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The below opportunities are open to ALL parishioners. If you are eighteen years of age or older and are working with children, you MUST complete the necessary Safe Environment requirements of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Contact the Parish Office at 414-258- 2604 or EMAIL with any questions.
 

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Liturgy & Worship
 
The following ministries and services seek increased parishioner participation. *Indicates training provided.
  • Lector*: Proclaim the Word of God at weekend Masses. Contact Nancy Krebs, EMAIL, 414-771-6889
  • Parish Ambassador: Staff the weekend liturgies to welcome and assist all who attend. Families are welcome. Contact Maggie Pernice, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Eucharistic Minister*: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Lay people who assist at Mass to minister the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembled faithful. Contact Bethanne Mazuczak, EMAIL, 414-453-2919
  • Altar Server*: Assist the priest on the altar at liturgies. Training sessions offered in the Fall. Open to all boys and girls 6th grade and above. Contact Maggie Pernice, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Communion Minister to Sick and Homebound: Carry the Eucharist to sick or homebound parish members for regularly scheduled visits. Contact Kelly Hemauer, EMAIL, 414-803-8822
  • Eucharistic Adoration: Occurs every Thursday and Friday* morning 6:00AM - 8:00AM. Contact Kelly Hemauer, EMAIL, 414-803-8822. *Every First Friday of the month is a special extended time that continues after Mass 8:30AM - 1:00PM. Contact Dick Rappl, EMAIL, 414-258-2022
  • Seasonal Decorating: Assist with set-up and take-down of church decorations. Contact Maggie Pernice, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Altar Linens: Help wash and iron small white linen cloths. Contact Donna Guadagni, 414-774-9563

 


Music
 
For all music opportunities below, contact Bill Lieven, Director of Liturgical Music, EMAIL, 414-258-2604 Ex 27.
  • Cantor: Proclaims the Psalms and assists the worshiping assembly in sung prayer.
  • Adult Choir: Rehearsal - Thursday evening, 6:30-8:00PM. Choir sings 3-4 times a month at different Mass times.
  • Children’s Choir: Open to any child grade 3-6. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays during the school year: Session 1:1-2PM or 2: 3-4PM
  • Handbell Choir: The Handbell Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, September through May, and ornaments our weekend Masses twice monthly. Ability to read music is required for participation in this group. Rehearsal, Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00PM.
  • Instrumentalist: Enhances our Masses by occasionally offering musical skills as a solo instrumentalist.
  • Instrumental Group: This ensemble leads Masses biweekly. Rehearsals occur one hour prior to Mass time. All instruments welcome!
  • Resurrection Choir: This choir sings for funerals to support those who are grieving through song and presence. No auditions or rehearsals. Meet in church 10 minutes before a funeral then lead the assembly parts of the liturgy.
 

Hospitality
 
For all hospitality opportunities below, contact Julie Gundersen, EMAIL, 414-475-7208.
  • New Member Welcome & Contact: Help coordinate welcome packages for new parish members.
  • Weekend Fellowships: Help plan and staff after-Mass fellowship donut and coffee or wine and cheese gatherings approximately every other month.
  • Welcome Desk: Help staff our newly created welcome desk at church entrances. Welcome parishioners and provide information after the Masses.
 

