15012 St. Patrick Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

15012 St. Patrick Road, Woodstock, IL 60098

Volunteer for a ministry

A healthy and vibrant parish is made up of faith-filled individuals dedicated to the service of Christ and His Church. At. St. Patrick’s, this service extends far beyond the clergy and parish staff. Our parish is very blessed to have literally dozens of individuals all gathering together in a variety of ways striving to be faithful to the proclamation of the Gospel. This is done by service to the poor, sick, elderly, children, uncatechized, hurting and all those in need. There are also many administrative duties that parishioners and staff assist with. From sitting on one of our many councils or committees to volunteering in our parish office, there is certainly a way for you to get involved. Many others enjoy our social opportunities, ministries and prayer opportunities

If you would like to get involved, please complete the “interest form” and drop it in either the weekly collection or place it in the designated basket at the church entrance. The ministry chairperson will be in contact with you!

Your help makes a difference! Blessings,

Rev. Burt Absalon, Pastor

St. Vincent de Paul 

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a world-wide organization of Catholic men and women volunteering to help those in need – spiritually, economically, and emotionally. The St. Patrick Conference in conjunction with the St. Mary Conference has been helping people in the Woodstock area for over 9 years.

“At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat, I was naked and you clothed me, I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread – but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing – but naked for human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of bricks – but homeless because of rejection.” – Mother Teresa

Contact Casey Dirkx at 815-943-5007

Respect Life Committee

This group coordinates Parish involvement with local activities, which support the church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life. One example of their work is supporting the “Pro-Life” booth at the McHenry County Fair.

Contact Carol Wagner at 815-648-2440

Religious Education

Religious Education classes are held Sunday’s at St. Patrick Church. Volunteers are needed in and out of the classroom to teach and help prepare projects.

Contact Jennifer Riley

Guided Bible Study

New opportunity! We are looking to establish a guided bible study. Information forthcoming.

Contact Carol Wagner at 815-648-2440

Greeters and Ushers

Ushers greet parishioners and seat them for all liturgies. They assist in envelope and special collections, hand out bulletins, and other materials. Come and join this fine group of people who pave the way for an atmosphere of warmth and worship.

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440


The lector ministry proclaims the work of God at all weekend and Holy Day Masses. A good speaking voice and a desire to proclaim the good news is necessary. Training and workbooks are provided.

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440

Altar Servers

This ministry is open to Religious Education boys and girls in the 5th grade and older. Training is provided.

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440

Ministry of Care — Homebound Visits

Brings the Eucharist and gives hope and comfort to the homebound, those in nursing homes and hospitals.

Contact Pat Matusek at 815-337-4215 or Casey Dirks at 815-943-5007

Donation Recording

Are you available once a week, every other month for an hour? We would love your help counting and inputting the Sunday collection.

Contact Carol Kosirowski at 815-338-7260

Sacristy Support

Would you like to help set up for our different liturgical a? Help decorate the church for those special occasions. Prepare our church for Sunday Masses?

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440

Music Ministry

Do you sing or play the piano? Opportunities are available—we always need back up piano players and would love to have a parish choir!

Contact Stacey Weidner

Building & Grounds Planning

Oversee parish building and grounds maintenance and improvements, help with small projects throughout the year.

Contact Matt Weidner at 815-338-2924

Grounds Keeper

Help keep our parish grounds beautiful! Plant, weed, trim both parish and cemetery grounds.

Contact Matt Weidner at 815-338-2924

Cemetery Commission

Responsible for cemetery maps, plotting graves and sales, grave openings, payment for sites and appropriate paperwork.

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440

Church Linens

Church linens, vestments, altar cloths, purification towels, server robes need to be examined and cleaned at regular intervals.

Contact Ray Wagner at 815-648-2440

Hospitality and Funeral Luncheons

Would you like to help with our annual Epiphany brunch? Are you available to bake or serve at funeral luncheon? Please take a moment to consider joining this wonderful ministry.

Contact Jan Kayser at 815-245-8332

Parish Picnic

Your Name Here!! Speak to Jan Kayser or- Jeanine Nowakowski.
We need volunteers! Someone to coordinate the picnic, and a team to help. You can commit to just one year at a time if you like.

Contact Jan Kayser at 815-245-8332 or Jeanine Nowakowski

Fill out and submit the online form below or CLICK HERE for a printable version that can be dropped the collection basket.

Please check all the ministries you would be interested in.