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Saint Francis Xavier Parish

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The success of the SFX Religious Education Program depends upon parent volunteers. Parent participation is required to make this program a continued success. You will be asked to help with only one.


Religious Education Catechist**
Teaching / co-teaching
Teacher assistant
Substitute Catechist


Children’s Liturgy of the Word** – Volunteers gather with children at 5:00 mass on Saturday during the school year.
Reflectors lead discussion 6 times a year
Shepherds lead children to gathering place 4 times a year
**Must have completed or will complete online background check, Protecting God’s Children Training and a DCFS form**

Parish Life

November Pizza Party – Volunteers needed to work together to host this annual family gathering

Service to the Parish

Room Parent – You will be given a list of names and phone numbers of children in your child’s class and you will be asked to contact the families if the need ever arises to cancel class.
Bridge Building – You will work on a committee with parents from Religious Ed and Day School to continue promoting unity; Such as Catholic Schools Week, service opportunities, etc.
Parent volunteers are appreciated throughout the year. Anyone having an interest in volunteering in any aspect of the Religious Education program should contact Ms. Terri Simeoni at 708-352-4555, or via email at sfxreligioused@sfxlg.org.

Protecting God’s Children

Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible–especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the Church. The VIRTUS® programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general. We seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God’s Children®.

Step 1

Click here to download the Volunteer Code of Conduct.    

Step 2

Requires you to complete a DCFS Authorization for background check form. This form is now  incorporated in the Archdiocese of Chicago background check which is Step 3.  Please complete this form, print and return to the St. Francis Xavier Parish, School or Religious Education office, depending on where you will be volunteering. PLEASE DO NOT SEND THE FORM TO D.C.F.S.

Note: Do not use this form if you are an applicant for licensure or an employee/volunteer of a licensed child care facility. Please contact your licensing representative.

Step 3

Please click here to visit the Archdiocese of Chicago background check site.
The background check instructions can be downloaded here: background_check_instructions.     

Step 4

Click here: virtus_instructions for the Virtus Instructions.