Parish Outreach
 
Note: Some parish outreach opportunities are open to families, high school and/or middle school aged parishioners. For more information about availability or restrictions, contact Maureen Stern, EMAIL, 414-698-8056.
  • Care Ministries
    • Bereavement Ministry: Help support bereaved families with cards, phone calls, and informational brochures. Contact Pat Krolikowski, EMAIL, 414-771-9189
    • Prayer Shawl Ministry: Prayers are said during knitting or crocheting prayer shawls which are then given to others as a gesture of compassion and peace. Contact Pat Krolikowski, EMAIL, 414-771-9189
    • Funeral Receptions: Volunteer to set-up, serve, and clean-up for parishioner funeral receptions. Contact Pat Krolikowski, EMAIL, 414-771-9189, or Mary Pat Pfeil, EMAIL, 262-785-9523
    • Ministry of Praise: Members of this ministry receive a monthly letter from the pastor outlining intentions and prayer requests for that month. This ministry is in need of a coordinator.
    • Habitat for Humanity (hands-on help): Parishioners help low income families become homeowners by working with homeowners to build or renovate houses doing everything from framing to painting. Our Church Coalition is always looking for new people to join us for a great day of making life better for someone else. Contact Ken Kloser, EMAIL, 414-476-8512
    • Habitat for Humanity Food Preparation: Volunteer to prepare sandwiches/snacks for special home-raising weeks, 1-2 times yearly. Contact Sue Woods, EMAIL, 414-475-0948
    • St.Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Society: This is a world-wide Catholic lay organization offering tangible assistance (clothing, furniture, appliances) to people in need, aspiring to live the Gospel message of serving Christ in the poor. Members visit families in their homes and provide vouchers for needed items. Meets monthly, 2nd and 4th Monday. Contact Judy O’Connell, EMAIL, 414-453-8666
    • St. Vincent DePaul (SVDP) Meal Programs: We assist two SVDP sponsored meal programs with food and volunteer support.
      • Northside Meal Program: Volunteers help serve meals on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meal preparers, servers, and food donators are needed. Contact Mary Anderson, EMAIL, 414-550-2063
      • Southside Meal Program: Volunteers help serve meals on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Meal preparers, servers, and food donators are needed. Contact Julie Wendelberger, EMAIL, 414-453-2326
    • Catholic Social Teaching (Social Justice/Education): We actively seek to educate parishioners regarding the Catholic Church's Social Teaching. The Human Concerns Committee looks for opportunities to help parishioners answer God’s call to act always with love, charity, justice, and service. Contact Maureen Stern, EMAIL, 414-698-8056
    • Mother’s Day Rose Sale: Roses are sold after all Masses on Mother’s Day Weekend to support Wisconsin Right to Life. Contact Amy Grau, EMAIL, 414-259-1974
    • Parish Library Committee: The Library Committee maintains the Parish Library and its holdings. Contact Carol Bannen, EMAIL, 414-258-1265
  • Seasonal Outreach
    • Operation Rice Bowl (Lent): Lenten collection to support Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work overseas. Contact Sue & Luigi Schmitt, EMAIL, 414-778-0405
    • Clothing Drives: Spring and fall clothing drive, including linens and household items, to be donated to St. Vincent DePaul Society. Volunteers needed to help carry, sort, and bag donations. Contact Mary Sermersheim, 414-453-4465 or Julie Frank, EMAIL, 414-326-6115
    • Food Collections (Advent, Lent, Summer): Parish-wide non-perishable food collection to support Tosa Community Food Pantry located at Saint Bernard Parish. Contact Diane Roethe. EMAIL
    • Food Collection Delivery: During food drives, weekly delivery of collected food items (2-3x yearly) to Tosa Community Food Pantry located at Saint Bernard Parish. Contact Diane Roethe, EMAIL
    • Back to School Drive: Late summer collection of school supplies to be donated to schools in need. Contact Cindy Chovanec, EMAIL, 414-771-9042
    • Advent/Christmas Giving Tree: Parishioners provide clothing and toys for children and adults in need. Contact Sue Schmitt, EMAIL, 414-778-0405
 

Discipleship
 
ALPHA: We are all called to grow our relationship with God, to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, and to help others become Jesus’ disciples. All parishioners are asked to participate in an ALPHA session. Sessions (include a meal and childcare) are offered at Christ King and Saint Bernard parishes. Details can be found on the website alphaintosa.com. Contact Emily Linn, EMAIL, 414-258-2604 x21
 

