We will need volunteers to assist with various aspects of our parish reopening plan. Importantly, the Archdiocese is discouraging volunteers that are in what is considered “vulnerable populations” (that is, not over the age of 65; no underlying medical condition such as diabetes; lung disease; undergoing cancer treatment, etc.). If you are younger than 65 and healthy with no underlying health conditions, please consider assisting with one of three reopening teams:
- Set-up team. Sample duties include ensuring that all supplies needed for each sacramental celebration/gathering are ready for use, entrances and exits are marked and propped physically open prior to attendees’ arrival/departure, windows are opened, etc. Abby Randall and Tiffany Storandt are the leaders in charge of this team. Currently, they do not need volunteers.
- Greeting & Usher team. Sample duties include assisting in managing the flow of congregants as they enter the church, making sure attendees use hand sanitizer upon entering, are wearing a mask, and are reminded not to enter if ill; directing people to appropriate seating/waiting areas, etc. Dawn Burda is the leader of this team.
- Sanitizing team. Sample duties include maintaining and cleaning essential and trafficked areas of the church before and after the church has been used. Masks and gloves will be provided, if you do not have your own, in addition to approved cleaning/disinfecting supplies.
The Reopening Leadership Team and I will make sure that all volunteers and properly trained.