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Parish Ministry Opportunities

Ministries are an important part of Holy Trinity Parish! Holy Trinity is a vibrant Parish that provides excellent and exceptional Parish Ministries. Through the journey of ministry, I am responding to the call of Jesus to be his disciple. Having received everything from HIM, in gratitude and as a good steward, I am called forth to serve our parish & others. Please visit the other headings below for more detailed information.

These ministry opportunities below are a short list that allow you to get involved and serve in an ongoing way at our Parish.


Knights of Columbus

Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus is a men’s fraternal organization devoted to charitable activities, service to our Parish, and the support of the family. The Knights normally meet the 1st Thursday of each month. The rosary starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Initiation into the Knights is made through a First Degree Ceremony held quarterly at 6:00 p.m. before the monthly meeting. Please contact Allan Kramer or 515-491-4787 and Wendell Eck 515-564-9274 if interested.

Patch Committee

The Holy Trinity Patch Committee provides housing, utilities, and phone for a homeless family for up to six months. This is a fulfilling way to put your faith in action and serve your community. There are no special skills required for helping with Patch. We do need help with the following: advocates to the family, cleaning, maintenance, and moving. Please contact Molly Pigneri at 515-778-0185 or with this rewarding ministry.

Liturgical Ministers

You are invited to prayerfully consider whether there is a liturgical ministry in which you may wish to become involved. This is a great way to minister to others. Refer to the list below for opportunities to volunteer.

**Please contact the Parish Office to volunteer for any of these liturgical ministries at 255-3162 ext. 128 or

Altar Mass & Linens-This parishioner, at their home, launders and irons the linens used at Mass.

Church Cleaners-This can be a parishioner/parishioners or a family that get together once a week (whatever day fits your schedule) to clean/organize the pews in our Church. This is a great opportunity for youth service hours.

Greeter-A parishioner who serves in the welcoming of parishioners as they gather to attend Mass.

Lector-The Lector’s primary role is to proclaim the readings from sacred scripture. Additionally, the Lector offers the announcements at the beginning of Mass and the Prayers of the Faithful as well. All parishioners who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation may Lector.

Ministers of the Eucharist– A parishioner authorized to distribute Holy Communion at Mass. All parishioners who have been Confirmed may volunteer.

Music Ministry-The primary purpose of the music ministry is to bring people closer to God through music. Our focus is to enhance the congregational singing, thereby uniting us as one sung prayer. There are many opportunities to volunteer as a Cantor, Instrumentalist, Funeral Choir, Schola and Traditional Choir.

Server-The primary role of Server is to perform certain duties to make the liturgy a more meaningful experience and assist the priest. Altar servers are those students in 4th grade & older.

Usher-A parishioner willing to serve guiding people to their seats as well as implement the distribution & gathering of the collection baskets.

Welcome Committee

The Holy Trinity Welcome Committee provides a welcoming atmosphere to the parish community, its parishioners, or visitors. The committee extends hospitality, shares information, and hosts quarterly New Members Coffee & Donuts where your questions are answered by Father and the Welcome Committee members. To help welcome new members, contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 128 or

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Society provides its members with opportunities to participate in multiple volunteer services directed to the poor, with a unique focus on one-to-one personal services through home visitation, aid, informational services, support, and problem-solving. If interested please contact Karen Hockins at

Respect Life

“We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities towards God, self, and others; and that society, through its laws and institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.” U.S. Catholic Bishops November 2001  

If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Tom Quiner or Jean Smith at 515-689-9266.


Sponsor Couple

A Sponsor Couple is vital part of our Marriage Preparation Program. A parish couple acts as mentors to an engaged couple as they journey through their marriage preparation. This special ministry lets you share your faith as well as your marriage vocation. Please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 128 or

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs or our parishioners. Team members may visit or call on our parishioners in their homes, in hospitals or in senior living communities. They offer intentional listening, compassion, and prayer. The team includes Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. The team also sends Journeying through Grief which is a series of four short books. Holy Trinity sends these books to people at four crucial times during the first year after the loss of a loved one.  The Pastoral Care minister will train volunteers for this ministry. Training may be one to one or in a group.

The group meets monthly with the Pastoral Care Minister for continuing formation, check in and affirmation. Meetings are not mandatory but attendance is encouraged. Volunteers also help with implementing the Healing Mass and the reception (which follows the Mass two times per year). Also, volunteers help with coordinating and assisting with the Blood Drives two times a year.

Our Parishioners who are in Health Care Settings appreciate receiving cards. We do seek volunteers to send cards to them a few times per year. If you would like to join our team, please contact the Pastoral Care Minister at 255-3162 ext. 124.

Teams of Our Lady

“Teams” is a movement of “Married Spirituality” which brings together Christian couples united by the Sacrament of Marriage; and those who wish to deepen the graces of their Sacrament of Marriage.

A Way to Grow…Teams of our Lady was founded by Father Henri Caffarel in France in 1947 and has spread to over 10,000 Teams world-wide. Teams came to the United States in 1958 where there are currently over 700 Teams. A team is a group of five to seven couples and a spiritual advisor who meet once a month to share, pray, and discuss challenges of living a Christian marriage and life. Couples use a time-tested format to meet their needs and desires of growing closer in love and faith through Teams of Our Lady and in the process they discover support for one another and for their marriage. Please contact Ann & Brian Moylan at 557-8601.

Peace and Justice Committee

Holy Trinity’s Peace & Justice Committee brings attention and illumination to peace and social justice issues. Additionally, the Committee promotes the understanding of the Church’s social justice teachings as the starting point of their activities. Please contact Roxanne at .

Holy Trinity Women's Club

Holy Trinity Women’s Club gathers as small groups known as “circles” where they build community and share their faith. These “circles” serve receptions, provide cookies for the homebound, adopt families at Christmas, etc. Please contact Sally Hicks at 255-6330 if interested.

Holy Trinity Supper Club

Holy Trinity Supper Club is an over 50’s group that sponsors a dinner/social event with a goal of meeting 4 times a year to promote the fellowship and welfare of these parishioners. They meet starting at 5:30 in the Social Room and have dinner with musical entertainment each meeting. Contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 128 if interested in hosting this fun evening for our older(but young at heart) parishioners.

Sunday Child Care

Child Care would be provided for children under 3 during the 10:30 a.m. Mass by parent volunteers. If you are interested in leading this ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 128.

Christian Family Movement

Holy Trinity’s Christian Family Movement brings individuals, couples, and extended familes together in small groups to discuss topics relevant to daily life. Please contact parishioners, Jean & Terry Smith at


Annual Parish Events

The following events provide many opportunities to volunteer and serve your Parish through a one time event.

Beaverdale Fall Festival:  Held each September, our local community’s parade and two-day carnival. Holy Trinity is a big part of this fun-filled end-of summer event. Please contact Steve Reed at 473-2834 or

Garage Sales-Early Spring and Summer: Looking for unusual or just every day treasures, you will find it here. These events are one of the Parish’s biggest fundraisers. Please contact Teresa Parmenter at 255-3162.

Holiday Boutique:  Held each November, this delightful annual event is a Holy Trinity PTO sponsored activity. If you want to join the fun, by volunteering or are interested in becoming vendor at the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique, please contact us at

Holy Trinity Gala Auction: Held each April, this excitement-filled Gala evening hosts a different theme each year. Funds raised supports both Holy Trinity School and Parish. Please contact at 255-3162 ext. 129 .