St. Therese Needs You!

Our parish has always had a strong commitment to service, and parishioners have always stepped forward to help out when the need arises. The Parish Pastoral Council would like to thank all those who give of their time and talents to serve on committees and help out in so many ways.

At this time, as we are coming back from COVID-19, we have identified a number of essential needs, and we are asking for your help in the following areas:

Parish Pastoral Council – 5 Openings

  • PPC members represent the parishioners and serve in an advisory capacity to the pastor/parish administrator.
  • Terms of office for the council member is 3 years. However, we currently have 5 at large representatives to fill with varied terms:
    - 3 Year Terms – 2 Open Positions
    - 2 Year Terms – 2 Open Positions
    - 1 Year Term – 1 Open Position
  • Council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6:30-8:00 PM.
  • Each council member also serves as a liaison on one of the parish’s standing committees.

5 Classroom Aides for our Catechesis Program

  • We are in need of Aides for our Religious Education program. Our classes are small and our children are grateful for this Catholic Faith Formation. Training is provided.
  • The Archdiocesan Safe Environment Policy requires two unrelated adults in each classroom. We accomplish this by having an Aide with each Catechist.
  • Those interested will also need to be Safe Environment Certified and have a background check.
  • Classes will start on September 19th.

Collection Counters

  • We are in need of Collection Counters to create additional teams so that we remain compliant with the Archdiocesan Financial protocols.
  • Training is provided.
  • A background check and a high degree of confidentiality are required.
  • Counting is currently done on Monday mornings, but we are also looking to establish teams that will count after Mass as well.

Greeter Ministry Coordinator

This person would:

  • communicate important information to the Greeters
  • recruit new members
  • facilitate training
  • help fill open spots on the ministry schedule and for Holidays/Holydays
  • and represent the Greeters on the Prayer & Worship Committee.

Usher Ministry Coordinator

This person would:

  • communicate important information to the Ushers
  • recruit new members
  • facilitate training
  • help fill open spots on the ministry schedule and for Holidays/Holydays
  • and represent the Ushers on the Prayer & Worship Committee.

Altar Servers

We are in need of more Altar Servers. Training is provided. Responsibilities are listed below:

  • BEFORE MASS:
    - Light altar candles
    - Ring bells (usher’s room) 5 minutes before Mass
  • DURING MASS:
    - Hold the Roman Missal for Presider
    - Place Missal on the Altar at Offertory
    - Ring bells at the Consecration
    - Take Roman Missal off the Altar during Communion
  • AFTER MASS:
    - Extinguish Altar candles

If you are willing to serve in any of the capacities or would like more information, contact Heather in the Parish Office with questions. She will direct your inquiry to the correct party.

heather@sttheresemke.org or (414) 771-2500