The Catholic Community of Billerica relies on volunteers to serve in a variety of roles in our religious education program.  For more information about what roles are available, click here.

Why Volunteer? The following suggestions are taken from the Catechist’s Journey blog at Loyola Press:

Top Reasons to Become a Catechist

  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.”

Volunteers in Billerica Catholic Religious Education receive a discount off the program fees, and receive priority registration in choice of day/time session.  Please reach out to the BCRE Team with questions or for more information.