Adult Formation
  • Baptism Preparation: Assist with pre-baptism classes held monthly at Christ King, Saint Bernard, or Saint Pius X. Contact the Parish Office, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Marriage Preparation: Serve as a FOCCUS Couple to assist couples preparing for marriage. Contact Maggie Pernice, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • RCIA Team: Prepare and assist adults preparing to become Catholic. Contact Emily Linn, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Small Discipleship Groups: Join or facilitate a small discipleship group (6-8 people) that meets to grow together in their Catholic faith. Contact Emily Linn, EMAIL, 414-258-2604
  • Simply the Word Bible Study: Catholic Bible study and discussion emphasizing Scripture’s transforming personal application. Meets weekly (Thursday morning/evening) Sept. through May. Contact Cindy Schmidt, EMAIL, 414-476-2413
  • Men’s Ministry: Weekly breakfast and discussion group focusing on men’s relationship with God, with their spouse, and with their children. Thursday mornings 5:45-7:00 AM. Contact Pat Masterson or Casey Allen, EMAIL
  • First Friday MOMS Play Group: Join other moms for playgroup on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 9-11AM in the church basement playroom (coinciding with Christ King School calendar). On first Fridays there is Eucharistic Adoration in church. If you would like, you have the opportunity to leave your little ones with other moms for a bit and go pray. Join us for as long or as short as you would like! Contact Kathy Driscoll, EMAIL or Allison Bednarski, EMAIL
  • Between-the-Masses: Adult enrichment lecture series focusing on various topics relating to the Church, spirituality, and Scripture on Sunday mornings during Advent and Lent. Hospitality help is needed. Sunday mornings. Contact Ann or Dan Baker, EMAIL, 414-453-5248
  • Women’s Prayer Circle: (sponsored by the Human Concerns Committee’s Care Ministry). Join other women as they gather for one hour each week for prayer circle. Contact: Z Schaefer, EMAIL, 414-477-0611
  • Family Rosary: Informal meeting to pray The Rosary, Tuesday evenings in church, 7:00PM. All ages welcome. Contact Connie Maloney, EMAIL, 414-778-0312
 

