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You are never too old to serve.  We need adlut servers to do funerals and "special" masses.  These are people who might be available during the day or evenings.  Training is about an hour.  We could use about 5 more peop...

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Looking for people to lend a hand decorating our church for Christmas/Easter.  No formal meeting times, just usually the weekend before each Holy Day.  Please come and get in the festive spirit of the Holy Day.

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Catholic Central High School’s annual fundraiser.  Volunteers are needed to donate an item or cash to purchase an item, be on the gift scout committee, or help with event set-up or take down.   

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St. Mary School child care is in the morning from 6:30am to 8:00am and in the afternoon from 3:10pm-5:30pm.
We presently have 4 people in this ministry, who help in planning and assisting with the annual Mass of Remembrance in November of each year.  We also have a letter ministry that has just been developed in this past year.  This ministry is ...

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The Bible Study I organize comes under the Christian Formation Committee-this group's role is to develop within the parish awareness that the parish community has the responsibility for promoting the education/formation aspect of the mission of t...

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This group of volunteers enthusiastically address the responsibility of caring for the beautiful parish and school. Meetings in the morning on the second Saturday of the month.  The committee, coupled with volunteer service, enables wo...

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The cantor's role is to lead and encourage the congregation in singing.  The cantor is expected to be able to teach new music to the congregation.  Cantors rehearse before their designated Mass time.  Cantor's schedule must be ...

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Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Any handy-man help is welcome.
Prepare and teach lessons for assigned grade level.  Books and guidance will be provided.  
Small group leaders needed to facilitate group discussion with students.
Immaculate Conception Parish offers religious education for preschool, grade school on Sunday Morning
Catholic Central High School is a small, private high schoo offering college-prep and general curriculum in a caring and nurturing environment. The 12:1 pupil/teacher ratio allows the individual attention needed during the challenging ...

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God's Acre Cemetery, which started in 1846, is the resting place for many of our former parish members. Our parish has been honoring our beloved dead with Christian burial in our parish cemetary for over 165 years. It is very evide...

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St. Joseph holds this annual event the first weekend in June.  There are many areas in which to help on the day of-serving dinners, bartending, kitchen work, raffle tables, selling tickets and more. Workers will chose a two-hour shift.  We ...

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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW). This program is held during the 8:00 AM Mass.  The priest calls the children to the front of church and they are led down to Heim Hall by an adult volunteer.  The First and Second Readings and...

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Help raise fund for your parish through volunteer opportunities at ChocolateFest.   Activities such as bartending, clean-up crew and assisting with other events like the Chocolate contest may be available.

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The Adult Choir is a very large commitment.  In order to prepare music for liturgy it takes many hours of preparation.  Availability is key to a successful music ministry.  Significant commitment is required, especially during the holi...

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St. Mary Children's Choir is a group of students in 3rd through 8th grade.  They sing at weekday school Masses, Catholic Schools Week, First Communion and whenever else opportunities arise.  Children's Choir enhances the liturgy and...

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If you enjoy singing and have limited availablility, our Resurrection Choir offers you a unique opportunity to share you talent.  Members come to sing as their schedule allows.  This ministry touches family in their time of need. To have th...

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The Holy Dusters are always looking for new hep as many hands make light work.  We have approximately eight people who volunteer to vacuum and dust the church, each giving about an hour of their time once a month.  There are no meetings to ...

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Volunteers work with money from the Mass offertory collection.  St. Mary parish volunteers work Sunday.
Work in teams of 3 to count weekly offertory collections on a rotating schedule.
This team of people order supplies, set upfor Mass, and assist a priest from Franciscan Missionary Father each Saturday at Kindred Care for a 3:30 PM Saturday Mass there.  This is a self-sustaingin ministry.  The team presently does not nee...

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Homebound ministry consists of a team of people who provide weekly visits to individual homes, a senior apartment complex, a memory care unit, a rehab center and an adult day care center.  These visits take approximately 45 minutes each.  T...

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Parents willing to help with minor projects around campus, like fixing desks, painting, monor repairs, changing lightbulbs, etc.
Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Anyone with expertise in trades is welcome.
http://timeforadoration.com/Home_Page.php

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As a Minister of the Bread and Wine, there are no set meetings.  We meet for an "Evening of Reflection" and pot luck dinner once a year.  However, there may be occasional procedural updates as needed.  To join this special...

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Be the soldiers needed through God's grace to help BE the change for the world.  Lead by example with regular participation in the Sacramental life of the Church.  Share and connect people to the Church in your daily life by showing God...

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Family Choir sings 2 Saturday night Masses a month at St. Charles.  A variety of ages are welcome; younger school-aged children need a grown up to accompany them.

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1st and 3rd Sundays at St. Charles from 5-7 PM.  Coordinate the purchase and preparation of dinner; Coordinate family volunteers for side dishes, set-up, serving, and clean-up.

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The Finance Committee is responsible for the following: • Annual Budget Preparation and Approval. • Monthly Review of Income, Expenses, and Cash Flow. • Monthly Review of the Financial Statements. • Review of Financial Matte...

