We have many ways for parishioners to get involved in both our parish and local communities.  Scroll through the full list or click on one of the Filter Tabs below to narrow your search. Note that all those working or volunteering with children at the school or parish must complete the “Essential 3” (E3) through Virtus (prior to volunteer working beginning). Click below to learn more.

  • Faith Formation
  • Immediate Needs
  • Liturgy
  • Local Outreach
  • Music
  • Parish Life
  • Pastoral Care
  • Stewardship
  • Youth Ministy
  • Altar Server


    Altar Server

    Assist Fr. Mike and guest presider during Mass.  Open to youth (5th - 12th grade).

  • Assist Golden Living Center/Hillcrest Residents to Mass

    Pastoral Care

    Assist Golden Living Center/Hillcrest Residents to Mass

    Escort residents from the room to the chapel so they can participate in Mass or a communion service. Commitment is one Wednesday per month, 10:25 – 11:25am.

  • Cantor



    Lead assembly in singing at weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Open to adults and youth (9th grade and older).

  • Care Co-Coordinator

    Pastoral Care

    Care Co-Coordinator

    Assist the Director of Pastoral Ministry with coordinating the Parish Visitors. Commitment is 4-6 meetings per year.

  • Choir



     Sing at the 8:30 and/or 10:30 Masses and major feast days.

  • Communion Service Prayer Leader

    Pastoral Care

    Communion Service Prayer Leader

    Lead residents in prayer and distribute communion at Hillcrest, Meridian Manor or Folkestone Residences. Training provided. 1 – 4 times per month for 1-4hours on a weekday. 

  • EDGE Core Team

    Youth Ministy

    EDGE Core Team

    Lead a small group of students in discussions about their faith. Attend monthly meetings to plan & prepare for our EDGE gatherings.

  • Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion


    Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

    Distribute the Blessed Sacrament and Precious Blood at Mass.; One month, each calendar quarter.

  • Faith Formation Assistant Teacher (Catechist)

    Faith Formation

    Faith Formation Assistant Teacher (Catechist)

    Youth volunteers needed (must be 16 or older). Help lead teacher manage the classroom and run activities for 1st - 5th grades, Wednesdays September thru first week of May.

  • Faith Formation Child Care

    Faith Formation

    Faith Formation Child Care

    Provide child care for teacher’s children during lesson time. Must be 21 years or older.

  • Faith Formation Commission

    Faith Formation

    Faith Formation Commission

    Develop program policies and goals, evaluate and assesses existing programs, and support the Director of Faith Formation. Monthly meetings the 2nd Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Faith Formation Hall Monitor

    Faith Formation

    Faith Formation Hall Monitor

    Greeter for Wednesday night faith formation classes. Monitors the halls to help ensure safety. Must be 21 years or older.

  • Faith Formation Teacher (Catechist)

    Faith Formation

    Faith Formation Teacher (Catechist)

    Teach 1st grade thru 5th grade.  Adult and youth 16 years or older.Weekly Wednesday classes September thru first week of May.

  • Feed My Starving Children

    Local Outreach

    Feed My Starving Children

    Upcoming Dates: Dec. 7, 2019 and March 7, 2020, 8:45 - 11 a.m. Help package a low-cost meal for malnourished children around the world twice a year.  Dates announced when available. Parishioners five years and older can participate.

  • Funeral Altar Server

    Pastoral Care

    Funeral Altar Server

    Assist the priest during a funeral. Adults and youth volunteers needed (5th grade or older).Training provided. Commitment is 1 ½  hours, usually on a weekday.

  • Funeral Hospitality

    Pastoral Care

    Funeral Hospitality

    Provide funeral lunch hospitality by setting up, serving, and cleaning up. Commitment 2-4 hours, usually on a weekday. 

  • Funeral Lector

    Pastoral Care

    Funeral Lector

    Proclaim the Word of God at a Funeral Mass. Training provided. Commitment is 1 hour, usually on a weekday, 2 or 3 times per year.

  • Greeter



    Create a welcoming environment at liturgies; one month each calendar quarter.

  • Hillcrest Music and Song Ministry

    Pastoral Care

    Hillcrest Music and Song Ministry

    Play an instrument or sing hymns of praise at the communion service at Golden Living Center/Hillcrest. Singing “in tune” is not required!Commitment is one Wednesday per month, 10:40 – 11:30am.

  • Holy Rosary Advisory Board

    Local Outreach

    Holy Rosary Advisory Board

    Help Holy Rosary parishioners and pastor, Fr. Jerry Stookey O.P., with fundraising efforts and future ministry needs at our sister parish in South Minneapolis.

  • Holy Rosary Coat Drive

    Local Outreach

    Holy Rosary Coat Drive

    Assist with the coat drive with publicity and/or delivery of coats to Holy Rosary, our sister parish in South Minneapolis, during October.

  • Images of Spring Dinner Auction

    Stewardship, Immediate Needs

    Images of Spring Dinner Auction

    Silent and Live Auction Fundraising Event – funds benefit parish operations. Varied time commitments/numerous opportunities.

  • Information Desk

    Parish Life, Immediate Needs

    Information Desk

    Distribute parish information, answer questions and register new members; every 6 – 8 weeks, 15 minutes before and after weekend Masses.

  • Instrumentalist



    Play at the weekend and Holy Day Masses.  Open to adults and youth (9th grade and older). Audition required and guidance provided. Commitment is flexible.

  • Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf Volunteer

    Local Outreach, Immediate Needs

    Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf Volunteer

    Help staff the food shelf along with other St. Bart’s members on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

  • Justice and Service Commission

    Local Outreach

    Justice and Service Commission

  • Keeper of the Banners


    Keeper of the Banners

    Help prepare the banners for the liturgical seasons; 6-12 Tuesday mornings during the year.

  • Lector



    Proclaim the Word of God to the Assembly on weekends and Holy Days; Commitment: 6-8 times per year.

  • LIFE TEEN Core Team

    Youth Ministy

    LIFE TEEN Core Team

    Meet monthly to plan and prepare for our twice a month youth group gatherings. Assist in overall vision planning for the Life Teen. Serve as a small group leader on Sunday nights...

  • Liturgical Environment Committee


    Liturgical Environment Committee

    Plan and coordinate the ambiance of the church based on the liturgical season; Commitment varies depending on the liturgical seasons.

  • Liturgy of the Word for Children

    Faith Formation

    Liturgy of the Word for Children

    Proclaim the Gospel to 1st thru 5th graders during Sunday 8:30 or 10:30 am Mass (except during Lent). Adults and youth volunteers (must be 14 years or older).

  • New Member Welcome Team

    Parish Life

    New Member Welcome Team

    Serve as a host assisting during New Member Welcome events, welcoming and connecting with guests, and giving church tours, 2 -3 Sundays per year.

  • Nursery Volunteer

    Parish Life, Immediate Needs

    Nursery Volunteer

    Assist the Nursery Coordinator on Sunday during the 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. liturgies to provide safe and nurturing childcare for young children.

  • Parish Life Committee

    Parish Life

    Parish Life Committee

    Help plan and implement strategies and opportunities for Time & Talent, Gift Discernment, new Membership, and creatively plan and execute social ministry opportunities for parishioners.

  • Parish Visitor (EMHC/PV)

    Pastoral Care

    Parish Visitor (EMHC/PV)

    Visit parishioners who are unable to come to Mass. Bring Communion to homebound parishioners and residents in Assisted Living facilities.

  • Phone Callers

    Parish Life

    Phone Callers

    Call parishioners to extend an invitation or provide information.  Commitment is flexible and can be done from home according to your schedule.

  • Photographer

    Parish Life


    Take photos or video at parish functions and special liturgies. Parish camera available for use or use your cell phone; commitment varied and flexible.

  • Prayer Network

    Pastoral Care

    Prayer Network

    Pray for the needs of others. You will receive/pass on prayer requests by phone or email. Serve from home.

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Pastoral Care

    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Knit or crochet prayer shawls at home and once a month with other knitters for parishioners in need of prayer.

  • Respect Life Committee

    Local Outreach

    Respect Life Committee

    Help promote a culture of life.  Committee focus is on assisting those who are most vulnerable, especially mothers and their unborn children.

  • Rosary Society

    Parish Life

    Rosary Society

    The rosary and chapel of divine mercy is prayed every 3rd Thursday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Refreshments are also served.

  • School's Cool

    Local Outreach

    School's Cool

    Provide school uniforms, fees and supplies for Catholic school children at the Banyan Community attending Risen Christ Elementary (our sister parish) or DeLaSalle High School. Commitment varies according to task, May through September.

  • Simpson Housing Meal Server

    Local Outreach

    Simpson Housing Meal Server

    Be part of the team that prepares and serves dinner for 100 guests at the overnight emergency shelter in Minneapolis.  Adult and youth volunteers needed (must be 12 years or older).

  • Social Committee

    Parish Life

    Social Committee

    Help members get to know one another through parish activities. Serve as either a committee member or as an event volunteer.  Commitment is to help plan, promote and implement 2 – 3 events per year.

  • Social Event Volunteer

    Parish Life

    Social Event Volunteer

    Be a part of the team that helps the event running smoothly: set-up, decorate, serve or prepare food, break down event, etc. Commitment is flexible; work only one event or work them all.

  • St. Bartholomew School Golf Tournament


    St. Bartholomew School Golf Tournament

    Funds benefit School scholarship/tuition assistance fund. Varied time commitments/numerous opportunities.

  • Stewardship Development Committee


    Stewardship Development Committee

    Annual activities include Stewardship of Treasure, Fall Renewal Planning, Legacy Society Recognition.  Monthly meetings the 3rd Tuesday September – June.

  • Sunday Preschool Teacher (Catechist)

    Faith Formation

    Sunday Preschool Teacher (Catechist)

    Teach 4, 5, or 6 year olds during Sunday 8:30 am or 10:30 am Masses, September thru April. Adult and youth volunteers (must be 16 years or older).

  • Usher



    o   Welcome and seat parishioners and guests for Mass, coordinate offertory collection; Commitment: one month each calendar quarter.

  • Video Camera Operator


    Video Camera Operator

    Operates video camera during major feast days for overflow crowds in fellowship hall. Commitment is flexible.

  • Website/Social Media

    Parish Life

    Website/Social Media

    Provide ideas and direction for enhancing the parish website and social media; commitment flexible.

  • Weekend Hospitality

    Parish Life

    Weekend Hospitality

    Adults and families needed to serve coffee and donuts after masses on the weekends. Mass time is based on family preference. Serve once every 2 months.

  • Youth Ministry Hospitality Volunteerq

    Youth Ministy

    Youth Ministry Hospitality Volunteerq

    Help coordinate and set-up snacks at our twice a month Sunday night Youth Group and help coordinate food for special events.