Volunteer in Your Parish

During COVID-19:

- Volunteer Opportunities specific to COVID-19 are listed below in red.

Did you know that each of us is called to full, conscious, and active participation in the life of the Church? There's so much work to be done at local parishes - work that depends on all the lay faithful. Even if you're not registered at a church, check out our parish page and contact a young adult rep today. They'd be more than happy to get you connected with programs and events! Parishes are especially in need of faith formation, youth ministry, and childcare volunteers right now! Check out the links below for more information!




 NEEDS FOR 2020-2021:


Kingdom Kids and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Kindergarten through 5th grade

Proof (middle and high school)

Confirmation (9th and 10th graders)

During COVID-19:

- Contacting "at risk" parishioners via phone or email.  To help, contact Amy Crowley at crowleyda@gmail.com



Children's and Youth Ministry

Wednesdays 6:15-7:30



Children's and Youth Ministry; flexible times and dates; please contact Megan Rodriguez mrodriguez@sj.org or Philip Lomneth pLomneth@sj.org if you're interested.

During COVID-19:

- Set up to SIT: volunteer babysitters for community members in need (may not be in effect during the "stay at home" policy).  CLICK HERE to help!

- Step up to SHOP: volunteer shoppers for at-risk parishioners.  CLICK HERE to help!

-Contacting "at risk" parishioners and weekly conversations with elderly adults.  To help, contact Philip at pLomneth@sj.org.

Serving in the Community

During COVID-19:

Rochester Public Schools (giving away free lunches, offering childcare)

Donate Blood at Mayo Clinic

Support Local Restaurants by ordering take-out

Support St. James Coffee at their Go Fund Me page

Channel One Food Bank


Dorothy Day House Meal Ministry

Every Third Sunday of the month Rochester Catholic Young Adult Ministry will be serving a meal at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Rochester.


The Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Rochester allows guests who are in need of a warm bed and warm meal to stay for a period of time.


If you are interested in helping feed those in need at Dorothy Day, please contact Dana at dana.petricka@paxchristichurch.org.