Volunteer Opportunities

Multiple opportunities to share your talents are available at St. Dominic Catholic Church.

If you are a new parishioner you will receive a welcome packet at the parish office when you register.

The packet will include a booklet that outlines some of the many ways you can be active in our parish.

Please refer to the FLOCKNOTE tab on the front page of our website. 

You may also call the parish office at 276-2024 and inquire about opportunities that are available to use your specific talents.

Liturgical Ministries

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are a very large portion of our ministry needs for Masses. It takes approximately 22 ministers each weekend.  In addition to Mass, many ministers are also sharing the Eucharist with those in the hospital, the homebound and those in nursing homes.  There are also opportunities to serve in this ministry at funeral services and weddings.

Greeter

Our greeters welcome new visitors and life long members to our parish during weekend Masses. Greeters should be at Mass 30 minutes beforehand to welcome people attending Mass and pass out missalettes.

Lector

There are two lectors scheduled for each weekend Mass. The lector is provided with the scripture readings to prepare to share the Word of God at the Mass.  People who love the Scriptures and who can proclaim the Word of God are encouraged to undertake this ministry.

Sacristan

The sacristan prepares for the celebration of Mass by setting out the sacred vessels. the linens and the liturgical books.  The bulletins are distributed and the preparations for any Baptism are made.  After Mass the collection is secured and the church is locked.

Altar Server

Boys or girls can be altar servers.  They begin in the fifth grade.  Periodic trainings take place to keep servers informed as changes occur in the Mass rites.

Usher

The ushers are responsible for guiding individuals to available seating and assisting the elderly or handicapped.  They also alert the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to those parishioners unable to approach the altar for Communion.  They circulate the collection baskets and following Mass they help distribute bulletins.

Offertory Gift Bearer

Serving as an Offertory gift bearer is an honor that requires no special skill or training, just a willingness to serve.  Gift bearers carry the wine, the hosts and the offerings to the priest at Mass for Consecration.

Seasonal Decorating

From pumpkins and gourds in the Fall to Easter lilies and palms in the Spring, this group decorates our church and adds to the beauty of our worship space.  While skill and artistic talent is a plus there is also the need for strong, willing individuals.

Rosary Leader

A parish rosary is led prior to the 5:30 pm Mass on Saturdays and 10:30 am Mass on Sundays.

Accompanist

The parish is always in need of more accompanists.  If you like to play the piano, organ, guitar or another instrument, please call the office for more information.

Song Leader

The parish would love to have more cantors.  They are responsible to lead the congregation in song at weekend Masses, some daily Masses, funeral liturgies, and other liturgical celebrations.

Adult Choir

The adult choir consists of men and women who are responsible for leading the congregation in song at weekend Masses, Holy Days, funeral liturgies, and other liturgical celebrations.

Youth Choir

St. Dominic Youth Choir offers opportunities to enhance our parish's worship experience for young adults in 5th to 12th grades.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for people who would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith.  It is also for those baptized in another Christian faith who desire to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.  RCIA is the Church's ritual process for calling adults to a conversion of heart and mind and preparing them for a full and active life in the Church as disciples of Jesus.  These classes begin in the fall and end with the Easter celebration.
If you would like to assist in this Ministry, you may do so by volunteering as:

A Sponsor:  An RCIA sponsor is a person willing to be a friend, witness, companion and guide for an individual seeking Christian initiation. Time commitment includes attendance at weekly evening sessions with the candidate for the duration of his/her participation in the RCIA process as well as attending Sunday Masses as the candidate progresses through the rites.

A Team Member:  The RCIA team members journey with the Candidates and Catechumen. They attend weekly meetings and help lead small group discussions.  Some team members also serve as sponsors.  Most importantly, team members are a witness to their faith and an important link to the parish community.  To be a team member you should be a fully initiated, practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.  You should have a  love for the Catholic faith and a desire and willingness to share it with others.

A Sunday Dismissal Facilitator:  After catechumens and candidates are dismissed during weekend Masses, they are sent to study the liturgy in depth with a Sunday Dismissal Facilitator using the Word Working process.

