Time & Talent Continued

  1. Media Ministry (SD) Volunteers who have an interest in technology  ill enjoy this ministry. They operate the mixing (sound) board for audio and laptop computer for the video/digital ministry at SD church. Also needed are persons who have an interest in preparing PowerPoint presentations for Mass.

AGES:  Adults, high school teens, and middle school students with a parent.
TIME COMMITMENT: Once or twice per month, at weekend, holy day, and/or funeral Masses.

Lifelong Faith Formation Faith formation is growing in one’s relationship with God.  By understanding the Bible and faith traditions, we can deepen our spiritual life and practices by participating in our faith community.

CONTACT if questions: Kate Reidl  920-458-5390 [email protected]

  1. Faith Formation Committee Support, advise, and assist Faith Formation staff.  Plan and/or help at family, student, & other events.

AGES: Adults.

  1. Catechist/Co-catechist/Helper for thru 6th grade
  2. Small group leader for 7th and 8th grade

Catechists for elementary and middle school faith formation programs pass on their faith and Catholic teachings to the children and youth of our parishes. All classes are held at the SD campus. Teaching responsibilities may be shared with a co-catechist. Lesson plans, catechist manuals, training sessions, and activities are provided. All leaders must be safe guard trained.

AGES: Adults and high school teens.
TIME COMMITMENT: Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. and/or Wednesday afternoons at 5 p.m., from mid-September thru April. Some prep time is required.

  1. Small Group Leaders/Helpers for the High School Program Adults of all ages and talents are needed for the f program. Help is needed as small group leaders, group service project chaperones, retreat small group leaders and youth group leaders. You can choose the area in which you wish to help. All leaders must be safe guard trained.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Based on program need and individual availability.
CONTACT if questions: Dylan 458-5390  [email protected]

  1. Summer Vacation Bible School Helpers Volunteers are needed to help younger children in different activity areas as counselors, or to help with the opening program.

AGES: Teens and adults.
TIME COMMITMENT:  mid-June, and as available to help set up.

  1. Adult Faith Formation-Small Group Leaders Adult faith formation allows us to actively learn and live Jesus’ call by equipping adults to deepen our relationship with Jesus and to share our faith as disciples. This includes bible study groups, but so much more…it involves creating opportunities to meet people where they are in their relationship with Christ.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Weekly, monthly, and one-evening opportunities all-year long.
CONTACT if questions: Kym  [email protected]

  1. R.C.I.A. Program Assistants and Mentors

AGES: Adults and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: At most, weekly throughout the school year.
CONTACT if questions: Faith Formation Office 920-458-5390

Human Concerns The Human Concerns Ministry works to recognize and respond to the human needs of our parishioners, neighboring parishes, the Sheboygan interfaith community, and the world, serving the needs of all children, families, individuals, and elderly.  This ministry includes the following projects: "Thanksgiving Food Box Project", "Tree of Hope Giving Project" during Advent, and "Mitten Tree".

  1. Human Concerns Committee This committee is composed of all the chairpersons of the  within Human Concerns, and some members at large. Each parish, as well as the Hispanic community, has its own human concerns committee, collaborating on various community driven events and activities.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Varies, based on one's availability. Quarterly evening meetings.

  1. North Side Christian Food Pantry The  Christian Food Pantry is located on the SD Campus and is open every Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed on Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon, or noon to 2:30 p.m. Another opportunity to help is on the Monday morning following the monthly food collection.

AGES: Adults,  nd families.
TIME COMMITMENT: Varies, based on one’s availability.

  1. Other Community Outreach

Emmaus Meal Program Volunteers provide a hot mid-day Saturday  offer fellowship to approximately 150 to 200 guests at the Sheboygan  . The group sets up, cooks, serves, and cleans up shop, and provide baked goods for the meal.  Monetary donations are also welcomed; checks payable to your parish.

AGES: Adults, teens and families.  
TIME COMMITMENT: HN and SD 6 times per year, SC 2 times per year.

Undie Sunday In the past this project coincided with Veterans Day, whereby items of basic clothing were collected and distributed to veterans at the VA Hospital in Milwaukee. In 2021, the recipients are the Afghan refugees.

