Ministries & Volunteer Opportunities
Our Parish welcomes your participation in our many Ministries. Please see the information below and, for more information about any of our Ministries, please contact the Parish office.
“The eyes and ears of the parish,” this committee advises the Pastor in the various aspects of parish administration, worship, outreach, and service. The Council meets 7 or 8 times yearly. Council meetings are open and times are published in the bulletin.
A group made up of working and retired persons from various backgrounds in business, finance, law, and banking. They watch over the parish finances, plan budgets, and advise the Pastor in financial matters. The Council meets 7 or 8 times yearly. Council meetings are open and times are published in the bulletin.
This group includes persons with special interests and skills in the various aspects of worship such as music, ministries of the Word and of the Altar, and the decoration of churches, especially for Christmas and Easter. The Committee meets as needed, usually 4-6 times a year. Committee meetings are open and times are published in the bulletin.
Ladies Guilds at St. Teresa and St. Philip
The aspirations of the organization are spiritual, service and social. All women of the parish are welcome to join either Ladies Guild. The Ladies Guild offers to all women of the parish an opportunity for the following activities:
- Social and Fund-Raising Events (such as Annual Ravioli Luncheon, Pancake Breakfast, etc.) - The fund-raisers greatly benefit the parish in many ways.
- Spiritual Growth
- Involvement in the parish
To join the St. Teresa Ladies Guild, please contact Diane at email
To join the St. Philip Ladies Guild, please contact Dolores at email.
Gardens and Grounds
Each church has a dedicated group that works in the gardens and maintains the parking areas and other open spaces. Volunteers with green thumbs always welcome!
Head Gardener St. Philip: Tom
Head Gardener St. Teresa: Open
Visits to the sick and those who are confined to their homes is a ministry of the parish. Visits may include those of the parish nurse, or of an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.
Contact person: Dolores
Boosters Club (St. Philip Church)
Plan, organize, and carry out special fundraising projects, with proceeds going to the care and maintenance of St. Philip Church, Parish Hall, and rectory.
Contact person: Cathy
St. Teresa Restoration Committee
Saint Teresa of Avila congregation members are devoted to her Restoration and Historic Preservation. The Restoration Committee, through your donations and the proceeds from the sale of prints of Ansel Adams Limited Edition “Saint Teresa of Avila”. Through your generosity, we can maintain the church for future generations' enjoyment. St. Teresa of Avila is California Registered Historical Landmark No. 820. The Restoration Committee members are: Joe C., Charlie B., Peg D., and Bill M.
To make a donation or order an Ansel Adams print, please contact Peg at (240)482-7763.
Instrumentalists and singers primarily for weekend liturgies. Our many talented musicians also do special music events throughout the year. Anyone who loves to worship through song are encouraged to join the choir. There is choral singing at all masses. Choir rehearsals are held on most Friday and Saturday mornings.
Please contact the church office for more information or email the music director, Janis by clicking here.
The Parish cemetery is located near the junction of Bodega Highway and California Highway 1 near Bodega. It is a country cemetery, well-maintained, with many recent improvements in a lovely setting. Graves for earthen burial as well as a new outdoor columbarium for cremated remains are available.
We have installed the new limestone altar donated by Jim and Jackie Smith. It is a beautiful addition to our parish cemetery. I hope you take a moment to visit the cemetery and see the altar along with all the other improvements we have done this year. If you are interested in purchasing a plot or getting information about our cemetery, please get in touch with Art at (707) 874-3681 or click here to send email.