Religious Formation (PSR)

Catechist & Assistants for K-11

Being called to be a catechist is a wonderful ministry.  It requires attending a "Protecting God's Children" session accompanied by a background check.  Workshops are held twice a year.  Classes begin in September and finish up in early May.  Opportunities to serve as assistants exist also.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 8 pm.  Sharing our faith with the children in our parish is truly a Ministry worth considering.

PSR Office Assistant

Parish School Religion classes always have need of office assistants.  Attendance records are collected from each class and calls are made to parents of children who are absent without prior notification.  This Ministry is on Wednesday evening during classes.  Parents of children attending PSR classes are especially encouraged.

Other Ministries and Committees

Social Commission Member

This committee is responsible for assisting and planning parish social activities that will create a sense of belonging among parishioners.  They organize the Easter Vigil reception, Graduation Breakfast, Parish Picnic and other parish events.  They welcome everyone to be a part of our parish family.  Their mission is to assist in bringing about a loving and caring atmosphere.

Prayer Chain

This group exists to take prayer requests for our parishioners and pass them on down the chain to people who will pray specifically for these requests.  Prayer is such a vital part of our faith life that praying for one another is an awesome way to minister to our church community.  If you have a prayer request you can call the church office at 276-2024, or email Bev Glass at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Everyone is invited to join the telephone or the email prayer chains.

Pro-Life

Pro-Life Committee meets weekly to pray the rosary for an end to abortion.  They meet monthly and organize attendance at the Pro-Life Rally on Respect Life Sunday in our community.

Adult Formation

Men's Prayer Group

All men of the parish are invited to meet on Wednesday mornings at 6 am in the parish center for prayer and fellowship.

MOMS Group

Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) is a group of moms with young children who support each other in raising a healthy, happy, and Christ-centered family.  Join other moms in our St. Monica MOMS group for encouragement, resources, and education in your vocation as wives and mothers.  Childcare is provided in the nursery.

Parish Service

Altar Society

Every woman in the parish is an automatic member of the Altar Society.  Each name is divided among the twelve months of the year and called to help provide cakes, salads and breads for funeral dinners.  There are three or four hostesses assigned to each month.  These hostesses call the individuals listed on their month to help with the dinners.  They also clean the alter area of the church weekly for the month they are assigned.

Food Preparation/Service

Various events are held each year that are enhanced by the serving of food.  Sometimes desserts are served or just snacks.  Sometimes we are having an event where a meal is provided.  If you enjoy cooking and would like to be called on to assist with providing a dish, preparing the food, or serving at an event, you are most welcome to assist in inserting these items or preparing mailings that are sent out.

Mailing/Insert Volunteer

Throughout the year our bulletin will contain additional information on upcoming events.  Included in the selection of inserts are our monthly calendar and our Southwest Kansas Register.  There are times when volunteers would be welcome to assist in inserting these items or preparing mailings that are sent out.

Changing Missalettes

Three times a year we update our Missalettes with the new liturgical readings.  This involves replacing the current booklet of Mass readings with the new ones.  It is a great stewardship opportunity for a family.  The old booklets are recycled.  Anyone is welcome to help with this project.

Parish Center Set-Up Volunteer

Groups are formed that meet once a month to help set up the Parish Center for various events.  PSR classes, Bible studies and receptions are all events where walls must be moved and tables and chairs put in place for scheduled events.  Volunteering for this service is a once a month commitment to join fellow parishioners to get the job done.  Tuesday or Thursday evenings at 7 pm seems to work best to accomplish this much needed service.

Childcare

There are several times where having childcare to accommodate parents of small children is truly a blessing.  Once a week during the school year those attending RCIA are offered childcare while they attend classes.  The volunteers that help in our PSR program also have need of childcare while they teach our children.  The third opportunity is twice a month for our MOMS group that meets during the week on Mondays.  Also childcare is welcomed for Adult Formation studies.  If this opportunity interests you, "Protecting God's Children" must be completed along with the accompanying background check.

Weekly Collection Counter

This group meets on Monday mornings in the conference room of the Parish Center to separate and count the weekly parish donations.  The bank deposit is prepared at this time also.

Church and Parish Center Laundry

Altar linens, towels, and kitchen linens are all items that are used weekly and need to be laundered.  This is a service that doesn't take a great deal of time, but is very important to the parish.