Being a disciple of Jesus calls us to be good stewards of the gifts and talents God has given us. Most Sacred Heart was numerous opportunities for you to share your gifts with the parish and surrounding community. We invite you to browse the wonderful ministries listed below to help you discern the ministries which best match your gifts and your passion for serving our Lord.
To share your gifts and sign-up for ministries, we ask that you complete the Gift and Talent Survey in either of two ways:
1. On-line: click on-line
2. Download and print: click form and return completed form to the parish rectory.
Upon receiving your completed survey, someone from the ministries will contact you.
Mission Statement: To thank our military, and their families, for their sacrifice for all of us while they are in transit.
Ministry Description: To collect many requested items for the USO who is funded by donations only; no federal money is provided.
Volunteer Opportunities: For families, adults and children – purchase and donate items for the USO in St. Louis.
Time Commitment: 30-60 minutes once a year
Mission Statement: To extend the love of the Gospel to all
Ministry Description: In a loving and friendly manner, visit parishioners in their home or nursing home and pray with them and bring them Holy Communion. Visits at nursing homes or retirement homes are typically done as a group unless the individual's condition requires a room visit. Must be a Eucharistic Minister.
Time Commitment: Visits are every Friday at 9:30am until all individuals are visited.
Mission Statement: To extend the love of the Gospel to all
Ministry Description: Parish priests make hospital visits to our parishioners. They pray with them and bring them Holy Communion.
Mission Statement: To share the Catholic faith with the residents of Marymount Nursing Home.
Volunteer Opportunities: Transport residents to and from their room and where the communion service is celebrated. Must be able to assist residents to their room and/or push their wheel chair.
Time Commitment: 2 hours once a month. The service is every Saturday from 9-11am. You would be scheduled for one Saturday per month.
Mission Statement: A Christian response to world hunger.
Ministry Description: The Growing Project is about raising money through donations and agricultural efforts to teach people in the poorest and most remote parts of the world how to grow their own food. The parish is using the acreage on the south portion of the property to grow hay. In addition, we invite parishioners to donate money for the inputs of the land and additional farmers to donate acreage or whatever they grow/raise (i.e. cows, pumpkins, etc.). This partnership of parishioners’ donations paying for fuel, seed, fertilizer, feed, etc. and farmers donating their time and hard work, enables our monetary donations to grow in such a way that could not be done alone. Our parish also develops a relationship both within our community and with the recipients in the overseas countries.
- Co-Coordinator – For adults 21 or older; learn about the project and have a passion for sustainable food security/marketing
- Treasurer – For adults 21 or older; keep record of donors on the computer; count money once a year
- Harvest Festival Planner – for creative adults 21 or older; collaborate on planning a celebration event
- Event Photographer – For individuals 18 or older; own a camera and can attend events and take pictures
- Fundraiser Help: - For families, adults and children; be present at events and share information
- Facebook friend – For all ages; be interested in the project and willing to share posts
Time Commitment: 2 hours per month, day or evening; occasional off-campus meeting
Time Commitment: 5 hours per year, day or evening
Time Commitment: 10 hours/year, day, evening or weekend
Time Commitment: 20 minutes per month, day, evening or weekend
Time Commitment: 3 hours for 2 weekends each year
Time Commitment: As needed, day, evening or weekend
Mission Statement: To share the love of God through fun, fellowship and creation of handmade items for charities.
Ministry Description: Begun in 2013, Loving Stitches has created and donated over 5,000 items including bibs, blankets, diaper bags, hats, wheelchair totes, blessed prayer shawls and so much more. Experienced crafters share their expertise by teaching others new skills.
Volunteer Opportunities: For individuals 18 years and older – sew, knit, crochet, cut, stuff, hand sew or organize the materials. No experience necessary, any skill level welcome.
Time Commitment: 1-2.5 hours 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 9:00-11:30 am. May take materials or kits home and work at your convenience.
