Volunteer & Service Opportunities 
with our Ministries and Campus Events

Catechumenate Sponsor

Sponsors serve as a friend and mentor on the faith journey for those who are preparing for initiation into the Catholic church.  Sponsors are present during the entire formation process s.   Sessions begin in September and continue  through May.   Contact Doug Warrens at  741.2800, ext. 212 or email dwarrens@sttheresenorth.org


High School Confirmation Team

Team members serve as mentors/table leaders for high school students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Contact Tim Volk at 741.2800, ext. 119 or tvolk@sttheresenorth.org


Marriage Preparation

As a mentor couple, you and your spouse will work  with engaged couples preparing for the sacrament of marriage.  You should be an actively practicing Catholic in good standing who has been married for five years or longer.  For more information, contact Julie Carnes at 741-2800, ext. 213 or email jcarnes@sttheresenorth.org


School of Religious Education Teacher

Prepare and teach religious instruction to children grades 1-5.   RE meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 - 7:15 pm, beginning the Wednesday after Labor Day and continues through May.  To learn about this ministry, contact Jennifer Davis at 741-5400, ext. 107 or email  jdavis@sttheresenorth.org


Youth Mentors/Volunteers (EDGE & Life Teen)

Adults are needed to work with middle school and high school youth during EDGE & LifeTeen religious education sessions.  EDGE meets Wednesday nights from, 6:00-7:45 p.m.; LifeTeen meets Sunday nights, 6:00-8:00 p.m.    Contact Tim Volk at 741-5400, ext. 119 or email tvolk@sttheresenorth.org

Faith Formation


Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest in celebrating Mass.  Open to teens and youth, 6th grade and older, who are currently practice their faith.  Training required.  Contact Deacon Doug Warrens 741.2800, ext. 212 or dwarrens@sttheresenorth.org


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ.  Training required.  Contact Donna Patti at 731.2800, ext. 211 or dpatti@sttheresenorth.org



Our Greeters welcome visitors and parishioners before and after Masses and help distribute bulletin.  Our Ushers greet, welcome and assist visitors with seating.  They also assist with the weekly collection plate.  Contact: Donna Patti at 741.2800, ext. 211 or dpatti@sttheresenorth.org



Lectors proclaim the Word of God at Sunday Masses and special celebrations.  Must be actively practicing your faith at Church.  Training required.  Contact Deacon Doug Warrens at 741.2800, ext. 212 or dwarrens@sttheresenorth.org

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical Ministries


Adult Choir

Sing with the choir for the 10:00 am Sunday Mass and special Masses or celebrations.  Choir rehearsal are held on Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m.   Contact Karen Engebretson at 741.2800, ext. 258 or kengebretson@sttheresenorth.org



Cantors lead the congregation in song during Mass and special celebrations.  This is a solo voice ministry.  Audition is required.  Must be able to read music.  Contact Karen Engebretson at 741.2800, ext. 258 or kengebretson@sttheresenorth.org


Instrumental Musicians

As an instrumentalist, you will provide music at Sunday Masses and other special celebrations.  Audition required.  Contact Karen Engebretson at 741.2800, ext. 258 or kengebretson@sttheresenorth.org


Treble Choir

The Treble Choir provides music at certain Masses (school and parish) and some special celebrations both within and outside our community.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays during the school year.   Training required.  Contact Karen Engebretson at 741.2800, ext. 258 or kengebretson@sttheresenorth.org

Music Ministries

Music Ministries



Communion to the Homebound

For information, contact Doug Warrens at 741.2800, ext. 212 or dwarrens@sttheresenorth.org


Funeral Luncheons

Altar & Rosary members coordinate funeral luncheons for members of our parish.  Volunteers  prepare a dish as directed or help serve and clean up.

