We are beginning our annual Stewardship focus -- beginning with the call to every parishioner to please consider your contribution of time and talent to St. Josaphat Parish. Each weekend in our liturgies we see the many parishioners who serve in the various liturgical ministries, helping all of us to worship together as one faith community. During the week, many parishioners volunteer in our Homeless Outreach or in one of our parish boards or councils, helping set the direction of the parish and advise me and oversee so many parish activities. There are many opportunities for service here at St. Josaphat! Please take some time today, or during this coming week, to consider if there is something you could do to give of your time and talent to enrich our parish life. You may register your interest here and someone will be in touch with you with more information within 2 weeks.
OPTIONS FOR SHARING YOUR TIME & TALENT WITH ST. JOSAPHAT:
Adult Choir sings at the 10 am Mass September - June. No formal training needed.
Boomers Plus Club meet with other St. Josaphat Boomers for social and charitable events.
Cantor leads the congregation in song, and sings various texts from the liturgy.
Children's Liturgy of the Word Leader helps the children understand the Word of God at the 10 am Mass.
Development Council pursues strategies for parish's financial stability.
Eucharistic Minister assists with distribution of Holy Communion. Open to adult parishioners who have made their First Communion & Confirmation.
Finance Council assists with planning and monitoring parish budget and annual report.
Giving Tree Committee Volunteer coordinates the needs of partnering organizations with parishioners' generosity to provide gifts to those in need at Christmas.
Homeless Outreach Volunteer distributes a lunch and a drink to homeless persons daily, Mon - Fri, between 9:15 and 11 am.
Homeless Outreach Shopper picks up supplies for the Homeless Outreach Program every Tuesday alternating between Costco and Strack and Van Til.
Josaphat Quarterly Social Team plans informal quarterly parish social events benefiting a selected cause.
Lector assists at weekend Masses by proclaiming the scripture readings. Open to adult parishioners who have made their First Communion & Confirmation.
Men's Group meets with other St. Josaphat men for low-key social events.
Men's Spirituality: meet on Saturdays at 6:30 am in a small group format.
Parish Pastoral Council shares with the pastor in determining the direction of the parish.
PreCana Marriage Team Member works with engaged couples preparing for marriage.
RCIA Sponsor is a friend and guide to a candidate or catechumen considering full membership in the Catholic Church.
Religious Education Helper assists in a classroom on Sunday morning.
Retreat Planning Team: plan annual parishwide retreat.
School Board supports the School Administration in implementing new and existing policies.
Seasonal Church Decorator decorates the church seasonally (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.).
SeptemberFest: plan and execute our largest parish community event.
Service Team: plan quarterly service projects at St. Josaphat.
Social and Learning Club: help start this new club with the goal of fraternity and learning about our faith and heritage.
SPRED (SPecial Religious Education) helps nourish the spiritual lives of our friends with special needs.
Sweet Home Chicago: plan and execute our largest annual fundraiser.
Tots' Playgroup: participate in an informal playgroup that meets at the rectory on Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
Women's Spirituality: meet for faith sharing.
Usher welcomes people into church, distributes appropriate materials and takes up the collection.
Youth Ministry Leader assists Youth Group in planning and activities.