Mission Statement: To hand quilt with friendship, love and purpose.
Ministry Description: Hand quilting is a type of sewing that creates patterns on the quilt and binds them together. All quilts are used for fundraisers or donated to other ministries.
Volunteer Opportunities: All ages, no experience necessary to hand quilt
Time Commitment: 1-3 hours, every week on Wednesdays 9:00am – 12:00 noon
Mission Statement: To bring hope and happiness to families in need in the Eureka area at Christmas.
(Sponsored by the St. Vincent de Paul Society)
- For adults and families – purchase Christmas gifts, food and toiletries for families with children, disabled adults and/or senior citizens and residents of several St. Louis City nursing homes.
- For adults only – sort, check and wrap donated Christmas gifts
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours during Christmas season
Time Commitment: whatever your availability for an all-day event on the 2nd Monday of December
Mission Statement: To work together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering throughout the Eureka area.
Ministry Description: A Catholic lay organization whose volunteers work together to make home visits to those in need to provide utility, prescription drug, housing and transportation assistance as well as other needs. An essential part of the Society’s work is to maintain the confidentiality and dignity of those being served regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or age.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults only – make home visits
Time Commitment: Monthly meeting on 3rd Monday for approximately 2 hours. Home visits as needed.
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Mission Statement: To enhance the parish community through fun, fellowship and fundraising.
Ministry Description: This committee sponsors the annual dinner auction, both oral and silent auctions, to raise money for the parish and its ministries. It is a great opportunity for parishioners to get to know each other better and enjoy each other's company.
Volunteer Opportunities: There are numerous volunteer opportunities for all parishioners Grade 8 and above ranging from donation solicitation and pick-up, preparation of silent auction items, marketing and promotion, table decorating, serving, etc.
Time Commitment: Varies depending on task.
Mission Statement: To share the precious gift of life by donating blood.
- Blood Donor – 16 year-olds with parent permission or 17 and up
- Volunteer Aide – Families or individuals age 16 or older – greet and register donors, serve refreshments
Time Commitment: 1 hour, twice a year in February and August
Time Commitment: 2 hours, twice a year in February and August
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults, high school and college-aged students – serve on a team that cleans, dusts and sweeps the church.
Time Commitment: 1-1.5 hours every 5 weeks (each team rotates every 5 weeks)
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults, high school and college-aged students – decorate the church to highlight the various liturgical seasons and other special occasions throughout the year. Also, water plants as necessary.
Time Commitment: 1-4 hours several times a year
Mission Statement: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
Ministry Description: Participants must be in the 1st through 5th grades or 7 to 10 years of age.
The Cub Scouting program has ten purposes related to the overall mission of the Boy Scouts of America: 1) character development; 2) spiritual growth; 3) good citizenship; 4) sportsmanship and fitness; 5) family understanding; 6) respectful relationships; 7) personal achievement; 8) friendly service; 9) fun and adventure; and 10) preparation for Boy Scouts.
Volunteer Opportunities: Approximately 25 volunteers are optimal in various leadership positions. Leaders must be 21 or older, except for the following: College Scouter Reserve, assistant Scoutmasters, assistant den leaders, assistant Cubmasters and assistant Webelos den leaders must be 18 or older.
Time Commitment: Cub Scouts meet as a pack once a month. Each Cub Scout meets with his den once or twice a month as determined by the den leader.
Ministry Description: The committee works to help parishioners identify their unique gifts, talents and interests and match them with a parish ministry which will benefit the parish and expand their personal, spiritual growth.
Time Commitment: No more than one meeting per month
Mission Statement: All are welcome to share faith and fellowship.
Ministry Description: On the second Sunday of each month, donuts, juice and coffee are served after all the masses in Fr. Dowling Hall. Donut Sunday is sponsored by the Pro-life Committee.
Volunteer Opportunities: Help set up, serve and clean up after each mass.
Time Commitment: 1 hour once a month.
