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; [email protected]; Danna Plummer, (402) 496-2012; [email protected]
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; [email protected]
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; [email protected]
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; [email protected]
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;[email protected].
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