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

 

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

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 MinistriesMinisters 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

 

Lectors

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

 

Cantors

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 ([email protected]) with your information.