Support Alpha by joining the hospitality team, set-up/clean-up, kitchen help, AV technical help, musicians, and intercessory prayer team. (2 hours for 11 weeks)
Childcare Helpers provide a safe and loving environment for children ages 1-4 during Mass (teens and adults welcome). (1-2 masses per month)
Children’s and Youth Small Group Leaders and Helpers – Facilitate groups of children, youth, & adults in reflecting in an age-appropriate manner on the weekly gospel readings and making connections to a life of faith in Jesus and his Church. (1-2 hours/week Sept – May)
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leader/Helper – Help the children of our parish encounter the Word of God at Mass in a way they can understand. Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 11 AM & 5:15 PM Masses. (1-2 masses per month)
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Assist in distributing the Eucharist using the utmost reverence during Mass, particularly at the Sat. 5:15 PM, Sun. 7 AM, and Sun 5:15 PM masses. (2 masses per month)
Greeters welcome parishioners & guests by opening doors and assisting those who may need help entering the church. (2 masses per month)
Lectors ensure the Word of God is read at Mass using proper reverence and interpretation. (2 masses per month)
Parking Lot Ministers welcome parishioners & guests as they come onto the property as well as provide direction to ensure the safety of all. (2 masses per month)
Prayer Ministers pray with those who seek prayer after any Mass. (1-2 masses per month)
Special Event Hospitality – Promote & serve the parish community at special events & celebrations. Includes event planning, greeting, & set-up/clean-up. (Varies)
What is “the 511” Anyway?
We have set a goal to engage 511 folks in the ministries at our parish who aren’t currently involved. Our focus is on the following areas that we feel are critical to help us achieve our goals of being a community of invitation, welcome, and growth as disciples.
Our staff went through an exercise of calculating how many new ministers were needed in each ministry area and when we added them up we arrived at 511. For example, we already have many Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, but if we want to offer communion under both species at all five masses, we need 54 more. Similarly, to have thriving Children’s and Student Ministry, we need about 160 more small group leaders.