Liturgical Ministries:

Altar Server (Acolyte)  
Ages 9 through adult. Training is mandatory.

Eucharistic Minister  
Assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at weekend Masses, to the homebound, to nursing home patients, or to hospital patients. You can register for whichever ministry you prefer. Training is provided. 

Give the readings and prayer petitions. Training is provided.

Gift Bearer
Brings the gifts of bread and wine to the altar during the weekend Masses. Good opportunities for families to participate.

Assist with seating, take up collection, and distribute bulletins. Training is provided.

Welcome and Greet all who come to attend weekend Masses.

Before Mass Preparation. Unlock the church, turn on lights and the microphone system, adjust the thermostat, and prepare water, wine, and hosts.  Make sure servers, ushers, readers, Eucharistic ministers are present before Mass. After Mass, make sure things are cleaned and put away, lights are turned off, microphone is off, and doors are locked.  A checklist is available for all duties to be performed.

Other Parish Volunteers:

Money Counters
Count the money received during weekend collections after the Sunday Mass. Make a deposit at the local bank. Orientation is provided.


Music Ministry
Choir Practice (open to all). Most Sundays following 8 a.m. Mass.  Please contact Lois Tashjian: (270) 928-4593.

Scripture Reading/Listening
Open to all wanting to read and hear the inspired word of God. Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m.-11 a.m.  Meets at St. Anthony of Padua. Please contact Rich Derry: (270) 519-2140 or Fr. Brian for additional information.

Garden Ministry 
Volunteers are needed to tend the St. Anthony of Padua Parish garden.  Please contact Dan O'Brien: (815) 993-1218 or Roy McFadden: (270) 508-1197  for additional information or to volunteer.

Altar Society
The Altar Society of St. Anthony of Padua meets weekly for various church cleaning needs. Please contact the church office for more information.

Quilters for A Cause
Please contact Georgia Bradshaw: (270) 362-0055 or Dolly Bardsley: (270) 909-2146, for additional information. Meets at St. Pius X Parish Hall.

Arts & Entertainment
Volunteers needed to assist in setup and take down of decorations and/or care for the flowers or plants in the worship area. Help with seasonal liturgical decorating of the church building. Please contact the church office for more information.

Bereavement Council
​Help provide meals following a funeral. Please contact:  Pat Gorbett: (270) 362-3377

Other Groups:

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​Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a  Catholic Men's Fraternal organization with a primary function of Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism.

The main purpose is Charity.

The Knights have a monthly meeting that begins with prayer. The main meeting business is to determine which Marshall County charity need we are able to support at that time. The total available funds come from sale of Fish dinner on each Friday of Lent and our Charity Golf tournament on the first Saturday in June.

On a yearly average we earn and donate eight to ten thousand dollars. We have an additional special weekend fund raising one weekend each year that collects an average of $2000, all of which goes to Marshall County Exceptional Center.

​​For more information or to join, please contact Philip Scheidegger:
(270) 331-1445 
Visit the Knights of Columbus website