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Faith Formation Ministry K-5

Cross Walk is a small group-based faith formation program for our elementary-aged children, grades K-5, centered on the Mass, offering small-group fellowship in a fun, safe environment. At St. Francis of Assisi Family Formation, we have many different opportunities to serve. Our Sunday Cross Walk sessions meet twice a month during the traditional academic year. Because Mass is the source and summit of our faith, Cross Walk is scheduled after the 9:30am Mass. Our K-5 Cross Walk program relies on volunteers to help make our program a success. You don’t have to know everything about Catholicism. Every person is important and necessary to making the program run.

CORE Team members are permanent volunteers who attend all Cross Walk sessions. CORE Team opportunities for Cross Walk include Small Group Leaders, Adult Presence Coordinators and Hospitality Coordinators.

Cross Walk CORE Team Member Descriptions:

Small Group Leaders (Typically there will be 2 Small Group Leaders for each small group of 10 children)

· Help greet parents and children to the program
· Point groups where to go at what time
· Help with making sure each classroom has the materials that they need
· Help clean up the classrooms prior to dismissal
· Sign in children when they arrive
· Engage children in a quick activity that helps to focus and direct their thinking toward the day’s theme
· Supervise, help keep the children focused and engaged during Proclaim
· Lead group in an activity with the objective of connecting the Gospel/Catholic Teaching to their life
· Supervise, help keep the children focused and engaged during the Send
· Supervise safe transition to parents

Adult Presence Coordinators:

· Ensure the safety of all kids and parents in our program
· Greet and provide information to the Non-Permanent Adult Presence Volunteers
· Place volunteers in hallways and at bathrooms and exits for safety of children
· Point parents and kids where to go during transition times of the program

Hospitality Coordinator

· Help greet parents and children to the program
· Point groups where to go at what time
· Help with making sure each classroom has the materials that they need
· Help clean up the classrooms prior to dismissal

Interested in being a Core Team member for Cross Walk?
Please contact our Children’s Formation Coordinator, Sarah Bowser at Sarah.Bowser@stfrancisraleigh.org, 919-847-8205 x496

For additional information about out Cross Walk program, visit: https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/cross-walk/

(All CORE positions require Level C Safe Environment Certification). Visit https://www.stfrancisraleigh.org/safe_environment/ to learn more.