At Saint Benedict Parish we encourage all our members to serve in ministry. The Church is the Body of Christ in this world, and each of us are members of it (1 Cor: 2:27). As members of this Body, we truly are His hands, His feet and His eyes in our world. To be a Christian, then, is to be committed to action, to living out our faith through service to one another: Jesus said, "The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve." (Mark 10:45). We are Christians, we are the Church, we are the Body of Christ, not to be served but to serve and every member of our parish as something to offer towards the Mission of the Church.
SaintBP Serve is how we connect people with various ministries. Please see below for more information and to connect!
Our SaintBP Serve opportunities are organized under a few different ministry categories.
Here are very general explanations of each category:
Love to smile? Outgoing? Enjoy hosting guests? In hospitality we want to create a warm and friendly atmosphere by serving people, greeting people and answering basic inquiries.
Desire to serve those in need in the community? Outreach ministries prepare meals, collect donations, help immigrants, offer drives to appointments and assist those less fortunate.
Food and Social
Building community means food. If you enjoy cooking, serving or creating opportunities for people to connect then this would be your place to get involved.
Altar Setup and Service
Lots happens behind the scenes to create beautiful services. This is a good mix between behind-the-scene roles through set up and organizing, or assisting during Mass.
Facilities and Administrative Support
Speaking of things that happen “in the background”... This ministry is all about administrative projects (requiring varying degrees of skill), or building setup, teardown and maintenance. If you enjoy hands-on tasks, computer work or helping to organize then this is the place for you.
Choir and Audio Visual
Central to serving here are uplifting voices and technical know how. If you can sing or have a knack for computers and/or an interest in operating sound equipment we would love to talk to you.
Children and Youth:
Do you have a heart for the next generation? We want to ignite young people and teenagers and help them start the discipleship journey on the right foot. Faith-filled adults and teenagers who are a few steps ahead on the journey are needed to help us fulfill this dream.
Our Emergency First Aid Responders provide support at Mass and special events by responding to medical situations. If you hold a valid First Aid, CPR Level A and an AED Certification and a desire to assist those in medical need please give thought to joining this ministry.
Those are brief overviews of the categories. Please take some time to discern where God may be calling you to use your gifts to build up his kingdom. We ask you to choose a maximum of 4 areas of interest. Someone from the ministry (or ministries) you select will then be in touch with you.