Adult Confirmation Team – Join our Team to plan, develop, and deliver Adult Confirmation. Katie Kozak kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com.

ARISE -  Be a host(ess) and/or a facilitator for our Renew International ARISE Together in Christ™ Adult and Family small group faith sharing program. Katie Kozak kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com.

Assistant Small Group Leaders (7th-12th) – Assistant Small Group Leaders will help to facilitate the group discussions each week, but will not be required to give large-group presentations. Victoria Templeton, templetonv@ssjwoodlands.com

Baptism (ages 6 or under) Preparation Team – The Sacrament of Baptism is an opportunity to welcome our children and their families into the Church through this precious Sacrament of Initiation. Join our team to assist in all aspects of preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism. Katie Kozak, kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com

Catechist (Pre K - 12th) - A Catechist is a volunteer who teaches the Faith of the Catholic Church by both word and example.  Anyone who loves to share his/her faith through teaching in a classroom environment, who wishes to develop a deeper relationship with Christ and Church, who wants to be in communion with the Catholic Church, and who is willing to work on a team and collaborate for the good of the parish can be a Catechist! Pre K - 4th, Katie Kozak, kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com, 5th-12th, Victoria Templeton, templetonv@ssjwoodlands.com

Catechist Aide (Pre K - 6th) – A Catechist Aide is an important volunteer who works with children in CCE for a year, and assists the Catechist. Anyone who is would like to impart the faith to the children of our parish, while growing in their own faith would be a great Catechist Aide.  Pre K - 4th, Katie Kozak, kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com, 5th-12th, Victoria Templeton, templetonv@ssjwoodlands.com

Children's Liturgy of the Word - When we facilitate the Liturgy of the Word with children, we are trying to:

1) Help children to have an age-appropriate experience of the Liturgy of the Word.

2) Help children to apply the Word of God to their own experiences and actions.

3) Help children to become closer to God.

4) Help children to learn how to participate, both internally and externally, in the celebration of the Mass.

We need volunteers to help us provide an age-appropriate liturgical experience for our children. Leaders are trained as lectors to proclaim the Word and assistants help the leaders in managing the room. We are looking especially for volunteers at the 5:45 pm Mass so we can expand this ministry.  Training, support, and mentoring will be provided.

John Yantosca, jyantosca@aol.com or Michelle Charnisky, mmc_04lady@yahoo.com

Natural Family Planning Catechist – Participate in sessions which teach the Natural Family Planning method.  Dcn. Tony Catania, cataniat@ssjwoodlands.com

Parent Team (7th - 12th)– The Parent Team is a group of adult volunteers who want to assist in youth ministry in a capacity other than being a catechist or a small group leader. Parent Team provides food for Faith Formation and events, helps with event transportation, hall monitoring, fundraising and other needs of the ministry. Victoria Templeton, templetonv@ssjwoodlands.com

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (and Children age 7 and above)-  Is a process for those who are unbaptized, or baptized in another Christian faith inquiring into the Catholic faith for themselves or their families. They are accompanied in this faith journey by Sponsors or Godparents who act as a guide and spiritual companion. Sponsor and Godparents must be fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist), age 18, and if married, a marriage recognized by the Catholic Church. Time commitment: Sundays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm for about 9 months. Judy Lawyer, lawyerj@ssjwoodlands.com

Sacramental Preparation (1st Eucharist & 1st Reconciliation) – First Reconciliation and First Eucharist gives us a chance to help students continue their journey of faith as they receive their next Sacrament of Initiation. Join our team and experience an amazing opportunity to assist and celebrate with our students as they prepare to receive these two great Sacraments. Katie Kozak kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com..

Scripture Study Facilitators – Be a facilitator for various study groups which meet during the week at Sts. Simon & Jude.  Bill Grattendick, desotowag@sbcglobal.net, or Katie Kozak kozakk@ssjwoodlands.com.

Small Group Leaders (7th-12th) – Small Group Leaders will be the main “catechists” for the high school youth. Each Sunday they will engage the teens in conversation about the topic for the week, and help them to see how it applies to and affects their lives. Small Group Leaders will also occasionally give large-group talks over catechetical topics. Victoria Templeton, templetonv@ssjwoodlands.com

Spanish Scripture Study – Participate in a semester-based scripture study program delivered in the Spanish language.  Gaby Cadena, gabycadena30@gmail.com

St. Jerome Library -Our mission is to create a comfortable and inviting place to inspire parishioners to seek out materials that will enrich and strengthen their spirituality in the Catholic faith. Grants for the Harry S. & Isabel C. Cameron Foundation have provided for library software, books, DVDs, and other resource materials.  Any Parishioner can fill out an application form for checkout privileges. We are looking for enthusiastic Volunteers to assist us in organizing, staffing, and promoting this resource Library. Training is provided. Approximately 800 books and 25 DVDs have been cataloged into the library collection from existing resources available at SSJ Catholic Church and donations from deacons in our Diocese.  Joanne Yantosca, ssjlibrary@ssjwoodlands.com

Team Frassati – We are a co-educational, college preparatory high school, serving the northern part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and providing a Christ-centered education for grades 9-12.  Pat Perry, perryint@comcast.net