Sacramental Preparation Teams

Are you interested in volunteering for our faith formation and sacramental preparation teams? Please look over the various ways you can help others grow in their faith in Christ. Contact the team leaders for more information.

Baptism Preparation Team

Mary Hupf | maryh@holyrosaryedmonds.org | 425-778-3122

We offer two classes quarterly for parents preparing to celebrate the baptism of their child. Each meeting lasts approximately 2 hours. Team members are responsible for one session of each class. Preparation consists of formation, reading materials, and a gathering of the team annually.

Marriage Preparation Team    

Deacon Ray Biersbach | rayb@holyrosaryedmonds.org  | 425-778-3122

Married couples who meet one on one with engaged couples to help them live the Sacrament of Marriage. Team members use a workbook and individualize their meetings with the couple over a series of 4-6 sessions in the volunteer couple’s home. Preparation is provided and background reading is required. Couples who have been married at least 5 years are eligible for this ministry.

Confirmation Preparation     

Angus McDonell | angusm@holyrosaryedmonds.org | 425-778-3122

For high school students see Youth Ministry.

Adult Confirmation

Robert King | robertk@holyrosaryedmonds.org | 425-778-3122

For adults who have been Baptized as Catholics, but have not received the sacrament of Confirmation. Team members assist with hospitality, facilitating and presentations. Team meetings and materials are provided. Sponsors are also needed to be a companion to the person on their faith journey. Time commitments vary with amount of involvement.

RCIA

Robert King | robertk@holyrosaryedmonds.org | 425-778-3122

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the usual process for adults who wish to join the Catholic Church. Team members assist with hospitality, facilitating and presentations. Team meetings and materials are provided. Sponsors are also needed to be a companion to the person on their faith journey. Time commitments vary with amount of involvement.

Sacramental preparation for Older Children

Mary Hupf | maryh@holyrosaryedmonds.org | 425-778-3122

Provide catechesis for preparing older age children for the reception of sacraments. Sessions are arranged and materials are provided.

Tribunal Advocate   

Gerri Jackson-Bell | 425-778-3122

These advocates work with a divorced person in preparing the required paperwork to submit to the Archdiocesan Tribunal for an ecclesiastical decree of nullity (annulment). Training is provided by the Archdiocese twice a year. Time commitment varies. Stipends for doing annulments may be provided.

Wedding Coordinator

Nancy Johnson | 425-744-1568

Helps run wedding rehearsals and assists on the wedding day. When weddings are scheduled, volunteers are asked if they can assist on that particular weekend. Requires one evening and part of one day for each wedding, usually a Thursday or Friday evening for the rehearsal and a Friday evening or Saturday wedding. Training is provided.