Lead the assembly in singing at Mass when the choir is not present. Some knowledge of solo singing and musical notation is required. See the Director of Worship if you are interested in this ministry
Open to any adult and high school student whose voice has changed and can "carry a tune". Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30p in the church, September through May. The choir sings at the 9a Mass each Sunday and at special Liturgies throughout the church year. Knowledge of musical notation is helpful, but not necessary. Please see the Director of Worship or any choir member if you are interested in this ministry.
Help is needed to clean church on Saturday mornings. Light dusting, plant watering, candle lighting and decorating is done.
Assist with the distribution of the body and blood of Christ at Mass. Communion to the sick can also be part of this ministry. Any member of the parish with training can become a Eucharistic Minister. Members are required to assist at several Masses during each month.
St. Augustine has begun an Oktoberfest event in lieu of the traditional 3 day festival. The event is typically held the last Sunday in September. The committee is responsible for planning, organizing and running the event. Membership is open to anyone in the parish community. Help by all members is needed during the festival. Please contact Stephanie Gregory, Festival Chairperson, at 262-378-0151, if you have questions or are interested in helping with the Oktoberfest committee.
Fish Fry Help
Our delicious and famous fish fry is completely run by volunteers, we could not do it without the help of many willing volunteers. There are a variety of times and duties available. The Thursday morning before Fish Fry day there is a dedicated group who meets in the church hall to do prep work from about 7am to 9-9:30am. The Friday morning of the Fish Fry we also need people to help prepare the cole slaw, tartar sauce, cocktail sauce and fish. Volunteers are needed for various tasks during the hours that we serve, as well as afterward with the clean up.
If you are unable to help in any of these ways, we are ALWAYS in need of baked goods to be served as dessert. Cakes, cupcakes, pies, bars, cookies,etc. may be dropped off at the church hall or brought to the rectory the morning before or the day of the Fish Fry.
The Fish Fry dates for 2015/2016 are:
February 12 (the Friday following Ash Wednesday)
Good Friday, March 25
April 15 (last of the season)
FOCCUS, Facilitating Open Couple Communication, Understanding and Study - Assist engaged couples with marriage preparation. Married parish couples with training spend 2-3 evenings every other month with engaged couples who are to be wed at St. Augustine. Please contact the Director of Worship for more information about this ministry at 744-0808.
Ministers of the Word effectively proclaim the Word of God at Mass. Any parish member who receives proper training can serve as a lector. Lectors are required to attend and proclaim the Word at several Masses each month.
The Parish prepares and serves a meal to the needy on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 5:30-6:15p. The meal is served at the SVdP building located at 931 W. Madison Street. Food preparation is done Wednesday afternoon (the day before), from 4:30p - 6:30p and on Thursday (the day of) 1p - 3p in the St. Augustine Church Hall. Interested volunteers should contact Cindy at 482-1859.
Young people in the fourth grade or beyond may become servers. Servers are trained by the pastor and are required to assist with Mass several times each month.
Ushers are the "Ministers of Hospitality". They welcome people who come to our parish community and assist those who come to Mass in whatever way possible. All men, women and youth who are in the 8th grade and above, are invited to become an usher. Ushers are asked to assist once a week at Mass.