Volunteer Opportunities

Acolytes

Acolytes assist the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Annual Winter Event

With the joy of Christmas celebrations behind us, the Annual Winter Event reconnects the parish at the end of January. Guaranteed to be a fun family event enjoyed by all ages. Last year’s Hoedown was a huge success!

Brown Bag Lunch Weekend

St. Ignatius Brown Bag Lunch Weekend is a year-round outreach program aimed at helping to feed the hungry, by providing homemade sack lunches donated by parishioners each month.

Building Preservation Committee

Reviews the maintenance, preservation and enhancement of the existing building structures and makes recommendations as necessary.

Catechists

Help children learn about our faith by joining the Children's and Youth Faith Formation program as a catechist.

Children's and Youth Faith Formation

Children’s and Youth Faith Formation (CFF) classes assist parents in helping their children (3 years to grade 8) grow more aware of God, their own relationship with Jesus, and to learn and understand Catholic belief, prayers, and identity.

Christmas Emporium

Held after all Sunday morning Masses in early December, the Emporium starts off the festive Christmas season! Convenient shopping at specialty vendors, with holiday music and a visit from Santa.

Communications Committee

Assists with development of the Parish strategy and priorities for internal and external communications.

Confirmation

Preparing to receive Confirmation is a time of reflection on one’s faith. This allows the person to better understand, and take more responsibility for his or her relationship with God. At St. Ignatius Parish, Confirmation is a two-year program of preparation with the Sacrament received during 8th grade.

Confirmation for Adults

Baptized Roman Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation are strongly encouraged to do so. The path depends upon one’s prior catechesis or instruction.

Craftsmen for the Church

Assist our Sacristans with minor carpentry, repairs of church furnishings, kneelers and general maintenance projects inside the church, sacristy and adjacent work areas.

Development Committee

Coordinates, directs and schedules appeals for financial contributions and other resources, as well as, schedules special collections and fund-raising events for the parish.

Development Office Assistants

Assist the Director with day to day operations of the office such as mailings, data entry, database queries, analysis of information and preparing reports.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Easter Sunday Egg Hunt is always a great community event attracting over 400 parishioners- both young and old. The hunt begins following the 9:30am Easter Sunday Mass. With over 160 pounds of candy stuffed into 1,800 Easter eggs, no one leaves empty handed.

Easter Vigil Reception

Following the Easter Vigil Mass, the Parish celebrates and welcomes the newly initiated members of the Church with light snacks and drinks in the vestibule of the church.

Emmaus Young Adults

Our young adult group, ages 20’s and 30’s, meets monthly for social and spiritual gatherings. The group has initiated a monthly service project called Encounter to visit and share meals with the homeless in the parish’s neighborhood. Emmaus also steps in to volunteer at parish events and coordinates the Parish's Advent Giving Tree Project and the annual Creche display.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are lay individuals who help administer the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and help the priest distribute the Body and Blood of Christ.

Finance Committee

Consults with the Pastor, staff and other Commissions regarding expenditures, preparation of budgets and legal compliance.

Food Drive

Every third Sunday, parishioners are invited to bring nonperishable food items to Mass to support local food pantries.

Gabriel Project

The Gabriel Project is a parish-based ministry that embraces pregnant mothers in need and their unborn child by providing spiritual, emotional and material support.

Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus began in 2000 to respond to an unmet need for free transportation, so that children could be united with their parents in prison.

Good Word Book Club

An adult discussion group that brings together parishioners to read together, reflect and share learning about classic and contemporary faith topics.

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters & Ushers provide an atmosphere of hospitality by welcoming and assisting visitors and worshippers before Mass begins.

Gubbio Project

The fourth Friday of every month at 6:30 AM, parishioners of St. Ignatius Parish prepare, serve, and share breakfast with homeless men and women at St. John the Evangelist Church in the Mission District. Eating breakfast together with the guests served is an integral part of this monthly early morning ministry. Contact us for more information or click to the right to access the Volunteer Form.

Habitat for Humanity

St. Ignatius Parish has been a regular supporter of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to build stable ownership housing for needy families while fostering community involvement.

Helping Hands

A support network that matches parishioners in need with other parishioners who can help, building relationships along the way.

Holiday Giving Tree

Every holiday season, the St. Ignatius Parish generously supports children, teens, adults and seniors in need through the Holiday Giving Tree Project.

Hospitality

Parishioners gather in Fromm Hall (behind the church) for fellowship, coffee and pastries after the 9:30 am and 11:00 am Sunday Masses.

Investment Committee

Helps set investment policy and manage Parish investments to meet long-term needs including preservation of the church building.

Las Vecinas de El Salvador

Las Vecinas de El Salvador is a Social Ministries Program that works to maintain an ongoing relationship with the people of El Salvador through our sister parish of San Antonio in Soyapango.

