Catechist/Volunteer Information

Catechist/Support Staff Handbook
Faith Formation Calendar


Safe Environment - (Virtus Training)

Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart takes the safety of our youth very seriously. We participate in the Des Moines Diocese Safe Environment – Protecting God’s Children program.  All our catechists, staff members, and volunteers who work closely with children are required to comply with this training. 

New Catechists & Support Staff Volunteers: are required to take this training online or at a live session.  To begin the online session print the instructions then go to the training

For more information on Virtus please go to the Diocese of Des Moines Website.

Spiritual Mentors Needed

for the 2019-2020 Year!

As we look forward to ongoing and expanding opportunities in Youth Ministry at OLIH, we are in need of adults, 21 years of age or older to be spiritual mentors who will companion our youth throughout the year. A mentor is, “an experienced and trusted adviser.” We need adults who are willing to share their time, their story, and most importantly their presence.  To “companion” our youth as a mentor means accompanying youth during our events, prayer experiences, and supporting our youth in their activities at Church (usually Wednesday evenings and some weekends) and to some degree, in their lives outside of church. Anyone interested in learning more about this needed ministry should contact Randy Henderson,  to set up a meeting.