Religious Education

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Volunteer as a Catechist/Assisstant

Are you looking for a way to share your faith, time and talents with others? Please consider volunteering as a catechists (teacher) for Faith Formation, or as an Assistant in the Program.


The word catechist comes from a Greek word meaning "to echo". Catechists echo the Word of God to our parish children. They come from all walks of life and need not be expert teachers or brilliant theologians.
Catechists are ordinary people, who generously volunteer their time to share their Catholic faith, values, and traditions with the youngest generation of Christians. You do not have to have a child in the program to volunteer. We encourage all adults to prayerfully consider whether or not they’re being called to minister as a Catechist, or to help us as an Assistant.

Catechists are people who keep the memory of God alive; they keep it alive in themselves and they are able to revive it in others.  -Pope Francis


  • Catechist (Grades PreK - 9)

Purpose of Position:

  • To facilitate the faith formation of the young people of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, assisted by a prescribed curriculum and personal example.

Amount of Time Required:

  • 2 -3  hours weekly: A curriculum will be provided for each grade, but Catechist should plan to put in a small amount of prep time each week to prepare for class time.

Length of Commitment:

  • Generally, two times per month, September through May

When Ministry is Performed:

  • Sundays, 10:15 am - 11:30 am


  • All adults working with children and youth within the the Archdiocese of Newark are required to fill out a volunteer form, sign a code of conduct, have a background check and attend a VIRTUS training/Protecting God’s Children training program.

If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact us at