Lectors

Lectors participate in nourishing the faith of believers by proclaiming the Scripture passages for the Liturgy of the Word during a Mass.

Lenten Season of Service

As we seek concrete ways to demonstrate the Extraordinary Year of Mercy in communion with Pope Francis, St. Ignatius Parish will hold its second Day of Service during Lent.

Liturgical Planning & Environment Committee

LPEC assists in the planning and preparation of our communal prayer and oversees the liturgical environment, including the arrangement of flowers, banners and other liturgical appointments.

Manresa Gallery

Manresa Gallery juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art to highlight diverse expressions of faith. It provides a space for local and international artists to contemplate and expand spiritual practices through artistic expression and community dialogue.

Ministering to the Homeless

Seeing Christ in the face of the poor is the opportunity. Do your best and know by simply saying hello, and making a connection is a start.

Ministry to Nursing Homes

St. Ignatius Parish has adopted Hayes Convalescent Hospital, a skilled nursing facility in San Francisco, as the focus of our nursing home ministry.

Music Ministry and Choirs

At St. Ignatius Parish, we have a deep appreciation for liturgical music and encourage our parishioners to participate in our music ministries. There are three separate choirs that sing for the Masses on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Name Tag Month

As part of our Parish’s effort to be a welcoming and inviting community, Name Tag Month is held in the spring and fall each year, where worshippers and visitors are invited to wear a name tag during Mass. It's proven to be a popular and effective way to help our community get to know one another by name.

PB&J Brigade

This pilot program aims to help our homeless neighbors in and around Golden Gate Park by providing them with a sandwich and a smile. We meet after Mass once per quarter to prepare and distribute bag lunches.

Parish Book Store

The Parish bookstore is located within the church. The entrance is at the left of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin (to the left of the main sanctuary and altar). Come visit us for a full selection of gifts, books and music with a spiritual focus, as well as crosses, crucifixes, icons, etc.

Parish Fair

At the end of September following a combined 10:00 am Mass, our biggest community building event brings together over 500 adults and children. Held on the lawn outside the church we gather for a delicious BBQ lunch, silent auction, raffle and fun and games for the whole family.

Parish Lending Library

The Parish Lending Library is located in the front of the Church with the entrance near the Mary altar. The Library has been organized to help parishioners take advantage of a considerable collection of books, CDs, tape cassettes, and videos (both VHS and DVD).

Parish Office Assistants

There are many ways to be of service by assisting in the Parish Office.

Requiem Mass Hospitality

Following a powerful and moving Requiem Mass in St. Ignatius Parish’s acoustically rich church, we gather in the vestibule of the church for light snacks and drinks. This beautiful evening is a gift to both our music loving parishioners and those outside our parish.

Respect Life Committee

The Respect Life Committee of St. Ignatius Parish is a part of the Respect Life Program of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, formed to implement the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA) is for those wishing to be baptized as Catholics, for baptized Christians who would like to join the Catholic community, for baptized Catholics seeking preparation for First Communion or Confirmation, and finally for anyone reconnecting with the Catholic Church after a long absence.

SI in the 'hood

Three times throughout the year, our parishioners graciously open their homes to neighboring parishioners. This event creates an intimate opportunity for us to get to know St. Ignatius parishioners in our own neighborhood. Lite food and wine are served.

Sacristan Assistant Roles

Assist our Sacristans with preparing the church for funerals and sacraments, and keeping our sacred space in good order.

Sandwich Saturday

On Sandwich Saturday, volunteers come together to make 700 sandwiches for a local homeless shelter.

Shelter Meal Program

The purpose of the St. Ignatius Shelter Meal Program is to foster community, lift the souls and nourish the spirits of homeless people and volunteers.

Simple Needs Sundays

Simple Needs Sundays are regular Parish collection drives in support of the most basic and urgent needs of our homeless and struggling neighbors.

Star Community

Star Community, a project of Catholic Charities located in a former convent in the Richmond District of San Francisco, provides short-term housing and services to homeless single mothers and their children.

Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Occasional talks on traditional or contemporary theological, social or political issues. A series of lectures, geared to RCIA participants, but open to all parishioners, so that they might refresh or deepen their understanding of particular area of the Catholic faith.

Votive Candle Ministers

Help keep our sacred shrines and side altars brightly lighted with the prayerful intentions of our parishioners and visitors.

Website and Social Media

Helps keep the new Parish website and our social media sites including Facebook and Twitter up to date.

Welcoming Committee

This newly formed committee has been developed to welcome new members of our parish, introduce them to other parishioners, and encourage their participation in a variety of ways. Occasional cocktail receptions are planned after our 5:00 pm Mass for new parishioners to meet Fr. Greg as well as other members of the parish.

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