Stewardship is awareness that our resources of time, talent, and treasure are gifts from God. It is an essential part of our Christian mission, giving back to God the gifts that we have been given, through service and ministry to our community. Your time and talent helps keep our parish alive, healthy, and thriving.
All of these ministries are opportunities for parishioners to use their own specific gifts to enhance and support the mission of Christ the King Parish, “making God known, loved, and served.”
Please review each ministry and prayerfully consider where the Lord is calling you to serve our parish family.
Remember that all school families who are seeking active parishioner status must complete the 2018 Time & Talent Form.
In Christ,Fr. Steve
IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE A SCHOOL PARENT AND YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED YOUR TIME AND TALENT SHEET, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM. THANK YOU.
Highlighted Ministries:These are ministries that have a specific need for parishioner involvement. Please prayerfully consider if God is calling you to share your time and talents in one of these “highlighted ministries”.
*Cantor/ Choir/ InstrumentalistEucharistic Adoration*Funeral Luncheon Crew Leader*Liturgical Ministers: Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion*Marriage Enrichment Team*Sacristy and Sanctuary Cleaner*Social Life Committee*Sunday Sacristan*Youth Ministry
*Cantor: The cantors of Christ the King are strong leaders and exceptional musicians. They must be able to lead the congregation in song as well as demonstrate a rounded knowledge of their faith. They fulfill an important role during the summer, as well as throughout the year.
School Choir: The school’s liturgical choir, open to grades 4-8, provides music for the 1:45 PM school Mass during the week, as well as other special liturgies for the parish. The choir meets Tuesday from 3 - 4:30 PM, where we rehearse hymns for the coming School Mass, play choir games, and learn extra music for other events throughout the year. Members who are interested in being a cantor must audition and practice extra times per week with the Music Director to prepare. *Parent chaperones are also needed for choir outings and practices. Safe Environment Training is needed.
*Instrumentalist: The Bible tells us to praise the Lord on the harp, trumpet, tambourine, and everything that has breath! We welcome instrumentalists especially for special liturgies, prayer evenings, retreats, feasts and solemnities, and even on some Sunday Masses. There is a place for all instruments, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion.
*Art and Environment Committee: Works with the Director of Music & Liturgy to create a beautiful and prayerful worship space. (8-10 hours/year)
*Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion:Assist at liturgies by distributing the Body and Blood of the Lord. Training provided.
*Lector:Proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Training provided.
Master of Ceremonies (grades 9-12):As an MC, experienced altar servers perform special tasks at Sunday Mass, assist at major liturgies (Triduum, Confirmation, etc.), and serve as leaders and mentors for younger servers. Training provided.
*Minister of Hospitality/Usher:Welcome and assist all parishioners and visitors joining us for Sunday Mass. This ministry is open to all ages, and families are welcome to serve together. Training provided.
Offertory Gift Bearer:Families or individuals bring the gifts to the altar during Sunday Masses.
*Sunday Sacristan:Arrive early to set up everything needed for Sunday Mass. Training provided.
*Marriage Enrichment Team:Help provide food and serve couples attending Marriage Enrichment sessions (time commitment would be dependent on the number of times one would volunteer to provide or serve food OR help facilitate the Marriage Enrichment sessions. A brief training would be provided to enable the facilitator role. (Time commitment for facilitating would be approximately 6 times a year for 3 hours each time. )
*Parish Retreat Committee:Assists in planning retreat opportunities for our parish community. Committee will also be instrumental in planning our Parish Mission. (1 hour/month)
*Religious Education Program (REP):Faith formation for home and public school students of the parish through 8th grade. Catechists, aides, and substitutes are needed. (Safe Environment Training is required.) Classes meet for one week in the summer and 4-5 times during the school year for Inter-generational Meetings. Safe Environment Training is required.
*Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Spiritual formation for non-Catholics seeking Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism-Confirmation-Eucharist) or full initiation into the Catholic Church. *Sponsors and Team Members are needed. Sponsor Commitment varies with candidate needs. Team Members assist at Sunday dismissals and weekly meetings. (2-3 hours/week Sept-May)
*Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC):Catechists are needed and would meet with children ages 7-13 to help prepare them for the Sacraments of Initiation 2-3 times each month for one hour each time. Safe Environment training is required
Small Group Leader:Small faith sharing groups gather together to deepen their faith throughout the Lenten Season. Group leaders are responsible for using the provided materials to facilitate small group discussion. Hosts provide a welcoming environment for small group meetings. (3 hours/week for 12 weeks per year)
*St. Gianna Moms Group:Moms gather for monthly meetings to share community, grow in faith, and discuss various topics. Childcare volunteers (Safe Environment Training is required) are needed the second Thursday of each month.
Surviving Hearts (Widow/ Widower) Community:This ministry provides opportunities for widows and widowers to gather once a month for brunch, cards and games and participating in community activities for others who have lost a husband or wife in the parish. Events will be service, prayer and community oriented. (2-3 hours/month)
*Young Adult Ministry Board:Parishioners in their 20’s and 30’s gather together for prayer, community and to plan events for other young adults in the parish.
*Youth Ministry:Teen parishioners in middle and high school gather weekly to grow in community and faith, to become stronger disciples of Jesus Christ. Adults are needed to help in this effort. Youth Ministry Volunteers are those who live in the community who desire to be present at meetings on a semi-weekly basis, to assist the youth minister and be witnesses of Christian discipleship (approximately 2.5 hours/ week, Sept-May). Chaperones will help with our annual Winter Retreat (1st weekend of December), as well as other larger or off site events. Adult commitment can be limited to individual events or weekly participation. Safe Environment Training is required.
*Commission Member:Meet once a month to initiate and coordinate community outreach and justice ministries. Activities include community involvement and social justice education. (2 hr/month Sept-May)
Dismas House Volunteer:Volunteers make dinner and share a meal with the residents of Dismas House (4-5 times a year.)
*Food Pantry Food Deliverer:Parishioners are needed to pack perishable and non-perishable food items from the food pantry and deliver to area families during the day. Must be available during the hours of 8 AM-4 PM Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. A delivery usually takes 1 hour.
*Pack-a-Lunch Program:Parishioners make sandwiches and assemble sack lunches for the Center for the Homeless. (1 hour, 4-5 times year).
*Building Inclusive Parishes Committee: Members would help evaluate the needs of those parishioners with disabilities to help them feel more included in the parish community and help evaluate the parish campus to transition to be more accessible to those with disabilities.
*Collection Counter:Count the weekly Mass tithe collections on Sunday morning. Parishioners work as teams on a rotation schedule. (3 hours/month)
*Funeral Luncheon Crew Leader:Volunteers coordinate funeral luncheons. Training will be provided. If interested, please call the parish office. Time and commitment would be determined by the number of funerals. *Funeral Luncheon Food Provider:Parishioners prepare salads and desserts for the luncheon. You will receive a phone call from a volunteer on a rotation schedule. Time and commitment would be determined by the number of funerals.
*Funeral Luncheon Callers:Volunteers call the parishioners to get food donations. (7-10 times a year)
*Funeral Luncheon Worker:Volunteers help set up, serve and clean up as needed. If interested, please call the parish office. Time and commitment will be determined by the number of funerals.
*Healthwin Ministry:Healthwin is a nearby nursing facility. Parishioners are needed to push patients in wheelchairs from their rooms to Sunday Mass in the Healthwin chapel. Commitment is approx. one Sunday every month. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are also needed here and may be scheduled more frequently.
*Ministers to the Homebound:Parishioners visit those who are homebound or in a nursing home due to illness or age, bringing them Holy Communion and fellowship. In order to be trained, it is helpful to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, though this is not required.