Contact:  Emma Green, Chair, at green.emma1@gmail.com or Mary Sorrentino, Co-Chair, at marrose1091@att.net


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit one, purl two, love one, comfort two . . . This ministry combines compassion and a love of knitting/crocheting.  The group meets in the Birkel Meeting Room the 3rd Thur day of each month at 6:30pm.  Contact Doug Warrens at 741.2800, ext. 212 or dwarrens@sttheresenorth.org 


St. Mary’s Food Kitchen/Meatloaf Sunday

Help serve at the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen in Kansas City, KS one Sunday a month or provide meatloaf for St. Mary’s Kitchen.  Contact Mary Pat or John DeStefano at marypatdestefano@yahoo.com


St. Vincent de Paul

Various volunteer opportunities are available to help serve those in need who visit the food pantry.  We need volunteers to assist in with office and administration, reception, telephone, stocking of food, serving clients with grocery item, home visits, bagging, etc.   Contact: svdp@sttheresenorth.org

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care


Altar & Rosary

All women of the parish over 18 years of age are automatically part of Altar & Rosary. Providing care and support for the altar, they have fundraising events throughout the year which have included the Holiday Mart, Garage Sale, the Princess Tea, Cinnamon Bread Bake, etc.   For more information, contact Amanda Bentley, President, at



Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

A retreat program designed to bring parish members together in Christ. There are Men’s and Women’s Fall and Spring Retreat Weekends. The retreat is held in our Education & Parish Center and conducted by fellow parishioners.  Participants may sign up by going to our website.  For more information, contact Ken Karr, kkarr@kc.rr.com or Becky Kiefer at squirrelrun@yahoo.com or call the Parish Office, 741.2800.


Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization open to all Catholic men of the parish.  Fundraisers held throughout the year provide funding for parish needs. They conduct programs for the youth, elderly, and those in the community with special needs.  Contact Rob Perschau, 816.516.9693


Library Committee

The Library Committee oversee, maintain, and develop the resources of our Parish Library. The Committee meets weekly on Wednesday morning from October through May.   For more information, contact Mary Jane Potts at mpotts6@kc.rr.com


Over 50 Gang!

A quarterly gathering potluck luncheon is held for parishioners "over 50" on a Wednesday in March, June, September, and December.  We have short programs consisting of a guest speaker, entertainment, or a group activity. All seniors of the parish are invited.   Contact Berenice Hale at 746.1345 or bmchal1@gmail.com


Respect Life Ministry

Assist with various projects and activities such as the Baby Bottle Drive, the Spiritual Adoption program, the Advent Angel Tree, or Mothers Day Baby Shower.   Contact Mary Pat DeStefano at marypatdestefano@yahoo.com

Parish Organizations


 Finance Council

Assist the Pastor in matters pertaining to parish finances and properties.  May offer information or guidance or review of annual budget.   Informs parishioners of the financial status of the parish.   Contact Jonathan Rhodes at 741.2800, ext. 217 or jrhodes@sttheresenorth.org


Pastoral Council

Developed according to Canon Law to serve in an advisory role to the Pastor.  This is a three-year commitment with new members cycling off and on each year.   For more information, contact Tressa Collins at 741.2800, ext. 221 or tcollins@sttheresenorth.org


Planned Giving

Contact our Business Manager, Jonathan Rhodes, at 741.2800, ext. 217 or jrhodes@sttheresenorth.org


Stewardship & Development Ministry

Contact our Business Manager, Jonathan Rhodes, at 741.2800, ext. 217 or jrhodes@sttheresenorth.org




Worship Space

Art & Environment Committee

Volunteers assist with preparing our sacred worship space for each liturgical season.

We spend a few hours making changes in the Church for the liturgical seasons.  Contact:  Julie Carnes at 741.2800, ext. 213 or jcarnes@sttheresenorth.org


Plant Care

The Church space has many live plants that require weekly care.  Caretakers water the plants in the Church on Tuesdays and Fridays.  If you’re interested in this ministry, contact Julie Carnesi at 741.2800, ext. 213 or jcarnes@sttheresenorth.org


Other Volunteer 


Coffee and Donut Volunteers

Coffee & Donuts volunteers serve following the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Masses on Sunday mornings.  Contact:  Donna Patti 741.2800, ext. 211 or email dpatti@sttheresenorth.org


Eucharistic Adoration

Come pray before the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel.   Sign up for a weekly holy hour or become a sub for silent prayer and Adoration. Visitors are welcome!   Contact Monica Arredondo at mgdondo@gmail.com




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