Parish Life

Please contact us at any time if you are wish to join any of the following!
 

Pastoral Care                                         

Hospital visits                                      
Home visits                                         
Call home-bound regularly                    
Provide rides for elderly    

Parish Support

Parish newsletter
Church decorating
Mary Garden/Grounds
Building & Grounds
Volunteer Church maintenance

Religious Education                                                                   

• Catechist/Teacher                            
Office help during classes
Substitute Teacher                          
• Christmas Drama Helper
Teacher aide                                     
• Vacation Bible School
Nursery volunteer

Youth Ministry

Chaperone for youth events                           
• Assist with fund raising
• Plan/chair youth ministry events           
• Be a member of YM Team
• Be a Catholic Heart Work Camp participant or chaperone

     Youth Center Schedule 2016

Christian Service

Provide meal for someone in recovery
Assist w/holiday food drive or Christmas gifts
Make/Serve food for funeral luncheons-St. Joseph’s Guild
•Volunteer to call for food donations for funeral luncheons

Groups

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Knights of Columbus
St. Martin’s Council of Catholic Women (H.A.L.O.S.)

Parish Social Life

Serve Sunday morning coffee & donuts    
Help with Lenten Breakfast
Help with Welcoming new parishioners     
Help with Lenten Soup Suppers
Help with Anything Goes Party (winter)      
Help with Parish Picnic (summer)

Fundraisers

Golf Outing (summer)
Scrip Sales (after Masses)
Rummage Sale (summer)

Liturgy (training required & provided)

Lector
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Altar Server – youth or adult   
Usher
Sacristan (care of altar linens)
Mass Coordinator (set up for Mass)
Choir, traditional or youth (circle)

Contacts

• Parish Council: Chad Hessling 506-5648
• Finance Council: Leo Swiat 808-0661
• Scrip: Dave Koseck 649-1629
• Worship/Spiritual: 649-1629
• The Sacraments: Parish Office 649-1629
• Social Commission: Adam & Arlea Swager 626-0259


The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our parish has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our parish life are the various parish ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and others, such as youth ministry, men's and women's groups, and the annual parish bazaar, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new parish ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading the weekly bulletin, just in case you've misplaced the one you received at Mass. You’ll also want to check the parish calendar for a list of events and mass schedules.

Our parish has a rich history in our town, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of our bishop. Who we are today is based on who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parish.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our parish, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.