Mission Statement: To enhance the parish community through service, fellowship and fundraising.
Ministry Description: The annual parish Fish Frys are an opportunity for parishioners to spend time together working, serving and dining as they raise money for the parish operations and ministries. They are held on all the Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday. Dine-in and carry-out are available as well as buffet style in Fr. Dowling Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities: There is a variety of different volunteer jobs requiring numerous volunteers each week. All individuals grade 8 and up are encouraged to help. Jobs range from food preparation and set-up before the fish fry, food preparation during the fish fry, serving, bussing tables, cutting desserts, clean-up after, etc. A parish-wide sign-up is used to schedule volunteers.
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours each week depending on the task.
Ministry Description: Plan a Liturgy that truly celebrates the life of a loved one. Meet with family members to choose Scripture Readings and music as well as identify family members and their participation in the Liturgy. Follow-up with presiding clergy and related Liturgical Ministries and coordinate all aspects of the proceedings on the day of the Funeral Mass.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults 21 and over – must be available during the day for family meetings and Funeral Mass.
Time Commitment: 3 hours per month, 1 funeral per month
Ministry Description: This group of loving individuals serves a meal for the families of parishioners or former parishioners immediately following the funeral and/or cemetery service. Meal is served in Fr. Dowling Hall.
Volunteer Opportunities: For any individual who would like to bring and/or serve food, set-up before the meal and/or clean-up following the meal.
Time Commitment: Several times a year for 2-4 hours.
Ministry Description: Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization based on four principals: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism with a focus on charity and fund raising. Meetings are social and prayerful. All Catholic males 18 and over are welcome.
Time Commitment: Meeting 2nd Tuesday of each month in the school cafeteria includes dinner. In addition, the group conducts several fundraising events throughout the year.
Ministry Description: Requests for prayer come for a variety of reasons, for example, illness, surgery, a difficult situation at home, children, etc. Members of the prayer chain receive emailed prayer requests from the parish office and take time to pray a special prayer for the individual and their family. You may also request a prayer by calling or emailing the parish secretary who will send your request out to the prayer chains.
Time Commitment: As needed.
Ministry Description: The Pro-life committee is unique in that every member of the parish is a member. As Catholics, we are all called to live out the Gospel of Life. Our activities include a prayerful presence every:
- Friday and Saturday mornings from 7-10am at Planned Parenthood in the Central West End and Hope in Granite City.
- 4th Saturday of the month at Planned Parenthood at Big Bend and Meramec Station.
We witness the Gospel of Life at:
- the Webster Groves 4th of July event
- the Eureka Days parade
- the March for Life in Washington, D.C. in January
Time Commitment: the 2nd Sunday of each month, the committee hosts the parish Donut Sunday and meets after the 9:30am Mass in Fr. Dowling Hall. All are invited to join.
Mission Statement: To help boys and girls, regardless of their skill, to become physically fit, mentally alert and morally sound.
Ministry Description: The Sports Association is part of the archdiocese’s Catholic Youth Council (CYC) program. Sacred Heart participates in soccer, track, volleyball and golf. Duties of the coordinators include teaching good sportsmanship, coordinating volunteers, maintaining schedules, coaching, and assisting with equipment, uniforms and concessions. All adults working with children must attend “Protecting God’s Children”. For more detailed information, go to Most Sacred Heart Sports. Time commitment will vary depending on responsibilities and sport.
- Registration Coordinator – works with Coordinators to ensure adequate registration procedures.
- CYC Coach/Assistant Coach – coach team, set and communicate practice schedule, ensure uniforms are distributed, and be present or have assistant present at all games.
- Soccer Coordinator – oversee all facets of soccer program and other volunteer coordinators.
- Soccer Equipment Coordinator – provides, disperses, collects, maintains inventory and recommends purchase of new equipment.
- Soccer Referee Coordinator – provide, train and schedule referees for all home games.
- Soccer Field Coordinator – prepare fields for games including striping, setting up and taking down goals.