Child & Teen Faith Formation
  • Children's Faith Formation (Religious Ed K3-Grade 5) Unless otherwise noted on the below opportunities, contact Sam El- Azem, EMAIL, 414-258-2604 ex33.
    • Sunday Morning Small Group Leader/Assistant: Lead and/ or assist a grade-level small group for children K5-Grade 5 every Sunday morning, 9:00 -10:15AM, September -April.
    • Substitute Small Group Leader: Be available to jump in as needed on a week-to-week basis. Commitment is as needed.
    • SPRED (Special Religious Education) Catechist: Faith formation program for children (ages 6-10) with developmental or cognitive challenges. SPRED helps participants to know God, and prepare for full participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Sunday mornings. Contact Ellen Wingenter, EMAIL, 414-607- 7008
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Vision Team: Meet regularly to pray intentionally for the implementation of CGS within the Tosa Tri-Parish communities. We will also meet to plan next steps and implementation, prepare an Atrium, and dive deeper into the CGS core texts and methodologies.
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Catechist and/or Assistant Lead/Assist in a CGS Atrium: Special training is needed for a lead catechist, but assistants can serve at any time with assistant training.
    • Sacramental Preparation Team: Help lead small groups and activities at Parent & Child Meditation Sessions and at First Communion Retreat. Commitment is six weeks of Meditation Series (February and March) and retreat in April.
  • Christ King Day School Unless otherwise noted on the below opportunities, contact Julie Sgrignuoli, EMAIL, 414-258-4160.
    • Ambassadors: Help is always needed to meet and greet at school functions (open houses, VIP Day, concerts, and much more). This could also involve becoming a tour guide for new families interested in Christ King Parish and School.
    • Communication and Office Assistance: Help with various school communications, filing, and other office needs.
    • Supervision: Help monitor areas of the school during the day, including lunch room, recess, health room, and various other areas.
    • Special Events: Help coordinate, set-up, clean-up, and plan school events. Events include such things as Boo-Fest, Discovery Day, and other school functions.
    • Tutoring/Classroom Assistance: Help individual students or small groups of students on academic materials or help support classroom teachers with various needs in the classroom.
    • Marketing Projects: Help plan and implement marketing efforts at the school level.
    • Athletic Coach: Coaches regularly are needed for parish- sponsored 5-8th grade boys and girls volleyball, basketball and track & field as well as girls’ softball. Contact Athletic Chair, Frank DiCastri, EMAIL, 414-248-1217
  • Youth Ministry: Grades 6-12 Unless otherwise noted on the below opportunities, contact Sarah Daszczuk, EMAIL, 414-258-2604 ex26.
    • Edge Small Group Leader (grade 6-8): Join our Edge middle school core team. Lead a small group of middle school students in discussion, games, and prayer. You will not be responsible for lesson planning or teaching, just mentoring our students.
    • Alpha Leader (Fall only): Facilitate discussion amongst our high school students in response to Alpha videos. Training provided. Sunday evening.
    • Alpha Hospitality (Fall only): Each Sunday evening for Alpha our teens receive a meal. Assist with donating, prepping, cooking, or serving food. Much help is needed!
    • Confirmation Small Group Leader (Spring only): Mentor and lead our high school juniors as they prepare for Confirmation. Six weeks, Sunday mornings.
    • Small Group Leader (Spring only): Mentor and disciple a group of 6-8 freshmen/sophomore men or women. Content training provided. Sunday evening.
    • Substitute Leader: Available to substitute for Sunday Youth Ministry small group time.
    • Retreat Chaperone or Assistant: Chaperone or assist at one of our middle school or high school retreats. Help with food, small group leader, set-up, or as assistant to the director. Call for dates and options!
    • Summer Trips: Assist or chaperone our week-long high school mission trip and/or weekend-long Steubenville Youth Conference. Help pre-plan the trip or just join us!
    • CYM (Catholic Youth Ministry) Coach: Coach Tri-parish high school age volleyball or basketball team. Contact the Parish Office, parish@christkingparish.org, 414-258-2604
 

Fellowship & Community
  • Parish Auction This is the largest fundraiser for the parish and school and will be held on February 22, 2020. The auction needs many volunteers to help make this fun and inspiring community event happen. Contact Barb Mantych, EMAIL, 414-232-3575
    • Solicitation: September through February
    • Database Management: September through February
    • Silent Auction Prep: September through February
    • Writing & Edit Auction Booklet: January
    • Set-up: Friday, (day before auction)
    • Day-of-Auction Tasks: Saturday, includes set-up, registration, check-out and clean-up
    • Day-After Auction Clean-up: Sunday
  • Scrip: Purchase gift cards (restaurants, stores, gas stations, etc). Purchases earn cost reduction toward school and faith formation tuition or other designations. Contact Jenni Hartshorn, sjhart2@sbcglobal.net, 414-771-3927
 

Administrative Help
 
Volunteers for all ministries listed below will be contacted on an as-needed basis. To add your name to a list or have questions answered, contact the Parish Office, EMAIL, 414-258-2604, unless otherwise noted.
  • Babysitting/Childcare: Available to help with childcare during parish events and/or available to provide childcare or other assistance to parish families. (If you are eighteen years of age or older and are working with children, you first need to complete the necessary Safe Environment requirements of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee).
  • Baking: Provide homemade baked goods for parish events. Bulk Mailings: Periodic help to prepare bulk mailings.
  • Bulletin Insert Stuffer: Help stuff bulletin inserts usually on Thursday or Friday mornings.
  • Landscape care: Help a team of volunteers maintain parish landscape with watering, weeding, spring/fall cleanup.
  • Martha & Matthews: Spend several hours once a month cleaning/ tidying select areas of the church.
  • Phone Calling: Make phone calls to request/update parish information.
  • Photography (Parish & School): Take and share photos of parish or school events for use in parish and school communications. Contact Laura Shears, EMAIL, 414-258-2604 ex13