Volunteer Opportunities at St. Stanislaus
Volunteer Manager Lydia Linscheid: 651-964-2807 or Lydia@ststans.org
Contact: Barbara Johnson
Funeral luncheons are held in the Parish Hall. Volunteers set up the hall and tables, assist in laying out food provided by family, or caterers, and clean up afterwards. Three to four volunteers are needed for up to six hours per luncheon. More volunteers are welcome.
Contact: Barbara Johnson
Resurrection Choir. Join us to sing at funerals. No practice, come when you can, no commitment! We sing familiar songs.
Contact: Claudia Bredemus
Volunteers shelve books in the library located in the Parish Center and maintain a check out system for parish members.
Contact: Mark Bliven
The adult choir rehearses and sings every 4th Sunday from September through May from 9AM – Noon(including 10AM Mass). The choir is open for at least 20 members. Anyone who likes to sing is invited to participate with a commitment of one season. New members are needed.
Contemporary Music Group
Contact: Christopher Ranweiler
The contemporary music group sings every 2nd Sunday from September through May. Practice is held at 9:00 and then we sing at the 10:00 mass. Especially needed are people willing to sing harmony and a someone willing to run the sound system.
Contact: Lydia Linscheid
This group assists other ministries at St. Stanislaus to inform and welcome new members and participants. A Ministry Sunday is held annually to give a chance for parishioners to meet with, learn about, and join with others involved in ministries. The ministry group hosts and annual Newcomers’ Breakfast for new parish members. The group also collects and distributes updated information about ministry efforts by church members and staff.
Caramel Roll Sunday’s
Contact: Mike Strafelda
Caramel Roll Sunday is held on the first Sunday from October through May. Caramel rolls are served after the 8AM and 10AM Masses in the church hall. Three teams of volunteers set up on Saturday, bake the rolls Sunday, and serve from 7AM – noon (two shifts). More volunteers are needed with a time commitment of three shifts per year.
Knitting and Crochet Group
Contact: Carolyn Kostolnik
Help others stay warm this winter. This group meets in the parish center Saturday mornings. Call Carolyn for dates. The group makes mittens, hats, baby blankets, etc. for the Christmas Sharing Tree and other charitable organizations. Come when you can; beginners welcome.
Contact: Tim Lucas
Our fall festival is our biggest fundraiser for the church. It is a fun day with a wonderful turkey dinner and games for adults and children. Volunteers are needed in all areas the day of the event: games, auction, bingo, dining room, kitchen, variety booth, white elephant sale, and jar bar. We are always open to new ideas and faces. Planning for the event begins in July.
Community Charity Efforts
Contact: Lindsay Lopez
Food Shelf collections and deliveries are made each week. Special collections are taken up during Lent, for missions, and in the event of disasters. Various collections are taken up during the year to help the needy.
Loaves and Fishes
Contact: Julie Kollitz 651-699-9855 and Kevin O’Brian 651-222-3874
Loaves and Fishes – Volunteers from St. Stan’s join with other area church volunteers to provide meals on a monthly basis at St. Mathew’s School on the West Side.
Social Justice Committee
Contact: Pat Tommet 651-698-1969
The Social Justice Committee partners with parish staff in charity and social justice efforts to grow the ministry, and to address social justice issues. The Social Justice Committee ministers to the St. Stan’s and the West Seventh communities through prayer, educational offerings, charitable contributions and actions to promote justice. Past activities have included social conversations, food and warmth drives, diaper collections and immigration events. This group currently does not meet. However, if you are interested in participating in charity and social justice activities, please see our website for additional information.