St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

Help Wanted – and Greatly Needed

“First comes love, then comes marriage, then come parents with a baby carriage.” Remember that old rhyme from your childhood? It aptly describes stages in the shared life of a couple, stages that in our family of faith are marked by accompaniment, support and encouragement. That’s where you come in. There is currently a great need in several areas –engaged couples’ accompaniment and mentoring, parent preparation for baptism, and hosts/hostesses at baptism ceremonies. Training, support and the accompaniment of experienced volunteers are provided for each of these, and how often you participate in them is up to you.

  • Would you be willing to share your memories and insights into newly-married life with a couple preparing for sacramental marriage, thereby strengthening your own as well? Meet two to three times with an engaged couple for a couple of hours.
  • Can you help a brand-new family get off to a good start by encouraging new parents to practice and participate in a life of faith at home and in the parish community? Baptism prep sessions are held once or twice a month.
  • Welcome families and their about-to-become Catholic children on the day of baptism, seeing to the details of hospitality and assisting the presiding clergy.

If you can assist in any of these areas, or would simply like to further explore the possibilities, contact Chari Rosales in the Adult Faith Formation Office at 630.355.8980 x138 or crosales@stapostle.org.