Be the Face of St. Jude
Our Welcoming Ministries are designed to help our visitors and parishioners to feel that they are a vital member of our growing faith community! We encourage you to join in our celebrations of the Eucharist, to develop a deeper understanding of your faith, and to participate in our numerous opportunities to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. May God bless you as you continue your faith journey as a disciple of Christ.
Welcome Weekends – This ministry strives to encourage everyone grow closer as a community. We set aside three times each year to emphasize our community and getting to know one another by name. We ask parishioners to wear a nametag, to introduce themselves, and to pray for those around them. Volunteers are needed to set up sign-in tables, greet people as they arrive, distribute nametags and periodically to help host “Welcome Weekend” hospitality events. Frequency: Three times/year (May, August, October) Time required: two hours
Greeter Team – We want to welcome those who enter into our doors to feel the fellowship of Christ in community the moment they arrive. Our greeters show kindness, hope, and love and help us “feel at home.” Frequency: one Mass per month Time required: 20 minutes before Mass. Sign up now to be a greeter every weekend or one weekend. Click here.
Sunday Hospitality – Our families and groups who host hospitality on Sundays after Mass have the easiest (and best) job on Sundays: “feeding the hungry”! We serve coffee, juice, and donuts nearly every Sunday in Kohler Hall. We welcome individuals and family members to plate donuts, make coffee/juice, and do a little clean-up. Frequency: Weekly opportunity. Time required: ½ – 1 hr. before Mass to make coffee and plate treats and ½ to 1 hr. after Mass to serve and clean up. Sign up to host.
New Member Mentor Family/Individual –This team reaches out to our new parishioners and welcomes them to our community. The mentor family/individual answers questions, provides information about our events, and encourages involvement in the parish. Names and contact information are provided by the lay leader. Frequency: As needed, but generally one new family needs a mentor per month Time required: varies per phone call; attends the New Member Brunch twice/year.
New Member Brunch Team – New Member Brunch Team: Use your culinary skills to welcome our new members through cooking and baking! We invite our new (and long-time) parishioners to mix and mingle over brunch after Mass. Frequency: twice a year, Spring and Fall. Time required: 2 hrs. grocery shopping, 4 hrs. for cooking, baking and service at the brunch.
If you are interested in volunteering for one of these welcoming ministries please submit the form below.