Faith Formation Volunteers Information

 Volunteer Resources

Basic Information: Click here for a PDF with information about

  • Volunteer Job Descriptions & Guidelines
  • First Day of Class Information
  • Ascension Faith Formation Program Outline
  • Sample Lesson Planning Guide
  • Ideas of Ice Breakers, Games & Classroom Activities

Preparation for Blessed Oscar Romero's Canonization

Materials from CRS

Materials from CAFOD from the Catholic Church in England and Wales - including a 4 minute animated video about Romero's life


Classroom Resources for discussion about Sunday Readings:

Sunday Connection from Loyola Press

Sadlier Connect (Click "This Week's Liturgy" once on the page)

Sunday Readings from the Children's Lectionary (from Pflaum)



ASRE Standards ImplementationThursday, August 30, 2018 from 06:30pm to 09:00pm at Ascension Catholic Church 

This monumental gathering in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando is free-of-charge and open to adult-aged Catholics. Registration is required (click here) and space is limited. 
   Saturday, September 08, 2018
   09:00am to 03:30pm; check-in begins at 07:30am
   Rosen Shingle Creek Resort (Orlando) 
   9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819 

This event highlights the fiftieth anniversary of the Diocese of Orlando. Bishop John Noonan has called for this monumental gathering, highlighting the Eucharist, as a means for Catholics (e.g. priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists, Catholic school teachers/administrators/staff, parish business managers, diocesan employees, volunteers, associations of the faithful, interested in-the-pew Catholic, etc.) from around the diocese to come together and be inspired, pray, and reflect on the blessings God has bestowed on our local church.

This pinnacle encounter for catechists, ministry volunteers, liturgical ministers, associations of the Christian faithful, parish pastoral and finance councils, lay professionals (parish catechetical leaders, parish youth ministry leaders, parish business/operations managers, Catholic school teachers/administrators, parish/school office staff), clergy, and interested adult-aged parishioners features a plethora of workshops addressing a variety of ministry topics and skill-building themes.
   Saturday, February 16, 2019  from 08:30am to 03:30pm; check-in begins at 07:30am
   at Bishop Moore High School (Orlando)


FAITH FIT ENRICHMENT PROGRAM- Click here to learn about the program.

To register and learn more about the 3 levels of formation, click here.

Web Resources You May Find Helpful

First Day of Classes Ideas:

All About You Activities for the First Day of School

*Resources for Back to School (Loyola Press)



Sadlier Connect (web-site of our publisher Sadlier which has more activities and information for each of the grade levels)

  • Click on “Let’s Go” in the purple “Sadlier Religion Resources” box. You will be given a list of all of the resources.

  • For grade level specific information, click on the “We Believe Catholic Identity” button. – specifically mentioned for their information about the saints and stories about them for kids but it also has a diversity of resources (RCL Benziger publisher) -- seasonal worksheets available by clicking here -- Resource Center from St. Mary's Press 


Advent Links

Lent/Triuduum Links


Other Helps (resource articles that are helpful, especially “Youth Update” newsletters) (to create crossword puzzles, word searches, etc) (to create crossword puzzles, word searches, etc) (contains worksheets for each Sunday with blanks to have the kids fill out  information about the readings) (ideas for crafts and activities)

Pope Francis 5 Finger Prayer 


Classroom Presentations 

LIFE PLUS Grades 3 & 4 Slides
LIFE PLUS Grades 5 & 6 Slides