St. Alphonsus Parish Ministries

-Altar Servers / Acolytes: Assist priests during Masses, funerals, weddings

-Bereavement Ministry: Provides social functions, group activities, and individual support by those who have experience navigating the administrative challenges (non-legal) of becoming a widow / widower. Click here for more information.

-Bingo: Volunteer in kitchen, sales, calling, and various duties

-Building & Grounds Team: Assists in planning, repair, landscaping, and specialty-industrial work on campus

-Catechists: K-8 instructors, First-Sacrament instructors, Pre-Cana instructors

-Children’s Crafting Ministry: Provides opportunities for children’s garden, crafting during coffee hours, rest-home visits to share creations

-CYO Basketball: Catholic Youth Organization league for grades 3-8, cheer squad, coaches, referees

-Eucharistic Ministers: Mass ministers, rest-home facility ministers, home-visit ministers

-Finance Council: Works primarily as a development team, focuses on fundraising. (Diocesan Finance Council Policies

-Food Pantry: Provides groceries for community

-Girl Scout Troop #60435: St. Alphonsus / St. Joseph School Troop

-High School “Emmaus” Teen Group: Meets 6-7:30 Sundays, after 5pm Mass

-Hospitality Team: Runs welcome wagon, greeting-card ministry

-Junior High “Edge” Youth Group: Meets 6:30-8p on Mondays during school year

-Lectors: Proclaim readings during Mass

-Liturgy of the Word: Volunteers teach Gospel lessons during Mass readings to children who have not yet received their First Communion

-Mother’s with Young Children Group: Meets at various locations where children can play and mothers socialize, book club

-Music Ministry: Leads worship through choir, contemporary group, Auburn-area children’s choir (in development)

-Order of Martha: Maintains church altar, vessels, vestments and purificators

-Parish-Life Team: Runs monthly coffee hour, annual garage sale, annual parish picnic, decorates church for holy days and holidays, festivals & events

-Pastoral Parish Council: Assists pastor with parish direction, ministries, prayer & worship development, pastoral care, life-long faith formation growth, often members are leaders of teams & projects. (Diocesan Parish Council Policies)

-Ride-Share Ministry: Gives rides to Mass for parishioners in need

-St. Joseph School volunteers: Help as classroom assistants, lunch-room monitors, at school functions

-Teen Media Team: Assists with audio-visual during Mass, photography, website/Facebook