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Ministry & Leadership Information

At St. Paul's Newman Center, we hope to have every parishioner involved in ministry that helps us gather as a community and sends us forth to serve others. We typically have the opportunity to sign up for these ministries at the beginning of the spring semester (late January/early February) during our Stewardship of Talent Commitment. If you would like to be involved or would like more information about any of these ministries, please contact us: newman@newmancenter.org


Direct Service to University of Wyoming Students

The mission of St. Paul's Newman Center is to bring the Gospel to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Wyoming. We do this through vibrant liturgies, hospitality, authentic stewardship, education, formation, empowerment and support. It's our hope that every resident member of our community has a direct relationship with a college student. Below are three ways to serve them: 


Catholics on Campus

CoC is a weekly education and social experience for students.

They typically meet on Wednesday nights in Bishop Newell Hall and

cover specific faith-related topics. If you are interested in helping to

facilitate an evening, there are opportunities available.

Please email Lillie with your interest. 


Host a Student

This ministry pairs a resident parishioner with a student parishioner

for the school year. It helps to foster a sense of community between

parishioners of all ages and provides our students with a "home away

from home." Sign up for this ministry occurs in the fall, but if you

are interested in learning more please email Lynsey.


Sunday Supper Preparation 

Sunday Supper is a community event that is offered approximately every two weeks during the school year after the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Liturgy. It's an opportunity for food and fellowship that is open to everyone in our community. We feed more than 100 people at these meals and need help in the kitchen for prep, serving during the dinner, and clean-up afterwards. If you are interested in helping with Sunday Suppers, please email Lillie. 

















Liturgical Ministry

Liturgy is the heart of our community. Liturgical ministers enhance our experience through service and prayer. 


Lectors

With weekly preparation and meditation on scripture, lectors proclaim the living Word each

weekend.If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Chris Aneiros, Lector

Coordinator. 


Altar Servers

These ministers help to facilitate worship by assisting the presider during Liturgy.

Anyone 10 years or older is welcome to participate in the ministry. If you are interested

in this ministry, please contact Harry Schlegel, Altar Server Coordinator.  


Hospitality 

Ministers create an atmosphere of welcome, gather the gifts and bring them to the altar,

and assist with seating. Anyone is invited to this ministry: families, individuals, and

college students. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Jim Peak or Ro Peak,

Hospitality Coordinators.  


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion 

These men and women are called to help serve the Body and Blood of Christ during Liturgy. One must be at least 18 years old to serve. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry, please email Lynsey


Music Ministry

Music ministers enhance our liturgies through the gift of song as vocalists and/or instrumentalists. Anyone is welcome to share their musical gifts. To get involved, please email Thomas

















Baking Eucharistic Bread

These ministers prepare the unleavened bread for our Eucharistic celebration. Ministers typically are responsible for weekend bread-baking 2-3 times per semester. Please contact us for more information, newman@newmancenter.org.


Sacristan

This person assists with preparing for weekend liturgies and helping visiting priests. Please contact us for more information, newman@newmancenter.org.


Education and Formation

Growing in faith is an integral part of Catholic life. To learn more about the programs we offer at St. Paul's Newman Center, please visit our Education and Formation page. In terms of ministry, we need help to facilitate, teach, and support faith formation for: 


Family Faith Formation - K-5 Grade

Ministers work with the Director of Pastoral Ministry and other volunteers facilitating programming directed towards helping children K-5 learn about their faith. Family Faith Formation involves the whole family in formation, including parents, siblings, and even grandparents! Even though the programming is directed towards children K-5, family members are encouraged and expected to come and participate in the weekly sessions. If you believe you have gifts to share with this group and are available on Monday or Tuesday nights, please email Anthony


















Youth Ministry - 6 -12 Grade

Ministers work with the Director of Pastoral Ministry and other volunteers helping youth explore scripture, liturgical, and sacramental faith formaion, and ways to live the gospel in everyday experiences and relationships. Middle School Youth Ministry meets Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. High School Youth Ministry Meets Sunday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 p.m. If you feel called to help facilitate this group, please email Anthony


Adults

We have a variety of faith formation and programs available for adults (see more

info on our Education and Formation page). Since many of these programs are

small-group oriented, we would love for people to offer to lead them. Please email Anthony if you are interested. 


Marriage Preparation 

Married mentor couples share their wisdom to help facilitate marriage preparation for engaged couples. If you and your spouse would like to help mentor the newly engaged, please email Fr. Rob with your interest. 



Social Ministry

These are the ways we serve our brothers and sisters in need. There are opportunities to help within our parish, within the greater Laramie community, and beyond into our world. 


Welcoming Committee

This committee serves to invite and welcome new members

to our community. Please email Lynsey if you are interested

in helping with this ministry. 


Knitting Baptismal Blankets

Hand-knitted white blankets are created by members of the parish

and presented to the family during the Sacrament of Baptism.  

This symbol  welcomes the infant into our community. 

Those who are seasoned (experienced) knitters are being invited

to this hands-on ministry. Please contact Myra Belser for more

information.


Preparing Meals

These ministers work to help prepare meals or food for Sunday Suppers, Funerals, and Parish Receptions. This ministry is vital to helping support community members greiving the loss of a family member, building a stronger community and offering hospitality. 

Members are invited to bring food for these receptions; please email newman@newmancenter.org if you would like to serve in this way. 


Martha and Mary (Women's Group) 

The  “Martha and Mary” group meets monthly and is open to all women. We all attempt to model Mary in a Martha’s world, wanting to SERVE our faith community, grow SPIRITUALLY, and enjoy Catholic FELLOWSHIP. Please email newman@newmancenter.org if you would like more information.


Bereavement Ministry

These ministers assist with outreach to grieving individuals and families experiencing loss. Please contact us for more information, newman@newmancenter.org.


Ministry of Care

These ministers visit the homebound and hospitalized members of our parish. Please contact us for more information, newman@newmancenter.org.