- Soccer Pre-K Team Coordinator – oversee all facets of Pre-K soccer program.
- Volleyball Coordinator – oversee all facets of the volleyball program.
- Volleyball Referee Coordinator – provide and schedule referees for all home games.
- Golf Coordinator -- oversee all facets of the golf program.
- Track Coordinator – oversee all facets of the track program.
Mission Statement: Couples are fully prepared to express their love and commitment to one another before God and the community.
Ministry Description: The team works with engaged couples, guiding them in their marriage preparation and helping answer questions. They help prepare the church before the wedding, run the rehearsal and the wedding processions at the ceremony.
Volunteer Opportunities: As a Wedding Coordinator, you would work with the couples assigned to you.
Time Commitment: Attend 1 ½ hour team overview meeting once a month with the couples. Each wedding consists of 1 hour for rehearsal, usually Thursday or Friday evening, and 2 hours for wedding, usually on Saturdays.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults 21 years and older who have a warm and welcoming spirt and a willingness to reach out and meet new parishioners to welcome them to the parish community, share information and answer questions.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month as needed.
Ministry Description: Meet for a variety of social activities to foster friendships and be of service to the parish. The main fundraiser is the annual Rummage Sale. Other events have consisted of: hosting an annual reception with a light supper served with kindness and compassion after All Soul’s Day mass, winery trips, fashion show, Christmas dinner with entertainment, Chicken Soup for the Soul, St. Patrick’s Day Party, and much, much more.
Volunteer Opportunities: For all women of the parish; meet 6-8 times per year typically Thursday nights
- Member – attend and participate in meetings and events
- Chairperson – conduct meetings, maintain mailing list of all participants, welcome new members, grow attendance at meetings, make phone calls, etc.
- Co-Chairperson – assist Chairperson in all duties and responsibilities
- Treasurer – maintain all financial records of the organization, make deposits, etc.
- Event Facilitators: develop ideas and make necessary arrangements for events, speakers, etc.
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours bi-monthly
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week
Time Commitment: 2 hours per month
Time Commitment: as needed quarterly
End of Christian Community
Mission Statement: To welcome new families and children into the parish and into God's family through the Sacrament of Baptism and to partner with parents so they may embrace their role as their child's primary faith educator.
Volunteer Opportunities: The team works closely with the parish office and clergy to ensure families are registered, the parents receive their training, and the baptism is scheduled. For many families, this is their first experience with a parish ministry. Their interactions with volunteers and parish staff is important to their family's ongoing faith life.
- Catechists - Adults who enjoy working with families and sharing their faith by leading baptism classes with the parents.
- Coordinator - Adults who are organized and administrative and can track the families through the baptism process for classes, paperwork-which may include registering with the parish-and scheduling.
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per month as needed.
Ministry Description: See Youth Group
Ministry Description: See Youth Group
Mission Statement: To honor our parish Patron, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through monthly prayer.
Volunteer Opportunities: All are welcome to join in an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on the First Wednesday of each month.
Time Commitment: One hour per month.
Mission Statement: Enrich the faith of the members
Ministry Description: The members meet weekly to talk about the Word of God and how it applies to their lives through discussion of the following Sunday's Gospel readings.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adult men.
- Member - participate in the study and discussion of the Gospel readings
- Facilitator - prepare and lead the group in discussion
- Coordinator - Set up next meeting and send email reminder
Time Commitment: Group meets from 7:00-9:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday or Wednesday of each month.
Mission Statement: To proclaim and witness the love of God.
Ministry Description: To nurture children to follow Christ, develop children’s character with quality faith formation, and serve others in the parish and the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: ^All volunteers must attend Protecting God’s Children workshop
^Class schedule: Sunday 10:00-11:15 am or Monday 5:30-6:45pm, September thru May
- Catechist – For individuals 20 years or older who are filled with the love of God and willing to share their faith with children in a classroom setting.
