Ministries & Activities

Below are four categories of ministries and or activities of the parish. Placing your pointer on any one of them will open that listing as it appears in the parish Guidebook. There is a brief description of the ministry or activity, any requirements for training and the telephone of the person or office to contact if you are interested or have questions.

Spiritual Life & Worship

Faith Formation

Outreach Ministries

Parish Life

Parish Life
Archive Committee: This committee is responsible for the preservation of documents, pictures and memories from the history of Corpus Christi Church.  They meet September through May on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the McAlarney Conference Room. Contact: Chuck and Mary Beth Helmes (939-0678).  

lacktop Dance: In celebration of our Parish Anniversary, the Blacktop Dance is scheduled on a Saturday evening in early September following the 5:00 p.m. Mass.  Volunteers are always needed to help plan this annual celebration.  Contact: Parish Office (825-0618).

Finance Council: The Finance Council serves the Community of Corpus Christi on a regular basis by reviewing the fiscal needs necessary to maintain the Parish. The Council, by overseeing the assets and maintaining the financial stability of the parish, provides the membership the ability to worship and continue to spread the Good News of the Gospel through the various parish ministries. Contact: Bill Marshall (825-0618).

Forever Young Seniors: Parishioners over 55 years of age meet on the second Thursday of each month, March – December,  at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Undercroft to enjoy lunch, each others company, and offer mutual support and friendship. Together they plan monthly meetings and events for all to enjoy. Contact: Kevin Epplen (825-2176).

Fund Raisers: Volunteers set up surveys and other events to help meet the financial needs of our Parish. These volunteers contact parishioners for various surveys throughout the year, as well as identifying other potential fundraisers. Contact: Kathie Vallandingham (742-2101) or Vicki Schaefer (825-1692).

God’s Housekeepers: Cleaning teams work weekly to clean the church and gathering space. Contact: Mary Lou Hartman (741-8742) or Carolyn Simmermeyer (825-9473).

Grounds Clean-Up – Spring/Fall: Volunteers help maintain parish grounds and assist with other special projects. Contact: Bruce Niebling (825-0618).

Lenten Fish Fry: Held on the Fridays during Lent (except Good Friday), this committee plans and organizes dinners in the Church Undercroft which follow the specific guidelines of dietary rules during Lent and provides an opportunity for community interaction and fellowship. Many volunteers of all ages are always needed for many tasks. Contact: Terri Reder (742-3136).

Library: The library is located in the Parish Center Dining Room and makes available to parishioners a collection of resources (books, DVDs, audio cassettes, and video cassettes) for spiritual growth, education, and fun. Library hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Friday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12 Noon. Contact: Joyce Swallow (729-1715).

Outdoor Nativity: Assist with setup of the Outdoor Nativity scene in mid-Advent. The Outdoor Nativity scene is removed following the Christmas season. Contact: Tom Gilbert (825-0507).

Parish Picnic Volunteer: Held annually to thank parishioners for their Parish Stewardship gifts of Prayer, <st1:personname w:st="on">Time, Talent and Treasure. Contact: Parish Office (825-0618).

Parish Office Volunteer: There are many opportunities to volunteer in the Parish Office throughout the year – answering telephones, assisting with large mailings, stuffing the weekly bulletin, just to name a few.  Contact: Parish Office (825-0618).

Parish Receptions: Several times throughout the year the parish celebrates with a reception following the Sunday liturgies.  Volunteers are needed to help set-up, serve and clean-up. Contact: Vicki Schaefer (825-1692).

Pastoral Council: Pastoral Council advises the Pastor on administrative and policy making procedures, and also assesses Parish needs and helps implement programs to better meet those needs. It serves as a channel of communication among the total Parish community. Pastoral Council meets six times a year or as necessary on the first Monday of the scheduled month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.

St. Francis Gardeners: Volunteers are needed to help maintain the beautiful gardens planted around the church and shrines.  Volunteers would accept responsibility for one of the many gardens on our parish grounds or part of a garden to maintain.  Responsibilities would include watering, weeding, hoeing, edging and other gardening needs. Contact: Bruce Niebling (825-0618).

*  Opportunities for Youth
**  Must be Married Couples