4 Pillars With All 4 TxtMinistry Groups

St. Regis Ministries all fit in the categories of the  4 Pillars of Stewardship: Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. Through these Pillars, parishioners are invited to experience, witness and live as good stewards in response to their baptismal call to discipleship.  By making our parish a place of Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service, many opportunities are provided for parishioners to pray, participate and give while utilizing their God given time, talent and treasure.   

Listed below are all our parish groups, which are called Ministries in reflection of our call to discipleship. To learn more about any of the Ministries, simply click on the name of the group.



The altar server assists the priest in the celebration of the liturgy during Mass. Servers carry the cross, the processional candle(s), hold the book for the priest celebrant when he is not at the altar, carry the incense and censer, assist the deacon in bringing vessels to the altar, wash the hands of the priest, assist the priest celebrant and deacon as needed. For trainings and other resource information, click here. The contact person is Luke Donahue: ldonahue@regischurch.org

Help decorate the church and surrounding facility throughout the year. Contact Germaine Fleming, ggafleming@aol.com.

Some Parishioners wash the purificators, coporal’s and altar cloths and towels that are used for Weekly and daily masses. There is also the opportunity to sew baptismal garments, altar linen or vestments. One of our members iron’s each of the altar server Albs. Contact Colleen Melchoir at 816-761-1608 or email: cmelchior@regischurch.org

Be involved in scheduling and promoting a blood drive at our parish as well as helping to help checking blood volunteers in during the drive. Secondly, volunteer to donate blood when a drive is promoted. If you would like to organize a blood drive, please contact Colleen Melchior at cmelchior@regischurch.org

Volunteering to help set up and take down the Bible Museum

This ministry volunteers provide either a baked or store bought birthday cake for those patients at Carrol Park Nursing Home on the patients actual birthday. Usually the cakes can be dropped off in the Parish Office and one of the staff members ensures the cake gets to the nursing home.


The Group decides on a book to read and meet regularly to discuss the content.

Sharing in one’s talents in support of the general maintenance of our parish building and the upkeep of the property grounds (mowing, trimming, snow removal) Plan improvements and respond to parish needs. Contact the Parish Office 816-761-1608 or Dave Meyers, email: dmeyers10@gmail.com

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children which is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles. Children gather in an "atrium," a room prepared for them in size and content, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that children may use to explore religious life. St. Regis presently offers this program for 3-6 yr olds. For information contact Ora Reyes, email orareyes@gmail.com

Extraordinary ministers will help with the distribution of the Holy Communion and the Precious Blood at Mass or bring Holy Communion to nursing homes, hospitals and home bound. Contact person is Pat Hanson patrickahanson@aol.com 

Feed Your Faith is a weekly gathering of adults who grow in friendship and faith together both in-person and on-line every Monday. The in-person group meets in the St. Regis Parish Hall every Monday evening at 5:45 p.m. to eat a pot-luck dinner together. Afterwards, the on-line people join in, and the whole group prays Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 6:15 p.m., then we all watch a DVD together, and faith share.

Over the years, we have enjoyed many great Catholic DVD series and attended various religious movies. We learn more about our beautiful Catholic faith together from some of the best teachers in the Church today, ask questions and discuss ideas. It is the perfect way to grow friendships and deepen our faith in the process. So, please join us.

If you do not currently receive e-mail reminders and on-line links, send an e-mail to conniemariewood@yahoo.com to be included in the group. 

Parish Members provide non-perishable food items the third Sunday of every month, which then provides foods for patrons that are in need of assistance from our parish community or surrounding community. Bring non-perishable food items the weekend Masses on the 3rd Sunday of the month or drop them by the office.

Luncheons take place in the Parish Hall, volunteer duties include making phone calls for food donations, setting up the hall, heating up or cooking the food, serving the food and once the meal is completed you do cleanup of the tables and kitchen area. The Funeral luncheons usually occur during the day. Contact Joan Sack, email: jsack@kc.rr.com

Assit with replacing, watering and caring for flowers, plants and bushes around and inside the church. Contact person is Carole Surber, email at csurber4511@gmail.com

HMCA is an alliance of the Police Department and comminity Churches and civic groups to create greater unity amongst ourselves, to move our community towards peace and harmony and to empower ourselves and our community with knowledge, direction, economic vitality and a greater sense of worth. We do this by;

• Strengthening the community against violent crime by uniting community elements to forge strong families, community ties and cultivating peace.
• Building greater cooperation, communication and a stronger fellowship among the churches, educational organizations, charitable organizations, law enforcement, government, businesses and individuals residing/serving in the Kansas City area.
• Connecting the community with educational, workforce and faith enrichment opportunities.

To support the Church and our priest, build fraternal bonds, help meet community needs through charity, and provide financial security to our members with our insurance programs. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men age 18 and older. Contact Dave Vorbeck, email: dvorbeck2254@att.net

The Ladies Auxiliary supports and provides assistance to the Knights of Columbus Council and organization. We also assist our parish community by providing help to the various organizations. We also provide support for organizations outside the church as well. Meetings are on the first Sunday of every month after the 8:30 Mass. Contact Kathy Seever: 248-930-4903

To assist in the liturgy by proclaiming the first and/or second readings at Masses and special liturgies. The lector must believe that Sacred Scripture is the Word of God and have deep respect for God's presence in that Word. Contact person is Pat Hanson patrickahanson@aol.com

Will count the collections from the weekend and Holiday masses, as well as prepare/ review the deposit. When there is a second collection, they have to ensure that the first and second collections are separated. Deposits checks at bank. Contact Colleen Melchior in the office: cmelchior@regischurch.org

An international organization with a local group at St. Regis and promotes total concentration to Mary through praying the Rosary, perform apostolic works and do Christian service. They meet at 9:30am on the first Tuesday of the month. Contact person is Theresa VanPelt jmjtjvp@gmail.com

St. Regis is always looking for parishioners in our music ministry for all of our weekend Masses. Music rolls include cantor, singers, instrumentalist and accompanist. We have both a piano and organ. Contact person is Diane Banks: dbanks@regischurch.org

Members are an advisory board to the pastor and listen, plan and advise the pastor on parish needs. Council members are made up of the Chairs of the other Councils in the Parish and can have At Large members. Contact person is the Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel.

