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SAINT  PATRICK  PARISH  VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES



Everything we have is a gift.  The way we say thank you is to give back.  To be a good Steward of all the gifts God has provided, you are called to a life of generosity and invited to share your Time, your Talent, and your Treasure with all of God's people.  Listed here are many areas of ministry where you can make use of your Time and Talents in service to God's people at Saint Patrick Parish.

Read the explanation of the ministry and if you wish to volunteer, click on the link for a form. After you fill it out the information will be sent directly to the person in charge of the ministry and you will be contacted  promptly to give you more information or to schedule your participation.  


There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for some benefit.
The Spirit distributes to each one individually,
just as He wills.


I Corinthians 12:
4-7, 11




 MINISTRYCONTACTCLICK TO VOLUNTEER
 WORSHIP  
SACRISTAN 
Confirmed and trained members of the parish assist at Mass  with preparation for Eucharist 
 
Terry Bogenhagen
      

715.381.5120.104
trbogen@gmail.com

 
 MINISTER OF THE WORD
 Confirmed and trained members of the parish who proclaim the Word of God at Liturgy.

 Terry Bogenhagen       
715.381.5120.104
trbogen@gmail.com
Kathy Bates
715.381.2770

skrp@att.net
 
 
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER OF HOLY COMMUNION
Confirmed and trained members of the parish who assist the presiding minister in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ, at liturgies and to the home-bound. Training offered in the Spring and Fall; look for training announcements in the bulletin and on the website. 
 Terry Bogenhagen       
715.381.5120.104
trbogen@gmail.com 
 

ALTAR SERVERS
 
Ministers are 4th grade and older, including adults. Assist the presider at Mass, including Master Server and Candle Bearer. Being a Master Server is open to those in 6th grade and up.  Training is provided regularly throughout the year. 
  Terry Bogenhagen         
715.381.5120.104

trbogen@gmail.com 


FUNERAL ALTAR SERVERS
 
Adult Altar servers available on weekdays to serve at funeral Masses. Individual training upon request, but Funeral Altar Servers are welcome to attend training for all Altar Servers 
Terry Bogenhagen 
trbogen@gmail.com
Gene Tschumperlin
ejratsch@baldwin-telecom.net 


MUSIC MINISTRY

Cantors, psalmists, and musicians who lead the congregation in their singing. A wide range of opportunity for anyone interested in music.  Accompanists for choirs on piano, organ, or guitar.  All other instrumentalists are welcome. 
 Terry Bogenhagen         
715.381.5120.104

trbogen@gmail.com 


SOUND TECH
 
 Assist music ministers with sound equipment  and monitors the soundboard during Mass. Training is provided.  
 Roger Pelzel 
715.386.1022

pelzel@juno.com


ADORATION

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament  is Monday through Thursday 8 am to 10 pm and Friday 8 am to 5 pm in the chapel at the back of Saint Patrick Church. 
 Barbara Gagliardi
715.386.7438

bsvgagliardi@gmail.com 
 

ALTAR LINENS 
A group whose members take turns washing and ironing the purificators used at Mass and wash the towels the priests used to dry their hands. Rotating through members allows one's turn to come about once every six or seven weeks. 
Terry Bogenhagen       
715.381.5120.104
trbogen@gmail.com

 
PRAYER CHAIN 
Utilizing the power of prayer, one phone call links those in need to a larger prayer community who will join their prayers with yours for a special prayer intention.  This prayer group, which confidentially prays for specific needs in the parish community, is a wonderful opportunity for those who are physically limited to serve the parish.  Members are informed of intentions either by phone or email, and are asked to pass the intention on. 
Bernie Gregerson 
715-386-5797
 

Nancy Walz 
715-386-9696
 walznm@gmail.com  


USHERS & GREETERS
 
Teens, Adults, Families who joyfully greet people as they enter church for Mass, assist in seating them, offer to assist those with special needs, take up the collection and bring the gifts forward when needed at weekend Masses.
 Terry Bogenhagen
715.381.5120.104

trbogen@gmail.com
Dianne Evert 
715-531-1883

tisherselfdianne@aol.com 


ADOPT A PEW

 We are looking for volunteers to help tidy up the church pews after each Mass on Sunday.  Volunteers will choose their Mass time preference and "adopt" an area of pews.  This is a perfect ministry for families or individuals. 
 Terry Bogenhagen         
715.381.5120.104
trbogen@gmail.com  
 
   
CHOIRS   

PRAISE COMPANY

Members are music ministers of high school age or older. Music is primarily Catholic liturgical and contemporary Christian. Leads the congregation in song the first &  third Sunday of the month at 9:00 AM. Rehearsal: Thursdays at 7PM 


Anna Wahl
715.531.8300
gracey822@aol.com

 
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHOIR
is for students in grades 6 - 8.  They lead the congregation in song at the 5 PM Masos.  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 PM

CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Children’s Choir is for students in grades 3-8. Lead the congregation in song on the second & fourth Sunday of the month at 9 AM Mass.  Weekly rehearsals will be held Wednesdays 3:50 - 4:50 PM in the Music Room (Room 152) at Saint Patrick School.

