Thank you for your interest in volunteering! St. Simon Parish would not be the same without our dedicated volunteers. There are many ways to volunteer, whether you would like to “just help”, work behind the scenes or have a role coordinating and chairing an event with others. We’re sure we have something that will fit your availability and interests.

What do St. Simon volunteers do?

Our volunteers help at Masses as Liturgical Ministers, with Children’s Faith Formation classes at Catechists & Assistants, work shifts at events, assist with set-up & serving at funeral receptions, go out into the local community and visit those in need and work behind the scenes. It’s a great way to meet other parishioners and staff while helping serve your community. For a list of all opportunities, click here


Many of the volunteer opportunities are offered from our St. Simon developed App, ENGAGE. This is the platform that we use to manage volunteer needs throughout the Parish and the functions appear in two categories, Parish and School. A major way for parishioners and school families to become and active and vital part in the life of our St. Simon Parish Community is through ENGAGE!

Below is a quick tutorial for how to volunteer through ENGAGE. For questions please contact Marilyn Willey at the School or Donna Mohammadi at the Parish Office If you are an event coordinator, please contact Marilyn for School events and Donna for Parish events to set up the ENGAGE calendar for you.



  • Users sign up for events filtered by those only applicable to them, at the community, school or student level. They can set their filters, top bar.
  • Hover over the tile to see the description of the event.
  • Notice if FULL under the tile, or how many more are needed.
  • Click on the tile to show who has signed up
  • Click on the tile to click the email link to the event’s coordinator to ask a question.
  •  A user’s profile shows family members. Signup anyone on your profile for a slot (unless this slot is not for students or requires adult clearance).
  • Your personal dashboard shows your family members’ hours; handy for a parent to see their student’s service hours requirement status.
  • You will receive a 48-hour reminder email. If you cancel 48 hours prior, you will get a message to let you know the event coordinator will be alerted.

St. Simon Parish Ministry List

Following is a list of our Ministries and ways you get involved. Our Parish Life Group hosts many social events and would love you to join them. To find out more about a particular Ministry or Group, click on the “click here” link and it will take you to the specific webpage with more information. Please reach out to us with any questions at or call Clare D’Agostino in the Parish Office. We look forward to seeing you soon!



  • Altar Server click here
  • Art & Environment click here
    • Change church environment for the Liturgical Seasons and decorate for special events.
    • Maintain floral arrangements.
    • Church Care: launder linens and clean brass around candles.
  • Greeters and Ushers click here
    • Welcome and usher parishioners at Masses. Training provided.
  • Music Ministry click here
  • Children’s Choir
  • Adult Choir
  • Sunday 5pm Band
  • Lector click here
    • Proclaim the Word of God. Training provided.
  • Eucharistic Minister click here
    • Serve Communion at church. Training provided.
  • Tech Team click here
    • Sound System, Mass Slides, Live Stream. Training provided.


  • Hope and Wellness Mental Health Ministry click here
    ○    Drop-in circle meets on Zoom monthly on the 3rd Monday of the month
  • Helping Hands click here
    ○     Funeral Receptions, prepare meals for those who are sick, other special events
  • Meal Ministry click here
    ○    Prepare and serve lunches two Tuesdays per month for the Opportunity Center in Palo Alto.
  • Tijuana Ministry click here
    ○    Summer trip building homes, working with the Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASICS)
  • Visiting Ministry click here
    ○    Visit the homebound, take communion and share prayers. Training provided.
  • Hospital Ministry click here
    ○    Visit the sick in the hospital, take communion and share prayers. Special training and hospital volunteer requirements.
  • Green Team click here
    ○    Support the Laudato Si’ Action Plan, raising environmental awareness.
  • St. Vincent dePaul Society click here


  • PLG Events click here
    • Donate your time and talent in one or more of the many events PLG hosts throughout the year.


○    OCIA: Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (Becoming Catholic) click here

○    Eucharistic Adoration click here

○    Bible Study Groups click here

○    Men’s Faith Sharing click here

○    Women’s Spirituality click here

○    Grief Support click here


  • Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) click here
    • Sunday classes for children ages 3-6, Sacramental Prep for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
      Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) during Sunday 9:00 am Mass
    • CLOW invites children up to 2nd grade to go with Sr. Mary-Han and volunteers during Mass to listen and learn about Bible Stories during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, returning to the church after the Prayers of the Faithful.
  • Youth Ministry click here
    ○    Middle School and High School Groups



  • Little Saints Preschool (ages 2.5 years to entering into Kindergarten)
  • Kindergarten to 8th grades
  • To learn more and visit us click here