Opportunities to Get Involved

Ongoing Needs

Communion Minister to Sick and Homebound

These ministers go out into the community to spend time with members of our parish family who are physically unable to join us at church, visiting and praying with them and taking the Eucharist to them.

Funeral Luncheon workers

These coordinators email everyone from the parish to ask for food donations and they serve the dinner. All families of the parish are contacted for food donations.

Handy Person for Homebound

This volunteer provides help for people who need little jobs done and are unable to do them.

Parish Nurse Ministry

Our nurses provide health information and occasional screenings, such as cohosting a Blood Drive twice a year (spring and fall) with the American Red Cross on a Sunday morning in Kertz Hall. See the bulletin or the Upcoming Events page for dates and times.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

These individuals meet twice monthly (on the second and fourth Friday mornings) to knit/crochet shawls, lap afghans, etc. for those needing comfort in our parish community as well our hospitals, nursing homes and throughout the community. The items made are blessed by a priest/deacon.

Transportation to church/events

Volunteers are always needed to provide transportation to Mass for those in our family unable to drive themselves. Please contact Debbie at 573-230-5030.

Visitation to Sick and Homebound

These ministers go out into the community to spend time with members of our parish family who are physically unable to join us at church, visiting and praying with them.

Welcome Committee

These committee members visit new parishioners to welcome them to our parish community with packets of information and a hospitable attitude to make them feel comfortable as part of our parish family.

Crisis Responders

Faith Voices for Jefferson City is a grassroots faith-based organization formed to improve quality of life. Our Vision for Jefferson City and beyond is for economic dignity, racial equality, fair access to opportunities and inter-faith cooperation for all.

Cookie bakers

Individuals who sign up as cookie bakers are called occasionally to bake for a parish activity.

Meal Train for Families of Newborns

This ministry provides meals to parishioners with newborns. Volunteers will only be responsible for one meal per family. If you are interested in serving through this ministry, please contact Donna.

Seasonal & Holiday Events

Neighborhood Cleanup

Each spring before the city-wide bulk trash pick-up, Immaculate Conception volunteers meet on the second Saturday of April to offer help to neighbors. Large item and trash in neighbors' houses and yards are cleaned up and brought to the curb for trash service pickup, then volunteers and neighbors are invited to gather for lunch at church afterwards . To sign up, see the bulletin for contact names and numbers.

Loaves & Fishes Summer Food Drive

Each summer, IC holds a food drive supporting the Samaritan Center to help those less fortunate. As a parish, everyone's small contributions add up to help many. A list of suggested items to donate each week can be found here.

In 2007, the city of Pisco, Peru – including the parish of San Francisco de Asis – was devastated by an earthquake. Today, many continue to live in temporary shelters and search for whatever work they can find in the struggling economy. Immaculate Conception Church is partnering with San Francisco de Asis as a sister parish, helping to raise funds to feed local children and rebuild the area.

Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City reaches out to those in need of a hot meal or a friend on Thanksgiving Day. We host a dinner in Kertz Hall of our church or take reservations for delivery of meals. Online signups available for volunteers, food donations and monetary donations.

Christmas Lunch at the Towers

Each December, Immaculate Conception volunteers host a Christmas Party at for the residents of Dulle-Hamilton Towers. The residents enjoy lunch, caroling, and the opportunity to "shop" for Christmas decorations (consisting of gently-used items donated by our community). Online signups for helpers and food will be published here.

Linda Wegman Giving Tree

Each Advent, Immaculate Conception "adopts" families from the Samaritan Center to help them have a brighter Christmas. Wish list items from these families are written on ornaments that are hung from the tree displayed near the sanctuary of church, and parishioners are invited to take ornaments and shop for the wish list items for these families. The project is named after the late Linda Wegman, the parishioner who instituted this ministry.