Opportunities to Serve
There are a number of opportunities to volunteer at St. Ambrose. If you're interested in helping out with anything below please contact Kathy Schealler, the parish business manager at 288-7411 x201.
Liturgy Committee- Lector- Minister of Hospitality- Usher- Art/Environment
Cantor/Songleader- Organist- Pianist- Guitarist- Choir Member- Other Instrumentalist
Greet Visitors/Answer Phones Mon-Sat, 9a.m.-noon or noon-3pm- Count Sunday collection- Help with bulk mailings
St. Vincent De Paul Society- Social Concerns Committee
Connection Café is a lunch program served to the less fortunate of Des Moines Downtown. St. Ambrose volunteers to serve a meal on the first Tuesday of each month. Volunteers can help by donating food, preparing and/or serving the meal.
Marriage Sponsor Couple- Marriage Preparation
Pastoral Care to Sick/ Ministry to the Homebound
Prayer chain participant- Eucharist to homebound- Eucharist to nursing homes- Transportation for sick/elderly on Sundays- Transportation for sick/elderly during the week- St. Ambrose Cares-Visit homebound (non Eucharistic Minister)
Parish Relations Committee
Help with Funeral Luncheons- Cook/Donate Food for Parish Functions- Serve at Parish Functions- Parish Picnic Committee
Plumbing- Carpentry/Roofing/etc.- Electricity- Vacuuming the Church- Painting- General Maintenance- Grounds keeping/Landscaping- Other
Volunteers may sponsor a Family, assist with moving families, provide transportation, and other miscellaneous help is needed. Monetary donations are also always needed, and should be made out to St. Ambrose Cathedral Refugee Ministry.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Assist the RCIA coordinato, as needed, by sponsoring a Catechumen or Candidate and/or by committing to being a Prayer Partner for a Catechumen or Candidate.
Religious Education/ Faith Formation
Become a catechist for Preschool, Grades 1-6, Grades 7-8 Sacramental Preparation. Substitute Catechists are also needed. Other opportunities are: High School Youth Minister, R.E. Music Ministry/Songleader and/or Instrumentalist, Bus Driver/Help with Transportation, Assist the Director of Religious Education (as needed).