Arrive early to carefully set up the sanctuary, arrange the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things (chalices, purificators, ciboria, etc.) necessary in the celebration of the Mass and clean up after Mass by putting away vessels, etc.
Contact: Deacon Neil Baquet
Ushers & Greeters:
Arrive early to greet and seat attendees. Manage the Collection baskets. Assist with the flow of Communion. Distribute the bulletins as attendees exit after mass.
Share the readings and psalms with the congregation.
Aid in the distribution of the host & wine durign Communion.
Support the priest at the altar by fetching and carrying, ringing the altart bell, among other things.
Lead the congregation in song.
The Prayer Chain Ministry is a ministry where a “chain” of people constantly pray for those individuals who are in need of prayers. Prayer request can come from anyone and the prayer intention may be for any reason for which one believes prayer will be beneficial, bearing in mind the place of our faith in answers to our prayers (Matt 9:22, 28; Lk 5:20; James 1:5-8).
Personal Privacy is protected, so the prayer intentions and the name of the person for whom the prayer is being offered, are mentioned only to the extent the person making the prayer request wishes to communicate to ‘the prayer warriors’. These ‘Prayer Warriors’ receive an email/text, with the prayer intention. If you have a prayer request whereby you do not want your information shared or have not been given permission by the affected person to use their name and/or information, please consider stating the prayer request for a "special intention". We want to be respectful of people's privacy.
If then you have a prayer request or are interested in joining the prayer chain, please contact Judi Baker at the Parish Office email@example.com or by phone at 754-4002 and she will contact our prayer chain leader who will then send out the email/text.
Note also that you can still be involved even if you do not have an email address and want to be communicated or notified by phone.
“Again, [amen,] I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them” (Matt 18:19-20)
Catholic Council of Women (CCW) The National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service. CCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world. In our affiliation we offer many opportunities: to develop spirituality, learn more about current issues, share with women of like values, care for those in need through community outreach, advocate on vital legislation, and encourage women to attend dynamic workshops and conventions. On a local level, the CCW is involved in receptions, retreats, funeral dinners and various other activities around the church. Contact: Shelly Johns
Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas. The CDA was founded in Utica, New York in 1903 by John E. Carberry and several other Knights of Columbus as a charitable, benevolent and patriotic sorority for Catholic ladies. Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other's company at meetings and work hard for their parishes and communities. Contact Denise Rathman (308) 336-3230 or Sandi Mudloff (308) 750-6439.
Knights of Columbus The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic organization for men whose purpose is to work with the church and the community. The local council sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year and contributes to the parish by way of time, talent and treasure. Contact Travis Sydzyik firstname.lastname@example.org
Sts. Peter and Paul Quilters The Quilter’s group is made up of interested women who wish to quilt on certain afternoons who do hand quilting for anyone who has a quilt they want quilted. For those interested in learning to quilt to advance quilters are encouraged to join us. On occasion, they also have quilts available to view and purchase. Feel free to stop by the quilting room in the Parish Life Center. Contact Pat Kuchta (308) 754-7863 or Marilyn Smalljohn (308) 754-5534.
Howard/Greeley County Food Pantry The Howard/Greeley Food Pantry provides emergency food for those in need. It serves the people of Howard and Greeley counties in Central Nebraska. If you are in need of food, want to volunteer or want to make a donation (food or financially), the pantry is open on Tuesdays from 4pm – 6pm and Saturdays from 9am – 11am. Or you can contact Sandi Mudloff at (308) 750-6439. The food pantry also hands out 175 produce boxes on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 11:30 until gone, which is usually 12:30. This give away will continue until the end of 2023.
Stewardship/Events Committee The Stewardship/Events committee and our parishioners love to have a good time – getting together with the larger community to enjoy each other’s company and to celebrate our achievements and successes. Our Event Planning Committee makes these get-togethers possible, planning such events like our annual Glo Golf, Holy Smoke Off, Fish Frys and Fall Festival (in conjunction with other committees). Committee members help coordinate all aspects of these events. If you have a passion for putting on an amazing event, are good at coordinating details and thinking ahead, or simply love to roll up your sleeves and help with whatever needs to be done, we would love to have another member with just as much energy and enthusiasm as we do join us.
- Time Commitment: 1-2 events per year, as your schedule allows.
- Responsibilities: Varies depending on the event, but generally includes helping with coordination, execution, and planning of church events.
- Training: No training required. Contact: Chad Bauder - email@example.com