Cool Stuff This Saturday, July 22

College Church is still in need of donations and volunteers for our annual Cool Stuff program. Any help you or your family can provide would be greatly appreciated! Sign-up below.

Volunteers needed:

  • Set-up begins at 7:30 am.
  • Doors open at 10:00 am and close at 1:00 pm.
  • The event will be held in the ballroom below the church.

Donations needed: 

  • Sandwich materials (lunch meat, cheese, bread, and toppings)
  • Sides (potato/macaroni salad, coleslaw, chips)
  • Desserts of any kind
  • Donations of new underwear and socks 

175th Anniversary Closing Novena: July 23-31

NOVENA BOOKLET

Dear Parishioners,

I would like to invite you to share in a special prayer for the conclusion of our 175th anniversary year. The St. Ignatius of Loyola novena is nine days of prayer in anticipation of his feast day on July 31st. A novena is a spiritual exercise anticipating a major holiday or saint’s feast. The idea is to focus our prayer in a particular way in order to prepare for the coming celebration.

Our St. Ignatius novena will be an opportunity to reflect upon the many ways God has blessed us over our long history, especially this past year. Praying back through our anniversary can enable us to grow in greater appreciation of God’s gifts. The grace of gratitude is an essential part of our novena.

We will also take this time as a chance to consider our future. What do we desire and long for in the years to come? What kind of parish community do we hope to be? It is a prayerful way to seek the Lord’s guidance for what lies ahead.

Our prayer will be directed by material from the General Congregation of the Society of Jesus last year, called “Decree 1: Companions in a Mission of Reconciliation and Justice.” As a work of the Jesuits, College Church shares in the Society’s worldwide mission. The daily reflections are meant to draw us into the mission and prayerfully consider what it means for us.

Keep in mind: this is prayer, not homework. Consider how the material touches your heart, not simply your head. Feel no obligation to get through every single word every single day. If there are a few lines that speak to your heart, remain there to draw fruit. Be aware of spiritual movements, especially those that lead you to deeper joy and consolation. Let us begin!

Fr. Dan

NOVENA BOOKLET

Job Announcement: Events & Communication Coordinator

General Description of Duties

The Events and Communication Coordinator is a part-time (15-17 hours per week) position. The Events and Communication Coordinator is responsible for the management and coordination of parish fundraising events and some parish social events. Additionally, this position is responsible for managing communications including preparing the weekly bulletin, maintaining the website and social media for College Church. This position will work in coordination on other projects as assigned with the Pastor, other office staff and volunteers.

Reporting Relationship: This position reports to the Parish Administrator.

Qualifications

Prefer 2 to 4 years experience in a paid special events, marketing and website management position. Evidence of successful event, sponsorship, marketing, public relations and website programs required.

Education

Graduation from a 4-year college or university required. A 2-year degree with a minimum 5 years related work experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization, may substitute. Communication, marketing and/or public relations experience desirable.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Planning, implementation and follow-up for fundraising and major parish events.

Provide on-site management at fundraising and major parish events

Develop and maintain event and volunteer databases.

Manage all aspects of event volunteer committees and volunteer coordination, including but not limited to, staffing, recruitment, supervision, training and acknowledgement.

Coordinate fundraising event logistics, publicity, and material design, production and distribution.

Responsible for silent auction, prize and in-kind donation solicitations for each event.

Coordinate logistics of event ticket sales.

Supervise and coordinate with event contractors.

Maintenance of website.

Broaden social networking to benefit the organization.

Actively participate and staff committees as necessary and appropriate.

Assist the Pastor in other programs as necessary.

Other duties as directed and required.

Other Skills and Abilities

Position requires skills in word processing, website maintenance and other computer software, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point) and the ability to learn fund raising and web design and management computer software programs.

Compensation

Salary Range: $14,000-$18,500

Send cover letter and resume to Katie Jansen Larson at kjansen1@slu.edu.