Volunteer

St. Joseph has volunteer opportunities which will enable our faith community to return to mass within the church.  Below are the opportunities with a brief description, training dates and times. You may choose one or more volunteer opportunities; however, it cannot be at the same liturgy.  This is to limit your potential exposure to COVID-19.  See the bottom of this page for sanitizing team assisgnments.  Eucharisitic Ministers and Usher assisgnments, please go to Ministry Pro Scheduler.

Eucharistic Ministers

Description: This volunteer group will distribute communion to the faithful within the body of the church.  As a volunteer, you will need to be able to safely and comfortably be able to move between the pews.  If you were a previous Eucharistic Minister, you may also distribute communion as we return provided you attend one of the training sessions.  If you have never been a Eucharistic Minister and wish to volunteer, please attend one of the training sessions. Once trained you will recieve further instructrions.  All assignments will be through Ministry Pro.

Training: Meet in the Gathering Space.  Training will be led by Sr Janet.

No training scheduled at this time.  Please call the parish office at 563-659-3514 if you are interested in being a Eucharistic Minister.

Sanitizing Volunteer

Description: Weekday and weekend volunteers are needed. Volunteers must be in good physical health to bend, stoop, and lift. Age requirements are no younger than 7th grade with upper limits of age 65, unless you are in good health and feel are able to meet the requirements above, and are aware you may be at risk of exposure to COVID-19.  You must wear a mask to enter, all other sanitizing supplies will be provided.  This volunteer group will sanitize the body of the church and/or the Gathering Space.  For weekday masses, sanitation can occur no sooner than 30 minutes following mass or 10:00am.  For weekend masses, sanitation can occur no sooner than 90 minutes after the church is empty.  Each weekend team will sanitize no sooner than 7:00pm on Saturday or 11:30am on Sunday. This allows for all air particles to settle in the Gathering Space and body of the church. Weekday teams are a minimum of 1 person with a maximum of 2.  Weekend teams have a minimum of 4 people with a maximum of 8 people. Weekday teams will be assigned a day and may rotate days between the weekday teams.  Weekend teams will rotate each weekend. Weekend teams may trade weekends assigned.  Teams will be assigned unless you have a preference for your fellow team members.  All protocols for sanitizing are taken from the directives of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa Department of Public Health

Training: Meet in the Gathering Space.  Training will be led by Karen Roode, Nancy Gehlsen, or Sharon Fuglsang

Next training: January 10th at 6:30am led by Sharon Fuglsang

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Sanitizing Team Schedule 

Click here to view schedule for January 2021 Sign-up

Usher

Description: This volunteer group will assist in the seating of the faithful, maintaining 6 feet social distance from each household.  Ushers will also be responsible for signing in the faithful to ensure contact tracing is followed.  Doors will open 15 minutes before each mass, ushers will be asked to report 20 minutes prior to mass time.  All assignments will be through Ministry Pro.

Training: Meet in the Gathering Space.  Training will be led by Karen Roode and Becky Townsend.  

No training scheduled at this time.  Please call the Parish Office at 563-659-3514 to volunteer