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Adult Faith Formation

Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA Parish mentors or sponsors are active Catholics, willing to share faith with those seeking to learn more about the church, and possibly become Catholic or celebrate First Communion and Confirmation. A mentor may partner with a candidate and offer assistance as requested, or help the leadership team with specific tasks. Commitment involves attendance at about 20 Sunday morning sessions and two short Saturdayr etreat days, and participation in RCIA rituals, especially celebration of the sacraments at the Easter vigil.

Easter Vigil Reception - Help plan, set up, serve simple refreshments following the Easter vigil to welcome newly baptized and confirmed Catholics. Contact: Sister Judy Nickels (630-377-2797 x112) jnickels@sjnstcharles.org.

Book & Gift Sales - Volunteers assist with selling books and religious articles seasonally after weekend Masses. Individuals sign up and serve each sale according to their availability.

Women with Wisdom: Living in Faith Together - Members plan, set-up and host two events a year for parishioners and friends. Meetings are usually held on first Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Innocents Memorial Mass - Committee members plan and host annual Saturday morning Mass and luncheon for families who have experienced pre-natal or infant loss. Commitment includes 2 or 3 fall planning meetings, assistance with publicity and registration.

Small Faith Group Leaders - Individuals or couples convene groups of 8 – 12 adults to discuss Faith related materials or books for six weeks in Lent 2018 and Fall 2018. Timely topics are recommended, but groups choose their own topic. Contact: Sister Judy Nickels

M.V.D.A. Ministry to Victims of Domestic Abuse - Trained parishioners offer prayer and personal support, resources and referrals to persons who call the office requesting information. Confidentiality is observed. Committee members lead the parish in observance of Domestic Violence month and host annual educational conference for interested parishioners and community members. Volunteers are also needed to help provide:
  • Refreshments for programs,
  • Event set-up and clean-up,
  • Transportation to court/attorney,
  • Victim consultation, e.g. legal assistance, financial planning.
Fox Valley Court Watch - Trained individuals observe court proceedings in Kane County domestic Violence court on assigned dates. Free training provided. Contact: Jim Kintz 630-232-7620 or kintzjames@aol.com OR Terry Apple 630-377-8375 or terry.apple@comcast.net
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