Behind the scenes ministry needs
There are many behind the scenes opportunities or needs that occur only occasionally or things you can assist with once a year or once a week or only on occasion.
Holy Water Fountains
Sign up to clean the Holy Water fountains and then fill them with Holy Water. When the Holy Water receptacle is low refill with water and ask Father to bless it.
Soiled towels & dishcloths
Pick up the soiled towels and dish cloths from the kitchen and launder them
Check the albs (server’s robes)
Make sure then have been hung up, take soiled albs and launder them make sure they are back within a week
and towels used during mass. (currently being done)
Sign up to come in on Monday morning and count the collection. This is always a team effort. Usually 6 people, or you can sign up just to sub on occasion when the regular counters are gone on vacation.
Contact John 907-333-5544
Entering data into the computer or record baptisms
These two positions are filled at this time.
Occasional needs at church. Pull the missalettes and put the new ones in.
In the spring we always need people willing to bring a broom and help sweep the parking lot
Getting involved not only helps our parish,
it is also a wonderful way to get to know other parishioners.
Ministry is all about relationships
Other Ministry Opportunities
All Are Needed
If you are thinking about volunteering but have questions or would like more information... let us know! John at the office 333-5544.
Cantor /Small Choir
St Anthony Knights of Columbus
are busy men and integral to the parish. From September to May they cook a yummy pancake breakfast the third Sunday of each month.
To kick-off Lent they host a fish fry.
They are the leaders and the cooks for our parish picnic. Once a year they host a n auction and spaghetti dinner. and they sell raffle ticket to help raise funds too.
The $$$ they contribute help our youth group and the parish over all.
There are flyers in the back of the church on how to become a Knight. Check out some of their work in the slide show.
Call John at the office 907-333-5544 if you can help once or twice a year.
Fellowship: Making coffee and serving doughnuts~ this can be a family ministry. You can sign up for every week to serve after the 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. mass even just once a month, or you can just agree to pick up the doughnuts so they are at the church in time to serve them.
Greeting & welcoming people as they enter the church and downstairs, especially looking for those sitting alone.
Hospitality: As a parish dedicated to the mission that “All are welcome” all parishioners are potential volunteers to serve as the Welcoming Committee.
On Holy Saturday there is always a need to have parishioners who will help decorate with the Easter memorial plants and keep them watered during the Easter Season
During Advent - Coordinating the Christmas Poinsettia memorial plants. This means selling them or gathering a team, to help sell, after each mass for one or possibly two weekends, arranging for pickup from Bells Nursery, placing the memorial or in honor of label on each one. Helping place them, if you are able and keeping them watered during the Christmas season, then disposing of them. You can gather a team to do any or all of this.
All Are Welcome
Edit and publish the bulletin. Current Editor is Chris Dalsfoist at firstname.lastname@example.org. Beside editing folks are needed to assist in running the bulletin every Friday on the Risograph and/or help with folding, and then carry them over and place them in the boxes in the church. Training provided. Contact John at the office. 333-5544
Liturgical Receptions : Volunteers are needed to plan, coordinate, prepare and arrange food, host and cleanup for a variety of events including receptions following First Communion, Confirmation, and the Easter Vigil.
Duties vary according to the event.
Sandy Foreman 907-274-1490
Funeral Receptions: We do not currently have a coordinator for this ministry.