Service Organizations

Baskets and Bundles – Volunteers are needed to prepare for the silent auction at the Parish Picnic.  Committees include: basket making workshops, auction setup, monitoring and clean-up, donations, computer and print work, and communications. CONTACT PERSON: Sarah Castanos, Stephanie Dvorak, Alicia Lewis, Abbey Rickard

 Daughters of Seton – is the women’s organization of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  It promotes fellowship and offers service to our parish. Events sponsored are the Living Rosary on the 3rd Monday in October, Santa House, Bake Sales in December and at the Fish Bakes. Proceeds pay for the altar flowers for Christmas and Easter. All women are welcome to attend. Dues are $5.00 but not mandatory. CONTACT PERSON(S): Lenal Bottoms, (402) 964-9125;; Danna Plummer, (402) 496-2012;

Grounds Beautification (Volunteer) - Volunteers are needed to help maintain our islands in the parking lot.  No gardening experience necessary, just a willingness to keep bushes and weeds under control!  CONTACT  PERSON: Marilou Lonergan, (402) 253-6248

HOPE (Help Our Parish Excel) (Volunteer) – Volunteers in this program sell gift certificates for merchants that provide a percentage of sales back to the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, St. James parish, and their shared education programs: 5-Day School, P.R.E., and Adult Education. The monthly time commitment is usually about 30 minutes after mass once a month on your weekend rotation. CONTACT PERSON(S): HOPE Office, (402) 572-7897;                         

Knights of Columbus – Our parish has a local council which in turn is part of the worldwide Knights of Columbus organization.  This is a men’s fraternal organization which fosters pride and ownership in the church and the community. It sponsors a wide variety of parish activities.   CONTACT PERSON: Tim Brust, (402) 884-5965;

Money Counting Teams – People on these teams serve on a rotating basis to count the Sunday collection. Substitutes or “on-call” helpers are always welcome. CONTACT PERSON: Parish Office, (402) 493-2186;

Overflow Youth Ministry-Since 1992, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has ministered to the youth of Northwest Omaha. High School youth activities serve the spiritual, educational, emotional and social needs of teenagers through both large group gatherings and retreats. Led by parish volunteers under direction of Sam Jizba, youth ministry events are Eucharistic-centered, parent-driven and peer group-focused. Large group gatherings occur twice a month (see calendar for details) and are centered on prayer, relationships, and driven by the message of the Gospel. These gatherings are tons of fun and include games, service, prayer, music and snacks.  Teens are also encouraged to meet in small groups led by trained adult small group leaders to help meet their need to be understood, to belong, be transparent, engage in critical  thinking about life and faith as young Catholics, and their need for guidance. CONTACT PERSON: Sam Jizba, (402) 707-3496;

  •  Large Group Leaders – Parish adult volunteers serve in several areas of   ministry including evangelization, catechesis, social justice and music ministry. Through regular involvement and commitment to regular activities, these volunteers provide leadership, support, knowledge of church teaching and the ministering presence of Christ to the teenagers of the parish.  Contact Sam Jizba to get involved!
  • High School Youth Ministry Participant  –  Working together with St. James, St. Elizabeth Ann has a variety of opportunities to meet your need to belong, to be understood, to grow in faith with other teens that you can trust and form lasting friendships.  Large group gatherings occur twice a month at St. Elizabeth Ann parish.  See the yearly calendar on the parish website for large group gathering dates.  Teens also have the opportunity to attend a fall and spring retreat, attend summer Steubenville conferences, and serve the parish and community through various events hosted by Youth Ministry.  Contact Sam Jizba to get involved!
  • Middle School Youth Ministry Participant - Similar to our high school     ministry, we have begun working with our middle school youth, grades 5th through 8th, to begin spreading the Gospel to a younger age. Fun, friendly and filled with faith, these gathering meet once a month at St. James. See the yearly calendar on either parish website for large group gathering dates. Contact Sam Jizba to get involved!
  • Youth Ministry Support  – Providing support to key parish ministry efforts, these volunteers provide guided assistance “behind the scenes” in serving the overall goals of parish youth ministry. These invaluable supporters give time and talent to activities such as providing snacks for the night time meetings, providing assistance for special events and prayer ministry.

Parish Picnic Volunteers – Volunteers participate in a variety of services. From monitoring bounce houses and games to assisting with tent/venue set-up and tent/venue take down. Volunteers can even be involved in the planning        process. Our picnic is held every August and features Basket & Bundles silent auction and a cash prize lottery drawing. CONTACT PERSON(S): Brad Schmidt, (515) 450-8687