Give your time in a ministry that speaks to your interests and talents. During our Sunday worship, you can serve as an altar server, a lector, a choir member, or a greeter at the door. Beyond Mass, take communion to the sick, teach children as a catechist, welcome new parishioners, garden on our campus, and more.
ACTS Retreats are designed to facilitate the personal spiritual growth of adult lay Catholics. Parishioners who are former ACTS retreatants serve on teams to present retreats. Parishioners who are former ACTS team members serve on the ACTS core team, which selects each retreat’s director and oversees the facilitation of ACTS retreats.
Agape Meal Ministry
The Agape Meal Ministry provides meals to grieving families upon the death of a parishioner. This ministry works in teams, each team assigned a different month. These meals are prepared for the family and brought to the Henke Hall for the reception after the funeral Mass and internment.
Altar Care Ministry
The Altar Care Ministry serves the parish by keeping the church sanctuary clean and prepared for weekend liturgies. Assigned teams clean the church on Friday, ensuring everything in the church is prepared and presentable for the weekend.
Altar Linen Ministry
Altar Linen Ministry volunteers wash, clean, dry, iron, and fold liturgical linens (purificators, etc) to keep them in proper condition for use at Mass. On assigned Masses, a volunteer will take home all the linens used at that particular Mass.
Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon during Masses, special celebrations, weddings and funerals. Family members (spouses, parent and child, or siblings) are encouraged to serve together.
Career Transformation helps individuals, who are unemployed, underemployed or unhappily employed, to reflect prayerfully on their situation and develop skills for moving into a new and better situation.
Catechist teachers volunteer their time to teach children about Catholicism. Full curriculum and classroom management training is provided. Catechists serve the parish by forming our youth in the faith.
Children’s Liturgy Ministers
The 11:15 Mass incorporates a Children’s Liturgy that takes place during the Liturgy of the Word. Children go to the Day Chapel and hear the word of God for the week in simplified language. Volunteers help facilitate this special time.
Eucharistic Ministers, also called Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, serve at Mass by distributing Holy Communion to the congregation. Training is provided.
Eucharistic Bread Making
Eucharistic Bread Making Ministry volunteers bake the bread used at the consecration during Mass. Volunteers are trained and given the prescribed and approved recipe.
Life Matters Ministry
This group meets regularly to plan events and initiatives that promote respect for human dignity and life from the moment of conception to natural death. This photo shows attendees enjoying refreshments at the last Life Matters Fair.
Volunteers with the gardening and landscape ministry serve the parish by organizing garden mornings at the parish. Garden mornings offer volunteers the opportunity to work on the parish gardens and keep the campus beautiful.
The St. Francis of Assisi Health and Wellness Ministry’s mission is to provide resources and support that will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. We aim to provide health education, nutritious meal preparation demos, and fun, supportive exercise groups. We’re building a welcoming, encouraging, and comfortable place for all to learn and explore ways to good health.
Hospitality ministers welcome all who enter the doors of the church with a sincere smile, warm handshake, and genuine hello. Ministers also seat people, distribute worship aids and bulletins, assist with collections and provide crisis assistance if needed.
Lectors and Commentators
Lectors proclaim scripture readings during the Mass. Commentators read the prayers of the faithful and the announcements. During Baptisms, commentators have additional duties. Exceptional reading skills are required and training is provided.
Liturgical Environment volunteers enhance our worship environment by preparing and decorating the church, as appropriate for each liturgical season.
Mass Coordinators prepare sufficient quantities of Communion bread and wine and find replacement ministers as needed. Please contact Fr. Tony to discuss this opportunity to serve.
Music Ministry Choir members share vocal and instrumental talents at Masses, funerals and special events. Teens are encouraged to join the Sunday evening Life Teen choir. A hand bell choir performs occasionally. A children’s Christmas choir (2nd graders and older) practice late November in preparation for a mid-December concert and participation at the 4 pm Christmas Eve Mass.
New Parishioner Welcome Ministry
Welcome Ministry volunteers phone new parishioners to welcome them to the parish, share information about parish ministries and groups, and invite them to a welcome dinner at the pastor’s home.
Sick and Homebound Ministry
Communion Ministry to the Home-Bound volunteers take Holy Communion to parishioners who cannot attend Mass due to physical condition, illness, or other reasons.
Prayer Blanket Ministry
Prayer Blanket Ministry volunteers sew blankets while praying for specific intentions of an ill person. Prayer blankets are then delivered to those who are seriously ill.