Theresa Douglas
715.386.3941ext 152

 
tdouglas@stpatrickeducenter.org


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YOUTH WORSHIP TEAM
Youth Worship Team is for young adults in high school, college age, and beyond.




HOPE CHOIR
 
Members are music ministers who provide music for funeral liturgies and nursing home Masses. Must be available during weekdays.  Under the direction of Bernie Luebke.
 
Terry Bogenhagen
715.381.5120.104

trbogen@gmail.com

Bernie Luebke 
715-386-3637 


FAITH FORMATION   

CATECHISTS AND VOLUNTEERS

Catechists conduct, coordinate, and organize catechesis and catechetical experiences in either an elementary setting or in private homes on Wednesday nights during the school year.  You will  prepare weekly faith experiences for a group of elementary through high school age young people.  Catechists are provided with organized and easy to follow lesson plans and a wealth of additional resources for making the experience your own.  Regular and individualized in-service opportunities are provided.  High school and middle school catechists work in teams of two  and have a three-year commitment as they help prepare their group of young adults for Confirmation during their Junior year.  Senior high subject catechists who teach for 6 weeks twice a year have a two-year commitment.


BIBLE EXPLORERS
Sunday morning program involving both Children's Liturgy and Sunday School.
 Michelle Heldstab
715-381-5120 x110

mheldstab@stpatrickeducenter.org
































SOCIAL CONCERNS     

JAIL MINISTRY

Did you visit me while I was in prison?  Yes, they broke the law.  Yes, they need to do their jail time.  But most of all, they are still human beings and children of God just like you and me.  Typically 95% of incarcerated men and women that faithfully attend jail ministry programs do NOT RE-OFFEND AGAIN!  Help these inmates see the face of Christ in your face while seeing the face of Christ in theirs.
 
Gregg Miller 
612-270-0388

 janmill@pressenter.com

 

SHARING & CARING HANDS

Volunteer to serve breakfast once a month at Sharing & Caring Hands, the Twin Cities homeless shelter 
Terry Beaudry
 715-386-5197

 

GRACE PLACE


Saint Patrick’s Volunteers prepare and serve evening meals at Grace Place twice a month. Grace Place offers short term transitional housing, along with medical care, resources and moral support to help clients and families become self sufficient. Grace Place is run by the Salvation Army and is located in New Richmond, WI.
Mardell Walton 
715- 386-6519;

gmwalton@pressenter.com



SISTER PARISH


Support for our Sister Parish of San Jose in Yalpemech, Guatemala.  Group meets once a month on the third Tuesday.

Greg Young 
715-381-5508

hudsonyoung@comcast.net



H.O.M.E. (
Hudson Outreach Meals for Everyone)
These Thursday community meals exist to serve nutritious meals at no cost to anyone in the Hudson area who chooses to attend  The meals are intended to feed our bodies with good food and our souls with hospitality and community, not just those in need.  Participating Churches in the Hudson area take turns hosting these meals.  Saint Patrick Parish is responsible for hosting three meals per year along with joining the other Churches in hosting the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. 
Becky Swanson 
swannnz@gmail.com


BACKPACK PROGRAM

 An offshoot of the Social Concerns Committee, twice a month the backpack committee distributes the green collection bags, collects and stores the filled bags, packs the backpacks, and delivers them to the schools. There they are distributed to children of families who are in need of nutritional assistance. 
Marg Wopat 
651-270-1261
 
mwopat@att.net


FAIR TRADE COFFEE

An offshoot of the Social Concerns Committee, this group orders  and sells fair trade, organic coffee from Peace Coffee of Minneapolis.  Volunteers sell coffee after all Masses the first and third Sunday of each month.  During holiday seasons, we also sell tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars. 
Mary Birtzer
 birtzer@baldwin-telecom.net

   
SPECIAL NEEDS 
  

FALL FEST

 The annual Fall Fest provides many opportunities for parishioners to volunteer their time and talents in planning and working at the festival.
 Roger or Sheila Pelzel 
715-386-1022
stpatsfallfest@gmail.com
 
 
BLOODMOBILE
The Bloodmobile is at Saint Patrick Church on the first Monday in May and December each year. Help is needed in various administrative areas.
Pat Mara
715-386-9662

 


MAILINGS

Folding, labeling, stuffing envelopes for parish mailings. Usually around 8:30 AM after a daily Mass. 
 Ellen O'Brien 
715-381-5120-101

church@stpatrickofhudson.org
 
 
KITCHEN HELP & SERVING
Cooking, serving, and kitchen help for special events and occasions
Marci Robison 
robisodb@nwcomm.net
 

