Ministries & Services

Contact the parish office at 206-282-0223 for information on volunteering

Community Development & Outreach

Martha's Workers

(a full-parish-participation minstry: help whenever / however you can)  Every weekend parishioners who are able bring bread, large cans of tuna, mayo & mustard; or peanut butter/jam with them to Mass.  Every Monday at 8:30am (Assembly Room) we make 500+ sandwiches for homeless persons/families in local shelters.  Once a month, we prepare a complete dinner for about 200 people.  
Drop-in volunteers are always welcome to help make sandwiches and meals.  
But we need drivers who sign up ahead of time to take turns with pick-up and delivery of prepared food and groceries donated by local stores.  Please contact us through the parish office at 206-282-0223  if you could help at all with deliveries.

CYO Athletics

Sports programs for parish youth. Mike Siderius chairs this program. Volunteers coach, assist, and chaperone.

Moms Group

Assists local agencies serving mothers and infants in need. Conducts regular diaper-donation drives.  Helps put on the parish's annual Harvest Fest celebrating all our members and all their gifts.

New Parishioners Welcoming Committee

Welcomes newly registered parishioners and provide information.

Nursery/Childcare

Certified attendant during Sunday 10:00am Mass cares for children ages 6 months to 2 1/2 years (does not operate during summer months or some holiday weekends.)
Volunteers who would like to take the lead as an attendant have a criminal background check and must earn certification through the Archdiocese of Seattle's Safe Environment Program training. There is no cost for this training.
Volunteer assistants also undergo a criminal background check; they serve only when a certified attendant is present supervising the Nursery.

Pancake Breakfasts

Join fellow parishioners for pancake breakfasts.  As announced in the bulletin.

Parish Social Events

Harvest Festival, Italian Dinner, St. Patrick's Day Bash and other celebrations

Coffee & Donuts

Hospitality and refreshments in Banchero Hall (across the street from the church, in school building) after Sunday 10am Mass.

Third Saturday Social

Hospitality and refreshments after Saturday 5pm Mass on third Saturday of each month

Transportation to Mass

Rides for parishioners in need of transportation to Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Serves people in need within the local community through assistance with food, clothing, shelter, and utilities.  To request assistance, call 206-767-6449.

 

Liturgical Ministries
 

Altar Servers

Youth (5th grade and older) assist during Mass.

Prayers of the Faithful discernment group
Parishioners meet weekly to consider the Scriptures and community needs, and compose the General Intercessions that will be used in Masses the following weekend.
 

Lectors

Adults and teenagers proclaim the Scripture readings and pray the General Intercessions during Mass. 

Eucharistic Ministers at Mass

Distribution of Holy Communion during Mass.

Greeters

Individuals, couples or families arrive 20 minutes before Mass and extend a welcome and any needed information.

Music Ministry

Choir and instrumentalists. Help lead the assembly in song as a cantor, choir member or instrumentalist.

Sacristans

Prepare the church for Masses and other liturgies in order to provide a welcoming environment, and assist the presider as needed.

Ushers

Assist with seating individuals before and during the Mass, take up the collections and provide other assistance as needed.

Liturgical Environment

Volunteers help with arranging flowers, caring for potted plants, or preparing the church for different liturgical celebrations.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Adult leaders gather children grades 1 - 5 during the Sunday 10am Mass to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word through prayer, scripture, and a reflection in language that is age-appropriate.

Youth-led Liturgical Ministries

Parish youth learn and exercise the various liturgical ministries monthly throughout the school year.

St. Anne School

An important ministry of the parish, St. Anne School provides students pre-K through eighth grade with a quality education that promotes academic excellence, fosters Gospel values, builds Christian community, and inspires good stewardship.  St. Anne is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools.