Faith Formation Volunteer Info

Before you volunteer... Anyone (adults and teens) who volunteers for the church and has contact with children needs to attend one of two VIRTUS workshops.

For Teen Volunteers:
Called to Serve Workshop
Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014
2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Room

This three-hour workshop invites high school age teens to explore the many dimensions of safety needed as employees and volunteers in parishes and schools as well as the greater community. The Archdiocese requires all teens (grades 9 - 12) who work or volunteer in any capacity to participate in this workshop. To receive credit, teens must bring a completed permission slip signed by their parent/ guardian and must attend the entire workshop. The permission slip is available here. Permission slips will also be available at the start of the workshop. Pizza will be served after the workshop.

To learn more about VIRTUS, visit

For Adult Volunteers:
Protecting God's Children Workshop

This VIRTUS Workshop helps to identify best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church.

St. Joseph Church offers a workshop each year in the fall. If you need to find a workshop nearby to attend, check here.

Instructions for St. Joe's Workshop Registration:
• Click here to go to the Virtus registration page
• Select "Begin Registration Process"
• Choose Detroit, MI from the drop down menu
• USER ID: Enter First and last name (lower case with no spaces)
• PASSWORD: Enter Last name (lower case)
• Follow the prompts to register (please read carefully!)

To view where other sessions are being offered:
• Click here to go to the Virtus registration page
• Select "View a List of Sessions"
• Choose Detroit, MI from the scroll down menu
• See the complete listing of sessions for our area in date order.

All Volunteers:
If you would like to be part of our dynamic team please call 248.693.0440 extension 217 to speak with Kim Myers, Director of Faith Formation. There are opportunities to work in the classrooms as a Catechist, Aide, or in our Teen Ministry, as well as in the various Adult Ministry activities. We provide training, materials, and support! We’d love to have you!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Catechist (in Faith Formation classes) Download info
  • Co-catechist
  • Substitute Catechist (we provide lesson plans)
  • Evening helper for Faith Formation classes (help in office/hall monitor)
  • Campbell Soup Coordinator (fundraiser)
  • Evening photographer for Faith Formation classes
  • Hospitality
  • First Communion Rehearsal
  • First Communion Hospitality
  • Reconciliation Hospitality
  • Confirmation Retreat
  • Confirmation Hospitality
  • FLOW (7th and 8th grade youth group)
  • JWalkers (High School youth group)
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)
  • Welcome to the Parish Facilitator
  • Education Commission

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St. Joseph Catholic Church • 715 N. Lapeer Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48362 • Phone: 248.693.0440 • Fax: 248.693.3724