Volunteer Opportunities

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is continually striving to build a vibrant community in which every parishioner plays an active role. We welcome your time, talents and gifts in our parish community! Guided by the Holy Spirit, we believe we can make a difference in our parish and the larger surrounding community.

There are many ways to participate in parish life. We offer opportunities for all levels of involvement. Head a committee, volunteer weekly, monthly, or just occassionally. Maybe you are unable to get out much, but can cook or bake something for an event or a person/family in need.  You might like to reach out and make phone calls, or cut out angels for the angel tree. Our goal is to have a variety of opportunities to involve as many parishioners as possible.   

Please check out the volunteer opportunities below. Then spend some time prayerfully reflecting on where you feel your time and talents can help build up our community and the kingdom of God! Downloadable Volunteer Form 

    
    Catechists- Kindergarten through High School
    Young Adult Ministry
    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
    RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children)
    Adult Ministry
    Sacramental Preparation 


    Altar Servers- info here
    Eucharistic Ministers-info here
    Readers- info here
    Music Ministry- info here

    Welcome New Parishioners- we are always looking for ideas to welcome our new members
    Cooking/Baking- Can't necessarily come to an event but love to cook or bake? There are opporunities throughout the year for your donations. Bake sales, special events, food for funerals, potlucks, food for those who are sick, etc.  
    Funeral Receptions- provide food, assist with serving, set up/clean up
    Pot lucks- assist with planning, provide food, help with set up/clean up
    Coffee & Donuts- Serve food/drinks, help with set up/clean up


Even if you cannot serve in a volunteer capacity-please join us at these events, have some fun and socialize with fellow parishioners!
    Ministry Fair- Scheduled each September. Help with set up/tear down, assist with hospitality (snacks/coffee/beverages), decorate, help at a ministry table,
    Pot Luck Luncheons- decorate, cook/bake food to share, set up/clean up, 
    Easter Egg Hunt- donate plastic eggs or candy, help fill & sort eggs, hide eggs, lead a group to hunt eggs, assist with refreshments, decorate hall, dress  up as the Easter Bunny (costume provided) 
    Trunk or Treat- decorate your car and share treats, donate refreshments, help serve refreshments, donate a door prize
    Living Nativity- Held Christmas Eve. Help build the set and props, organize 'actors', make/mend costumes, be an actor (no dialog)    

Make sure to invite family, friends and neighbors to join us at our various fundraising events!
    Fall Festival- Scheduled each October. Chair an event/activity/booth; volunteer during the day; sell raffle tickets; donate baked goods, yard sale items,   crafts; help with set-up/clean-up or both. 
    Silent Auction- help procure donations, decorate, assist evening of event, provide food.
    Spring Yard Sale-donate your gently used treasures, help sort and price donations, help sell the day of event, assist with set-up/clean-up.
    50/50 Fundraisers- purchase or help sell tickets!

    Matthew 25- The Matthew 25 Project was formed so parishioners could help other parishioners in need. We are a community and a family. We help each other. Please share your talents!  An updated volunteer list is being created to connect your time & talents with those who need a helping hand. Individuals or teams will be contacted as needs arise. Consider sharing your abilities in any of the following ways: yard work, housecleaning, transportation, home-cooked meals, visitation of the sick and homebound. Have a talent not listed here? Let Kate know how you wish to help.
    Bereavement Ministry- currently not active. If you have experience, or would be willing to lead this most needed ministry, please reach out to Kate.

    Summer Underwear/School Supply Drive- help organize event, donate supplies, assist in delivering donations
    Fall Food Drive- donate food, help with delivery of food to Catholic Charities/St. Ann Neighborhood Youth Center
    Christmas Angel Tree- help cut out angels; put up and place angels on tree(s), donate a gift, sort and bag returned gifts

    Church Pew Crew- biweekly dusting and cleaning inside the church/Chapel.
    Church Yard Clean up- annual event to do cleaning, pruning and planting in the churchyard.
    Flower care during Easter and Christmas- tend to flowers/plants in the church.
    Carpenters/Handy folks- sometimes things break or we need assistance with minor repair work.

    Bulletin Stuffing
    Mass Mailings
    Making phone calls


    Audio Visual- Familiar with FaceBook Live and other social media?  We need additional people to assist with the 9:00am Live Stream Mass. 
    Photographs- it is always nice to share with parishioners what is going on. If you snapped a good photo of an event you attended at the parish or while doing some outreach-send it to Carol in the office so she can possibly share it on FaceBook, our website or in some other way. 
    Seamstresses- costume sewing or repair, creating banners and other decorative items for use in the church/parish hall.    

Do you have a talent that is not listed here? Do you have an idea to help engage fellow parishioners? Please reach out to Kate in the office. She is always interested in hearing your ideas.