- Substitute Catechist – For individuals 20 years or older who are filled with the love of God and willing to share their faith with children in a classroom setting.
- Aide – For individuals 16 years or older who love children and can be a role model for them to assist catechists in the classroom, monitor hallways or assist in the school office.
- Special Needs Volunteer – For individuals 18 years or older who have patience and commitment with children with disabilities and learning needs to assist the catechist by providing one-on-one care in the classroom.
- PSR Board Member – For adults who are committed to improve faith formation of Parish School of Religion and believe I the love of God for all.
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours class time and 2 hours preparation time once a week through school year
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours class time as needed through school year
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours class time through school year
Time Commitment: 1.5 hours class time through school year
Time Commitment: 2-hour meetings, 4 times a year, typically on Monday or Tuesday evenings
Mission Statement: Guided by the Holy Spirit, the RCIA team seeks to help form disciples for Christ through prayer, study of the Sacraments and teachings of the Church, and participation in liturgical rites.
Time Commitment: Sessions meet every Thursday night from late September through Easter for 1 ½ hours.
- Catechist – Prepares and instructs 1-3 sessions on various topics throughout the year. Encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible to assist candidates as they learn their faith. This ministry requires discernment by the parish priest.
- Hospitality – Brings snacks to those involved in the RCIA process 4-5 times during the year.
- Sponsor – Supports the RCIA candidate on their spiritual journey to becoming a Catholic. Accompanies the candidate at the sessions and the two liturgical rites and stands with them at Easter Vigil. Must be a practicing Catholic.
Mission Statement: To gather together in God’s presence to pray.
Ministry Description: The group meets weekly in church to pray the rosary and meditate on its mysteries. They pray for all who have asked them to remember them; everyone who is suffering from health or other personal issues; and everyone who might be comforted and aided by their prayers. If there is someone in your life who needs help, they will pray for them. Special intentions also include those who are suffering because of disasters or struggling with important life decisions. They pray for peace in our hearts, peace in our families and peace in our world. You are welcome to voice your special intentions, to join in the responses or to silently contemplate upon your own special intentions.
Everyone is welcome to join any or all of their gatherings. Come and experience the power of prayer.
Time Commitment: 45 minutes, every Thursday at 7:00pm, whenever you are available. Bring your rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited after the Rosary.
Mission Statement: To witness faith growing in the children of our parish community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals 6th grade and older who love children and enjoy helping them grow in their faith. Activities include classroom teaching, arts and crafts, games, music, faith sharing, theater, organization, etc.
Time Commitment: One week during the summer break, usually in June. May also need help with preparation and set-up.
Mission Statement:: To embrace the Word of God through study and reflection in the community and fellowship of women.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adult women. The group discusses the Bible using Bible study guides.
- Member - participate in the study and discussion of the Bible
- Facilitator - prepare and lead the group in discussion
Time Commitment:: Group meets from 9:15-11:00am every Friday in the Parish Conference Room or Fr. Dowling Hall.
Mission Statement: To embrace the Word of God through study and reflection in the community and fellowship of women.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adult women
- Member – participate in the study and discussion of the Bible
- Facilitator – prepare and lead the group in discussion
- Host Home – open your home for use at a meeting
Time Commitment: 1.5-2 hours in the evening either weekly, twice a month or monthly (varies by group)
Ministry Description: See Youth Group
Mission Statement: Lead teens closer to Christ by helping them develop a personal relationship with the Lord in the Eucharist and in the living church around them.
Ministry Description: Our youth ministry consists of three main groups:
- SHYG (Sacred Heart Youth Group) – 9th-12th grade students. SHYG is the parish Life Teen outreach. They meet twice a week to build fellowship, refresh our spirit and learn about the faith as it relates to our daily lives. Meetings consist of discussion, adult-lead talks, spiritual exercises and games designed to help our teens grow closer together and closer to sainthood.
