At our church, we believe life is a long-term mission trip, and every day is a short-term mission opportunity. God's word makes it clear that it's our job to share the love of Christ with people we see every day, whether we're in our local community, or halfway across the world. And this mission not only impacts those we serve, but it is a pathway to spiritual transformation in our own lives.

There are so many ways to serve locally through Solstice, as well as getting involved in global efforts to spread the Gospel of Christ. Whether you feel called to Santa Fe or another continent, we want to empower you to do the work God has called you to. Get involved today!



As a community we value and encourage everyone to discover the joy and the reward of helping others through service. We’d love to invite you to join us as we seek to extend a loving hand to everyone in and around our neighborhood. If you'd like to get involved, please contact us today! Here are some ways to serve locally:

Greeting Team
This team engages our guests and helps create a welcoming and safe culture at our worship service.

Setup / Teardown Team
This behind the scenes team helps to make sure that everything from chairs to connect cards are placed in the right place at the right time. They also take care of our room after service is over, making sure it’s good to go next week.



Our cross cultural missions program wants to train and send people on short-term trips to assist our established missionaries and provide a way for individuals to determine God’s leading for their lives in the realm of long-term ministry in a cross-cultural setting.

Our church recognizes that individuals in God’s church have differing gifts and callings. In addition to church-planting roles and gifts such as teaching, worship, discipleship and administration, we also want to encourage a vocation-based approach to serving. A vocation-based ministry is one that uses your particular training and skills in realms of service such as education, health, agriculture, or engineering to name some examples. If you are interested please connect with us.


Stewardship of Time and Talent

Parish Ministries and Organizations

Do you see a need at St Patrick’s Parish that isn't being met?

Do you feel God calling you to start a new ministry?

We have a process to help you evaluate whether to move forward or not with a new ministry.
Please print the attached packet, complete it and send C/O Business Manager at the Parish Office


St. Patrick's parish community supports and encourages "stewardship sharing" as a way of life, as a path for Christian Discipleship, and as an expression of our gratefulness to the Lord for God's many blessings and gifts.

There are four basic convictions that underscore the stewardship lifestyle:

  • Everything we have is a gift from a loving and generous God.
  • God gave the world and all its resources to us to "care for", not to possess unconditionally.
  • Our fitting and grateful response to God is to give back a portion of our many blessings and gifts.
  • We share our time, talent and resources with others as an expression of our thanks and gratitude to God.

We believe that the future of our parish community, and of our broader human community, will ultimately be determined by the quality of the "world's" stewardship commitment and sense of obligation to return something.

We invite you to consider more than one hundred ministries and organizations that make-up our parish family, and to discern where God is calling you to devote your personal gifts, time, and talent.  The opportunities to share your God-given skills, abilities, and personal talents are many.  Call or email Fr. Jim for a listing of parish ministries and organizations:  (847) 244-4161, or jmerold@stpatrickwadsworth.org .

(St. Patrick's is a member of the International Catholic Stewardship Council, www.catholicstewardship.org)

Please use this form to have your ministry information updated on the website

Care and Outreach

  • Soup Kitchen
  • Food Pantry   
  • Bereavement Ministry
  • Seasons of Hope
  • Ministry of Care  
  • Alcoholics Anonymous 
  • Peru Family-to-Family Sponsorship Program   
  • Parish Mission Journey to Piura, Peru   
  • Jail Ministry   
  • Narthex Basket Ministries   
  • Sharing Parish   
  • SHARE Food   
  • Annulment Support Ministry   
  • Good Samaritan Fund    
  • Crop Walk    
  • Respect Life Ministry    
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry    
  • J.O.B.S.    
  • Sword of the Spirit Prayer Ministry    

Education and Formation

  • St. Patrick’s School and related ministries
  • School of Religious Education and related ministries
  • Vacation Bible School
  • SPRED (Special Religious Education)
  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Light Of The World (LOTW) Retreats
  • Baptism Preparation
  • Scripture Study
  • St. Pat's CONNECT Youth Ministry
  • Thursday Morning/Evening Bible Study
  • The Faithful Citizenship Ministry

Parish Life   

  • Knights of Columbus    
  • Shamrocks      
  • Boy Scouting / Cub Scouting      
  • Girl Scouting      
  • Welcoming Committee      
  • Parish Pastoral Council      
  • Finance Council      
  • Parish Administration    
  • St. Patrick School Sports Program    
  •    Booster Club    
  • Parish Picnic    
  • POLOS (Parents of Little Ones at St. Pats), formerly St. Pat's Mom's Ministry

Liturgy and Worship

  • Music Ministry
  • Voices of Praise Choir
  • Contemporary Choir
  • Children's Choir
  • Music Camp
  • Handbell Choirs
  • Praise Band
  • Eucharistic Adoration Ministry
  • Liturgy Praxis Committee
  • Clergy Liturgy Planning
  • Altar Servers
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Ushers