October is Stewardship month and it is during this time that we encourage parishioners to consider how they connect and contribute their time & talent to their faith community.  We put together a description of our ministries HERE and you can print out a sign up form to mail in or drop off, OR you can sign up online

To find out about volunteer opportunities in these ministries, contact the following:


Call the main office at 651-738-2223
(Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Greeter, Usher, Lector, Mass Coordinator, Sacristan, Projectionist, Livestream, Mass Coordinator, Cantor, Choir, Children's Choir, Instrumentalist)

Justice and Outreach

Terry Quinn, 651-789-3181
(Ascension Parish Partnership, Food Shelf Garden, Giving Center, Holiday Giving, Loaves and Fishes, Refugee Resettlement, Respect Life, Prison Ministry)

Religious Education (children to adults)

Lukas Steffensmeier, 651-789-3162
(Catechists, Teacher Assistants, Summer Program Leaders, Small Group Leaders)

Pastoral Care

Mary Pat Potts, 651-789-3178
(Accessibility Committee, BeFriender, Funeral Coordinator, Health and Wellness Ministry, Homebound Communion Minister)


Fr. Joe Connelly, 651-789-3188
(Finance Council, Parish Pastoral Council, Trustee, Commission Leader or member)

Parish Life

Pat Ryan, 651-789-3172
(Cemetery Committee, Grounds volunteer, Building volunteer)

Women's Club

President or Vice President, 651-738-2223
(lots of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please see the Women's Club page)

Men's Club

President or Vice President, 651-738-2223
(lots of volunteer opportunities throughout the year, please see the Men's Club page)

Current Specific Needs

Ministries at Mass

We need greeters/ushers, lectors, projectionists, Eucharistic Ministers, and camera operators. Please contact Zack Stachowski.  If you would like to help with Laundry Ministry, please contact Kristina Sandve.

Music Ministries

Please contact the main office.

Educational (Faith Formation)

Volunteer with Early Childhood

Catechist (teacher), Art Team Member, Music Leader, Story Teller, and Session Assistant. Contact Deb McMahon.

Volunteer with youth in grades 1-8

Catechist (teacher), Substitute Catechist, Session Helper, Child Care Music Leader, Christmas Eve Pageant Assistant, Small Group, and Discussion Leader.  Contact Lukas Steffensmeier, 651-789-3162.

Volunteer with youth in grades 9-12

Small Group Leader, Chaperones, Youth Activity Leader, Summer Stretch Volunteer, Youth Council, and Mission Trip Chaperone. Contact Paul Deziel, 651-789-3173.

Justice and Outreach Opportunities

Food Shelf Garden

Planning for the 2024 garden is about to start! We are looking for a few more individuals and/or couples to help with the planning and organizing contact John Capecchi or Lisa Machado. If you are more interested in working in the dirt, we need other volunteers to weed, plant, rototill, water, harvest and prepare food for delivery, and drive deliveries. Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Loaves and Fishes

Our parish cooks and serves a monthly Sunday evening meal at the Catholic Charities St. Paul Opportunity Center. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Terry Quinn or contact the volunteer coordinator Angela Rakow.

Parish Life Ministry Opportunities

Women's Club Christmas Boutique

Check back to volunteer for next year's boutique!

Guardian Angels Crafters

Contact Barb Smith.  

Prayer Quilt Ministry

Contact Pat Beckman.

Baking for a Purpose Ministry

Contact Dan Wahlman.

Maintenance Support

Lawn Care, Flower Gardens, Prayer Garden, Handy Angels, building repairs and minor construction. Contact Pat Ryan, 651-789-3172.

Funeral help

Coordinator, Sacristan, Projectionist, Funeral Lunch help. Contact MaryPat Potts, 651-789-3178. To volunteer to bake bars for funeral lunches, please contact Lisa Roberts.

Fall Festival 

Shifts to assist with games, food tent, silent auction, ticket sales and more.  Online Volunteer Sign Ups use this link (when available) or contact Pat Ryan.

Fall Festival Silent Auction

Contact Kendre Turonie.

Fish Fry 

Shifts to assist with serving food, cleaning tables and assisting take out orders. See our sign up online here

Leadership Ministry Opportunities

Serve on a Council, Commission or Committee

Parish Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Education Commission, Justice and Outreach Commission, Liturgy Commission, Engagement Commission, Accessible Ministry Committee, Fall Festival Committee, Sister Parish Committee, Respect Life Leadership Team, Youth Council, and Cemetery Committee. Contact Fr. Joe Connelly, 651-789-3188.

For general information or further assistance, contact Cindy Sutton or call 651-738-2223.

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