Volunteer to join your prayers for the intentions of fellow Parishoners while praying the Rosary, adoring our Lord, and other opportunities.

Helping to make the Parish a center of life, where parishioners understand the issues and the importance of meeting the needs of those most vulnerable. Contact Mary Ernstmann, email: mpernstmann@yahoo.com

Reconciliation, First Communion (Eucharist), Confirmation and Marriage prep are offered at appropriate times of the year for those wanting to prepare for receiving these Sacraments for the first time. Our Parish School and SOR provide 1st-8th graders preparation for Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. The RCIA program provides the same for adults. Parish volunteers are welcome to help instruct these classes. For marriage preparation, please contact the parish office to meet with a priest or deacon. Contact person is Luke Donahue, ldonahue@regischurch.org

The Sacristan undertakes the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations. The sacristan arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions, and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses and candles. Contact person is Luke Donahue ldonahue@regischurch.org

The School of Religion (SOR) is a formal religious education program with a mission to provide Catholic education for those unable to benefit from the parochial school system. SOR classes are offered to parish children from 1st through 8th grade and meet on Wednesday evenings at 6pm. If you would like to help teach classes or enroll your child, contact Luke Donahue ldonahue@regischurch.org

Help develop your children to become responsible citizens with a strong moral character through physical, emotional and mental growth. Contact Deacon Ken Albers, kalbers@aol.com.

Scripture sharing meets on Thursdays at 9am reflecting on the upcoming Sunday readings. Faith Formation sessions are held every Tuesday at 9am. You may join the classes at any time. Contact person is Glen Ernstmann, glennernstmann@comcast.net.

The St. Regis parishioners involved in the Serra Club are members of the South East Kansas City Chapter. It is made up of Catholic men and women whose objectives are to fosters and promote vocation to the priesthood and religious life and to assist its members to recognize and respond in their own lives to God’s call to holiness. Contact person is Homer Radford hradford2@comcast.net

Over the years we have helped this village in El Salvador with money, etc. for basic needs for the church and home. Now our mission is focusing more towards education to ensure a more secure future so that their young people may stay at home rather than leave. Contact Alex Pope, email: apope2@aol.com

Volunteers are needed to help coach and coordinate and work at various sporting events for St. Regis Academy and Parish Children. Contact Ryan Scarborough, scarboroughryanl@hotmail.com. .

Greeters and Ushers have many responsibilities before, during and after the liturgical celebrations and need ample opportunity to learn and practice what they are expected to do. In addition to serving during weekend Masses, they may be called upon to assist at baptisms, wedding, funerals and other parish celebrations. Contact Pat Hanson, patrickahanson@aol.com.

Help the faculty and office staff here needed and based on volunteers’ interest. Contact Marylin Moore at 816-763-5837.

We are renovating the ECC / Old Convent to provide meeting spaces and offices for the sisters. Please contact Mike Apprill at 816-896-8848

Stuff envelopes, answers phone calls over lunches or days that Colleen is not in the office, among other small duties assigned. Contact Colleen Melchior at 816-761-1608

The website committee works on keeping information updated on the website and creating new content when requested. No programming knowledge is necessary. A good volunteer should be familiar with typical desktop publishing and be a good communicator. Contact Luke Donahue ldonahue@regischurch.org

The Worship Council is committed to the enrichment of communal prayer through hearing the Word, sharing the Eucharist, extending hospitality and experiencing music and the arts. Contact person is Pat Hanson patrickahanson@aol.com

Our young adult group provides opportunities for young adults & young families to come together as a community to grow in faith and fellowship.

Every 3rd Monday of the month is "Meatloaf Monday" at the local food pantry. The Sunday before, we collect meatloaves. Please put them in the coolers in the hallway outside of the gather area. Please see the bulletin for more details.


Altar servers 

Art & Environment


Birthday Cakes for nursing home

Blood Drive

Book Club

Building & Grounds Maintenance


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Childcare during Sunday Masses

Children's Liturgy

ECC Volunteer

English As Second Language 

Evangelization & Parish Life Council

Events Committee

Extraordinary Minister

Funeral Dinners

Gardening Angels

Hickman Mills Community Alliance

Immigration & Refugee Services

Ita Mura, Sister Parish

Knights Of Columbus

Ladies Aux. Knights of Columbus


Marriage Prep. Couples

Meat Loaf's for St. James Place

Militia Immaculata

Money Counters 

Music Ministry & Cantor

Neocatechmenal Way

Office Volunteer

Parish Council

Parish Development Council 


Prayer Opp. (Rosary & Adoration)

Prison Ministry

Provide Dr. appointment transportation

Respect Life Committee

RCIA - Sacramental preparation


School  Of Religion

School Development Council

School Volunteer

Scouting Programs-Boy

Scripture Studies/Faith Formation

Serra Club

Sewing (Baptismal, altar linen & Vestments)

Spanish Bible Study (Estudio de la biblia en español)

Social Services Council


St James soup Kitchen volunteer

Stewardship Council

That Man is You

Usher, Greeter

Website Design

Welcome Committee

Worship Council

Young Adult & Family

Youth Group