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Volunteers are always needed for short and long term projects. If you are not sure where you would like to volunteer, please call Beverly at 972-492-3237 ext 127 to discuss the different opportunities available that fit your strengths.
Wedding Coordinator Assistant:
Wedding assistants help the Wedding Coordinator in several ways: organize the bridal party processional, pin on boutonnieres, put printed programs on a table, help with the distribution of communion among other preparations as needed. Contact Micheal Cervantes.
Funeral Coordinator Assistant:
Funeral assistants help the Liturgist for funerals: help families place the pall on the casket, bring in the thurible and incense, and help with the distribution of communion if needed. Contact Micheal Cervantes.
This ministry cares for the altar linens, towels, and occasionally, the servers albs. Ministers are responsible for picking up the laundry, washing and ironing at their home, and returning it to the church sacristy. Each member is scheduled to serve approximately once every eight weeks. Contact Micheal Cervantes.
Environmental/ Liturgical Designers:
This ministry is responsible for creating the “look” of the liturgical season in our worship space by using symbols, colors, light and all forms of decoration. The team consists of designers (those who plan for each season), decorators (those who assist in setting up and taking down the liturgical decorations), plant care people (those who water and maintain the indoor plants), and floral designers. We need people with creative abilities, as well as “worker bees” (no experience necessary). We meet as needed. Contact Micheal Cervantes.
The Music Ministry consists of cantors, adult and children’s choir, accompanists, and instrumentalists that serve at the weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Contact Micheal Cervantes.
Do you have a background in journalism or marketing? Are you a skilled writer, editor, photographer, and/or videographer? If so, please consider joining St. Catherine of Siena’s marketing/communications committee. For more information, please contact Veronica Marks at 972-804-9191 or email [email protected].
Homecare assistance to the elderly, ill, and homebound:
Throughout the year our parish has requests for special assistance a few hours per week such as cleaning homes, taking people to doctors, grocery shopping, rides to Mass, as well as other special needs which may arise. If you feel that this is a calling for you and you are looking for ways to help others, especially the elderly, contact me. Whatever time you have available is sincerely appreciated. Contact Rosemary Manganilla: [email protected]
Greeters at Mass:
Members of the community are called to welcome and extend hospitality to others. We stand at the entry to the church greeting those who enter for a weekend Mass. Contact: Jeanette Page at [email protected] or call 972-492-3237 ext. 126.
We provide a personal welcome to new members with an invitation to a get together where we greet the family, share ways to get connected to the parish, and answer any questions. Contact: Jeanette Page, [email protected]; 972-492-3237 ext. 126.
Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick:
Trained and commissioned to bring the Eucharist to the ill and infirmed residents of our parish whether at home, hospital, assisted living, or nursing home.
Promotes the sanctity of human life from conception until natural death by educating parishioners on all pro-life issues as taught by the Church, through active involvement in right to life activities and events, as well as informing them on decisions reached by the government on right to life issues.
Shawls of Comfort and Joy:
Ministry of crocheting or knitting shawls to be given to people for various reasons such as grief, illness or to mark a happy occasion such as births, baptism or marriage. The shawls are blessed before they are given to the recipients.
St. Vincent De Paul Society:
Non-Profit social service organization of trained ministers who provide short-term assistance to those falling upon hard times and personal crisis, while preserving the individual’s self-esteem, regardless of their race or religion.
Marriage Preparation Sponsor Couple:
Sponsor couples work through materials from the Fully Engaged marriage preparation questionnaire to help couple prepare for a lifelong marriage. Contact the office at 972-492-3237 for more information.
This ministry is open to those who can help others when needed, not on a regular basis. When a member of our parish requests temporary assistance we will contact you for such things as a meal, grocery shopping, light housework, transportation etc. If you would like to be a member of the Special Needs team, contact Rosemary Manganilla, 972-492-3237 ext. 113, [email protected]
Faith Formation Ministry:
The faith formation volunteers at St. Catherine of Siena are given the charge to lead the community in its forward movement in growth, knowledge and love. The volunteers will impact the faith formation of the parishoners in two areas: Knowing the faith (why) and living the faith (how). Click here for volunteer opportunities.
We offer ways to bring our community to others through the Eucharist, in times of sorrow, in times of support, through prayer and service, and by providing resources to meet basic needs of individuals and families. Through collaborative efforts with liturgy, hospitality, and formation, we seek to strengthen our parish community. Click here for opportunities to serve.
The vision for the Hospitality team at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church is to extend Christ’s welcome to all, beyond the Mass and other spiritual activities, by promoting involvement within the parish community. Click here for community events needing volunteers.
The Liturgy Ministry has volunteer opportunities during all Masses. Click here to learn more.