirmation. This commitment is from August to May. For more information, visit the youth ministry table after masses or send an email to email@example.com
ADULT EDUCATION AND RCIA
RCIA Team- We are looking for new team members with deep faith, good people skills, and some experience teaching religious education. We accompany and serve adults who wish to learn about our faith community. Weekly sessions meet on Thursday evenings May-June and Sept.-April.
Adult Education planning committee - Plan and coordinate educational activities for adults in our parish such as speaker series, bible studies and film screenings. This team will be having a half day retreat for planning and brainstorming Saturday, June 4 from 8 am - 12 pm for new members.
8:00am, 5:00pm (vigil)
7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm, 6:00pm (youth mass)
8:00 am, 7:00 pm;
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 12 noon-7:00 p.m. (except summer)