AGES: Adults, older teens with parent, and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: Partial day in November.

Bell Ringers for Salvation Army Parishioners ring bells for the Red Kettle Program during the Christmas season.

AGES: Adults, teens, and families. 
TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours, first part of December.

Making Spirits Bright Individuals are needed to volunteer at Evergreen Park, for the Rotary Holiday Light Show. This event helps benefit the food pantries of Sheboygan County including our North Side Christian Food Pantry.

AGES: Adults. (Teens 16 and older can participate with a parent.)
TIME COMMITMENT: Two-hour shift one evening in December.

  1. Ministry of Care to the Sick and Homebound Volunteers provide weekly visitations to parish members who are hospitalized, and/or in area assisted care/nursing facilities.  This visit includes prayer time and spiritual support.

AGES:  Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT:  Varies, based on one’s availability.

  1. Refugee and Immigrant Ministry Volunteers, both planners and doers, assist with the following initiatives: 1) helping our parishioners learn more about other cultures, and 2) explore the possibility of helping those interested within our community to acquire citizenship. Maybe you have ideas on what types of projects to implement that will help to accomplish our goals.

AGES: Adults, teens and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: As needed, when available.

  1. Laundry of Love Ministry Volunteer at Midway Laundromat (1404 Michigan Avenue) – accept coupons that participants have received from referral agencies, hand out quarters, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bottled  laundry bags, as needed. Donations of these items can be dropped off at any parish office, during office hours, labeled "Laundry of Love".

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: 10 a.m. to Noon on the second Tuesday of each month.

  1. Elizabeth Ministry/Respect Life

Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach ministry to women and their young growing families. Volunteers make baskets for delivery to new moms, prepare family meals, hand out carnations on Mother's Day, create name placards/butterflies for the baptismal tree, and so much more. Meetings are informal, occur quarterly and take place at a member's home.

Respect Life: Activities are done through Elizabeth Ministry, to promote the sacredness of all life, from conception to natural death. October is set aside by the USCCB as "Respect Life" month.  Elizabeth ministry leads the rosary before the Sunday Masses in October.

AGES: Adults,  families.
TIME COMMITMENT: Whatever time and materials one cares to give, much done in your home.

  1. Caring Blooms Floral Essence invites all gardeners to bring floral clippings to create bouquets for residents of Safe Harbor, Salvation Army and Pine Haven Christian Communities to enjoy. Join us behind the SNCP Administrative Offices (a.k.a. Holy Name Rectory) at 807 Superior Ave.

AGES: Adults and teens.
TIME COMMITMENT: Thursday mornings during the growing season from  10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  1. Mission Ladies Quilting Groups (held at HN & SD) The ladies make quilts to give to Rainbow Kids, Mary’s Room, Catholic Women's Charity Club, local nursing homes and as donations for other community fundraisers, especially those   at Seton School.  No experience necessary.  Open to all women of our parishes.

AGES:  Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Monday afternoons for a few hours starting at 12:30 p.m., September to May.

  1. Military Rosary Makers Volunteers of all ages are invited to make rosaries for the military. Training is provided for this very rewarding project.  

AGES: Adults, teens, and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: Whatever time one can give, much in your home.

  1. Transportation Persons interested in helping fellow parishioners with a ride to Mass, meetings, ministry work, etc.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: When available.

Buildings and Grounds/Facilities These volunteers keep our parish grounds and building interiors looking  welcoming to all.

  1. Buildings and Grounds Committee Each parish has its own committee. The committee identifies the needs of the parish property, especially maintenance and upkeep, and makes recommendations to the Finance Council.  Knowledge in areas of construction, building trades, and maintenance, as well as a general knowledge in several related areas is helpful.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: One evening per month.

  1. Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical and/or Painting Skills Assist in various “light” projects, which arise throughout the year.

 AGES: Adults.

  1. Church Interior Cleaning/Misc. Tasks Volunteers assist with cleaning the church interior. They wash windows and doors prior to weekend Masses. Others might also assist with various tasks such as putting out weekly bulletins, straightening missalettes, putting out or picking up various forms or information in pews. Skills or crafts that may be desired from time to time include scrapbooking, sewing, typing, and other “fix-it” talents.

