Christmas in July

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

Communion to the Hombound and Nirsing Home Ministry

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.

Communion to Hospital Patients

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.

Communion Service at Marymount

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.

Growing Project Ministry

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.
Volunteer Opportunities:

    1. Co-Coordinator – For adults 21 or older; learn about the project and have a passion for sustainable food security/marketing

Time Commitment: 2 hours per month, day or evening; occasional off-campus meeting

    1. Treasurer – For adults 21 or older; keep record of donors on the computer; count money once a year

Time Commitment: 5 hours per year, day or evening

    1. Harvest Festival Planner – for creative adults 21 or older; collaborate on planning a celebration event

Time Commitment: 10 hours/year, day, evening or weekend

    1. Event Photographer – For individuals 18 or older; own a camera and can attend events and take pictures

Time Commitment: 20 minutes per month, day, evening or weekend

    1. Fundraiser Help: – For families, adults and children; be present at events and share information

Time Commitment: 3 hours for 2 weekends each year

  1. Facebook friend – For all ages; be interested in the project and willing to share posts

Time Commitment: As needed, day, evening or weekend

Loving Stitches

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.

Quilting

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

Spirit of Christmas Giving Tree

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)
Volunteer Opportunities:

    1. 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.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours during Christmas season

  1. For adults only – sort, check and wrap donated Christmas gifts

Time Commitment: whatever your availability for an all-day event on the 2nd Monday of December