- EDGE – 6th-8th grade students. The EDGE program is primarily run by teens who are active in SHYG. They meet once a week to spend time in fun and fellowship as they discuss different topics relevant to the faith of a junior high student. They play a lot of games!
- CORE – team of adults of any age who have a love for Christ, a love for teens and energy to help the two meet.
Time Commitment: Twice a week during school year, Wednesdays 6-8pm and Sundays 6-8pm. See bulletin for summer schedule.
Time Commitment: Every Sunday from 2-4pm.
- EDGE CORE – For individuals 18 years or older who have a love for working with middle school students. The meetings are weekly and CORE team members are asked to attend a minimum of twice per month. Meet every Sunday 2-4pm. Big Event: Luke 18, usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend in January.
- SHYG CORE – For individuals 18 years or older and have been out of high school for one full year. They meet twice a week and CORE team members are expected to attend half of the scheduled events. Meet Wednesdays 6-8pm and Sundays 6-8pm. Big Events: Luke 18 (see EDGE CORE); Generation Life: DC March for Life in January; Steubenville Youth Conference in Springfield, MO the 2nd or 3rd weekend in July; Fall Retreat: see bulletin for dates.
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Mission Statement: We sing the joyful praises of God in worship to proclaim God’s abundant love.
Ministry Description: The Choir Director leads the sung prayer and helps all members reach their potential. A musician accompanies the practices and works to improve the quality of each piece of music. The ensemble also exists for the mutual support and fulfillment of its membership while acknowledging that these gifts are from God and our service is in gratitude for what God has done for us. The Choir Director works with the Director of Lay Pastoral Ministry to schedule when the choir will lead. Members should be dedicated to singing between one to two Masses per month.
Time Commitment: Practices are every Monday night at 7:00pm in church from September through May. Choir usually sings at 9:30am or 11:30am Masses on Sundays.
Mission Statement: To help celebrate the Mass by reverently serving at the altar and assisting the clergy.
Volunteer Opportunities: For young men and women, grades 5 and above, to assist the priest and deacon at Mass. Training provided.
Time Commitment: Once a month; arrive 15 minutes before Mass.
Alter Servers Handbook
Mission Statement: To reverently share the Body and Blood of Christ with all the faithful that we may be one as the Body of Christ for the whole world.
Ministry Description: Create a welcoming environment in that moment when we share the Body or Blood of Christ with another person so that they can feel the love of Jesus and the incredible gift of his presence.
Volunteer Opportunities: For individuals 16 years or older who have received the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation and be trained in the finer details of this ministry.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of Eucharistic ministers available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.
Eucharistic Ministers Handbook
Mission Statement: To assist the congregation in praying whole-heartedly through music and song.
Mission Description: Encourage the congregants to participate fully with the hope of increasing their experience of the Liturgy and deepening their faith.
- Cantor: For individuals 16 years and older who desire to lead the congregation in song and may perform solos. Must have the ability to read music; an audition is required.
- Musician: For individuals 16 years and older with a proficiency in a musical instrument.
Time Commitment: One Mass each week with some practice time. Schedule will be based on need and availability of cantors.
Time Commitment: One Mass each week with some practice time. Schedule will be based on need and availability.
Mission Statement: Led by the Holy Spirit, lectors use their voices to joyfully proclaim God’s Living Word to the community at Mass.
Volunteer Opportunities: For individuals age 16 and older who have a love for God’s Word and a clear, modulated speaking voice that is reverent in tone and able to be heard and understood by the congregation.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of lectors available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.
Mission Statement: To aid the priest in the Eucharistic celebration of the Mass
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults, high school and college-aged students – prepare for Mass by making sure doors are unlocked and light settings are correct. At the end of Mass, make sure all candles are extinguished, lights are off and doors are locked following the last Mass of the day.
Time Commitment: 10 minutes before and after Mass whenever available
Mission Statement: To enhance and record the celebration of the Mass.
