We are in need of volunteers to assist with various aspects of the parish reopening plan. Volunteers must:
  • Be between the ages of 18-64 years of age
  • Have no underlying health conditions
  • Not experience any symptoms of illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
  • Not have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet cleared as noncontagious by state or local public health authorities
  • Not have traveled internationally or to a highly impacted area within the United States in the past 14 days
  • Attend mandatory training provided by Parish Staff
  • Follow all safety/hygiene protocols & procedures implemented by Parish Staff, ex: wearing of face masks at all times,
  • Understand & assume any risks
To ensure the safety of our parishioners, volunteers, & staff, the following teams have been created:

Check- In Team: Sample duties include confirming reservations of parishioners, assigning seats to parishioners who do not have a reservation, and ensure that all who enter are wearing masks.

Ushers: Sample duties include seating parishioners in their assigned seats, dismissing families and pews for communion according to guidelines set by the Parish, & dismissing of families and pews at the end of Mass.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Sample duties include assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion either inside the church or outside for “Walk-Up” Communion. THESE VOLUNTEERS MUST ALREADY BE COMMISSIONED EMHC.

Disinfecting Team: Sample duties include maintaining and cleaning essential and trafficked areas of the church after Mass. Masks, gloves, and disinfecting supplies will be provided.


If you are interested and willing, please complete the form below.

Volunteer Sign Up

If you are interested in assisting with the reopening of the Parish for public Masses, please fill out the form below and a Parish Staff Member will be in contact with you!

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  • Pleas select one
  • Select all that apply

For any questions and/or concerns please contact our Liturgy Coordinator, Rachel Pinto, at rachel@stpatrickmerna.org or call the Parish Office at 309-662-7361.