St. Paul said: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Cor. 12: 4-7
How To Get involved?
Those interested in serving should contact the Parish Office.
Before Volunteering Can Begin:
In order to undertake ministry in a parish or the diocese, volunteers must satisfy particular requirements depending upon volunteer frequency and the risk level of their position. The volunteer must satisfy the requirements for the ministry with the highest risk.
Those who volunteer regularly must satisfy the requirements of the risk level pertaining to their ministry or service. Those who volunteer for an annual one or two-day event prior to the event must read and sign the “Safe Parish & Community Pledge” and, if the ministry/service is categorized high risk, undergo a Criminal Record Check and it indicates children, youth, vulnerable adults and finances are not at risk. There are no requirements for those who offer “on the spot” help while at an event, but they are not to take a supervisory role.
Procedure for volunteers undertaking a ministry or service designated General Risk:
Procedure for volunteers undertaking a ministry or service designated High Risk:
Criteria for determining risk level
Ministries are assigned a risk level of either General Risk or High Risk based on four criteria as outlined in the following chart.
If any ONE of the criteria applies, the position is considered High Risk; if none apply, it is considered of General Risk.
Note: Young people under the age of 16 are never given tasks that would categorize their ministry or service as High Risk. As volunteers or employees they are ALWAYS under supervision and therefore categorized as General Risk.