Parish Committees


For more information about how to get involved in any of these committees, please see our Leadership Roster, or call the Parish Office                     at 314-487-7970.


Development Committee

The Development Committee's mission is to attract gifts from the heart to support the parish mission and ministries of the parish - connecting donors and their philanthropic goals with the current and future needs of Assumption Parish. The time commitment includes monthly meetings year round and attendance at other functions as needed. 


Finance/Administration Committee

The Finance/Administration Committee provides advice and counsel to the Pastor and Parish Council on financial and administrative matters affecting the parish. The committee’s primary responsibilities include preparation of the annual budget, review of monthly financial results, preparation of the annual report to parishioners, and oversight of the financial aspects of the parish organizations. The committee is comprised of six members, the Pastor and a representative of the Parish Council. The committee meets once a month.


Heritage Committee

This committee gathers information of historical, cultural, artistic and/or architectural importance about Assumption Parish, the school and the cemetery. Staff volunteers and parish members record information in the archives of the parish. At this time, the Heritage Committee is looking for a person to help organize and act as the lead volunteer for the group. There are currently no regularly scheduled meetings or conditions for membership. Skills needed for the Heritage Committee are collecting, organizing, filing and writing updates to the parish history.


Hospitality Committee

The hospitality committee provides hosts to direct activities of hospitality for parish-wide functions. Members contact volunteers to serve refreshments on hospitality Sundays, and work with the chairperson of parish special events to provide hospitality. Committee members also provide necessary supplies and staples for the church kitchen. Hospitality members should be available to assist the parish when requested, usually at Sunday events, but on other days as needed. Volunteers work with the chairperson to achieve the goals of the event being supported. Members work to serve refreshments and to maintain a clean and safe environment. The group shares leadership responsibilities.


Maintenance Committee

This committee works closely with the pastor and parish maintenance supervisor to support the facility work of the parish. The group includes parishioners with applicable technical and business experience. Typically this committee plans and executes initiatives needed to maintain and improve parish facilities. 

When appropriate, other parishioner or outside talents are recruited to assist with special projects. Some projects are completed utilizing parishioner labor or by utilizing parish Boy Scouts as part of their Eagle Scout program.

Typical facility improvement projects have included: Early Learning Center upgrades - kitchen, playground; school playground; landscaping; restroom renovations; retaining walls; window replacement; liturgical Support – new organ, bell tower; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance – ramps, elevators; and electronic systems – security, telephone, Internet. Typical maintenance projects have included: parking lots/sidewalks, HVAC systems, roofing, foundations, masonry/tuck pointing and painting. Some operating cost reduction projects have included energy efficient electrical lighting and HVAC upgrades.

Committee meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the rectory lower level.


Parish Picnic Committee

Assumption’s Parish Picnic is typically held the first Sunday in June from noon to 10 p.m. With the help of parish volunteers, this committee plans, organizes and manages the picnic. There are usually two or three planning meetings from January through June where committees are formed to plan and prepare for various functions of the picnic. Members coordinate with local vendors, the parish office and volunteers. Day-of-event volunteer sign-up sheets are available in the church lower level throughout April and May.

Picnic committee members must be available to participate in the setup, day-of activities, and breakdown of the picnic equipment. Individuals who can organize, are detail oriented and who are willing to make a number of phone calls are best suited for this committee. Each year, 12-15 individuals make up the picnic committee and work with hundreds of parishioner volunteers.


Parish Yard Beautification Committee

The Parish Yard Beautification Committee is a group of volunteers who agree to “adopt” one or more spots on the parish grounds and maintain them throughout the spring and summer months. Typically this entails planting flowers (annuals or perennials), weeding, mulching, trimming existing bushes/plants, etc. The committee also has one annual large group project in the spring to add mulch to all the planting areas around the church grounds.

Along with this, we have gardeners and grass cutters who also assist year-round.


Post Funeral Luncheon Committee

The Post Funeral Luncheon committee team members make calls, prepare dishes, or help serve the meal at a funeral lunch. This committee provides a very caring ministry during a difficult time.


Stewardship Committee

The Stewardship Committee's purpose is to educate our parish in the true spiritual meaning of stewardship, its relationship to parish support and to promote the practice of stewardship in our parish. Primary tasks of the committee include planning the fall stewardship Sundays, year-round education about stewardship and promoting communication within the parish.

Examples include educating ourselves as a committee about the stewardship model presented in the Archdiocesan manuals, making use of and working with the Archdiocesan Office of Stewardship, making arrangements for all aspects of the Fall Stewardship Sundays (lay witness speakers, Festival of Ministries, follow-up calls, thank you notes from pastor, etc.), evaluating and improving communication vehicles within the parish, etc.).

The time commitment includes monthly meetings year round, attending training meetings as offered by the Archdiocese, being individually responsible for various aspects of projects undertaken (may include making phone calls, setting up the Festival, writing bulletin notices, etc.).


Welcome Committee

Every year, we welcome 50 or more new families to the Assumption Parish community. The Welcome Committee’s purpose is to greet these newcomers on behalf of the Assumption Parish community, provide them with helpful information, and put them in touch with the varied resources that are available through Assumption. Committee members call newly registered parishioners, arrange to visit them briefly in their homes, and deliver a Welcome Packet containing the Pastor’s greetings, information on our school and key parish activities. The Welcome Committee is always looking for existing parishioners who are outgoing, friendly and willing to create a warm, welcoming environment for our new parishioners.


For more information about how to get involved in any of these committees, please see our Leadership Roster, or call the Parish Office                     at 314-487-7970.