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Call Parish Office 920-336-1813.
Adult Training to Serve
Nursing Home & Homebound Ministry Preparation Sessions:
Training sessions for Prayer Services with Communion for those who reside at Angel's Touch Assisted Living facilities are offered on an as needed basis. Please contact Robin Therese, 337-2330 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be trained for this ministry.
Communion to the Sick or Homebound Training Sessions:
Training sessions for those wishing to bring communion to the sick or homebound are offered on an as needed basis. Please contact email@example.com if you wish to be trained for this ministry.
Care Ministry Training Sessions:
Training sessions are offered on an as needed basis. Please contact the parish office or email Robin Therese at firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire more information or to register for the next session. You can also see a more detailed description on our Parish Life web page Care Ministry.
Virtus-Protecting God's Children Adult Awareness Sessions:
Virtus is part of the diocesan Protecting God's Children program in order to help create, provide, and maintain safe environments for children, youth and individuals at risk in our parishes, schools and other institutions. All staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children, youth or individuals at risk are required to have a background check and participate in a Virtus session. For more information and to register for a session, please click the link to the diocesan Protecting God's Children-Virtus page. http://www.gbdioc.org/protectingourchildren/virtus.html or contact Mike Lotto, Director of Religious Education at (920) 337-2330 ext. 16 or email him at mlo...@stmarydepere.org. Mike is an experienced Virtus trainer.
"Vocation is primarily a form of human development." (Pope Benedict XVI, Encyclical Letter, paragraph 16, "Caritas in Veritate") God calls us into being and further calls us to progress into the fullness of being who we are meant to become, for our own wholeness, but even more for the benefit of the common good of humanity and all of creation. Our primary call is through the Sacrament of Baptism. Through Baptism, we are called to become disciples of Christ, living in Love and Truth. Vocation can take several forms: Diocesan Priesthood, Religious Life, Married Life, Single Life, Diaconate, or Lay Ministry. For further explanation of each of these vocations, please click the link to the Vocations web page of the Diocese of Green Bay, www.gbdioc.org/vocations.html or contact our pastor, Fr. Getchel or our Director of Adult Formation, Robin Therese at 337-2330 or email her at email@example.com. We will be happy to talk with you about vocations. For Lay Ministry Vocations, please also see the Diocesan Commissioned Ministry Lay Formation Leadership Program or the Discipulos de Christos Hispanic Lay Formation Leadership Program.
Emmaus Lay Ministry Formation Program:
Emmaus Lay Ministry Formation Program is a three-stage college credit certificate program designed for women and men who have experience as a parish minister and have demonstrated effectiveness in ministry and seek to develop as ministerial leaders. In addition, a person may use these courses:
- As credentials for various Church ministries
- As credits applied to a Bachelor's degree
- As credits fulfilling pre-requisites for a Master's degree
- As continuing education opportunities
Upon completion, participants will be qualified to serve in various ministry positions, will be commissioned by the Local Ordinary and will be presented with a certificate identifying the specialized area of ministry. The program is designed:
- To be a resource for parishes and other Church organizations in preparing persons for leadership roles.
- To provide opportunities for persons to acquire knowledge, develop skills, and respond to the call of discipleship in order to be effective leaders in specific ministries.
If you are interested in knowing more about the Lay Commissioned Leadership Formation program, please contact Tony Pichler, Diocesan Director for Lay Ministry Formation, at 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8268 or email him at tpic...@gbdioc.org or Log on to http://www.gbdioc.org/vocations/lay-ministry/emmaus-program.html.
Diocesan Discipulos De Christos Lay Formation Leadership Program:
"Discipulos de Christo" (Disciples of Christ), the Spanish equivalent to the diocesan Commissioned Ministry Leadership program consists of three years of study and features three courses per year. All classes are presented in Spanish. The first graduates of this program were honored with a Mass of Recognition and Commitment on May 17, 2009 at St. Willebrord Church in Green Bay. Adriana Covarrubias, a St. Mary parishioner, was part of the first graduating class. Adriana completed her year of sponsored ministry by visiting parishioners from St. Mary and St. Francis Xavier who resided at a local nursing home. After a summer break, Adriana plans to continue her volunteer visits in the Fall. There are many areas of ministry to choose from in this program. If you are interested in this program, please contact Sr. Jane Riha, Director of the Discipulos De Christos Lay Formation program at 920-272-8294 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8294 or email her at j...@gbdioc.org or log onto http://www.gbdioc.org/vocations/lay-ministry/discipulos-de-cristo.html for more information or to register.
Diocesan-Wide Adult Faith Formation Opportunities:
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