Events/Volunteer

One of the blessings of belonging to such a large and active parish is the opportunity to participate in a variety of events and activities designed to bring us together in faith, fun and the spirit of togetherness!


 

Parish Hall

Read about Volunteer opportunities through Parish Commissions including social justice and outreach, and liturgical ministries.

See below for Event Volunteer information; volunteer signups are posted as needed.

In addition to providing opportunities to gather together, our events provide important funds needed to operate our large -- and growing -- parish. The Parish Savings for the Future fund provides needed monies necessary when repairs arise, or facility updates are required at the parish, school and religious education programs. Your participation and support of our events is essential in attending, but also in volunteering to help us plan and hold all of these events.

Thank You Volunteers!

Join the fun!

  • Give of your time and talent - click each of the tabs below for volunteer information and signups
  • Join the fellowship of working side-by-side with other parishioners
  • Work with friends, make new friends!

Volunteers Pancake Breakfast

 

2017-18 event dates are tentative.

Adults: $7; children (4-12): $6

Join us for yummy buttermilk, chocolate chip and gluten-free pancakes; sausage, applesauce, orange juice, milk and coffee! And don't forget to try our homemade blueberry syrup (sugar-free syrup is available)!

We need lots of volunteers to help out! Please go to our online signup to find a shift that works for you!

SMG Pancake Breakfast

 

Do you like to cook or bake? Here’s your chance to share a favorite dish or recipe! Taste of SMG is for all cooks and bakers to showcase your talents!

Or maybe you’re an excellent Taste Tester! Come try all of these masterpiece dishes!
We are looking for a wide variety of dishes for sampling; as great as our SMG bakers are, this is not ONLY a bake sale! We are also looking for entrees, soups, side dishes and more ... as well as some yummy desserts! Share a “Taste” of your favorite recipe!


Contact Terri Kysely with questions:
terri.kysely@stmariagoretti.org

Great Christmas shopping opportunity! Vendors sell handmade crafts and goods. 

Contact Terri Kysely (268-2971 or terri.kysely@stmariagoretti.org) or Laurie Fleuette (268-2965 or laurie.fleuette@stmariagoretti.org) for details.

Holiday Bazaar

 

Lighting the Way is an evening for ladies to gather for readings, music, reflection and enjoying a quiet evening as we enter Advent and the busy holiday season. 

 

2016 Lighting the Way Readings

My Prayer for You This Christmas

Present Over Perfect

Contact: Dawn Grelle, dawngrelle@gmail.com

Lighting the Way - Peace

 

Christmas Pageant

SMG Parish children participate in the annual Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. Parent volunteers are needed for planning, rehearsals and night of the pageant. Contact Terri Kysely: terri.kysely@stmariagoretti.org, 608-268-2971.

Gather your team and plan your theme!

Beer, soda and water available; bring your own snacks
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place
Prizes for best table theme
Heads or Tails
Questions? Email Terri Kysely: terri.kysely@stmariagoretti.org

Fish FryMenu Choice of:
Baked or Fried Fish
French Fries or Baked Potato

Includes:
Cole Slaw, Clam Chowder, Bread, Dessert, Coffee and Milk

Macaroni 'n' Cheese will be available for the kids!
Soft Drinks and Beer will be available for purchase

Tickets are available at the door:
$10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12
Children under 3 years old are free.

Carryouts available!


 

March
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SMG School

Time to clean house and donate saleable items you no longer need or use to this important annual fundraiser for our school. 

We accept clothing, housewares, jewelry, furniture, toys & games, collectibles, artwork, antiques, tools, sports equipment, baby necessities, bikes, craft supplies, books, DVDs, CDs, seasonal items, office equipment - almost anything you'd like to clear out of your house and garage! The only items we can't accept are 4X3 TVs, CRT monitors, entertainment centers, large exercise equipment, mattresses and sofa sleepers.  
 

The annual SMG Parish Auction is our largest fundraising event of the year held in the spring.

Mark your Calendar for the 11th annual SMG Parish Auction!

Saturday, May 5, 2018
(tentative date)

SMG Golf Outing

Hawks Landing Golf Club

Coffee and Donuts

Enjoy donuts, coffee and juice most weeks after Sunday Masses. Check the bulletin for dates.

Thank you to our volunteers who coordinate Coffee and Donuts. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Terri Kysely in the Parish Office: 608-268-2971.

Movies for Kids

6:45 p.m., School Cafeteria; doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Admission is free; concessions are available for purchase.

Dates and titles TBA.

Proceeds of SMG fundraising events benefit the Parish Saving for the Future Fund, SMG School, and Religious Education and Youth Ministry programs.