Service Opportunities Calendar

Looking for opportunities to serve or give back?  

Most of our opportunities are on hiatus through Advent. An * indicates items appropriate for youth/teens.  Also visit our Teen Webpage for teen service, social and spiritual opportunities.

Volunteering Policies:  Safe Environment  

All volunteers who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults must complete "Protecting God's Children" training, authorize a background check, and complete several forms.  Find details here.

Have a service opportunity to add to the calendar?   

Contact our parish Volunteer & Ministry Coordinator, Karen Brown, by email or at 704-362-5047, ext. 214. 

View our Ministries Directory 

For other opportunities, view our directory of parish life and ministry groups.

Outreach and Support Opportunities

Bereavement Bakers
Provide 3 to 12 dozen baked goods for funeral receptions on an as-needed basis.  To volunteer or for more information contact Denise Murphy by email

HOM (Homemakers of Mercy) 3rd Saturday of the Month - September 19
HOM is now accepting donations of household items and furniture for families moving out of homelessness.  Items can be dropped off at the storage house, 1835 Sharon Lane on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  We ask that you only drop off items on this day.  Volunteers will be on site to assist you.  If the item is too big and you need it picked up please email Jill Brehm at and she will schedule a pick up for you.  Items most needed are:  sofas, occasional chairs, end tables, coffee tables, dressers, night stands, lamps, pictures, new or gently used towels, shower curtains, bath mats, laundry soap, cleaning products, paper goods, silverware, glasses, dishes, microwaves, kitchen and bathroom trash cans.

Worship, Liturgical, and Weekend Mass Opportunities

 Stay 15 minutes after Mass and staff the Welcome Table in the Narthex (answer visitors' questions and provide registration information to newcomers.) The 5:00 pm Masses on Saturdays and Sundays are in greatest need.  View details and sign-up online here.

Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and welcome people as they arrive in the Narthex.  The 5:00 pm Masses on Saturday and Sunday are in greatest need.  Perfect for smiling faces of all ages.  View details and sign-up online here.   

Do you attend the same Mass on a regular basis?  Consider serving as an usher - both men and women are welcome.  The need is especially great on Sundays at 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm.  Teens are welcome to serve on Sundays at 5:00 pm.  For details, please contact Bob Fernan.  

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Teach short lesson to children (ages 4 years - 2nd grade) during the Gospel and homily on Sunday at 9:00 am Mass.  Lesson ideas are provided.  Contact Denise Gruender.

Altar Society
Tidy our Altar Server robes by hanging according to size, checking for needed repairs, occasionally lanundering.  No ironing or sewing required.  Time commitment is 1-2 hours each week.  Perfect for those who frequent daily Mass or spend time in Perpetual adoration, or live close to the church.  Contact Denise Murphy.  

Church Mice  
Tidy up the Church on Monday mornings.  More hands make light work.  Contact Karen Brown at via email for details. 

Words on the Wall
Volunteers needed during Mass to run the laptop that projects the "words on the wall".  Must be comfortable with Microsoft Power Point.  Contact Darby McClatchy for details.


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