Altar Laundress

Laundress— This “behind the scenes” ministry is perfect for those who wish to help maintain the dignity of our worship by washing and ironing of the linens (purificators and altar cloths) used for daily and weekend masses, holy days of obligations and other liturgical services.  In addition, washing tablecloths and other kitchen linens used at various functions such as Lenten Fish Fries, funerals, etc. are performed by these ministers.  Volunteers work from home on a regular schedule that accommodates their personal and work lives.  This is a perfect ministry for those who cannot attend regular meetings but wish to offer their service for the benefit of the Liturgy.

Laundress Coordinator:  Linda Harvey | (893-0180)

Altar Seamstress

Altar Seamstress — If you have a talent for sewing and would like to use your talents to repair or replace altar cloths, altar server albs, stoles, or help with costumes on occasion for children’s programs, please consider this ministry.

St. James Coordinator:  Louise Brouns | (894-8734) | Email Louise Here

Our Lady of the Assumption Coordinator:  Gina Kieft | (215-6575)

Art & Environment

Altar and Church Flower Ministry — Volunteers enhance the beauty of our worship areas with flowers and plants which reflect the current liturgical season.  Flowers may be purchased or arranged by the ministry coordinator(s) with monies donated by families, in memory of loved ones or in recognition of a special occasion.

St. James Coordinator: Sue Powers | (894-6612)

Our Lady of the Assumption Coordinator:  Theresa Briggs | (557-1556)

Church Seasonal Environment — Church decorating has always been an important part of liturgical worship.  Having the right environment and atmosphere greatly enhances the celebration of the seasons and the liturgical calendar year.  Through visual and aesthetic colors and symbols, these ministers decorate the church, chapel, narthex and parish hall for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time.  Assistance is always needed whether it be with planning, decorating, or helping in any way.

St. James Coordinator:  Sue Powers | (894-6612)

Our Lady of the Assumption Coordinator:  Gina Kieft | (215-6575)

St. James Flower Memorial – Memorialize your deceased family members and friends while helping to offset the cost of Christmas & Easter flower decorations used in the church.  Any remaining funds will benefit the White Lake Giving Tree and The Christian Tithing Fund.  For a $5 donation, select a single, couple(s) or family name you would like to see highlighted in our Christmas/Easter Mass Flower Memorial Booklet which will be distributed at our Christmas/Easter Masses.  You may, of course, have as many memorials listed as you would like at a $5 donation for each. 

Parish Office Sends out forms in the parish bulletins approximately six weeks before Easter & Christmas.

Building & Grounds

Building and Grounds Committee— This committee oversees the care of parish facilities.  If you enjoy working with your hands and the feeling of a job well done, this committee can use your help.  Nearly all the work on St. James grounds, including mowing, planting, and landscaping, is done by volunteers.  Estimated time commitment varies based on the job.

St. James Coordinator: Sherie Manzo | (893-3085)

Our Lady of the Assumption Coordinator:  Jerry Ginn | (894-4630)

Documentation Ministry

Documentation Ministry — Camera / Video Buffs.  This ministry was initiated to gather, develop and historically preserve functions and events of Saint James Parish.  This is a very active and growing ministry, and we are always interested in recruiting new help.  If you have time and interest in these areas, we would love to have you join us.

Coordinator: John Duff | 231.206.3428 | Email John Here

To view the Document Ministry Contact List, if you have the permission to access it, click here.

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Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration Hours:

Monday: 1 pm -11pm; Tuesday: 8 am continual through Thursday 10 pm; Friday: 6 am-9am; Saturday 6 am – noon

Coordinator: Mitzi Luttrull | (557-8033)


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Funeral Ministry

The funeral ministry assists community members in making funeral plans at the church. They assist the families in choosing readings, prayers, & music for the funeral. The also take on the responsibility of notifying others in the church of the funeral date, time, and location.

St. James Coordinator contact information contact the parish office | 231-893-3085 | Email parish office here

Our Lady of the Assumption Coordinators:  Jerry Kooi/Jerry Ginn | (894-8353/894-4630)

Music Ministry

St. James Music Coordinator: Barb Laus | 231-894-5593 | Email Barb Here

Our Lady of the Assumption Music Coordinator:  Joni Morse/Leona Perigard| (670/6234/923-3999)

Quilting Ministry

Quilting Ministry — These ladies meet bi-monthly on Wednesday mornings to create beautiful quilts which are then shared with newly baptized members of St. James and recipients of The White Lake Giving Tree.  Prayer quilts are also given to St. James members who are in need of healing.  You need not have any quilting experience to become involved.  Helping hands are needed and welcome.

Coordinator: Donna Collard | (231) 215-6896