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Confirmed and trained members of the parish assist at Mass with preparation for Eucharist
MINISTER OF THE WORD
Confirmed and trained members of the parish who proclaim the Word of God at Liturgy.
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
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 |
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 |
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 |
Assist music ministers with sound equipment and monitors the soundboard during Mass. Training is provided.
| Roger Pelzel |
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|
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 |
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
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|
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
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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
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 PMCHILDREN'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.
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YOUTH WORSHIP TEAM
Youth Worship Team is for young adults in high school, college age, and beyond.
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.
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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.
Sunday morning program involving both Children's Liturgy and Sunday School.
| Michelle Heldstab|
|SOCIAL CONCERNS || || |
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 |
SHARING & CARING HANDS
Volunteer to serve breakfast once a month at Sharing & Caring Hands, the Twin Cities homeless shelter
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 |
Support for our Sister Parish of San Jose in Yalpemech, Guatemala. Group meets once a month on the third Tuesday.
H.O.M.E. (Hudson Outreach Meals for Everyone)
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 |
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
|Marg Wopat |
FAIR TRADE COFFEE
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
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annual Fall Fest provides many opportunities for parishioners to
volunteer their time and talents in planning and working at the
| Roger or Sheila Pelzel |
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 |
Folding, labeling, stuffing envelopes for parish mailings. Usually around 8:30 AM after a daily Mass.
| Ellen O'Brien |
KITCHEN HELP & SERVING
Cooking, serving, and kitchen help for special events and occasions
|Marci Robison |
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 |
FUNERAL DINNER SUPPORT
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
| Judy Bauer |
WELCOMING NEW PARISHIONERS
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 |
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.
TRADES & CONSTRUCTION
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 |
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.
MONDAY MORNING FOOD GIVE AWAY
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 |
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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|
ARTS & ENVIRONMENT
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 |
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
| Fr. John Gerritts|
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 |
ADULT ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE
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
SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE
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|
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 |
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
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|
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