Stewardship Time and Talent Information
Stewardship is about living the life that God calls all of us to live. How are you as a member of the Cathedral responding to God’s call? We invite you to read the information below about those ministries you are called by God to share your Time and Talent with the community.
"Where your treasure is, there your heart will be; all that you possess will never set you free. Seek the things that last, come and learn from me; where your treaure is your heart will be."
Read below for descriptions of each Ministry.
Sacristan: Prepare the sacred vessels for liturgy; coordinate other liturgical ministries during Mass. Sacristans should be a trained Eucharistic minister as well. Training provided.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: Anyone who has received the sacrament of confirmation can become involved with this ministry. Training provided.
Reader [Lector]: Proclaim the scriptures during Mass. Training provided.
Mass Server: Ages 4th grade through adult. Families are encouraged to share in this ministry together. Training provided.
Usher/Greeter: Assist with taking the collection during Mass, welcoming parishioners and guests to liturgies.
Principal Choir: Sing for the Sunday 11am Mass and major feasts. Weekly Wednesday rehearsals during the months of October, December, March and May in the Cathedral chapel from 6:30-8pm.
Volunteer Cantors: Lead the Psalms and hymns for our weekend Liturgical Celebrations. Strong sight reading abilities required. Contact the director to set up an audition.
Volunteer Instrumentalist: We need all accomplished instrumentalist such as flute, oboe, trumpet, strings, guitar, organ, piano. Our orchestral instrumentalists are also part of the Cathedral summer orchestra. This group performs during the months of July and August every summer.
Cathedral Women's Ensemble: Sing chant and two and three part music. Rehearsal Wednesday during September, November, February, April. Sing for the 11am Mass on the 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month.
Men's Chant Choir: Sing Gregorian chant and other polyphonic music. Rehearsal: 1st and 2nd Wednesday September, November, February and April at 6:30pm. Sing the for the 11amMass the Sunday following.
St. Cecelia Handbell Ensemble: Bell ringers who perform on the 5th Sunday of each month and rehearse at 6:30pm on the previous Wednesday and perform special music during the 11am Mass the following Sunday. The handbell ringers also play on Christmas morning and other special Cathedral events.
Weekend Lunches: Preparing and serving sack lunches to guests on Saturday and Sunday. Commitment of one day per month.
Food Pick-up: Pick –up food supplies for weekend lunch program. Commitment of 2-4 hours per week during the day.
Emergency Assistance: Assist helping clients, sorting food and clothing. Weekday availability.
Health and Wellness: Help plan and deliver a variety of activities that enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the parish community. Experience in the health field helpful but not necessary.
Senior Caring: Respond to the various short-term needs of parishioners and neighbors such as home visits, and transportation to and from medical appointments.
Morning Glory Cafe: Help prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless and poor in our area
Catechumenate Sponsor: Sponsor a person seeking to join the church through Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Training provided; weekly gatherings.
Infant Baptism Preparation: Assist parents, setup for baptism rehearsals and offer hospitality for families.
Returning Catholics: For those wishing to return to the church after being away from active involvement. Meets monthly.
Marriage Preparation: Lead couples are needed to work closely with engaged couples to process compatibility surveys and entering into frank discussions concerning readiness for marriage.
Adult Confirmation: For persons (18 or older) who are baptized Catholic but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sessions held twice monthly several months prior to Summer Confirmation Liturgy.
Young Adult Group: Group meets regularly to learn more about our faith and meet socially with other young adults in the parish. Members range in age 21 to mid-forties, married and single.
Community Life and Special Events
Knights of Columbus: The Msgr. Ernest J. Fiedler Council 14489 Knights of Columbus is an organization of men dedicated to service on behalf of the community.
Cathedral Guild: This is an organization that provides great leadership to the care of the cathedral facility and community. It's purpose is to nurture and care for the Cathedral and its people.
AREAS TO VOLUNTEER
Guild membership is open to men and women who want to help care for the Cathedral and its people.
Office Assistance: Periodic assistance in the rectory office with mailings, answering the phone, and general office work.
Computer Skills: Individuals with expertise in web site design/management, data entry, and word processing.
Graphic Design: Work with Cathedral staff to create flyers, brochures, etc. needed in the various ministries.
Photographer/Writer: Work with staff to prepare family/individual parishioner features for the weekly bulletin and other special interest information.
Other Talents and Skills: Those talents and skills not mentioned that you are willing to share (carpentry, plumbing, gardening, electrical, etc)
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