St. Joseph Parish

Springfield, Illinois


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Dec 11th, @7:00am
Tue, Dec 11th, @3:00pm
Staff Meeting
Wed, Dec 12th, @5:30pm
Wed, Dec 12th, @6:15pm
Social Concerns
Thu, Dec 13th, @7:00am
Catholic Faith Formation Catechist Print E-mail


Lifetime Faith Development

Faith, beginning with God's gift of life and new life in baptism, continues growing, developing, and maturing throughout our lives. Young people who come to Catholic Faith Formation sessions do so with their own experience of spirituality from their homes, including their understanding of what it means to be Catholic. Catechists, the "teachers in faith", facilitate a faith learning process for them while they continue learning and growing in their own faith, as do parents who are the first and primary educators in the ways of faith for their children. Through our baptism we adults learn, live, and pass on our Catholic faith life to youth.


A CFF Catechist should:

  1. Understand the gift of their calling.

  2. Be a person of prayer who is fed by the Eucharist.

  3. Be a practicing Catholic.

  4. Be able to relate to children.

  5. Be willing to share his/her personal faith as well as the faith of the Church.

  6. Be able to use the catechetical materials effectively.

  7. Be willing to spend adequate time in preparation for each lesson.

  8. Be a life-long learner, able to grow in faith and learn with the children.

  9. Have a positive attitude and a sense of humor.

  10. Be a team player.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Parents are encouraged to volunteer for special events such as Christmas and the end-of-the-year family picnic.

  • Young people are encouraged to act as mentors and helpers with Confirmation preparation and service projects.

Anyone interested in helping with catechetical formation of youth should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at 544-7426.


Diocese of Springfield