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Mission Partners

At All Saints we typically refer to those engaged in parish service
as Mission Partners rather than volunteers.

Why? Because we believe we are all partners in Christ’s mission ~
Sacrificing, Sharing, and Serving each other in love and faith.
In January 2017 Father Wilson introduced the idea of Mission Partners and asked us to abandon the term "volunteer." There is nothing wrong with a volunteer. They are good people who need to be acknowledged for their generosity. The are needed to make community and service groups grow.
The reason for the update is more than semantics. Volunteer implies free labor, helping out to get a job, or set of tasks completed.

Mission Partners are not free labor, but people who give of themselves in a church and parish setting doing more than getting a task done. They are participating in the Mission of the Church, which is to bring people to Jesus Christ. When we give of ourselves to the Church, and All Saints in particular, we are embracing our own call to The Mission, not providing the community with free labor. We are an active part of the world's most important mission, introducing Jesus and helping to form and advance discipleship.
It is Father Wilson's hope that the change in language helps us as a community reorient ourselves to our mission of bringing Jesus to people. We are a community of Disciples on a mission to bring Jesus into a desperate world. No matter what our role in the parish is, we are all partners in that mission.
Thank you for partnering with our Parish in this incredible mission of Leading People to Christ.
  • Extraordinary Ministers may also assist in bringing Communion to the sick. If you wish to serve as a Eucharistic Caregiver, contact Deacon Jim Marschall (952) 985-9983 /
  • Greeters for all Mass times, especially Sundays at 11:00am 

The Welcome/Security Desk needs your help.  We are looking for Mission Partners to greet our parishioners and guests by offering a smile, making a connection, providing information and security, while encouraging community.  There are open shifts Mondays and Thursdays each month from 4-8 pm  at the Welcome/Security Desk and Tuesday and Wednesday from 5-8 pm in the Parish Office.  If interested please contact Amy Sanders at or 952-451-4703.

Virtus Information for those Mission Partners working with children and vulnerable adults