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A married couple sho has been trained in how to administer and score the inventory and how to discuss possible areas of concern.  FOCCUS is not a test, but rather a tool to help couples learn more about themselves and the manner in which they re...

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Every Sunday of the month food is collected for donation. Items should be placed in the tables inside the main entry way of the church. The food is then taken to our local food pantries for distribution.

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We have about 44 volunteers for the funeral lunches.   The ones working the funeral lunch that day just do what needs to be done.  We have a great group of volunteers.

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This committee helps organize and set up the Golf Outing fund raiser for St. Charles School. There are opportunities to help market the event, work with sponsors and assist with running the event at the golf course. Join the committee to share your i...

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The Athletic Committee is responsible for athletic programs at the school. The athletic program is open to students in grades 5-8 and includes volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and track. St. Mary is a member of the Waukes...

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The Grade School is a large elementary school offering a solid education for students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. St. Mary’s strives to provide parents and parish the opportunity to create a Catholic Christian learning e...

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Maintain flower gardens and shrubs whereever needed.  We plant in Spring and clean up in Fall.  We do not do any landscaping or heavy lifting.  We currently have about ten people on our committee, but are always looking for more.  ...

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We offer a program of 12 sessions in the evenings (broken into 6 sessions in spring and 6 in the fall, whit a summer break in between).  This is a DVD guided program based on Church teaching on healing after divorce.  It highlights people w...

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“Hearts of Hope” is a resource of compassion, established for those parents who have lost a child to miscarriage.  St. Mary has a contact person here in our parish, to extend that ministry to our parents in our Tri-parish community.&...

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Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Anyone with expertise in trades is welcome.
St. Charles Helping Hands is looking for volunteers to help facilitate the needs of elderly parish members.  Needed are people to make phone calls, maybe a brief visit, mail cards and informative fliers, organize social events.  Also help w...

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The Holiday Social is an annual event planned for all 3 parishes by the Tri-Parish Stewardship Committee.  It is traditionally held at St. Joseph, Lyons.  Help is needed setting up and with food preparation.

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The primary objectives of this association are to: increase Communication and cooperation between parents and educators, coordinate the spiritual and educational forces of the home and school, offer enrichment programs to students and ...

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The weekend hospital ministry is one of a bit less commitment.  We presently have 6 volunteers who rotate on weekends to take holy communion to patients in the hospital.  These patients are limited to those who belong to St. Joseph, St. Cha...

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This committee is responsible for the Lenten fish fries, special receptions and welcoming of “new” parishioners. The Welcoming Committee always invites new ideas and anyone willing to give of their time to help foster a fee...

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Once each month for 1-1 1/2 hours, come to the grade school cafeteria and help serve a nutritious, hot lunch to the students.
The Human Concern's Committee is a core group of parish representatives who work to discern the needs of people in the parish and throughout the community, to bring social justice issues to the attention of the Saint Mary’s c...

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Instrumentalists add to the beauty of music at liturgies.  Contact the Music Director if you are interested in this ministry.
Consider Joining the Monsignor Heim Knights of Columbus. As were the knights of years ago, the Knights of Columbus are dedicated to their spirituality, and service to their church and to their fellow man. Though camaraderie is an impor...

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Lectors proclaim the Word a the Masses.  A lector will make an appointment to audition.  If selected, he/she is scheduled on a monthly basis.  A Liturgy of the Word book is provided to each lector.  This book provides useful infor...

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Many areas are available to help with this fun event.  Set up, selling tickets, kitchen help, serving, clean up.  Time is split between two shifts.  

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Would you like to be part of a team of people that believe the youth are our future and that time invested in their faith strengthens our own personal faith, as well as gives us hope for a dynamic Church in the future? Join the Life Teen team! Life T...

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We need help at Christmas for Adopt-A-Family, writing paper ornaments and collecting presents and sorting presents.  Love, Inc. is located on Pine Street and could always use help in the Food Pantry, Thrift Store, Kids Store, Furniture Store and...

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This group of volunteers works together to promote the parish and it's activities.
St. Mary Parish is one of the churches in the community that provides a meal once a month, on the 2nd Wednesday, at Love, Inc.  At present there are volunteers from St. Mary Parish who participate in this ministry following a schedule and sugges...

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The conference is a day long program in Milwaukee with various prominent Catholic speakers that includes confession, adoration, rosary and Mass.  It's a wonderful time to spend with men who share our faith.  Promotional help is needed&n...

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The conference is a day long program in Milwaukee with various prominent Catholic speakers that includes confession, adoration, rosary and Mass.  It is a wonderful time to spend with men who share our faith.

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Be part of a group of people who assist worshippers at mass.  Ushers prepare the church before mass, guide and assist people during mass, and straighten up and lock up after mass.  Trainning is on going.  We would like to double the mu...

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Would you like to be a part of a group that serves an important parish need but requires little time commitment?  Then join us!  We greet parishioners and new visitors to our parish at Sunday Masses.  We arrive 20 minutes before each M...

