Opportunities to Serve at Saint Olaf

Saint Olaf parish has a long history of service in the heart of the city.  We are blessed to have a strong commitment from numerous volunteers and welcome others to join us in serving all who come to Saint Olaf.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to become active in our work of the Gospel at Saint Olaf and for bringing your gifts to our mission of serving as a living sign of Christ’s saving presence in the heart of the city.



12-Step Meetings

Saint Olaf hosts three 12-Step meetings each week for people looking for relief from addiction. Call the parish office at 612-332-7471 for more information.
Meeting times:  AA-Mondays at Noon and Wednesdays at 7:00am. 
                           Nicotine-Anonymous - Wednesdays at 11:30am.

Centering Prayer

This is an open and ongoing group offering support to persons committed to Centering Prayer or some form of meditation. It provides introduction and continuing spiritual formation...  READ MORE 

Grief Support

Saint Olaf and the Downtown Coalition for Grief Support provide education and support for those grieving the death of a loved one. Seven sponsoring churches make up the coalition and host the grief meetings. The aim of the coalition is to provide...  READ MORE

Knitting Group

This group of both novice, intermediate, and/or expert knitters created shawls, mittens, scarves, and hats for our Samaritan Ministry Guests. The group gathers in the  Forliti Gathering Room on Friday mornings from 10:00am - 11:30am to knit together and/or receive help with their personal projects. 

If you have yarn or needles that you would like to donate to the group, please bring them to the Front Reception Desk and the group can spin your leftover craft project items into cozy and warm creations to stave off the cold.  For more info: contact parishioner David Fillman at

Rosary Group

Each Saturday a group of our faithful parishioners gather after the 12:00Noon Mass to pray the Rosary in our Chapel together.

Women's Bible Study

Given our parish theme this year to live as an intentional disciple, all women at Saint Olaf Parish are invited to join a Women's Bible Study!

Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm in Forliti Gathering Room.  We study the readings for the following Sunday.  For more information, please contact Margaret Adams at:  All women of any age are most welcome! 

Young Adult Group

Are you in your 20s or 30s and looking to build community? Join us on Tuesdays for a weekly Bible Study and conversation. We meet from 5:45pm - 7pm (come when you can - we don't mind late comers) in Fleming Foyer.

Liturgical Ministries

Liturgical ministries at Saint Olaf offer YOU an opportunity to witness your faith, meet people in the community, pray and serve with other ministers, and deepen your experience of the Eucharist.

Choose a liturgical ministry that is right for YOU — weekends or weekdays, behind the scenes or public, occasional or regular — there is a liturgical ministry for everyone.

Training and mentoring are provided for all liturgical ministries at Saint Olaf. New ministers are ALWAYS NEEDED AND WELCOME. Search for opportunities in the "Serving Hub" at the VOLUNTEER SERVING OPPORTUNITIES link above.

Hospitality Ministries

Saint Olaf has several Hospitality Ministries and we are looking for volunteers in all areas - click on each area to learn more!

Sunday Hospitality Ministers serve coffee and donuts after the Sunday Masses. We are in need of volunteers after the 8:00am and 4:00pm Sunday Masses. We'd love to start hospitality after the Saturday 4:00pm Mass and are looking for new ministers to help at this Mass time.

Funeral Hospitality Ministers serve a luncheon after weekday funerals and greet those in attendance.

Event Hospitality Ministers can help serve during special parish events, and/or help with set-up or clean-up! Events can happen during the day or at night any day of the week.

For more information or to join, contact Vern Reske at or 612-767-7631.

Samaritan Ministry Needs

Samaritan Ministry needs sheets, blankets, comforters and bath towels for our guests. We ask that items be new, or clean and in good repair. You may drop them off at the front desk the next time you are at Saint Olaf. Thank you!

Eucharistic Ministers to the Home Bound

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) to the Homebound are adult parishioners have been commissioned and trained to bring Communion to parishioners in our local community, who are unable to attend Mass but wish to receive the Holy Eucharist.  This ministry is a special combination of the ministry of hospitality and the Eucharistic Ministry. A Homebound Minister represents the parish by bringing the “Community gathered to celebrate Christ’s presence” to those who are physically unable to assemble with the congregation.

Contact Fr. Wehmann for more information at


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