Extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, Extraordinary minister of Holy Communion to the homebound, Lector, Rosary Leader, Senior Adult Ministry, Sewing Ministry
Parishioner since 1970s
Full-time mother of 10 and grandmother of 24
In what ministries have you been involved with in the past?
Religious education teacher
What is your favorite thing about volunteering at the Cathedral? What do you get out of it?
My favorite thing about volunteering at the Cathedral is the joy I feel in belonging to the “family” of the Cathedral. I particularly love meeting and seeing the daily communicants from parishes all over town. I worry when they miss a few days. Because of these friendships, I pray for their needs when they ask and they pray for mine.
What has been one of your most rewarding experiences as a Cathedral volunteer?
One of my most rewarding experiences has been knowing the seminarians as they serve their pastoral year at the Cathedral. I’ve sewn on buttons and hemmed pants and get to feel as though they are also one of my children. When they are ordained and I think back to when I “mothered” them, I really celebrate in my heart as though they are one of my sons.
What are your other interests?
My other interests would be my once a month call to my daughter, a Carmelite nun in Wichita, Kan.; sewing; quilting; smocking; cooking; dieting (very little) and traveling to visit my grandkids.
What advice would you give to a parishioner new to volunteering?
Volunteering and getting involved makes you GROW, so my advice is to run, don’t walk, to get involved with as many ministries as your can, then you’ll discover the joy of your big, new “family.”