Volunteering

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samOur Faith Formation program is comprised of a lot of volunteers.  We need you to help us hand on the faith to the next generation of Catholics.  We are always seeking catechists, catechist aides, hall monitors and SCRIP sellers. Look below for a brief job description of each.


Catechist:  Catechists are the teachers of religious educations.  Catechists are invaluable to our program and enable the faith to be taught to our young people.  Catechists are given textbooks and other materials to make this task less daunting.  We provide training and help catechists become the best teachers they can be.  If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please contact Luke Gietman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-6555 ext. 207.   Click here to visit the Catechist's Corner, the area of this website for catechists.

Aides:  Aides are in the classroom to help with larger groups to maintain order.  They also help catechists by running copies, getting materials, and helping to put the room and supplies back in their proper order.  Please contact Luke Gietman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-6555 ext. 207 if you are interested.

SCRIP sellers:  SCRIP sellers help us by selling SCRIP on Wednesday nights during class.  This frees the staff to be doing other things while classes are in session.  Selling SCRIP is relatively easy and be sure to bring a book to get you through those lulls.  Please contact Sue Brockman if you are able to help and she will show you the ropes This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-6555 ext. 208. 

Hall Monitors:  Hall monitors walk the halls while class is in session to make sure that there no one is in the halls that shouldn't be.  Hall monitors help us keep children safe during class.  They also keep children moving to and from class in an orderly fashion.  Please contact Sue Brockman if you are able to help and she will schedule you This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 757-6555 ext. 208.

To all of our volunteers we offer our sincere gratitude.  THANK YOU!!!

Program Overview

 Our Program

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It is all about Jesus Christ: our Catholic faith; the sacraments; and our Faith Formation program.  We teach the truth of the Gospel by faithfully bearing witness to the Magisterium of the Church.  Christ is the divine teacher who calls us into communion with Him.  Our Faith Formation program seeks only to echo what it has received from Jesus Christ through His bride-the Church.

 Our Faith Formation program follows the words of Mary, "Do whatever He tells you."  We prepare students to live as lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ by following Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture.  

Mary_in_prayerOur program takes a methodical approach to learning the Faith.  We begin with God and work through the sacraments, the Church, and other aspects of the faith.  Grades K-8 work with the Faith and Life Series by Ignatius Press.  Each grade has prayers that they must memorize. 

Our High School Program is coursed based and furthers knowledge of dogma and doctrine.  By focusing on one aspect of the faith for 6 consecutive weeks with a catechist that specializes in that area, we are better able to foster learning.

2nd Grade is when students typically receive their 1st Penance and 1st Holy CommunionConfirmation is typically celebrated during the junior year of high school.

High School Program

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Our Faith Formation program runs a course based program for our high school students.  Students will spend six weeks studying a particular aspect of the faith.  There are six required courses that high school students must take before moving into Confirmation preparation.  Two elective courses also must be taken before admission into Confirmation.  There are five opportunities for students to take these classes.  Students can take classes the summer 1. before their freshman year, 2. during their freshman year, 3. before their sophomore year, 4. during their sophomore year and 5. after their sophomore year.  This gives students the ability to be flexible with their schedule.

The High School Religious Education program takes place at 7:30 on the same evenings as grades 1-8.  Registration form is available on this page.

Required Courses:

Theology of the Body     Social Justice
Old Testament New Testament
Church Eucharist

 

Elective Courses:

Church History                      The Church Year
Introduction to Catholicism     World Religions
Sacraments Prayer
Defending the Faith The Son of God

Students can also get credit for going on summer trips.  Service trips as well as other summer trips can be counted as an elective course. 

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"We proclaim Christ crucified"

             -St. Paul

Curriculum for Grades K-8

Kindergarten uses the text Who am I? by Ignatius Press.  Grades 1-8 follow the Faith & Life Curriculum published by Ignatius Press.  These texts are faithful to the Magisterium of the Church and provide students with doctrinal formation necessary to live a faithful Catholic life.  Students in the lower grades receive workbooks to help aid them in understanding the faith.

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Kindergarten: Who Am I? This text is founded on two unifying key truths: God and creation.  It stresses that each child is made in God's image.  Presents the faith in terms children understand with activities that reinforce the lesson. Each lesson includes Bible stories, "Concepts of Faith", home activities and fun worksheets.

1st Grade: Our Heavenly Father-Introduction to the Holy Trinity through presentations on God the Father, the life of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, God’s plan of salvation and our part in that plan. Acquaints children with Mary, angels, and the saints. Children learn basic prayers.

2nd Grade: Jesus our Life-Preparation for the first reception of the sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion, with the law of God and salvation history as background. The lesson emphasizes God's mercy and love. Covers Creation, the Covenant with Moses, the Ten Commandments, Redemption, Forgiveness of Sins, and the Mass.

During 2nd grade students will also be prepared for the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist.  For more information on this please look under "Sacramental Preparation."

3rd Grade: Our Life with Jesus-God's plan of salvation, from creation to the Incarnation and Redemption to the birth of the Church at Pentecost and our life in the Church. Special emphasis on the importance of Confession, Communion and the Mass.

4th Grade: Jesus Our Guide-God's plan to save his people from sin (Salvation History), how we participate in that plan, and the many ways God helps us in our pilgrimage on earth to Heaven through his word, his law, and his Church.

5th Grade: Credo: I Believe-A thorough study of the articles of the Creed as the basic belief of our Catholic faith, with a special emphasis on careful understanding of definitions through the words of the Gospels, and the prophets, and the prayers of the Church.

6th Grade: Following Christ: The blueprint for a life of love: the law of God, especially in the Ten Commandments, and the presence of Jesus in the Holy Mass. The interaction of the challenges of God's law and his gifts of grace that help us fulfill his law.

7th Grade: Our Life of Grace: Grace as our link with God, his gift to us to bring us to Himself and his eternal life, with an emphasis on transmission of grace through the seven sacraments and on God's loving gifts of revelation, of himself through the prophets, the Incarnation, and the Church. The role of grace in developing the virtues.

8th Grade: Our Life in the Church: The history of the Church — its founding by Christ, its birth in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the one, true Church, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the saints and the role of the religious and laity up to the present. The structure of the Church Jesus planned, the role of the Magisterium, the clergy, the religious and the laity and our own vocations.

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Contact Us

N2385 Municipal Dr.
Greenville, WI 54942
(920) 757-6555
parish@stmarygreenville.org

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:  8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Friday:  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM