IHM Refugee Community
IHM sponsors families who are making a new life for themselves in America. Donating furniture, clothes, services or just a helping hand can make all the difference to new family. In addition, we need parishioners to build relationships with these refugee communities so that navigating the unexpected events of their new life can go smoothly. To get involved in this ministry, contact Stefanie Iwan, 241-4477 Ex. 105
Sick and Home-bound Ministry
- Eucharistic Visitors: These members of Immaculate Heart of Mary carry the Eucharist weekly to those members of Christ’s Body who are unable to attend church. As our community ages, we are always in need of volunteers for this very important ministry.
- Meals for home-bound: For short term needs, our parish offers a meal service to parishioners. Please call if you can prepare a meal and give assistance to a Parishioner who is recovering from surgery. We have an easy meal sign-up service when the need arises.
- Drivers: On occasion, drivers are needed to bring parishioners to appointments and mass. Please check bulletins for current needs.
Anyone wishing to donate to our benevolence fund will be assured that money, goods or services are given in strictest confidence to assist those parishioners who find themselves struggling unexpectedly. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
For all Support Ministries please contact Stefanie Iwan, 241-4477, ext 105 firstname.lastname@example.org
These volunteers prepare and/or serve a buffet lunch for families after the funeral of a loved one. Volunteers are called upon as needed and serve as their schedule allows.
Munch and Mingle
Volunteers help set-up, serve, host and clean-up our Donut Sundays. We serve every other Sunday from September through early May. We have a sign-up genius on the website to easily sign up for a date with your spouse and or family. There are two shifts per Sunday. This is a great opportunity to serve the parish and meet your fellow parishioners in a relaxed setting. And the donuts are pretty good too! Donuts are on hold for now due to COVID!
This is a great opportunity for friends or families to sign up together as a group of 8 or more to help serve a meal downtown at God’s Kitchen. Click Here to find a date that works for you. For over 40 years volunteers from IHM have helped to serve a hot meal the second Sunday every month. We switched over scheduling to the online portal through God’s Kitchen but the mission and service remain the same. Take this opportunity to practice your corporal acts of mercy!
Persons in this group wash and clean the following:
Purificators: Wash and iron the purificators, corporals and towels used at Mass weekly on a monthly rotation.
Albs and Altar cloths: Wash and iron the altar servers albs and altar cloths as needed on a monthly rotation.
If you enjoy sewing, this ministry is for you. Help make the little white garments newly baptised babies receive on the altar during Baptism. Sew at home and deliver as needed.
Birthday, Christmas and Easter cards are sent to our most special Senior Parishioners over the age of 80. This is a great work from home ministry if you enjoy writing and sending special notes of cheer! You can choose your holiday or birthday months that fits into your schedule.
These volunteers dust the narthex, sacristy and sanctuary weekly. A more thorough cleaning is done periodically. Individuals are assigned on a weekly rotation about four times a year. The day and time are arranged by the volunteer.
Adoration Chapel Cleaning Angels
Our Adoration Chapel is given a clean sweep every week by our cleaning Angels. During the weekend when the Chapel is closed volunteers come in on their own schedule to dust, straighten, vacuum and freshen up the chapel and bathroom. A great way to spend a quiet hour serving the parish environment. Service is one or two months a year.
Altar Arrangements, Art and Environment
Volunteers assist in decorating and preparing for the seasonal decor in our church. If you have a gift for decorating or flower arranging please consider this beautiful ministry.
Immaculate Heart of Mary is blessed with a beautiful campus. It certainly takes a lot of effort to maintain and enhance the environment. We are looking for parishioners with a gift for tending gardens, green thumbs and/or landscaping design experience. Zones are assigned and adopted to be lovingly cared for and maintained throughout the year. It could be a family project or a group of friends or just yourself; a time for quiet work. If you have been blessed with gardening skills please consider this joyful calling!