Stewardship and Administration
Funeral Luncheons – Luncheons can be arranged to be served after a funeral. Volunteers have the option to make side dishes or be present to set up, serve and clean up. Contact: Parish Office (630) 377-2797. Commitment: As needed.
Parish Office (Weekdays) – Help with parish mailings or answering the phone on those occasions that office personnel have meetings or prayer days. Contact: Parish Office (630) 377-2797. Commitment: Varies.
Nursery Helpers – The parish offers a nursery for children, infants through kindergarten age, during the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. liturgies on Sunday and during some other parish functions. We ask that those families using the Nursery provide help at least once a month. Seniors and teens are also welcome to help in this area. Coordinator: Gail Quinn (630) 377-2797. Commitment: Once a month, dependent upon volunteers.
Family Social Committee – Plan, solicit helpers for, and implement family-centered social events throughout the year. Contact: Gail Quinn (630) 377-2797. Commitment: Varies
Parish Mission Receptions – Serve simple refreshments after each evening of the Parish Mission. Commitment: arrive 30 minutes before the Mission begins and remain about 30 minutes after the mission concludes.
Sunday Coffee and Donut Service – This important and enjoyable ministry requires many workers to keep the commitment time to a minimum. You can cover one or more Mass times, making coffee and serving juice and donuts. Coordinator needed. Contact: Heidi Lauber (630) 377-2797 Commitment: 2-3 Sundays a year, the 45 minutes right after Mass.
Saturday Coffee Set-up – Prepare the coffee service for the following Sunday. Commitment: 2-3 times per year for 30 minutes.
Building & Grounds Special Projects: Mulch spreading, gardening, other odd jobs as the need arises. Coordinator: Gail Quinn (630) 377-2797. Commitment: As needed.
Emergency Preparedness: Join others with a background in safety to help ensure a safe and secure environment. Contact: Parish Office (630) 377-2797. Commitment: six times per year.
Green Team: Help us be good stewards of the planet. Help research and assess current products and practices to see where we can improve. Contact: Parish Office (630) 377-2797. Commitment: Dependent upon response.
Parish Nursing – This is a new endeavor for St. John Neumann that attempts to integrate health and healing with faith and the faith community. If you have a background in health care, consider volunteering with this program to share your expertise as a resource to those facing challenges with health. Volunteers are also needed to help organize and supervise events. Contact Nancy Houser (630) 377-2797 ext 108 for more information.
Hope for the Bereaved – The HOPE ministry at St. John Neumann offers support
and companionship on the grief journey. We are here for parishioners who have recently
lost a loved one and desire one-on-one visits from a bereavement volunteer.
To learn more, please contact JoAnn Heller (630) 513-2709 or Gerri Markel (630) 444-1614.