*Newcomer and Welcoming Committee:Help newcomers to our parish feel more welcome by contacting them after they've registered, providing tours of the church grounds, or setting up for gathering to introduce them to our parish and parish activities. Time commitment would be about 3-4 times a year for about 1 hour each time.
Prayer Line:Prayer warriors join a long-standing, extensive prayer chain network within our parish through phone calls or email.
Rectory Office Volunteer:Parishioners handle general office duties such as stuffing the bulletin, mailings, etc. (As needed basis)
*Sacristy Laundry:Wash and iron sacristy laundry on a rotation schedule. Training is provided. (2-3 times/year)
*Sacristy and Sanctuary Cleaners:Weekly light cleaning (vacuuming, dusting, etc.) of the sacristy and sanctuary areas. This is a great ministry for families! (2 hours 3 times/year)
St. Helen Divorce MinistrySt. Helen Divorce Ministry is a parish ministry that serves those who have experienced the pain of going through a divorce. We seek to help these folks feel supported and loved by the Church as they go through the healing process. Please call the parish office for more information.
*Parish Receptions:Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize Receptions after the Mass of Remembrance, Presbyterial Ordinations and other Parish Special receptions held throughout the year.
*Trivia Night:Parishioners are needed to help organize, set up and tear down, lead games and assist with other duties for Trivia Night.
Vocation Chalice Program:Families agree to take the Vocation Chalice home from Mass and pray for vocations during that week. (3-5 times/year)
Brewfest Volunteer Volunteers needed to help plan and organize our annual parish celebration. Committee works closely with Director of Adult Faith Formation. Doughnut Sunday Volunteer Parishioners coordinate and serve doughnuts the last Sunday of each month after 7:00, 8:45 and 10:30 AM (Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., Mar.). We are looking for adult and teen volunteers. (1-2 hours)
Fish Fry Volunteers are need to help plan, set up, serve and clean up at our annual Lenten Fish Fry during Lent.
Parish Receptions Volunteers are needed to help plan and organize Receptions after the Mass of Remembrance, Presbyterial Ordinations and other Parish special receptions held throughout the year.
Parish Picnic Parishioners are needed to help cook, set-up and tear down, lead games, and assist with other picnic duties.
Social Life Committee Member Committee members meet monthly to help plan social events for our parish community.
Trivia Night Parishioners are needed to help organize, set up and tear down, lead games and assist with other duties for Trivia Night.
*Home and School Association (HASA):All school parents are encouraged to serve on numerous committees during the school year, and to be available for other occasional needs. HASA is an umbrella for all extra-curricular and fundraising activities within the school.
*Scout Volunteer:Adult parishioners are needed to act as troop leaders, for boy and girl scout troops for elementary and high school aged students.
Giving Tree:Parishioners deliver Christmas gifts to families and nursing home residents in Clay Township. Parishioners are needed to make medallions for the trees and to sort and deliver gifts. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Church vestibule in November.
Holiday Food Basket Delivery:Parishioners are needed to pack and deliver food baskets to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Church vestibule a few weeks prior to each holiday.
*Parish Auction/Dinner:Parishioners are needed to help plan and prepare for our parish dinner auction. (Every other year)
*Seasonal Choir:Composed primarily of adult choir members who cannot commit to a full choir season but still want to sing, the seasonal choir comes together during the pre-Christmas and pre-Easter seasons to provide music and sung prayer for these and other special times of the church year. Seasonal choir members are typically experienced singers who are comfortable reading and learning music quickly. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM. Announcements for this choir can be found in the bulletin. Please contact the Director of Music and Liturgy with any questions!
*Vacation Bible School:One-week program in the summer for children ages 4 to 9 (entering 4th grade). Coordinator and many parishioners are needed to serve as group and activity leaders as the children engage in songs, stories, crafts, skits, and snacks. Student volunteers must at least be in the 5th grade. Safe Environment Training is required.