Service Opportunities

Jun 15, 2021

Share Your Gifts

Romans 12:6-8

“Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: . . . if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; . . . if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.”

    Discipleship

    We have been blessed to serve alongside so many gifted people and we firmly believe in the Church as a body with many parts! If you are on this page it is likely that you have felt the tug to 'give of your firstfruits' in a new or different way.

    Service for God is not one we are shamed or forced into. The Father desires that we freely choose for it. This choice ultimately stems from the great joy of being seen and known by Him. One of which is so exciting and overwhelming that we have to share it.

    Explore the areas and ministries that are in need of your gifts and talents below!

      FAITH FORMATION

      1. Sunday School (PreK-K)

      • Catechist
      • Classroom helper
      • Resource room helper
      2. Family Formation (K-Grade 5)
      • Elementary Resource Room Assistant
      • Large Group / Family Event Assistant
      3. Youth Formation Volunteer Opportunities (Grades 6-12)
      • Middle School Catechist (grades 6-8)
      • Middle School Catechist Substitute (grades 6-8)
      • Middle School Session Setup (materials & AV setup)
      • High School Catechist (grades 9-12)
      • High School Catechist Substitute (grades 9-12)
      • High School Session Setup (materials & AV setup)

        Sign up here.

      4. SJN MOMS Ministry

      SEEKING a wonderful and gentle kid-loving group of adult parishioners and friends to help support the SJN MOMS Ministry two Tuesdays a month from 9:30-11:30 am. Please consider this worthwhile opportunity, whether you are able to commit to every meeting or occasionally! Volunteer's Essential-3 credentials must be current. If interested or have questions, please contact Stephanie at stephaniejlortie@gmail.com or Melissa at melissa.fruechte@gmail.com to sign up or for any questions.

      Dates of Meetings: Nov. 2 & 16, Dec. 7 & 21, Jan. 4 & 18, Feb. 1 & 15, Mar. 1 & 15, Apr. 5 & 19, and May 3 & 17.

      LITURGY & WORSHIP


      1. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Immediate Need

      • Distribute Eucharist at weekend and special liturgies.
      • Training provided.

      2. Lectors Immediate Need

      • Proclaim the Word at weekend and special liturgies.
      • Training provided.

      3. Ushers Immediate Need

      • Greet worshippers as they enter
      • Direct the offertory collection process during Mass
      • Ensure communion is brought to those at Mass with mobility issues
      • Training provided.

      COMMUNICATIONS


      1. Livestreamers

      • Great Resume Builder
      • Training Provided
      • Especially Needed for Saturday/Sunday masses
      • Youth and Young Adults especially welcomed.


      2. Communications Support Team

      • Reach out if you are passionate about bringing the Church into the digital age and/or have experience like:
        Copywriting, Web Design, Digital Marketing, Branding, Communications, Digital Design, or Media Production, Social Media Management

      PASTORAL CARE


      1. Parish Health Ministry Immediate Needs

      • Responsible for increasing awareness in individuals of the relationship between faith, health, and emotional healing.
      • Provide coordination, education, and support in the areas of family health.
      • Assist with monthly blood pressure screenings (will commence as soon as it is permitted per COVID guidelines).

      2. Communion Ministry to the Homebound Immediate Needs

      • Caregivers will bring Eucharist to and pray with homebound individuals and to those in special circumstances, i.e., assisted living facilities.
      • Training provided.

      3. Lay Presiders at Senior Living Facilities Immediate Needs

      • Lay Presiders to offer Word and Communion Services at Eagan Pointe, Brookdale and/or The Commons on Marice on a rotating schedule.
      • Training provided

      JUSTICE & CHARITY

      Food Network Immediate Need

      • The Open Door ("the food shelf") needs volunteers to handle food donated at SJN.
        (Timeline: Beginning September 2021 - typically the 4th weekend of each month unless otherwise stated.)
        • Food Trailer Handlers: On Sundays, pick up trailer from the food shelf, drop off trailer at SJN for loading, load trailer at SJN, return trailer to the food shelf, and unload donated food at the food shelf.
        • Food Handlers: Load donated food from the SJN Gathering Space into the trailer.
        • Food Giver: Donate food to the food shelf once a month.