AGES: Adults and older teens.
TIME COMMITMENT: Year-round, when available.

  1. Volunteer Grounds Crew Volunteers help keep our parish’s yards and flower beds looking good. They mow the lawn, do edging, plant, weed, and trim flowers, small trees and bushes, etc. At SC, they plant, weed, and maintain flower beds around the rectory, church, and school property.

AGES: Adults and older teens.
TIME COMMITMENT: One to two hours Thursday mornings, when available, spring thru fall.
SC meets on the first Monday morning of the month during summer. 

  1. Calvary Cemetery Grounds Crew Calvary Cemetery volunteers help to maintain the grounds, especially trimming grass around the headstones.

CONTACT: John  -946-2529  [email protected]
AGES: Adults and older teens.
TIME COMMITMENT: Two to three hours two times a month, during the warmer months. Schedules are flexible.

Stewardship The mission of stewardship is to lead people to growth as mature Christian disciples by deepening engagement in prayer, community, service, and sacrificial giving.

  1. Stewardship Committee This committee is composed of members of each parish.  It assists the pastor and Pastoral Council in setting a caring and welcoming atmosphere, fostering good communications and stewardship, promoting an attitude of gratitude,  responding to the needs of our parishioners, and encouraging active participation in parish life. It prepares and coordinates the annual t drives to motivate parishioners to share their God-given gifts of time, talent, and treasure. Adults of all ages may assist the committee with special projects, especially those individuals with a passion for good stewardship.

AGES: Adults.

  1. Fall Festival Planning Committee/Leaders This group of chairs and sub-chairs (set-up, food, bar, various raffles, promotions, kid's games, bakery, environment, etc.) is responsible for planning and coordinating this major event at SD The festival brings people together in an atmosphere of celebration.

AGES:  Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT:  Meets 3-4 times, about March to September, and individually as needed to make arrangements.

   53.  Parish Socials (SD)

These volunteers plan, promote,  coordinate fun activities that bring parishioners together for special social events which build a sense of hospitality and community, such as the Chili Cook Off and Ice Cream Social. (At each parish, various ministries such as Ushers, Music Ministry, Pastoral Council, take turns hosting a once a month social after each of the Masses. The Altar Society sponsors various activities, including the Women’s Morning of Reflection, and Annual Chili/Fall Fest.)

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Infrequent meetings and tasks, as available.

  1. New Member Welcoming Team Volunteers would be appreciated to assist the Parish Council and staff in making new and returning parishioners feel embraced by the parish, especially those from diverse backgrounds. Families and individuals of all ages with an interest and/or talent in hospitality, and especially parishioners who have joined the parish recently, are encouraged to help. Activities include making welcome packets and assisting with welcoming activities a few times a year. Phone,  social media follow up with new members is encouraged.

AGES: Adults and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: As available.

  1. Baker Bakers provide cookies or other baked goods for special parish needs and events.

AGES: Adults, teens, and families.
TIME COMMITMENT: Based on need and availability.

Administrative Services The work of our parish offices and events is greatly benefitted by the work of many volunteer hands.

  1. General Office Help Volunteer activities include data entry, shredding, changing missalettes, collating newsletters, sending parish mailings, office-sitting, answering phones or door, and maybe some other light duties. 

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Occasionally.

  1. Bulletin & Envelope Stuffers Volunteers, at each parish, stuff flyers in the weekly bulletins, as needed. Envelope stuffers may also work on call for special projects and mailings that need to be distributed to parishioners.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Occasionally.

  1. Translators On occasion, volunteers are needed to translate parish communications from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Occasionally.

  1. Technology Support, Photographer & Videographer Advise and support the parish staff on technology related issues. This could involve audio and video, and certain other systems. Photographers/videographers are invited to serve at your convenience during various parish events.

AGES: Adults.
TIME COMMITMENT: Based on need and availability.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School Volunteers are often welcome to help the school, especially as classroom helpers and student tutors for 3K thru 8th grade, and to assist the teachers with tasks or work with individual students on reading, writing, math, and other subjects. Please contact the school directly.
CONTACT: School Office 920-452-1571