Volunteer Opportunities

Five Minutes a Day to Feed the Hungry: Emmaus House of Hospitality, a ministry at St. Francis de Sales, has a volunteer job opening for Food Rescue Coordinator. This assignment assists an existing network of volunteers who pick up donated food at local food vendors. The job essentially is checking e-mail and phone for messages from volunteers and ensuring that all pick-up commitments are made. Please call Bob Gorman at (847) 322-5176 for information.

Help Picking Up at Deerfield Bakery in Buffalo Grove: Every Sunday at 1:45 p.m., Deerfield Bakery donates cakes, pastries, bagels, and other bread and confectionary products. These are distributed at the Sunday Community Dinner held every Sunday in Fr. Valker Hall. Emmaus House needs several volunteers to accept an assignment for one Sunday a month, picking up at Deerfield Bakery in Buffalo Grove and delivering to Fr. Valker Hall. Please call Bob Gorman for more details at (847) 322-5176.

Bereavement Ministry Seeks Volunteers: If you are looking for an opportunity to serve the St. Francis de Sales community, there is a gratifying position waiting for you. The Bereavement Ministry is in need of two volunteers to prepare the Worship Aides that are provided to mourners attending Funeral Liturgies at our parish. The booklets are extremely important as guides to those attending funerals from outside our community who may not be families within the Catholic Faith.

Requirements are experience using computers and a willingness to learn a simple procedure to prepare the booklets. Training is provided. This is an on-call, rotation position. St. Francis de Sales Parish averages 65 funerals annually. Please consider joining this important ministry. Please contact Karin Jurczak at the MInistry Center at (847) 438-6622.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help: Would you like to serve your community with a gift of your time for 2 hours per week? Volunteers are needed to pick up donations from local stores. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Paul Jankowski at (847) 438-2110 or jankowskip@sbcglobal.net or Kathleen Murray at (847) 610-0477 or kathleenbmurray@gmail.com.  

Ushers Needed: We are looking for additional men and women to serves as ushers at our weekend Masses. We hope to increase our current ushers by an additional 20, to ensure that ALL of our ushers have options for scheduling and back-up in case anyone is on vacation, ill, etc. The usher's role is important. Responsibilities include greeting parishioners and guests, safeguarding the people in the Church, answering questions, direction people to pews, chairs, and restrooms, hospitality, as well as stewardship. If you are of high school age or older and wish to learn more about becoming a member of this important ministry, please contact Father Ryan at (847) 726-4723.