Ways To Get Involved



The Church is the Body of Christ.


1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 12-14

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.

As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

Now the body is not a single part, but many.




Ministries and Parish Activities in which you can become involved:

  • Elementary Religious Education
  • EDGE (Middle School Religion Program)
  • IGNITE! (High School Religion Program)
  • Sacramental Preparation for First Holy Communion
  • Sacramental Preparation for Holy Confirmation
  • Altar Servers (children, teens, and adults who have made their First Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation often; refer to Altar Server page on this website for more details)
  • Lectors (teens and adults who have made their First Communion and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation often; refer to Lector page on this website for more details)
  • Ushers for weekend Masses (teens and adults)
  • Church Cleaning Crew (see the Cleaning Crew's page on this website for more details)
  • Volunteers for other Church-sponsored events in our church parish (refer to the Upcoming Events and Current Events pages on this website for more details) 






Safe Environment Training for Church Employees and Volunteers


Initial Training for NEW Volunteers

New volunteers must attend an on-site Initial Training sessions.  Please contact the church office to inquire about the date of the next Initial Training Session.

Initial Training sessions last approximately two hours. Continuing Education (returning) volunteers who attend an Initial Training session will be dismissed after the main presentation of the session ends.  New volunteers must stay to fill out required Initial Training paperwork.  To expedite the paperwork, new volunteers are encouraged to bring the following contact information to the training session:  names, addresses, and phone numbers for two work/school references and two character references.


Continuing Education for Returning Volunteers

Returning volunteers may choose to update their Continuing Education certification online using the diocesan-approved Virtus website (www.virtus.org).  Please select the “Diocese of Lafayette” and “Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church” options where necessary to ensure notification of updated training status to our local Safe Environment coordinator.  The online Continuing Education training session will last approximately 45 minutes.  If necessary, participants should be able to exit and re-enter the training session without having to re-start the session.

  • Instructions for RETURNING volunteers who are first-time users of the Virtus Online Training Session
  • Instructions for RETURNING volunteers who have used the Virtus Online Training Session in the past

There are NEW requirements for Continuing Education!  The Diocese of Lafayette now includes social networking information in Safe Environment presentations.  In addition to retraining, all adult (ages 18 and older) volunteers must complete the necessary paperwork regarding social networking.  These forms will be distributed to you through the leader of the program for which you volunteer.