Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA

Showcase Your Ministry Group
at the
2018 St Cecilia Ministry Fair!

On the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd, the parish will be holding a special Ministry Fair after the 5:00 pm, 8:30 am, and 10:30 am Masses. This event is sponsored by the Stewardship Committee. We would like to invite our ministry groups to set up booths in the Narthex and Social Halls to showcase all the great things that are going on in our parish. To encourage involvement and extend hospitality, we also ask each ministry group to stock their booths with finger-foods that can be given to all Mass-goers who participate!

We hope to create a Ministry Fair area with lots of interesting sights, sounds (featuring musicians), tastes, smells, and people, and help ensure that we have a memorable, enjoyable, and (hopefully) well-attended celebration of the many wonderful things we do as a parish. 

If you would like to participate, please do the following:
1. RSVP to Mary Staniger by September 14 via email: jmstaniger@gmail.com, or phone: 233-3092 (parish office)
2. Arrange with your ministry group to plan what you want to do:
You will need:
a.  A “booth” for the Ministry Fair. You may use your own card table, one of St Cecilia’s 6ft or 8ft long or circular tables, or something more creative if you’d like.
b.  Display: something that showcases your ministry. This could be a tri-fold, poster, or something more creative.
c.  Food: Please provide finger-foods that you can hand out to those who will be visiting your booth. These can be hors-d’oeuvres, snacks, appetizers, desserts, etc. Please consider how to keep food warm, if needed. Please plan sets of food for after each Mass. 30-60 servings per Mass might be a good estimate, depending on what you are serving and how big they are. I can give a better estimate when I have a sense of how many booths we will have.
d.  Persons: Most importantly, please have 1 or more of your people present to engage others in hospitality, speak to them about how great your group is, and make connections with new people especially. Please don’t ask or pressure anybody to join, the main thing is for them to have a really enjoyable experience of you, the Parish, and your ministries. If they express interest in joining your ministry, feel free to engage with them and get their contact info.

Communicate your plans and needs asap no later than Sept. 14th to Mary Staniger. The following Google Form is a great way to do this: https://goo.gl/forms/vLqNhlXC6VrSb93t1

Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for our parish and community! God Bless!

Jarrett Wendt
Pastoral Associate
St Cecilia Parish