After Mass Refreshments
Fostering good will and fellowship, help host ‘Donut Sundays.’ Please contact the rectory to assist with this parish favorite. Contact Mindy Finan
A sub-committee of the Catholic Women’s League that coordinates volunteers to care for the altar and sanctuary. All are welcome to work on a “as available” basis. Contact Sue Darcy
Boys and girls, fifth grade and older, assist the priest by serving at Sunday and Weekday Masses. Schedule of assignments is created every four months, beginning in February. They also assist at funerals, weddings and other liturgical functions. Contact Cathy Jeep for more information.
Expectant and new parents are offered the opportunity to reflect on the Catholic Faith which they desire to hand on to their child. Parents must register for this class. It is a requirement for parents who have not participated in a previous preparation session. Please contact the rectory. Contact Pat (Rectory)
Parishioners provide the facilities and staff to the American Red Cross for blood drives each January and July. Volunteers provide life saving blood, assistance with registration and setting up the church meeting room. Volunteers also assist with refreshments after the donation and assist with loading and unloading the Red Cross equipment truck. Contact Anne Herr.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
This ministry give children an opportunity to learn about Jesus and the Gospel in a setting appropriate to their age. Dedicated volunteer catechists present the Word of God during the 9:00 am Mass. Contact Jen Hoeferlin
Each Tuesday beginning at 9:00 am and concluding Wednesday at 6:00 am parishioners and visitors are invited to spend a holy hour with the Eucharistic Lord. Every week volunteers commit to a specific hour during the 21-hour adoration session. Adorers are asked to sign the log book which is located in the vestibule of the church during daytime hours or near the east door during the over-night hours. A substitute list is on the easel in the vestibule if you cannot complete an assignment. For the safeguard of the Eucharist and all adorers, a minimum of 2-3 adorers should be present in the church at all times during adoration. Please report an absence of adorers (nigh or day) to the the rectory or Ann Wollaeger. For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Ann Wollaeger.
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers
Participants are appointed by the Archbishop to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at Mass and to the homebound in the parish. Contact Cathy Jeep
Give A Meal A Month (GAMAM)
The GAMAM Program is a monthly collection of non-perishable food items for area food pantries (currently St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist). Each third Sunday the menu and the yellow GAMAM bags are provided and each fourth Sunday the bags, filled with the menu food items, are collected. The monthly menus are based on the needs of the food pantries and should not cost more than $7.00. There are no scheduled meetings. Contact Pat Kopp.
Adult parishioners who proclaim the Scriptures during the Liturgy of the Word at all Masses; i.e. Sunday, weekdays, holidays and Holy Days. Sunday schedules are created three times a year for a four month period beginning in February, June and October. For further information or participation in this ministry contact Cathy Jeep.
Martha & Mary Hospitality
This ministry provides food and their arrangement at funeral receptions. The service of the committee is available to all parishioners. Its services are arranged at the time of funeral planning or as other occasions arise. Contact Kate Nawrocki.
Among the many signs and symbols used by the Church to celebrate its faith, music is preeminent. Music forms a necessary or integral part of the Liturgy, assisting the assembled believers to express and share their gift of faith. The function of music is ministerial and the quality of prayer and enthusiasm which music adds to community worship cannot be gained in any other way. The programs where you can be musically involved are as a cantor, the 9:00 Mass choir and instrumentalists. Practices are held most Thursdays in Church at 7:00 PM or before each Mass. For more information please contact Todd Senzig by email at email@example.com.
This group has been in existence for over 15 years at Holy Redeemer. In order to keep with the times, prayers will now be passed along via e-mail not phone, increasing the speed and accuracy of each request. Members will have access to the e-mails of other members of the HR Prayer Chain. With respect, all requests will continue to be kept confidential. If you would like to join us, or if you have a prayer request, please e-mail Kathy Plurad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Patrick’s Casserole Program
This group helps to feed homeless mentally ill people at St. Patrick’s Center by providing a hot meal once each month. Casseroles are prepared in parishioners’ homes and delivered to the Center on the third Saturday every month. Contact Mindy Finan.
St. Peter & Paul Feeding Program
This program provides a nutritious meal to homeless persons in the vicinity of St. Peter & Paul Church and shelter. Some foods are prepared in advance by parishioners; the rest is prepared by Holy Redeemer volunteers at St. Peter & Paul kitchen and served 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the Friday following the 11th of each month. Many times students from area high schools assist in the food preparation and serving, as well as simply eating and talking with the families who come for the meal. Contact Julie Perez.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
This charitable arm of the parish provides “near emergency” assistance to persons within the parish boundaries or throughout the community in the homes of those in need. At Holy Redeemer, funds are raised primarily through the collection basket. You will notice an envelope with your monthly packet of envelopes. Members of the SVDP, in their visits with clients, investigate problems and offer advice, comfort, expertise and possible solutions. There are multiple ways to volunteer and participate. If you are interested in helping SVDP, our meetings are held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month at 10:05am in the Rectory Meeting Room. All are welcome! To request assistance, contact us at 314-289-6101 ext. 2250
These volunteers assist with seating members of the congregation, collecting the offering, selecting and assisting members of the congregation during the offertory gifts procession and distributing the bulletins and other materials during worship services. Contact Mike Barnes.