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Some of our elderly parishioners may need rides to and from Mass or they would be unable to attend.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Contact:  Sr. Joan Fink, 651-228-1169

Money Counter
Each Monday morning, money counters assist in processing the Sunday collection and other special collections that occur during the church year.  Counters are assigned to specific groups, and a rotating schedule is in place.  A background check is required.
Contact:  Parish Office, 651-228-1169

Parish Office
Do you have clerical experience, have some spare time every so often, but don't want the grind of a full-time job?  Office volunteers answer phones, help with mailings, and assist with other office projects as needed. 
Contact:  Parish Office, 651-228-1169

Assist in preparing and delivering a hot meal to our priests once a month.  Occasionally extra food may be requested for guests.  It's not necessary to cook special meals.  Whatever is being served to your family on your assigned day is welcomed by our priests.  Disposable containers should be used when delivering food.  Call the coordinator to request a day and receive special instructions.
Coordinator:  Sheila Prazak, 651-227-6201

Funeral Luncheons
Volunteers set up/clean up and serve meals following funerals.  Families of the deceased are responsible for purchasing and/or preparing meals.  Volunteers are contacted as funerals occur.
Contact:  Betty Krenner, 651-699-8043

Buildings and Grounds
Some volunteers do light housekeeping of the church before Advent and Lent.  Others have flower/lawn/yard care experience and assist outside.  Then we have our painters, plumbers, electricians, and carpenters.  Do any of these activities spark your interest?  Give us a call.
Contact:  Parish Office, 651-228-1169

Care of Mass Linens
Several ladies from each church location currently wash and iron the sacramental linens used during Mass.  They can always use more help.  Linens are collected approximately every other week from each church.  For more information if you’re interested in this project, call the contact person.
Contact:  Sr. Joan Fink, 651-228-1169

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or sewing?  Combine prayers with your talent into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace.  The shawls are created at the maker's own pace.  The group meets approximately every other month, but attending meetings is not a prerequisite for this ministry.  Instructions and prayers are provided.
Contact:  Mary Morrison, 651-222-5043

St. Francis-St. James United School (SFSJUS)
SFSJUS offers a good education based on Christian formation for children in grades K-8.  The small class sizes ensure personal attention for all students.  Adult volunteers can assist as classroom aides, in the lunch room, and provide one-on-one assistance for students with special needs, in the computer lab, etc.  Call the principal for more information.
Contact:  Principal Gail Rappé, 651-228-1167

Sandcastle Day Care Center
Sandcastle is a licensed Christian-based child care provider serving children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old during the day, and students in K-7 before and after school.  Sandcastle welcomes adult volunteers to come for an hour now and then to rock the babies or be with the older children during nap time.  Center hours are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the St. James Campus.  Call the director for more details.
Contact:  Director Jennifer Franta, 651-293-3945

Donut/Fellowship Sunday
Parishioners are invited to stay after Mass to socialize and get to know one another.
St. James Campus – First and third Sunday of the month after 8:30 am Mass.
St. Francis Campus – Second and fourth Sunday of the month after 10 am Mass
Contact:  Parish Office, 651-228-1169