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.
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.
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. As of Feberuary 1st, we have a new Electrostatic Sprayer to sanitize the body of the church. Training is required. 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. All protocols for sanitizing are taken from the directives of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa Department of Public Health. Weekday teams are a minimum of 1 person with a maximum of 2. Weekend teams have a minimum of 1 person with a maximum of 4 people. Weekday teams will be assigned a day and may rotate days between the weekday teams. Weekend teams will need to sign up on the Sign up Genius website by clicking on the icon below.
Training: Meet in the Gathering Space. Training will be led by Karen Roode, Nancy Gehlsen, or Sharon Fuglsang
Next training: To be determined. Please call the parish office at 659-3514 to sign up.
Sanitizing Team Sign Up through Sign up Genius
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