Current Volunteer Opportunities

Check out these opportunities for you to get involved right away in ministries at HNOJ. You can serve others, and make friends along the way!

Not sure these are a good fit? Check out all our volunteer opportunities at Holy Name of Jesus, or fill out our Gifts Inventory to identify your areas of interest.

Music Ministers

We currently offer a Music Ministry program for students in our 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Faith Formation classes and are looking to expand this Music Ministry program in the 2013-2014 program year. To do this, we are looking for music ministers to serve our 5 p.m. Wednesday program and our 9:15 a.m. Sunday program. Music ministers commit to spending 25 minutes with the students a total of six times within the program year.

Are you musically inclined? If you can play an instrument and lead children in song for a short period, then this new opportunity is calling you! Please contact Jennifer Ladendorf, Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator, at jladendorf@hnoj.org or 763-745-3483.

Catechists

Become a catechist for our Faith Formation Ministry for the 2013-2014 year. Dedication is required, but lots of knowledge about the faith is not! We provide the plans and all the materials needed to run the week’s lesson. All we need is for you to come and provide the love and attention these children and youth need to grow in their faith. You’ll be surprised to see how much your own faith grows as the year goes by!

We are seeking catechists in the following programs:

  • Sunday School (preschool through kindergarten) at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass times
  • Sunday Faith Formation (first through sixth grade) from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sundays
  • Wednesday Faith Formation (first through eighth grade) from 5- -6:15 p.m. or from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays
  • Confirmation Small Groups, Year I (ninth grade) from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sundays
  • Confirmation Small Groups, Year II (tenth Grade) from 3:45-5:15 p.m. on Sundays

Please contact the following if you are interested in learning more or signing up:

Hospitality Sunday Volunteer Coordinator

We are in need of a new volunteer coordinator for our Sunday Hospitality gatherings. If you enjoy working with the dedicated volunteers at our parish, please consider taking on this role and sharing your hospitable spirit!

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Schedule, communicate with and coordinate volunteers to support the Sunday Hospitality ministry which serves coffee and refreshments after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses. This includes recruiting volunteers, maintaining an accurate list of volunteers by mass preference and season, developing the volunteer schedule and emailing the scedule to all volunteers, as well as sending email reminders early each week to the volunteer families for the following Sunday.
  • Maintain a roster of active and substitute volunteers.
  • Email the schedule three times a year to all active volunteers.
  • Coordinate schedule with other uses of the Good Samaritan Center (i.e. KC Breakfasts, Scout Breakfasts, etc.)
  • Communicate with the school lunch coordinator who orders food supplies, and with the receptionist who orders paper supplies (i.e. cups, napkins, table cloths.) Monitor supplies--many other groups use them.
  • Order donuts weekly and cookies as needed. Pick up donuts from Cub Foods each Sunday morning.

Also, please by sure to view HNOJ's Coffee Ministry Guidelines.

Projector Ministry

What’s one ministry that takes just a few minutes each week, but is an important part of our worship experience? Our projector ministry, where volunteers operate the projector to display messages, parishioner responses, videos and song lyrics during Mass. It’s easy to learn, and volunteers can choose any Mass time that is convenient for them to attend.

Want to get involved? Contact Jason Touw at touwjason@gmail.com.