VOLUNTEER WITH US:

Over the years, SJN has cultivated a great group of liturgical volunteers (Lectors, EMHC, Ushers, Greeters, and Altar Servers), but COVID-19 has forced many of our volunteers to stay away from serving for the time being. Getting some new faces will help everyone.

So if you have been thinking about volunteering, or are thinking about it for the first time, please email liturgy@sjnaustin.org

Thank you for your help and support!

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WE INVITE YOU TO SERVE

Do you have a heart for ministry? Would you like to hold the Blessed Sacrament in the palm of your hand? Are you a sociable person? Or do you like to get your hands dirty for the Lord? If you answered yes, then you might be a good fit for volunteering with one of our many Mass and liturgy volunteer groups.

Below is a list of ministries you can join to get involved!

ALTAR SOCIETY
We aim to provide a beautiful and clean worship space. Volunteers lightly clean liturgical items and organize our church and chapel for liturgical use. Schedules are flexible and shifts are usually 30 minutes to 1 hour per week. This ministry is for adults but your children may assist you.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

FLOWER GUILD
Do you have a green thumb and enjoy making beautiful art? Do you want to help beautify our church for the Lord and the enjoyment of our parishioners? Our Flower Guild prepares our flower arrangements for Sunday worship and at special occasions like funerals and weddings. Preparations usually occur Thursday Saturday, but the schedule has some flexibility.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

WEDDING LIAISON
Do you love weddings? St John Neumann is looking for a few people who would be interested in becoming a wedding liaison. The liaison will help prepare the bride and groom at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Sacraments Coordinator
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 103
Email: jmaginn@sjnaustin.org

GREETER MINISTRY
Are you naturally outgoing? Our greeters welcome parishioners and visitors as they arrive to make them feel part of our community. They guide newcomers. They also assist the elderly at the 9AM and 11:30AM Mass. Personal trainings are available anytime.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

USHER MINISTRY
We assist the assembly during the Mass with greeting, seating, offertory collection and answering questions. Overall, ushers help guide parishioners during mass. One-on-one trainings are available anytime. Must be 16 years old to serve.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

ALTAR SERVERS
This is a great ministry for youth to serve the lord, learn more about their faith, develop new relationships, stay “active” during the mass, earn community service hours, and serve with other family members. We have an optional 18-lesson training program for those who want to learn more than how to serve at Sunday mass with five levels of achievement for servers.

The ministry is open to boys and girls who are entering/in the fourth grade up to their senior year of high school, have made their first communion, and are registered parishioners. Newcomers must come to one basic altar server training offered every three months except during the summer. They serve once a month or more often if desired.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

COMMUNION SERVICE TEAMS
We help lead Communion Services or distribute Communion to Catholic residents at retirement centers who are unable to attend our parish liturgies. Alternatively, you can come to spend time with residents. Volunteers serve once a week or as desired.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

COMMUNION TO THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND
We assist with bringing Holy Communion to the parish’s homebound, ill or hospitalized parishioners on an as-needed basis. Open to adults who are 18 years and older and confirmed.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic Adoration, is a time of prayer and worship before Christ present in the consecrated host, which is exposed in a monstrance or ciborium. It occurs on Wednesdays between 9:15AM and 7:00PM in the chapel. In order to sustain this beautiful opportunity for worship, a minimum of two adorers must be present at all times, as the Blessed Sacrament cannot be left unattended. This is accomplished by a core group of volunteers who commit to a designated hour shift every week, either permanently or temporarily.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Ann Vay
Phone: 512-517-5479
Email: ann@vay.net

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
Do you have a love of the Eucharist? Then consider becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy communion to distribute Communion during Mass. You must be 16 years old, confirmed and be a Catholic in good standing.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

MUSIC MINISTRY AND CHOIR
Serve the Lord, his Church and his people by leading the congregation in worship and song at the Sunday 9:00AM, 11AM and 5PM Masses. The 9:00AM and 11AM Masses have traditional music. The 5PM Sunday Mass is blended music. Open to singers and instrumentalists of high school age and above.

GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Music
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 166
Email: music@sjnaustin.org

MARY AND MARTHA GUILD
Do you love to bake and entertain? Join our guild where we provide hospitality and food to parishioners for funerals and special occasions.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Raye Cekuta
Phone: 512-413-3003
Email: columbarium@sjnaustin.org

LINEN MINISTRY
We help care for the linens used for the sacred liturgy. Activities include washing and ironing purificators and corporals, and folding towels used for Mass. Linens are picked up and returned on a regular schedule. Volunteers usually serve every 6 weeks and must be registered parishioners.
GET INVOLVED!
Contact: Director of Liturgy
Phone: 512-328-3220 ext. 107
Email: liturgy@sjnaustin.org

Questions? We are here to help.

 

Email Director of Liturgy liturgy@sjnaustin.org