Parish Volunteer Formation
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Recommended curriculum; offered in English and Spanish
All formation programs of the Institute for Catechesis and Formation are intended for the lay faithful who have been delegated by their pastors to serve, or asked by their pastors to consider serving, their parish community. Participation in a program does not imply permission to serve in the parish. Please see the pastor if interested in serving the parish in some capacity.
Faith Enrichment Courses (click here to see descriptions)
ICF 101 The Mystery of Faith
ICF 102 The Mission of Christ's Church
ICF 103 The Life of the Church
ICF 104 Sacred Scripture
ICF 105 The Sacraments
ICF 106 Discipleship
ICF 501 Introduction to Volunteering in the Parish Workshop
The Introduction to Volunteering in the Parish Workshop is a three-hour workshop for those who lead, or are considering leading, prayer or study groups in the parish. The workshop introduces basic leadership skills and styles, communication skills, and cultural considerations needed for facilitating faith-sharing groups.
ICF 502 Volunteering in the Parish
This course teaches practical skills needed for volunteering to run a program in the parish, including project planning, working with volunteers, and group facilitation skills.