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Living Our Discipleship through Service, Gifts and Spirit

Participation is a vital part of our faith community. We have need of many people with a broad array of skills, abilities, and commitment levels. Please consider where you might contribute at St. Josaphat!

Sign Up Here  or call the Parish Office at 773 327 8955

Helping Hands Volunteers Sign Up Here

Children's Liturgy of the Word Sign Up Here

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Descriptions of Opportunities for Service at St. Josaphat

Liturgical

  • Eucharistic Ministers distribute Holy Communion.*
  • Lectors proclaim the scripture readings at weekend Masses.*
  • Seasonal Church Decorators outfit the church seasonally (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.)
  • Ushers welcome people into church and take up the collection.
  • Wedding Coordinators ensure weddings and wedding rehearsals run smoothly.
  • Sacristans keep order in the sacristy and prepare the altar for Mass.

Music

  • Adult Choir sings at the 10 am Mass September–June. No formal training needed.
  • Cantors lead the congregation in song, sing various texts from the liturgy.

Outreach

  • Giving Tree Committee Volunteers coordinate the needs of partnering organizations with parishioners’ generosity to provide gifts to those in need at Christmas.
  • Helping Hands Ministry Shoppers pick up supplies for the Homeless Outreach Program on Tuesdays.
  • Helping Hands Ministry Volunteers distribute a lunch and drink to the homeless, Mon–Fri, 9:15–11 am.
  • Ministers of Care bring communion to the homebound.
  • Service Team plans quarterly service projects.

Events

  • ​Retreat Planning Team plans the annual parishwide ​​retreat​.
  • SeptemberFest: plan and execute our largest parish community event.
  • Unity Gala: plan and execute our largest annual fundraiser.

Education

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word Leaders help children understand the Word of God at the 10:00 am Mass.
  • PreCana Couples help engaged couples prepare for marriage during a one-day workshop.
  • RCIA Sponsors are friends and guides to candidates considering full membership in the Catholic Church.*
  • Religious Education Catechists, Aides and Monitors assist with Religious Ed on Tuesday evenings.
  • SPRED (SPecial Religious Education) Friends help nourish the spiritual lives of parishioners with special needs.
  • Vacation Bible School Helpers provide a fun environment for 4–10 year olds to learn about Jesus for one week during the summer.
  • Youth Ministry Leaders assist the Youth Group in planning and activities.

Councils

  • Parish Development Council pursues strategies for parish’s financial stability.
  • Finance Council assists with planning and monitoring the parish budget and annual report.
  • Parish Pastoral Council gives input to the pastor for determining the direction of the parish.
  • School Board supports the School Administration in implementing new and existing policies.

Groups

  • Boomers Plus Club: St. Josaphat Boomers meet for social and charitable events.
  • Men’s Club meets for low-key social events.
  • ​Men’s Spirituality meets on Saturdays at 6:30 am​​ in a small group format​.
  • ​Tots Playgroup: informal playgroup that meets in the Fireplace Room on Thursdays at 10 am.​
  • Parish Men's Volleyball:  meets Mondays from 8:30pm - 10pm in the gym.
  • Parish Men's Basketball:  meets Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:30pm - 10pm in the gym.

* Open to adult parishioners who have made their First Communion & Confirmation.





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