Duties include unlocking the church, turning on lights and microphone, setting up for Mass (putting out chalice, water, wine, hosts.) Also may be responsible for setting up for weddings and funerals. The time commitment is four hours a week, every six weeks.
Adults to proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Volunteers need to have the ability to speak in public and a willingness to prepare and practice the readings. Training is provided. A time commitment of one Mass, every 2-3 months.
Lectors for Weekday Masses
Adults to proclaim the Word of God at weekday Mass. Volunteers need to have the ability to speak in public and a willingness to prepare and practice the readings. A time commitment of two masses, once a month.
Ushers assist with seating parishioners, collecting monetary offerings, distribute bulletins and tidy up Church for the next mass. The time commitment of 1 hour per week as scheduled.
Volunteers are needed to represent the parish at weekend Masses by carrying the gifts to the altar at offertory time. The time commitment of 1 hour per week as needed.
Adult acolytes are ministers of the Word and Cross at the table of the Lord. They assist the celebrant at the altar. Must be strong enough to carry the cross and candles, and agile enough to walk the steps with ease. Training is provided. Length of service is one year or longer. The time commitment of one hour as scheduled, usually Wednesday and Friday at 8 AM Mass and sometimes for funerals.
Youth in grades 4-8 are invited to assist the Celebrant with the liturgy as altar servers. Training is offered once a year. The time commitment is 1-2 hours per month.
Adults needed to assist the Celebrant in the distribution of the Body & Blood of Jesus to the congregation. Training provided. Participants are commissioned for three years.
Extraordinary Ministers for the Home Bound
To visit the sick and be able to administer comfort and a smile with those who cannot attend Mass by bringing the good news of the Gospel and prayer. A booklet and training provided. Length of service commitment is one year, and time commitment is one hour twice in eight weeks.
As a participant in grief ministry, you need a listening ear and find time to assist others in their grief. Services of this ministry include: meet with family of those departed and plan the liturgy involving family members. Follow up calls two weeks, three months, six months, and later. Send a sympathy card from the parish. Plan memorial Mass and candle ceremony remembering the deceased.
Church Environment – Seasonal
Purchasing, making, organizing, planning, decorating, taking down, and packing away decorations that are put up during the holidays. Length of service commitment is two years. Time commitment varies per holiday, Easter about 4-6 hours one time, and Christmas depends on how many volunteers, and when allowed to decorate.
Church Environment – Plants
Plant seasonal flower in containers, weed grotto and sign area as needed, and remove dead foliage and replace with fresh. Water and fertilize as needed. Length of service is a two-year commitment. The time commitment is 3-5 hours per week (less in winter months more in spring and summer months.)