Mission Description: Works with choir, cantor, musicians, lectors and priests to maximize the audio experience of the congregation and create video recordings of Masses, homilies and other special events. Use technology to manage and balance the audio portion of services in the church for all congregants to hear and participate in spoken and sung prayer and to create video recordings of events to be accessed on the parish website or social media.
- Audio Technician – For ages 16 and older, with some technical background or an interest in learning to use a sound board (a good ear). You would be trained and mentored until you are comfortable working alone.
- Video Recording Technician – For ages 16 and older, with some technical background or an interest in video recording. You would be trained and mentored until you are comfortable working alone.
Time Commitment: 20 minutes before and 5 minutes after Mass or special event. One Mass (your choice) per week or every other week according to the schedule and special events as needed.
Time Commitment: 15 minutes before and 5 minutes after Mass or special event. One Mass (your choice) per week or less according to the schedule and special events as needed.
Mission Statement: Create a welcoming and safe atmosphere for worship and ensure liturgies run smoothly.
Mission Description: Greet and welcome everyone, assist anyone with physical needs, arrange for families to take up Offertory gifts, collect and secure the monetary offerings, control flow at Communion, and pass out bulletins to parishioners after Mass.
Volunteer Opportunities: Individuals 16 years or older who are truly concerned with the well-being of all who attend Mass and are protective of monetary offerings.
Time Commitment: Dependent upon the number of usher/greeters available but no more than one Mass or service each week. You will be scheduled for a Mass of your preference using an on-line service with reminder emails when you are serving.
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Mission Statement: To preserve the long-term beauty of our church and parish facilities.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adult men or women – provide carpentry, plumbing, electrical and other maintenance services to repair or improve the parish facilities. Basic maintenance skills required.
Time Commitment: several hours per month as needed
Mission Statement: To maintain accurate information of all parishioners in order to enable communication within the parish.
Volunteer Opportunities: Anyone with computer, social media and/or data entry skills are encouraged to join us to keep the parish census data up-to-date. No age requirement.
Time Commitment: No scheduled meetings. You can volunteer as your schedule permits.
Mission Statement: The financial generosity of our parishioners and donors is used for the physical and spiritual needs of all who come here, for all who suffer, and for our own spiritual well-being and growth.
Ministry Description: Finance Council members are appointed by the Pastor from individuals that have expressed interest in serving in such a capacity. The Council, in support of the pastor, works with the Business Manager in preparing and sharing with the Parish Council the annual budgets for the parish; helps oversee the annual parish budget; advises on expenditures outside of approved budgets; ensures compliance with archdiocesan financial regulations and recommends policies/procedures for the mission of the parish. This ministry requires discernment by the parish priest.
Time Commitment: Council meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm.
Mission Statement: To plant and nurture the parish grounds for all to witness the beauty of God’s creation.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults 18 and over – help plant, weed and water the flower beds around the church and parish grounds.
Time Commitment: Several hours per month during season
Mission Statement: To maintain the beauty of the parish grounds.
Volunteer Opportunities: For adults 18 and over – help mow grass, trim bushes, mulch and other maintenance projects around the parish grounds.
Time Commitment: Several hours per month as needed.
Mission Statement: Assure the accurate count and recording of the precious financial gifts of our parishioners.
Volunteer Opportunities: Adults 21 and over, approved by the pastor, serve on a team to count the Sunday, Holy Day and special collections.
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, once a month, on Mondays
Mission Statement: Guided by the Holy Spirit, discern parish direction and priorities.
Ministry Description: Members are nominated, discerned by the parish priest, drawn randomly and serve a three-year term. The work of the Council includes: serve as a sounding board for the pastor; discern the direction of the parish; review/approve new events for the parish; assist the pastor in establishing policy for the parish; review/approve functions that also involve people from outside the parish; review finances/marketing/fundraising; approve large expenses.
Time Commitment: Council meets once a month, typically the third Monday of the month for 1-2 hours.
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