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The main focus of this group is to bring the healing touch of Jesus to those in need. This touch can be listening, prayer, the Eucharist and various services that show someone cares. We are mindful of the dignity of each person. Age an...

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The Music Parents Association was founded in 1951. The purpose of Music Parents is to enhance the choral and band programs at St. Mary’s Grade School and Catholic Central High School. These efforts, with the guidance of the Music...

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Arbor View, Bay At Burlington, and Pinebrook:  This is a communion service ministry with some visitation.  There are several options from which to choose.  teams go out weekly to Arbor Vier, Bay At Burlington, and Pinebrook rotating ac...

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Help in Parish office on an as needed basis.  Answering phones, greeting parishioners and/or helping with mailings.  
The organist must be proficient in keyboard and/or organ.  Must be experienced to be able to accompany cantors or choirs.
Outreach was formed at St. Mary’s in 1984. Its purpose is to help our parishioners respond to the needs of others outside of the St. Mary’s community. This is done during the months where there is a fifth Sunday.  The lo...

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Paddy Gras is SMS largest fundraiser.  Volunteers are needed to help plan the event.  Volunteers are needed for sponsorship committee, auction item committee and set-up, clean-up.

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Paddy Gras is St. Mary School's largest fundraiser.  Volunteers are needed to help plan the event.  Volunteers are needed for sponsorship committee, auction item committee, set-up and clean-up.

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Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Anyone with expertise in trades is welcome.
Volunteers needed for various actiities of the parish festival: music, food, auctions, raffles, bean bag competition, children's games, and more family fun. 

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Help to document parish events for the future.
This committee tries to help parishioners understand individual Stewardship as an expression of discipleship.  We all have unique gifts to share.  We co-ordinate our annual time, talent and treasure campaign.  We also promote our paris...

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Take pictures at parish events for bulletin and historian.
Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Anyone with expertise in trades is welcome.
Individually make a shawl by crocheting or knitting.  As you create, pray for the health of the person who will receive the shawl.  When finished, drop at the Rectory Office for Cheryl.  No organized meetings are held.  Baptismal ...

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Three year-old children meet Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30-11:30am. Four year-old children meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30- 11:30am and the K4 program from 8:30am-1:00pm.These programs meet in the Notre Dame building.

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The purpose of this committee is to keep the parish informed on life issues.  This is done through bulletin announcements and inserts.  Some of our activities are as follows: In January we join the nation-wide Life Chain.  This event o...

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Within the Archdiocese, an individual Parish Vocation Committee is intended to enhance and develop an atmosphere on the local scene which supports priestly and religious vocations. This committee has been formed to promote and support ...

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Adults who wish to become Catholic as well as baptized Catholics who would like to celebrate First Eucharist and Confirmation are invited to join a process of looking at the Catholic faith and reflecting on the Sunday Scriptures. The p...

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Open church, set-up and clean-up for weekday Masses and inventory church/mass supplies.
The basic functions of the board include: planning, policy making, financial/budgeting, public relations and development, evaluation and assisting in hiring administrators. The School Advisory Committee meets the first Wednesday of eve...

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BOY SCOUTS:  The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.  This is done my instilling in them the valu...

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A very special group here at St. Mary’s is the Senior Citizens! They meet the second and fourth Thursday of every month at the Senior Center. Cheryl Thiegs, is the advisor/Director of this group. They enjoy each other’s fri...

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The Purpose of the SERRA Club is to promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life. 
A server should be in 5th grade or older.  Training is held during Lenton season of each year.  It takes 2-3 hours.  Children are contacted through the grade school and REP program.  After taining, they will recieve a schedule in ...

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Works directly under Building and Grounds.  Any handy-man help is welcome.
The Spaghetti Dinner Committee works together to set up, prepare and serve the meal for this annual fund raising activity. There are many great opportunities for you to offer your time and talent!  Please consider helping to prepare or serv...

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St. Mary’s is one of the churches in the community that provides a meal once a month (2nd Wednesday) at Love, Inc. At present there are volunteers from St. Mary’s who participate in this ministry following a schedule and su...

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This parish organization is part of the international group and functions on the community level. The mission of the society is to help meet the spiritual and material needs of the people in this area. Financial support is received fro...

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The Parish Council is comprised of nine at large people selected from the body of adult registered parishioners. Also on the council are the pastor, and two parish trustees.

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The object of our network is to provide comfort and support through a network of prayers for members, families and friends of our parish communities.  At present we have about 180 members most of which receive the prayer requests by email, other...

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Help is needed with posting "happenings" on Parish website.
Volunteers who support the Wine and Cheese event perform typical serving jobs such as setting and clearing tables, pouring wine, and serving appetizers or desserts. Some sales skills are helpful during the breaks when take-a-chance tickets are sold t...

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This "committee" is currently a one person team!  I basically post information prior to the annual event in regards to time, place and speaker information.  I will also try to organize a car pool the day of the event.  It wou...

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The committee is made up of people who organize and schedule the ministers at mass.  We work under the direction of our priests.  Art and environment is headed by Carol Hucksdorf, Greeters by Jackie Porubsky, Ushers by Les Mastalir, Choirs,...

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