Around-the-clock adoration continues at St. Bonaventure Church as it has since February 14, 1961. Key to the success of the perpetual adoration is the parishioners who faithfully keep their assigned hours every week or serve as substitute adorers. Perpetual Adoration refreshes the soul of participants. We are always in need of new adorers.
Joan Jahn, 402-910-0958
Right to Life
This ministry is dedicated to defending human life from conception to natural death. The group works to build a “culture of life,” primarily through prayer, but also by educating the community about practices that uphold the dignity of life. Through prayer and periodic events, they strive to change the political environment that makes abortion and physician assisted suicide legal in our society.
Cheryl Rambour, 402-564-7151
To enhance liturgical celebrations and reflect the current liturgical season, our worship space is decorated with fabric, flowers and art. Volunteers with artistic or interior design skills are needed to plan the space, as well as people who can assist with the physical needs of preparing our sanctuary for worship.
Connie Codling, 402-563-1202
Connie Cumberland, 402-564-3846
The church cleaners ensure the church is ready for all liturgical celebrations by cleaning it on a weekly basis. They clean the sanctuary and sacristy and arrange the missalettes in the pews, to name just a few of their duties.
Rocio Adame, 402-564-7151
As a service to the family who is grieving, our parish provides a meal immediately following the funeral service. Often the groups served can be quite large, so many volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the meal.
Mary Lou Podraza, 402-564-5705
Meals on Wheels
Columbus has a large number of meals delivered from the Meals on Wheels program. Volunteers pick up the meals and deliver them to the needy throughout the area. St. Bonaventure sponsors this ministry for one week every six weeks.
Pauline Sander, 402-564-0497
Simon House Thrift Store & Food Pantry
The Simon House Thrift Store is a non-profit organization that helps those who are less fortunate. Simon House offers assistance with food, clothing and furniture to the needy of the Columbus community. It is also a great way to shop economically for your family. Many volunteers are needed to staff the thrift store and food pantry.
Simon House – 402-564-8444
George & Glenda Steinsberger, 402-563-1804
With the rapidly growing Hispanic population of St. Bonaventure, there is a growing need to include Spanish-speaking individuals in all activities of the parish. Interpreters are needed to assist in ensuring the Hispanic community’s involvement.
Rocio Adame, 402-564-7151
St. Vincent de Paul Conference
Through home visits, St. Vincent de Paul members evaluate needs and provide compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender. St. Vincent de Paul assists others in a spirit of humility and goodwill, inviting others to actively participate in assisting underprivileged in the struggle against poverty.
Bob Kobza, 402-564-8792
Volunteers are needed at various times to provide transportation to Mass, appointments, run quick errands, etc., for the sick and shut-in members of our parish.
Mark Nichelson, 402-563-2192