Parish Volunteers

Many of the ministries at St. Cecilia's would not be possible without our volunteers. Please consider sharing your time, talent and treasures with your fellow parishioners.  Volunteering has genuine rewards that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others. Here are three benefits of your volunteering:

  1. Connect with great people in our community.
  2. Increase your level of belonging to the parish.
  3. Develop a closer relationship to God and your Catholic faith.

Make a start now by committing an hour of your time each week to our parish! It's easy - follow this simple two step process:

  1. Peruse through our list of ministries and find one that aligns with your passion.
  2. Call or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the parish office at 618-288-3200 and let us know your interest.

Volunteer Opportunities

Description

Art and Environment

This ministry helps in designing, planning, and decorating the Church for the liturgical year and for various liturgical celebrations.  Through the use of flowers, coloring, fabric, statuary and design we enhance the worship environment through the medium of art.  We welcome those who enjoy creating an enhanced environment of worship to share their gifts with us.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry provides, free of charge, groceries for people who live locally.  We get support from many groups and individuals in the Glen Carbon area for food donations as well as monetary donations.  There is a group of willing volunteers who serve every Wednesday to help patrons get bags of food.  Each week several people shop to keep the shelves stocked with necessary items. We always need volunteers.  The pantry is located within St. Cecilia Church, downstairs in the Parish Hall.

Funeral Luncheons

Our funeral luncheon volunteers play a special role in comforting those who are grieving by preparing a dish, serving as part of a team, and cleaning up after the luncheon.

Hospitality

These ministers invite fellowship to continue after the Sunday morning liturgies on the first Sunday of every month (except during Lent) in the Parish Hall. They extend hospitality to the community by providing coffee, donuts, and a smile. The ministry is a wonderful opportunity for families to minister together.

Prayer Chain

The purpose of this ministry is to ask God, through prayer, for the resolution of a situation.  This purpose is accomplished by publishing the requestor's wishes by e-mail to the members of the Prayer Chain.  The St. Cecilia Prayer Chain prays for those for whom a prayer request has been made, through parishioners, friends or even strangers.

Quilters

Quilters meet every Wednesday from 8 –11 a.m. at the Family Life Center. They work together to create beautiful quilts that are raffled for fundraising. Quilts are also available for purchase. Experience not necessary – if you can hand sew and use a thimble, we can teach you to quilt.

Rosary Makers

Rosary Makers meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the FLC to make rosaries together and have a potluck lunch. They also make rosaries at home.

Scouting

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.  St. Cecilia sponsors a cub scout pack.

Welcome Committee

This committee examines and implements ways to give our visitors a friendly, inviting experience.  We also extend well wishes and encouragement to those in need through our card ministry.