If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about these ministries, please call the St. Charles office at 651-439-4511 or email email@example.com
Training for all Liturgical Ministries (in purple boxes below) is provided by the parish.
St. Michael's Cemetery volunteer opportunities are listed under the cemetery tab above.
A Greeter’s face is the first face one encounters upon entering the church and helps to bring a warm and welcoming environment to our parish. Ushers help seat people during busy times and assist with the collection during Mass. An individual, a couple, or a family can serve as a Hospitality Minister.
Do you enjoy gardening? Then be a volunteer with the gardening group at St. Charles. We start late spring and end in the fall and usually meet on Monday mornings, but there is flexibility. We take pride in the beautiful flowers and foliage that our efforts produce.
St. Charles Mowing & Snow Removal Ministry
If you are interested in mowing St. Charles church and rectory grounds in the summer and/or removing snow and ice in the winter, we would welcome your help. Your time and effort would be much appreciated by the people who attend Mass and church functions. Equipment is provided by the church.
Volunteers for this ministry must be 18+ years old if using motorized equipment.
Funeral Luncheon Committee
This ministry offers the caring presence of our parishioners by serving a meal for family and friends following the funeral of a loved one. Join us by being on our call list to help set up, serve, and clean up. We appreciate any help you can provide.
The Lector ministry offers the privilege of proclaiming the Word of God. Lectors proclaim God’s Word in scripture at weekend Masses and if available, at daily Masses, on holy days, and additional seasonal liturgies. Lectors must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and be at least 16 years of age.
Our befrienders are available to visit members of the parish who are hospitalized, homebound, or at independent, assisted or nursing facilities. In addition, they visit Croixdale weekly for a rosary & Communion service. If you or a family member is hospitalized, homebound, anticipating or recovering from surgery or receiving hospice care and would like to receive the Sacraments (Reconciliation, Anointing, and Communion) or would like a visit by the pastor or befriender, please call the parish office at 651-439-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to become a Befriender, training is provided by the parish. For more information on becoming a Befriender, please call the parish office at 651-439-4511 or email email@example.com
Our prayer chain is comprised of people who have pledged to pray for special intentions. A prayer chain can bring a deep sense of comfort to someone going through a difficult time. If you have a special intention for yourself, family or friend, please contact Rita Heffron at 651-439-3359. The full name of the person is kept confidential. If you would like to become a member of the prayer chain, please call the parish office at 651-439-4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion)
Eucharistic Ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at weekend Masses and if available, at daily Masses, on holy days, and additional seasonal liturgies. Eucharistic Ministers must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and be at least 16 years of age.
The service of an EMHC is essentially connected to the Holy Mass. It is therefore necessary that the EMHC be a practicing Catholic, fully initiated. They should also be at least 16 years of age. If married, the EMHC should be in a marriage that is recognized by the Church. Ideally, the candidate should also have a deep and obvious love for the Blessed Sacrament, and should be known in the community as someone who is committed to the Church’s understanding of the Real Presence.
Altar servers assist the priest at Mass. Children, both male and female, who have received their First Holy Communion and are in third grade, older children, and adults are eligible. Only one server at each Mass is needed.
Tri-Parish Respect Life Committee
(Churches of St. Charles, St. Michael, & St. Mary)
Relying on God’s inspiration and guidance, this group seeks to witness the truth of the Catholic Church on the controversial bioethics and “life issues” of the day, to understand her reasons for these teachings, to share these truths with those who would listen, and to help rebuild a Culture of Life.
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." Mathew 25:40