Get involved!

Do you have a special interest or talent, or just some free time?  In what ways do you hope to grow in your faith and give back to your community?  At St Frances of Rome, we encourage all of our members to contribute to our Christ-centered mission of service, prayer, worship, and welcome through active involvement in our many parish ministries.  Sign up today!

Have questions about one (or more!) of these ministries, or ready to get involved?  Contact our parish office at 502-896-8401 or via email, and we’ll be happy to help you get connected.

(Updated 08/2021)

Worship

Worship Committee 

The worship committee nourishes and gives direction to the liturgical aspect of parish life, ensuring that parishioners are provided with opportunities to deepen
their faith through a variety of liturgical celebrations and prayer experiences.

Acolyte/Altar Server 

Acolytes are adults who assist the priest during liturgy and are mentors for the younger youth servers. [Altar servers must have received First Communion.]

Arts and Environment

Committee that plans and prepares the parish worship spaces throughout the various liturgical church seasons.

Communion Minister – Liturgy

Lay ministers who assist the clergy with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful during Mass; must have a deep reverence for the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, attend archdiocesan training sessions, and be committed to ongoing formation

Communion Minister – Homebound

Extraordinary ministers visit and take Holy Communion to those unable to participate in parish liturgies and events.

Communion Minister – Nursing Homes

Extraordinary ministers visit and take Holy Communion to area nursing homes for which the parish serves.

Film Crew

Those with willingness to film Mass for our social media accounts enable those who are sick or homebound the ability to experience Mass from their home parish.

Hospitality Minister

Hospitality ministers are entrusted with promoting a sense of welcoming and belonging to all the faithful as they gather for worship.

Lector

Lectors proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel and announces the prayers of the faithful.

Music Ministry

Music Ministry enhances the experience of worship by heightening the Word of God with music and to provide beauty to the liturgy through music. Music ministers strive to enable the song of the assembly to encourage full, active and conscious participation. Cantors and instrumentalists minister to the assembly by providing music which allows and encourages spiritual reflection.

Prayer Groups

Participate in the ongoing prayer life of the parish by being involved in any or all of the following: a prayer partner for those whose specific requests are in the parish intention book, pray for those whose names are on the monthly prayer list, participate in the weekly rosary group and/or any of the other parish liturgical devotions.

Sacristan

The sacristan arrives 45 minutes before mass, arranges the liturgical books, ensures all liturgical ministries are filled and attends to all things that are necessary for the celebration of Mass.

Usher

Ushers assist in seating before mass, take up the weekly offerings, provide emergency care and assist with the overall safety and security of everyone during worship.

Formation

Formation Committee

Faith formation informs, forms, and transforms the person – whether child, youth, or adult – into a robust, vital, and life-giving holistic Christian.

Faith Formation — Adult

Adult faith formation programs gather to inform, form, and transform people into robust, vital, and life-giving holistic Christians through study groups and prayer opportunities.

Faith Formation — Family Gatherings

Attend or help with our monthly family gatherings for families of all ages.

Faith Formation — Youth

Parents, through word and example, are the primary faith educators of their children. This team helps parents by teaching Catholic heritage and provides a
basis for faith formation. This process is carried out not only by classroom discussion and teaching, but also through participation in prayer, special celebrations, worship opportunities, and service to others. In this way, the child is led to a closer relationship with God, other children, and the total Christian faith community.

Rite of Christian Initiation — RCIA

Welcome and dialogue with those who are interested in joining the Catholic Church. Participants journey in faith with them by
teaching and sharing Catholic beliefs and practices.

Sacramental Preparation Team

The Sacraments of the Church are tangible signs of the sacred. The Sacraments are not only a sign of God, but they are a sign of God’s action in our
world. Team members strive to help those preparing for the sacraments to understand and apply the meanings of these Sacraments in their everyday lives.

Social Justice Group

The social justice group facilitates a parish dialogue on contemporary social justice issues. Which broadly stated is the just and/or equal distribution of rights and opportunities within a society without prejudice.

Parish Life

Parish Life Committee Member

Parish life is where the Church lives in faith action and hope. These groups offer activities and events to gather people together for various service objectives.

Bereavement Committee

Assist the bereaved in such ways as organizing meals, taking food to funeral home for visitation and assisting Pastoral Associate with the
funerals.

Book Club

Monthly meetings of reading enthusiasts that select various books of interest to discuss and
review together.

Caring & Kindness Committee

Committee members send birthday and kindness cards to parishioners. Prayer blankets are crafted and distributed to the sick and homebound as well as other acts of caring and kindness service activities.

Health & Wellness Committee

A group of health care providers and parishioners who plan and sponsor holistic health and wellness programing.

Major Parish Event Committee

Assist in planning major parish social events that promote fellowship and hospitality.

Nursery

Adults and youth assist in the nursery during the Sunday 8:30am/11:30am liturgies and for other parish sponsored events or activities.

“Rome’n” Seniors — 55 & Up Group
This group offers fun activities, service opportunities and spiritual gatherings for people ages 55 & UP.

Welcoming Committee

Welcome new members into the parish and offer opportunities for involvement.

Young Adult Ministry

Coordinate activities and special events for young adults and young families.

Youth Group

Assist with activities and service projects for Jr. High through High School youth.

Service & Social Justice

Outreach Committee Member

Outreach groups pray, act, and serve with love through advocacy, education and charitable service. Members coordinate parishioner service opportunities for local outreach agencies.

Franciscan Kitchen

Volunteers cook, serve, clean up, act as drivers to pick up donations, provide office assistance, help with warehouse stocking and restocking, and other necessary duties.

Just Creations

Educate parishioners about social justice concerns and promote “Just Creations”, a 3rd world free trade store in the community.

St. Leonard Picnic

Volunteers work at this annual picnic in September which benefits our sister parish, St. Leonard.

Open Hand Soup Kitchen

Serve meals the 1st Tuesday of each month at the St. Vincent DePaul Open Hand Community Kitchen at 1026 South Jackson.

United Crescent Hill Ministries

An ecumenical non-profit local community program which offers emergency assistance, food, activities and services for those in need.

Stewardship & Administration

Parish Council Member

Parish council is a consultative body that serves to advise the pastor on administrative and/or pastoral matters. This is a parish elected position via volunteer nominations.

Communications Committee

Assists in sharing parish information by providing the tools, networks and technology that enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of communication within and outside the parish.

Facilities Maintenance

Lend a hand several times throughout the year for special maintenance projects around the parish campus.

Money Counter

Count the weekend liturgy collections on a rotating Monday morning team basis.

Office Clerical Support

Assist the parish staff with various clerical duties. (Some tasks may be performed at home.)