OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
We are a community of believers motivated by love for Christ to serve each other and those who turn to us for assistance – each of us applying his or her unique gifts and talents. A listing of various ministerial activities follows in order to assist you in discerning where God is calling you to serve.
Advises the pastor on matters relating to the financial management of the Parish. Membership is by appointment.
Assists the pastoral team by planning and implementing Parish ministries and events. Contact: Mary Kay Zahn
Assists the pastoral team by providing various administrative, household and plant upkeep functions. Contact: Cathy Brown, 504.529.1477 x 223
St. Matthew Guild
Counts collections and prepares bank deposits. Contact: Cathy Brown, 504.529.1477 x 223
Community Life Ministries
Coffee and Donuts Team
Prepares weekly hospitality after each Sunday morning Eucharist. Contact: John Barker, 504.715.4302
Conduct monthly guided tours of the church. Contact: Lynne Combe, 504.834.7984
Monthly Social Team
Coordinates monthly socials that follow the 7:30pm Sunday Eucharist. Contact: Fr. Jason E. Brauninger, SJ, 504.529.1477 x 222
St. Joseph Altar
Plans annual celebration held on or near St. Joseph’s Day. Contact: Volunteer Needed
Young Professionals and Graduate Students meet regularly for faith sharing and fellowship. Contact: interested in helping start a group, Contact Fr. Jason E. Brauninger, SJ, 504.529.1477 x 222.
Faith Information Ministries
Baptismal Preparation Team
Facilitates, for parents and sponsors, seminars on the sacrament of Baptism and assists priest with baptism details. Contact the parish office 504.529.1477, ext. 224
Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Accompanies adults seeking to become Catholic. Contact: the Parish office, Fr. Jason E. Brauninger, SJ, 504.529.1477, ext. 222
First Tuesdays Host Committee
Welcome and prepare lunch to those who attend the monthly interfaith speaker series on first Tuesdays (October-May) following the Noon Mass. Contact: Allan Wolf, 504.584.9316
First Friday Adoration Group
Coordinates adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each First Friday from 8am-11:50am. Contact: Volunteer Needed, Contact Fr. Brauninger, SJ, 504.529.1477 x 222
Parish School of Religion Faculty
Provides religious instruction for children who do not attend Catholic schools. Contact: 504.529.1477
Leads the rosary before the 9:30am and 7:30pm Masses each Sunday. Contact: Cathy Espenan, 504.344.2116
Vocation Promotion Team
Coordinates Parish efforts to increase awareness of and the support of vocations to religious life, the diaconate and the priesthood. Contact: Fr. Jason E. Brauninger, SJ, 504.529.1477
7:30 p.m. Mass Choir
This is a group of men and women who practice and sing sacred music (including Gregorian chant, other Latin chant, and various classics of liturgical music) for the Sunday 7:30pm Mass. Contact: Paul Wattigny, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults and children assisting at weekday and weekend Eucharist, scheduled in advance. Contact: Deb Ordoyne, email@example.com
Maintains the cleanliness and beauty of the sanctuary; plans and decorates church for liturgical seasons and holy days. Contact:
By delegation of the Archbishop, serve at weekday and Sunday Eucharist in the capacities of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Lectors, scheduled in advance. Contact: the Parish office 504-529-1477, ex 224.
Assist weekday and Sunday Eucharist by serving as greeters and by taking up the collections. Contact: John Baker, 504.715.4302 or Joe Taranto, 504.832.4997
Christian Service Ministries
Support families through the initial stages of grief following the death of a loved one. Contact: the parish office 504.529.1477, ext. 224
Visit and bring communion to homebound and hospitalized Parishioners. Contact: the Parish Office: 504.529.1477, ext. 224.
Ministry to the Poor
Visits and helps those requesting financial assistance from the Parish. Contact: Madeline Engel, 504.485.6919