Ministries

Holy Trinity is a vibrant Parish which provides excellent and exceptional Parish Ministries.  Please visit the other headings under Parish Ministries for more detailed information.  

Annual Parish Events

The following events provide many opportunities to volunteer and serve your Parish through a one time event.

Beaverdale Fall Festival:  Held each September, our local community’s parade and two-day carnival.  Holy Trinity is a big part of this fun-filled end-of summer event.  Please contact Steve Reed at 473-2834 or screed@q.com

Garage Sales-Early Spring and Summer: Looking for unusual or just every day treasures, you’ll find it here.  These events are one of the Parish’s biggest fundraisers.  Please contact Maxine Novak at 276-8457.

Holiday Boutique:  Held each November, this annual event is a Holy Trinity PTO sponsored activity.  If you are interested in becoming vendor at the Beaverdale Holiday Boutique, please CLICK HERE for more information.  

Holy Trinity Gala Auction:  Held each April, this excitement-filled Gala evening hosts a different theme each year.  Funds raised supports both Holy Trinity School and Parish. Please contact Jenith Burry at 255-3162 ext. 2203 or jburry@htschool.org .

Parish Ministries

Holy Trinity’s Christian family Movement brings individuals together in small groups to discuss topics relevant to daily life.  Please contact parishioners, Jean & Terry Smith at snicklefritz6@mchsi.com.

Holy Trinity Men’s Club provides parish wide social events each year such as the Golf Outing, Lenten Fish Fry, etc. This club also assists the Parish with the maintenance and repairs to the Church and Rectory.  Please contact Larry Keck at 270-9418 if interested.

Holy Trinity Women’s Club gathers as small groups known as “circles” where they build community and share their faith.  These “circles” serve receptions, provide cookies for the homebound, adopt families at Christmas, etc.  Please contact Sally Hicks at 255-6330 if interested.

Holy Trinity Dinner Club is an over 50’s group that sponsors a dinner/social event at least 4 times a year with a break in the summer.  They meet starting at 5:30 in the Social Room and have dinner with musical entertainment each meeting.  Contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128 if interested.

Holy Trinity’s Knights of Columbus is a men’s fraternal organization devoted to charitable activities, service to our Parish, and the support of the family. The Knights normally meet the 1st  Thursday of each month.  The rosary starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Initiation into the Knights is made through a First Degree Ceremony held quarterly at 6:00 p.m. before the monthly meeting.  Please contact Allan Kramer or 515-491-4787 and Andy Kirsis 515-313-8406  if interested.

You are invited to prayerfully consider whether there is a liturgical ministry in which you may wish to become involved.   Refer to the list below for opportunities to volunteer.  Click HERE to view the Liturgical Ministries brochure. 

Altar Mass & Linens-This parishioner, at their home, launders and irons the linens used at Mass.

Church Cleaners-This can be a parishioner/parishioners or a family that get together once a week (whatever day fits your schedule) to clean/organize the pews in our Church.  This is a great opportunity for youth service hours.

Greeter-A parishioner who serves in the welcoming of parishioners as they gather to attend Mass.

Lector-The Lector’s primary role is to proclaim the readings from sacred scripture.  Additionally, the Lector offers the announcements at the beginning of Mass and the Prayers of the Faithful as well. All parishioners who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation may Lector.

Ministers of the Eucharist- A parishioner authorized to distribute Holy Communion at Mass.  All parishioners who have been Confirmed may volunteer.

Music Ministry-The primary purpose of the music ministry is to bring people closer to God through music.  Our focus is to enhance the congregational singing, thereby uniting us as one sung prayer.  There are many opportunities to volunteer as a Cantor, Instrumentalist, Funeral Choir, Schola and Traditional Choir.  Please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128 or parishoffice@holytrinitydm.org.

Sacristan-A parishioner who arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, chalice, linens, etc. necessary for the celebration of Mass.

Server-The primary role of Server is to perform certain duties to make the liturgy a more meaningful experience and assist the priest.  Altar servers are those students in 4th grade & older.

Usher-A parishioner willing to serve guiding people to their seats as well as implement the distribution & gathering of the collection baskets.

**Please contact the Parish Office for any of these liturgical ministries at 255-3162 ext. 1128 or parishoffice@holytrinitydm.org.

The Pastoral Council provides pastoral planning for the faith community it serves.  The council assists the pastor in identifying and assessing the gifts and needs of the faith community through extensive prayer, listening, and learning; to clarify the parish mission; and to develop and initiate pastoral plans to serve the mission for the Kingdom of God.  Please contact Jane Kinney at janekinney4@gmail.com.

The Holy Trinity Patch Committee provides housing, utilities, and phone for a homeless family for up to six months.  There are no special skills required for helping with Patch.  We do need help with the following: advocates to the family, cleaning, maintenance, and moving.  Please contact Molly Pigneri at 515-778-0185 or m.pigneri@mchsi.com.

Holy Trinity’s Peace & Justice Committee brings attention and illumination to peace and social justice issues.  Additionally, the Committee promotes the understanding of the Church’s social justice teachings as the starting point of their activities.  Please contact Roxanne at rruden@mercydesmoines.org .

“We proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities towards God, self, and others; and that society, through its laws and institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.”  U.S. Catholic Bishops November 2001

For more information, please visit the Respect Life Committee website. 

A Sponsor Couple is part of our Marriage Preparation Program. A parish couple acts as mentors to an engaged couple as they progress through their marriage preparation. Please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128 or parishoffice@holytrinitydm.org.

The Stephen Series, also called “Stephen Ministry”, provides congregations with training, resources, and ongoing support to organize and equip a team of lay care-givers---called Stephen Ministers.   These “Stephen Ministers” provide high quality, confidential, peer-to-peer Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, cancer, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocation, and other life difficulties.  Currently, Holy Trinity is training parishioners who desire to be care givers.  Stephen Minister training is an engaging, enjoyable learning experience that combines reading, lecture, discussion, skill practice, life application, video, and spiritual growth activities. Please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128 to request a Stephen Minister or volunteer for this ministry.

Child Care would be provided for children under 3 during the 10:30 a.m. Mass by parent volunteers.  If you are interested in leading this ministry, please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128.

“Teams” is a movement of “Married Spirituality” which brings together Christian couples united by the Sacrament of Marriage; and those who wish to deepen the graces of their Sacrament of Marriage. 

A Way to Grow…Teams of our Lady was founded by Father Henri Caffarel in France in 1947 and has spread to over 10,000 Teams world-wide. Teams came to the United States in 1958 where there are currently over 700 Teams. A team is a group of five to seven couples and a spiritual advisor who meet once a month to share, pray, and discuss challenges of living a Christian marriage and life. Couples use a time-tested format to meet their needs and desires of growing closer in love and faith through Teams of Our Lady and in the process they discover support for one another and for their marriage.  Please contact Ann & Brian Moylan at 253-0322.

The Holy Trinity Welcome Committee provides a welcoming atmosphere to the parish community, its parishioners, or visitors. The committee extends hospitality, shares information, and hosts quarterly New Members Coffee & Donuts where your questions are answered by Father and the Welcome Committee members. Please contact the Parish Office at 255-3162 ext. 1128 or parishoffice@holytrinitydm.org.