Volunteer Opportunities

Ministry Leaders
Leaders are needed for the following ministries: Mass Greeters, Military Families and Friends Prayer List and the Fall Coat Drive. Contact Ann McDonald at 704-543-7677 x 1039.

Our Daily Bread
Volunteers are needed to deliver food to various charities in the Charlotte area. The time commitment is about an hour to two hours a week. Contact Tom Mahoney at 704-607-7172.

Permanent Eucharistic Adorers
Adorers are needed. Please give prayerful consideration to spending one of these hours with Our Lord. If you would like to commit, or have any questions, contact Long Che Chan at 704-752-3998.

Givinghope Gift Shop
Volunteers are needed to provide a welcoming and convenient shopping experience for patrons. For more information, contact Gift Shop Manager Sally Dolan at 704-543-7677 x 1006.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Volunteers are needed to walk with our candidates as they journey into the Catholic Church. Practicing Catholics are urged to prayerfully consider being a sponsor for one of our candidates. Contact Sue Merchant at 704-541-6507.

Audio Board Operation
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and available to work at various Masses. Basic knowledge of sound preferred but not required. Training is provided. Contact Kathy Bartlett.

Mass Slide Operators
We are in need of operators (age 16 and older) to run our slide presentations for Masses. Training is provided. Contact Kathy Bartlett.

Mel's Diner
A ministry of St. Matthew that has been delivering fresh food and home cooked meals to the hungry in the Charlotte area for over 11 years, we have recently begun to help feed women in a rehabilitation center. Donations needed are homemade casseroles, fresh fruit, juice, cereal, breakfast/health bars and bottles of water, and can be made on a weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis. Volunteers are also needed to pick up day-old bread and pastries at a local food store. For more information, contact Duke Oxford, 704-904-8968.

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Adult leaders are always needed for Children's Liturgy of the Word. Commitment involves preparing for the Gospel reading and being at your assigned Mass. CLOW provides an opportunity to share with the children the readings and Gospel in terms they understand. It is a very rewarding experience. Volunteers work a rotating schedule, typically once a month. Leaders are needed at all Masses. .

Shepherds are also needed. They are individuals who volunteer during Mass to assist the CLOW leader. Become engaged in the Mass and earn service hours. Volunteers must be sixth grade or above. Adult shepherds are welcome provided they have completed all Safe Environment volunteer requirements.

Adults interested in volunteering, please contact Linda Dunn. Training includes an orientation. Anyone over 18 years must complete all diocesan safe environment requirements. Shepherds must introduce themselves to the leader either in the Narthex before Mass or in the Daily Mass Chapel.

Greeters
Smiling, happy, and hospitable parishioners are needed at every Mass at all the doors to greet everyone as they come to worship with our community. No special skills are needed and there are no age limitations!! Please consider participating in this important welcoming ministry. Contact Ann McDonald at 704-543-7677 x 1039.

Welcome Desk
Volunteers share their time and talent at the welcome desk (in the narthex) before and after all Masses to welcome newcomers and visitors, share information and answer questions. Please contact Maureen Moore at 704-220-7806.

Pastoral Care Ministry
Parishioners visit area assisted-living centers and nursing homes each week to distribute Communion and minister to the spiritual needs of the sick. These Eucharistic visits bring the comforts of prayer and conversation in a loving spirit to those who are suffering and may be struggling to keep hope in their life. Helping to meet the spiritual needs of the sick is a rewarding opportunity. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this beautiful ministry, serving one Sunday a month. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dennis Stergar at 704-201-5850.

Find Safe Environment volunteer requirements here.