Volunteer Opportunities within the Parish

There are many options for service within our parish family both ongoing and one-off opportunities. Below you will find a list of these opportunities which will be updated when new opportunities become available.

Please click on the title of the opportunity to be directed to the sign-up form.


Individual Opportunities

Refreshments at Masses at Cemeteries

The parish will be hosting an All Souls Mass and a Christmas Memorial Mass for the families of those buried in our parish cemeteries. Volunteers are needed to assist with refreshments after the mass. Volunteers should arrive at 9:00am.

Parish Memorial Mass

Each year a mass is offered for the families of those that have passed this year. Volunteers are needed at this mass to greet those families and show them to their seats. Parents are encouraged to remain at this mass with their children. Sr. Margaret Tierney will be supervising this event, volunteers should report directly to her.

Donation Drive for Haiti

Sr. Margaret Tierney will host a drive for the children of Haiti. Donations will be collected and loaded into vans outside before and after masses. Volunteers are needed to be outside and accept these donations. Parents are required to remain with their children for this opportunity as there are a number of adult volunteers and a safe environment certified volunteer is not guaranteed at each mass.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes before mass and plan to remain for 15 minutes following mass.

St. Catharine Rectory Office Assistance

St. Catharine Rectory is working on a data input project. Volunteers are needed to assist. Each person must bring a laptop or other device that Google Sheets can be used on. Please contact Lisa Cole at 732-449-5765 x169 with questions

 


On-going Opportunities

Volunteering at Weekend Masses

Volunteers are needed to be Gift Bearers, Greeters and read the Prayer of the Faithful at masses on the third weekend of each month. These Greeters will welcome parishioners and visitors into our churches prior to and after masses. They will be the first “official” person, and first smiling face anyone meets when attending mass.  Volunteers are also needed to leading the congregation for the Prayer of the Faithful (Universal Prayer). Please report to the sacristy prior to mass for instruction. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass

Assisting at Religious Education or School Masses and Liturgies

Volunteers are needed for set-up, break down and during Masses. Sign up at the link above and a member of the staff will contact you to arrange a time. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass


Opportunities for Altar Servers

Altar Serving at Weddings

Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. Some weddings are ceremonies and others take place within a mass, meaning a wedding can be between 30 minutes to 1 hour in length.  Parents should be in communication with the altar server to arrange for pick up or remain on the premises. You may sign up in advance at the above link.  1 Parish Service Hour Per Wedding

Altar Serving at Funerals

On occasion altar servers are requested for funerals and/or weddings. Current Altar Servers may sign up on the “altar serving at weddings” link. Altar Servers wishing to do funerals can sign up at the above link, a member of the staff will contact you when an opportunity is available. During the school year on the Saturday funerals will be offered. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Funeral