Adopt-A-Spot

Volunteers choose a particular space on the campus for landscaping – planting and maintenance, coordinated with our maintenance department.
Contact Mark Wade for more information.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration is from 11:30AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday, except on holidays. Volunteers typically take a weekly one-hour time for adoration.
Contact Bruce & Ginny Bonenberger for more information.

Athletics Volunteer

Volunteers are needed each time a game is held at St. Benedict Cathedral School Gym or other specific needs like organizing uniforms.
Contact Anna Hackert for more information.

Bingo

Volunteers serve every other week for about three hours selling bingo cards and pull-tabs and checking bingos.
Contact Jeff Marx for more information.

Blood Drive

Volunteers assist representatives from the American Red Cross with our annual blood drive.
Contact Sr. Pat McGuire, OSB for more information.

Boy Scouts / Cub Scouts

Contact Francis Brickey or John Payne for more information.

Bulletin Stuffers/Office Helpers

Occasionally, volunteers are needed on Friday mornings (8:15AM) to insert flyers into the Sunday bulletin, 6-8 times per year.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

CAJE

(Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment) Volunteers attend meetings to make a positive difference for those most in need in our community. Meetings would average every other month.
Contact Jane Leingang for more information.

Cantor

Cantors sing at the weekend Masses.
Contact Jeremy Korba for more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Occurs during the Sunday 10:30 Mass during the school year. Catechists teach one of two groups of children ages 3-7 for about 15 minutes. Depending on number of catechists, service is every 2-3 weeks.
Contact Maria Hillenbrand for more information.

Choir

Our SATB Adult Choir rehearses every Thursday (except in the summers) 7:00-8:30PM in church and sings every other week, typically at the 10:30AM Mass.
Contact Jennifer Korba for more information.

Church Decorating

The church is decorated for Easter & Christmas. Volunteers are needed on announced days to help with the major portions of decorating. Help is also needed at the end of these seasons for teardown.
Contact Tami Orr for more information.

Cocoon Tree

Lenten Almsgiving to the Homeless // Volunteers purchase items needed for patrons of the House of Bread & Peace. Other volunteers assist with the delivery of these items from church to the shelter. Happens during Lent.
Contact Sr. Pat McGuire, OSB for more information.

Coffee & Donuts

Volunteers host a once a month social gathering here at St. Bens by making coffee and picking up donuts.
Contact Amy Decker for more information.

Dove Tree

Advent Almsgiving to the Needy // Volunteers purchase Christmas gifts during Advent for families in need and return those gifts to the church. Other volunteers assist in distributing the purchased gifts to families.
Contact Theresa Phipps for more information.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

EMHC’s, commissioned by the bishop and trained in the parish, distribute Holy Communion at the daily and weekend Masses and sometimes deliver Holy Communion to parishioners in their homes, hospitals, or nursing homes.
Contact Tom Kempf for more information.

Funeral Luncheon Ministry

As requested, volunteers prepare food, others serve the meal, following the funerals of parishioners. Teams are called upon, on average, every month or two.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

Grass Cutting Volunteer

Baseball field and soccer field are mowed twice weekly during their respective seasons.
Contact Jeremy Gicale for more information.

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers assist in the building of homes for low income families.
Contact Habitat Office for more information.

Heavenly Dusters

Particular areas of the church are cleaned each week or two – some take particular areas of the nave of the church and others oversee the cleaning of other rooms. Typically an hour or two every week or two.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

Instrumental Music

Proficient musicians on keyboard and other instruments accompany the assembly at weekend Masses (along with weddings and funerals).
Contact Jeremy Korba for more information.

Knights of Columbus

A fraternity of Catholic men.
Contact Mark Hackert for more information.

Lector

Proclaim the readings at weekend Masses, typically scheduled every month or so.
Contact Jeremy Korba for more information.

Maintenance Volunteers

Maintenance volunteers typically work together on Tuesdays 9:30-11:30AM to assist the maintenance staff with various projects. Volunteers may serve at other hours as well.
Contact Mark Wade for more information.

Mass Server

Mass servers are assigned to weekend and holy day Masses about every 4-6 weeks.
Contact Fr. Godfrey Mullen, OSB for more information.

Novena Prayers

Marian prayers after the 7AM Mass on Tuesdays in church.
Contact Parish Office for more information.

Organizational Services

(Clerical Help) // Assistance with mailings is needed 4-6 times per year.
Contact Martha Deuerling for more information.

Parish Office Volunteer

Volunteers take a two-hour morning or afternoon shift once a week as possible. Tasks include greeting visitors, answering the phone, sacramental record-keeping, database management, etc.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

Prayer Chain

Volunteers agree to be contacted to add particular intentions to their prayers.
Contact Nancy Vaught for more information.

PTO

Parents assist in supporting the smooth running of our Cathedral School through various activities and fund-raisers.
Contact Ashley Hammer for more information.

Quilters

Quilting on Tuesdays 9-11:30AM in the basement of the parish center to make quilts for the raffle at the Summer Social.
Contact Barb Rogge for more information.

RCIA

Learn more about the faith as you sponsor an adult seeking to be baptized or received into full communion with the Catholic Church. Meet weekly on Wednesdays 6:30-8:00PM during the school year.
Contact Tom Kempf for more information.

Sacristan

Set up for weekend Masses about once a month – set out hosts, chalices with wine, and all that is needed for Mass.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Vincentians visit families in need in their homes to assess need and then meet on Monday evenings at the parish to distribute assistance.
Contact Barb Rogge or Jim Flynn for more information.

School Volunteer

As needed or regular service in our school office.
Contact Ms. Alex Diekhoff for more information.

Summer Social

Parish festival the Saturday before Labor Day Weekend. Volunteers chair and work in booths, help with dinner, etc.
Contact Megan McCombs for more information.

Ushers

Assist parishioners with seating at weekend Masses, take up the collection, and place the collection in the safe after Mass, assigned to all Masses during a month three or four times per year.
Contact Matt Brockman for more information.

Walking with Purpose

A seasonal women’s scripture study and spirituality group which meets on Sunday 9-10:15AM or Tuesday 7-8:30PM.
Contact Audra Douglas for more information.

Welcome Ministry

Volunteers help give tours, coordinate sponsor families, and answer questions for new members.
Contact Kelley Coppens for more information.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Middle School Youth Ministry meets on Sundays 5:00-6:30PM, typically in the Woodward Center.

High School Youth Ministry meets on Sundays 7:00-8:30PM, typically in the Woodward Center.

Young Adult Group meets First Sundays of the month at 11:30AM.
Contact Bertha Melendres for more information.