Interested in Becoming More Involved?
Wondering where to start?
We have more than 60 ministries that serve our parish and community. With so many ministries it can be overwhelming to get started.
Contact Jennifer Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD
5pm Saturday and 9:30am Sunday Masses
We need your help to nurture our children's relationship with God. Anyone who enjoys sharing their faith with children can volunteer. You will first serve as an assistant catechist so you can learn the routine from our experienced catechists. When you are ready to lead, you will be added to the schedule as a catechist. Every catechist is given training and materials to help prepare you for teaching. Please contact Debbie Chin at 847-566-6305 or email@example.com to share the Word of God with our children.
St. Mary RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
VOLUNTEER CATECHISTS - We Need You!
Our Religious Education program serves over 600 children in our parish. Children have several options to attend REP - Tuesday nights, Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings, as family units or two weeks in the summer. But our program cannot exist without volunteer catechists. All grade levels are in need of volunteers. Please pray about joining this ministry to help us continue teaching our faith to our children. Please contact Sue Matousek at 847-223-0010 or SMatous@stmota.org for more information.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Join us this summer! Vacation Bible School is June 17th-21st and open to children ages 4 years to 5th grade. Find the registration link by clicking on picture. VOLUNTEERS! We need you.... teens, college students, adults - there are opportunities for crafts, skits, songs, set-up and clean-up!
St. Mary's Childcare Room
5:00pm mass on Saturdays and 9:30am mass on Sundays
Help us to continue this ministry for our children. High School students or parents - we need you! Contact Jamie Hagel or call (847) 409-4749. Thank you to all our volunteers that have supported this ministry!!
CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ST. MARY'S MOMS
9:15am - 11:15am 2nd Wednesday of the month during the school year
St. Mary’s Moms is requesting childcare volunteers for our monthly meetings at the church. If you would be interested in volunteering for one or more meetings, please contact Meredith Cunningham at 847-949-2454 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The moms use these meetings to take a break from their own childcare duties; hence, we are extremely appreciative of any support you can give us. Thank you!!
Archdiocese Mandated Training Program for all those Working with Children in any capacity
VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.
Who created the VIRTUS programs?
The National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. (National Catholic) created the programs. Monsignor Kevin McCoy, past board chairman of National Catholic, asked whether child sexual abuse could be prevented and, if so, how? In March of 1998, National Catholic invited prominent national experts—experts in many disciplines—to discuss these questions at a forum in Washington, D.C. From those discussions, the initiative for the VIRTUS programs was created. The National Catholic Board of Directors selected an Ad Hoc Committee to oversee development of the programs. The Ad Hoc Committee was assisted by a steering committee of nationally known experts and program and service providers.
Why did National Catholic select VIRTUS as the brand nameWhy did National Catholic select VIRTUS as the brand name for the programs?
The word virtus derives from Latin, and means valor, moral strength, excellence, and worth. In ancient times, virtus denoted a way of life and manner of behavior that always aspired to the highest, most positive attributes of people and aspects of human interaction.
Catholic Charities needing volunteer drivers to deliver meals
Parish Outreach – Reaching Out - For More information, call Lauren Wimpffen 847- 782-4126
Catholic Charities is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors throughout northern Lake County, especially in the Waukegan/North Chicago area. Delivery routes typically require about an hour and a half of your time. Deliveries take place during the lunch hour on Monday – Friday, and you can volunteer as infrequently as once per month or as often as you desire. Partner with a friend or better yet, get your work unit involved. Some workplace supervisors are willing to add a little flex to the lunch hour for personnel involved in community service. It is also a great ministry for moms with toddlers––it benefits both the kids and seniors alike. All that is required is a car and a desire to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world. To volunteer your time or obtain more information, call Jim Wogan from Catholic Charities at 847-782-4126