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 650-880-1401. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Liturgical Ministries

  • 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 Projection, Live Stream. Training provided.

Outreach & Social Justice Ministries

  • 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

Parish Life Group (PLG) 

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

Adult Faith Formation Groups

○    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

Youth Faith Formation Ministries

  • 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


St. Simon Parish School 

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

Volunteer Requirements

  • Instructions click here
  • Be fingerprinted
  • Watch Virtus Online Video
  • Complete waiver form / VOLUNTEER