Speak Up! Speak Out! Be Heard!

Once a year we are asked to provide our students with a Touching Safety Lesson as part of our child protection efforts in the archdiocese. This year our lesson for the elementary grades will take place on November 7th. It is entitled, "Speak Up! Speak Out! Be Heard!" and will focus on communication skills. 

You can read about the entire Touching Safety Program for children by clicking the link below.

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Is God Calling You to Serve?

There are many reasons to serve as a catechist in our Religious Education program, but the most important one is our children! We have several openings in the elementary grades. Do you believe that God can use you to hand on our faith? We do! Contact the Religious Education Office to find out more. Call (913) 381-2757 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

10 Reasons to be a Catechist

Here are 10 great reasons to serve as a catechist this year in our Religious Education programs.

  1. You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.
  2. Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry.
  3. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.
  4. Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith.
  5. You have much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists.
  6. Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support.
  7. You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends.
  8. You’ll be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. (You’ll be evangelizing!)
  9. You’ll be handing on a 2000-year-old Tradition that changes lives.
  10. It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations.”

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Do you love children?  Interested in volunteering?

Holy Cross Catholic Early Education Center and School have volunteer opportunities available for individuals this fall.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
We provide a quiet environment for children to nurture their relationship with Jesus.  Training is given on-site or refer to national office website, www.cgsusa.org.  Must have VIRTUS training for working with children.  We work 1.5 to 2 hours per week, September thru May.  Class times vary, depending on your availability.  If you are interested in becoming a catechist, training and scholarships are available.  For more information, please contact Laura Haeusser at 913.341.9057 or visit the Holy Cross School website.

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