Mission Opportunities

Illustrated people doing various volunteer activities

Are you ready to listen to the Holy Spirit’s call to live the mission of the Gospel? Great - a variety of opportunities are available right here at Holy Family. Find your level of commitment, interaction, and engagement, then get in touch! 

Contact the Parish Office at (812) 944-8283 or fill out the form linked below and we'll be in contact.

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Service Ministries

Food for the Parish Ministry

Do you like to cook or bake? Join our list of volunteers who supply food for various parish events! Soups, salads, entrees, sides, desserts… all are needed. As parish staff plan events, we will use this list to recruit volunteers on an as-needed basis.

  • Unlimited openings
  • Flexible time commitment
Comfort Meals for After Funerals

Do you like to cook or bake and/or help serve meals? The meals we provide after a funeral at Holy Family are back, but we are needing additional volunteers to keep this ministry going. Join our list of volunteers! We are in need of people to bring food, serve the meal, and some captains.

  • Flexible time commitment
  • Contact Laura Buehler by calling, texting or email, at (812) 989-0521 and/or llbuehler4048@yahoo.com for more information and/or if interested!


Provide Supplies for Youth Ministry

Drop off requested items (i.e. canned drinks, bags of chips) when the youth space is running low. Our youth minister, Abbi Hamm, will contact you with a request and you can bring the items by when it is convenient for you! Youth events are held multiple times a week and they love having drinks and snacks. 

  • 3 openings
  • Time commitment: Once every six weeks (or so)


Painting Projects

Several painting projects are available in a variety of sizes. Supplies will be provided. Open to adults working alone or together, or groups with kids needing service hours.

  • Time commitment: one time for several hours, depending on size of project


Outreach Ministries

St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities - Monday Meal 
Provide an entree, side dishes, and dessert on Mondays to the 10 to 15 residents of the St. Elizabeth Residential Program. This ministry is an excellent opportunity for Holy Family families to spread God's Kingdom to budding families - specifically women and children - right here, in New Albany.

  • Time commitment: Sign up for any Monday that works best for you!
  • Contact: Please contact Ryan Wigginton at rpwigg@gmail.com for more information!
In Heaven's Eyes - Saturday Lunch Crew

Prepare and distribute brown bag lunches to individuals and families associated with the New Albany Housing Authority. Volunteers gather every Saturday morning in the In Heaven's Eyes building to prepare over 80 lunches with PB&J, fruit, snacks, and juice.

  • 15 volunteers wanted
  • Time commitment: 10:30am-12pm, one Saturday per month
Homebound Ministry

An opportunity to form a relationship with a parishioner who is unable to regularly attend Mass or social events. Visitors should be good listeners, dedicated, dependable, and friendly. You will arrage regular visits (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly) at times that work for you and your assigned parishioner. Depending on their needs, you may also be asked to bring Holy Communion, partake in spiritual discussions, and pray with them. Ongoing support from a parish staff member is available for you, if desired. 

  • Flexible time commitment – you arrange the visit with your parishioner
  • SafeParish required
  • 2 openings


Food Deliveries for St. Vincent de Paul

Package and deliver boxes of food to our neighbors in need. As people reach out to SVDP for assistance, a volunteer takes food from the SVDP pantry and delivers it to the family’s front door. We are contacted many times each week and need more hands to meet the need in our community. Volunteers must be able to carry boxes of food up steps and have a personal vehicle.

  • 4 openings
  • Time commitment: 60-90 minutes, on your own schedule
Furniture Deliveries for St. Vincent de Paul

Assist in picking up and delivering donated furniture as needed and your availability allows. Must be able to carry loads up staircases.

  • 2 openings
  • Time commitment: As needed


Cook for In Heaven's Eyes

Once a month prepare and drop off a crockpot of soup, casserole, or macaroni and cheese type meals for our Wednesday homeless ministry. We provide the crockpot and the liner.

  • 2 openings
  • Time commitment: 1 time per month


Volunteer at Middle School Monthly Events

Be an adult chaperone at monthly youth ministry events that take place on parish grounds. The three-hour events include prayer, dinner, service work, and social activities.

  • 6 openings: December 10, January 21, February 11, March 11, April 22, May 20
  • Time commitment: 3 hours (6-9 p.m. on a Friday night)
  • SafeParish required



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Liturgical Ministries
Teaching Teams for Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

We are seeking volunteers to join a teaching team who will help educate, instruct, and serve as spiritual leaders to some of the youngest members of our Parish! Our programming enables children to dive into the Sunday readings and Gospel with child-friendly language, group discussions, and the use of hands-on materials and activities to help them grow in faith and aid in their learning of God’s Word and the Catholic Mass. Our Children's Liturgy program occurs during our 10:30 am Mass every Sunday and is available to preschool-aged children through first grade.

  • Time Commitment: ~1 Sunday per month during 10:30 a.m. Mass
  • Training Available
  • Please contact Alexis (Wade) Pittenger at pittenger.alexis@gmail.com or (502) 649-1215, with questions or to express your interest in joining this ministry team!


Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers & Greeters)

Promote a sense of welcoming and belonging to all the faithful as they gather for Mass by:
- Greeting parishioners and visitors at the door
- Assisting with the collection
- Directing the faithful before and during Mass

  • Openings:
    • 3 for 5 p.m. Mass
    • 3 for 8 a.m.
    • 2 for 10:30 a.m.
    • 3 for 6 p.m.
  • Training available
  • Expected time commitment: Once per month, arrive 30 minutes before your preferred Mass



Proclaim the living Word of God to the congregation at Masses by reading the first and second readings and the general intercessions. Lectors are an essential part of the Mass because we are nourished from the ambo as well as the altar.

  • Openings:
    • 3 for 5 p.m. Mass
    • 2 for 8 a.m.
    • 5 for 10:30 a.m.
    • 3 for 6 p.m.
  • Training available
  • Expected time commitment: Once per month, arrive 15 minutes before your preferred Mass



Lead the congregation in song during weekend Masses. Often accompanied by musicians on piano and/or guitar.

  • Openings:
    • 1 for 5 p.m. Mass
    • 1 for 8 a.m.
    • 1 for 10:30 a.m.


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assist the priest in the prayerful and effective distribution of Holy Communion during Mass.

  • Openings:
    • 3 for 6 p.m.
  • Training available


Livestream Team

Run the livestream on Facebook Live during the 8 a.m. Mass on Sundays.

  • Openings: 2
  • Time Commitment: 7:30-9:15 a.m. one Sunday a month
  • Training required


Prayer Ministries

Holy Hour of Adoration on First or Third Wednesday

Commit to an hour of prayer on the first or third Wednesday of each month. 

  • Openings: 
    • 1st Wednesday: 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 5pm
    • 3rd Wednesday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
  • Time commitment: 1 hour


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Don't see what you're looking for? This page will be updated regularly, so check back soon. 

Need volunteers for your ministry? Email Maria Franxman (mfranxman@holyfamilyeagles.com) with your information.