Volunteer Opportunities

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Returning to public Masses requires volunteers

We’ve been away for over 3 months, and we have not needed as many volunteers. Now that we are returning to celebrate Mass as a community, we need folks to return to service at our church home.

Many things have changed including those who are encouraged to volunteer. As many of our volunteers before COVID-19 now find themselves in the group susceptible to the effects of the Coronavirus, we need a new group of parishioners to help out at Mass so that we can offer public Masses to our church family.

We need help with:

  • Audio/Visual Ministry
  • Role: Running sound for the readers and musicians, running sound and video for the live stream feed, monitor the live video for technical issues on the receiving end of the live stream feed
    • 2 volunteers per Saturday Mass – Live Stream Video & Sound
    • 1 volunteer each Sunday Mass – Sound
    • 1 – 2 volunteers each weekday Mass – Live Stream & Sound
    • (open to all High School Age and Up)
  • Church Environment Ministry
  • Role: Caring for flowers in the sanctuary and preparing for seasonal celebrations
    • 1 – 2 Lead Ministers willing to create a plan for each season
    • 1 – 2 volunteers per week for flowers/plant care
    • 5 – 10 volunteers for seasonal changes
    • (open to all)
  • Hospitality and Usher Ministry
  • Role: Welcoming parishioners to Mass, monitoring the Mass Reservation List, helping attendees find their seats for Mass, dismissing rows for the Communion Procession, assisting with the collection.
    • 3 volunteers per Weekend Mass
    • 1 volunteer per Weekday Mass
    • (open to all High School Age and Up)
  • Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
  • Role: Assisting with the distribution of Communion at Mass or at the end of the Mass as required by COVID-19 guidelines.
    • 3 volunteers per Weekend Mass
    • 1 volunteer per Weekday Mass
    • (open to all Confirmed Catholics High School Age and Up)
  • Lector/Reader Ministry
  • Role: Proclaiming the Word of God and assisting with the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.
    • 1 volunteer per Mass
    • (open to all Confirmed Catholics High School Age and Up)
  • Music Ministry
  • Role: Providing music for the Mass to help the assembly pray and prepare their hearts to experience Jesus in the sacrifice of the Mass
    • 1 cantor volunteer per weekend Mass
    • Instrumentalists – piano, guitar, organ, etc. are welcomed as well
    • Vocalists for Weddings and Funerals as needed
    • (open to all)
  • Sacristan Ministry
  • Role: Preparing the sacred vessels and books prior to Mass, monitoring during the Mass to what may be needed during the celebration
    • 1 volunteer per Mass
    • (open to all Confirmed Catholic Adults)

Those who do volunteer have an automatically reserved seat for their family at that Mass.

Please Note:

  • We are unable to have altar servers at this time. Those Middle School age and up are welcome to join the Music Ministry. Those highs school age and up are welcome to help with the Audio/Visual Ministry.
  • Please review this Powerpoint presentation about COVID-19 safety. It is required training by the Archdiocese for all volunteers and employees (any person who is interacting with the public on behalf of Sacred Heart).
  • E-mail Theresa Galvez tgalvez@sacredheart.org and let her know in what capacity you are willing to help and that you have reviewed the Powerpoint presentation.

Thank you for your generosity of time and talent.