Parish Ministries

At St. Katharine Drexel opportunities abound to share your time and spiritual gifts with your parish family.  Following is a brief description of the many ministries you may volunteer to help.  Not sure which gifts you were given by the Holy Spirit? Periodically we offer an opportunity to take the Catholic Spiritual Gifts Inventory to help identify your gifts.  For information about the inventory or to volunteer for any of the listed ministries, contact the Parish Office by phone or click the link below to send an email to our ministry coordinator.

Contact Ministry Coordinator


MonstranceSpend time in prayer before the Lord truly present in the Eucharist. Adoration is on Wednesdays from 8am to 8pm.
Commitment: One hour weekly or as you are able.

Youth (>4th Grade) assist the priest at the altar during weekend liturgies, and for funerals and weddings as needed.
Commitment: Attend training and ongoing formation. Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and serve on a rotating schedule.

Adults assist the priest at the altar during funeral Masses.
Commitment: Attend training, serve as needed.

Parishioners with an artistic eye, floral arranging skills or ability to help move things into place are encouraged to join this ministry. This team sets the prayer mood for our Church seasons. Volunteers also are responsible for continued watering and care of live plants.
Commitment: Plan and arrange the environment as needed.

EOMParishioners (> 16 y/o) assist in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Mass.
Commitment: Attend training and ongoing formation as offered. Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and serve approximately twice monthly.

Great family ministry! Greet each person as they arrive at Mass with a warm welcome and give assistance or direction as needed.
Commitment: Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and serve on a rotating schedule.

Proclaim the Scriptures and Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.
Commitment: Attend training and ongoing formation as offered. Arrive 20 minutes before Mass and serve
approximately once a month.

Assist with weekend Mass by assuring that all ministers are present.
Commitment: Arrive 30 minutes before Mass; and serve on a rotating schedule.

Volunteers work to maintain vestments and altar linens, clean vessels, as well as set up for and clean up after Mass.
Commitment: After training, twice monthly.