Volunteer Opportunities within the Parish

There are many options for service within our parish family both ongoing and one-off opportunities. Below you will find a list of these opportunities which will be updated when new opportunities become available.

Please click on the title of the opportunity to be directed to the sign-up form.


Individual Opportunities

Assisting with Winter Mailing

The rectory offices are preparing to send information out to all members of our parish family. We are asking for volunteers to fill 6 one hour time slots. 8 volunteers will be able to sign up for each time slot. Volunteers should report to the rectory at 215 Essex Avenue. We will be assembling the mailing in the rectory dining room. 1 Parish Service Hour per hour of attendance. 

Refreshments at the Christmas Memorial Mass 

On December 16th the parish will be holding a Christmas Memorial Mass in remembrance of all those buried in our parish cemeteries. The Hospitality Committee will be providing refreshments following the mass. Volunteers are needed for set-up, serving, and clean up of refreshments and should arrive and report to Lisa by 9:30am. Please dress warm as we will be setting up the refreshments outside and then bringing them into the chapel after mass.  Prior sign-up is required. Please bring your service log to be signed. Only 4 spots are available! 1 Parish Service Hour per hour of attendance. 

Forgiveness Day

This year our 2nd grade students will have a Reconciliation Retreat entitled “Forgiveness Day” to assist in their preparation to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation.
Volunteers are needed to assist with set up and the actual retreat.
Anyone that volunteers is required to attend on BOTH days.
For questions please contact Mrs. Tammy Sablom at 732-449-4424 x305 or ReligiousEd@stcatharine-stmargaret.org


On-going Opportunities

Greeter Minister

St. Catharine- St. Margaret Hospitality Committee is initiating a new ministry known as “Greeters” at our weekend masses. A kick-off meeting will be held in January with the ministry beginning shortly after. These Greeters will welcome parishioners and visitors into our churches prior to and after masses. They will be the first “official” person, and first smiling face anyone meets when attending mass. Assigned masses will be based on availability and preference. Click the link above to be added to the list for the kick-off meeting. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass

Leading the Prayer of the Faithful At Weekend Masses

Volunteers are needed to leading the congregation for the Prayer of the Faithful (Universal Prayer). 2 people may sign up for each mass offered. Please report to the sacristy prior to mass for instruction. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass

Assisting at Religious Education or School Masses and Liturgies

Volunteers are needed for set-up, break down and during Masses. Sign up at the link above and a member of the staff will contact you to arrange a time. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass

Junior Sacristan Training

Volunteers are needed as Junior Sacristans. Once trained they will be assigned to weekend masses and assist the Sacristan with the preparation of mass.

Assisting at the Sacrament of Baptism

Volunteers are needed to do the Readings, lead the Prayer of the Faithful and assist with Holy Oils. Sign up at the link above and a member of the staff will contact you to arrange a time. 1 Parish Service Hour Per Mass


Opportunities for Altar Servers

Funeral and Weddings

On occasion altar servers are requested for funerals and/or weddings. If you are interested please sign up at the link above and a member of the staff will contact you when an opportunity is available.