CHURCH CLEANING
 
Help to keep our worship space clean - includes dust-busting; and watering of plants. Watering takes place more regularly during the seasons after Christmas and Easter. 
 Carol Landry 
715- 381-2729

carollandry@att.net 


FUNERAL DINNER SUPPORT

Funeral dinners are provided by three groups of volunteers who serve the parish using their time and talents to serve and /or provide food following a funeral mass or memorial or prayer service.  Ham, scalloped potatoes, a variety of salads and bars, dinner rolls and beverages are usually served. Volunteers are asked for donations of salads and dessert bars.  Approximately 25 to 30 dinners are served per year.  Since the groups rotate, volunteers are needed for every 3rd dinner served.  Group leaders try not to ask the same people every time their group serves.  Dinners can also be catered. Volunteers are then needed to serve and clean up.
 Judy Bauer 
715-386-5080

jwjrbauer@sbcglobal.net
 

WELCOMING NEW PARISHIONERS

Work with Deacon Howard to personally meet with new parishioners, welcome them, walk with them as they become acquainted with other parishioners, and assist them to discover ministry opportunities that make use of their time and talents within St. Patrick Parish.   Assist with registration on 3rd Sunday of each month.
Howard Cameron 
715-381-1861
 
opeecameron@hotmail.com


OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE
 
Parishioners volunteer their time to do lawn and yard work, summer gardening and some cemetery upkeep to keep the church looking nice year-round. Volunteers are split into groups that are assigned to certain areas around the church, which they help maintain starting in the spring.
Dan Schwab
715-386-8338
 
danann4@att.net  
 

TRADES & CONSTRUCTION
Because of liability concerns, larger jobs are contracted out. Parishioners who have background and/or expertise in the areas of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating, masonry, painting, remodeling, etc. and would like to offer your talents or can help with bids and securing contracts for such with local businesses.
 Dan Schwab 
715-386-8338
 
danann4@att.net  


COMMUNITY FOODSHELF

The Hudson Community FoodShelf is housed at Saint Patrick Church and staffed by a different church monthly. Saint Patrick's month is January. Volunteers are needed to take phone calls (via special cell phone) from clients, set up appointments, and assist clients with food collection at their appointment.
John Guldan
715-386-5755
 
jgguldan@jnpairlines.com 


MONDAY MORNING FOOD GIVE AWAY

Surplus food giveaway (excess bakery and produce from local groceries) is held in the lower level of Saint Patrick Church at 9:15 on Monday mornings.  No cost and no questions asked for this giveaway.  Businesses interested in donating their excess food items are welcome.
Helen Tschida 
715-386-5034


   
PARISH COMMITTEES
  

LITURGY COMMITTEE

Promotes active participation in the celebration of the Liturgy thorough planning and evaluation. Represents the consensus of the community in matters relating to its liturgical life.
 Terry Bogenhagen
715.381.5120.104

trbogen@gmail.com


ARTS & ENVIRONMENT

 A sub-committee of the Liturgy committee, Arts and Environment decorates our church space to enhance liturgy. Decorating to foster a mood (stimulating the senses) sometimes of festivity (Christmas and Easter); other times of penitence (Lent), of anticipation (Advent) but always of dignity and hospitality.  Members of this committee need an artistic eye and be physically fit to lift, carry, and climb ladders.
Carol Landry 
715- 381-2729

carollandry@att.net 



STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

The mission of the Stewardship Committee is to plan programs and outreach to assist parishioners on their journey of identifying their time, talents and treasure, and sharing them gratefully as Christian stewards. With the Pastor, the Committee educates the parish on the spirituality of Christian stewardship, which consists of receiving God's gifts gratefully, cultivating God's gifts responsibly, sharing God's gifts with love and justice, and returning God's gifts with increase to the Lord. The current focus of our work is: "Discipleship, Living a Life of Gratitude." 
 Fr. John Gerritts
frjohn@stpatrickofhudson.org


VOCATIONS COMMITTEE

The mission of the Vocations committee is to celebrate, support, and share our Catholic heritage by assisting with the discernment of the vocation God is calling us to and helping, as servant people to live it out through Word and Sacrament.
Mary Jo Neuschwander 
 mjneusch@hotmail.com
 

ADULT ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE

The mission of the Adult Enrichment Committee is to provide opportunities for the adult members of St. Patrick Church to enrich their understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Tradition through the Sacraments, education, spiritual formation, liturgy and activities promoting peace and justice in their daily lives. Meetings are once a month.







SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE

The Social Concerns Committee works to promote social justice and provide assistance to those in need. Activities open to all parishioners include the following: Sharing and Caring Hands,  Fair Trade Coffee Sales, Grace Place, H.OM.E., Jail Ministry, Sister Parish, and the Backpack Program. The committee also organizes coffee talks at various times during the year and coordinates the Advent Giving Program during the holidays.  Finally, the committee provides information and updates monthly in the Social Concerns Corner of the bulletin. 
 Judy Freund
 715-386-9336
 jannfreund@sbcglobal.net
 



FINANCE COUNCIL

 The mission of the Finance council is to assist the pastor in policy formation and subsequent decisions involving the control and maintenance of the temporal assets of the parish.   Everyone is welcome to join.  
Brian Huffman 
715-426-0220  brian.j.huffman@uwrf.edu 


PARISH  PASTORAL COUNCIL

Pastoral Council members are elected for a four year term in the spring to serve as an advisory, consultative, board to the Pastor, assisting him to ensure that the Parish vision and mission are carried out.
 Heidi Young
hudsonyoung@comcast.net

   






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