Ministries/LeadershipAdministration

The primary purpose of the Administration Commission is to assume responsibility for the functional, material and operational needs of the parish.

Pastoral Council Members: Michael Acaldo and Paul Laborde
Commission Co-Chairs: Jonathan Percle and Renee Graff 

Aloysius Alive Newspaper Staff

The Aloysius Alive newspaper is published four to six times annually. Volunteers assist by composing articles, layout and proofing.

  • Ministry Contact: Ken Duhe

Communications Committee

Assist the parish with strategies for communicating through the bulletin, Aloysius Alive, the website, social media and eblasts. Provide graphic design ideas or images as needed for one-time and recurring ministry projects throughout the year.

Facilities & Maintenance

Join a team of professionals in any of the construction trades, facilities and property management, real estate, interior design, and risk management to help the parish develop and monitor its master site plan and the long range deferred maintenance plan, security, and disaster preparedness plans. The team provides valuable input during the design phase of construction projects. This ministry includes Handy Helpers, the ministry that organizes spring and fall clean-up days.

Fundraising Event Ministries

The fundraising event Co-Chairs need more than 500 volunteers to help organize and staff the Parish Fair, Silent & Live Auction and Golf Tournament. There are many leadership roles involved with each event.

  • Parish Fair

  • Friday-Sunday, November 15-17, 2019
  • Ministry Contact: Dom & Ashley Pere'
  •     Parish Fair Bank

  •      Ministry Contact: Patrick Valluzzo
  • Auction

  • Friday, February 1, 2019 at L'Auberge Event Center
  • Ministry Contact: Jeanne McLellan
  • Golf Tournament

  • Monday, March 18, 2019 at University Club
  • Ministry Contact: Randy Cangelosi

Office Volunteers and Office Mailings

Can you give some of your time occasionally to help our parish staff?  We sometimes need the assistance of volunteers for preparing certificates and bulk mailings, photocopying, shredding, and organizing supplies in our storage closets and cabinets.

Parish History Committee  

Our parish was founded 64 years ago and has an amazing history rich with many unique features in need of preservation for posterity. We seek memories and memorabilia of our senior and lifelong members to document and record for the benefit of our newer and younger families, and future members. And history is in the making every day at Aloysius! We envision adding our history of facts, figures, and people to our website

  • Ministry Contact: Mary Churay and Alfred Cook

Parish Library Committee

Volunteers are needed to assist with planning and organizing the St. Aloysius Parish Library and offer suggestions for new acquisitions.

  • Ministry Contact: Rebecca East

Photography Committee

Help us grow our electronic library of photos capturing the life and history of our St. Aloysius Parish Family!  We are always in need of photos from various events and activities throughout the year that can be selected for use in parish publications, including our weekly bulletin, Aloysius Alive newspaper, and our website. Photos capturing the history of St. Aloysius are also needed. High resolutions .jpg file images are needed as well as printed photos. Help is occasionally needed to convert printed photos to digital images.

Total Stewardship

Members of our total stewardship committee plan and coordinate the timing, vision, and programs of the  three phases of stewardship. The Committee members are the chairs of the three stewardship committees.

  • Stewardship of Prayer

  • Volunteer opportunities for this ministry include writing articles for Aloysius Alive and the bulletin, preparing a mail-out to parishioners, and preparing and giving a presentation on prayer to the congregation during Mass. Stewardship of Prayer weekend provides parishioners with the opportunity to make a commitment to grow closer to God through personal prayer, community worship and spiritual formation.
  • Ministry Contact: Jay and Angela Montalbano
  • Stewardship of Ministry

  • We need volunteers who enjoy writing, speaking, or can work with “Jot Form.” Volunteers in this ministry prepare and present the Stewardship of Ministry weekend that provides parishioners with the opportunity to use their God given gifts and talents to serve one another and to build His kingdom.
  • Ministry Contact: Paula Acaldo
  • Stewardship of Offering

  • We need volunteers who enjoy writing and speaking to work in this ministry. Volunteers prepare and present the Stewardship of Offering weekend that provides parishioners with the opportunity to offer in thanksgiving to God our financial gifts, in recognition that all we have comes from God and is to be used for the common good of all.
  • Ministry Contact: Michael Acaldo and Stephen Mathews

Appointed Ministries

Please express your interest in serving in any ministry listed below.  Your interest will be remembered when a vacancy or need arises. Consent to a confidential background check may be required for some appointed ministries.  

Capital Campaign Committee

Consisting of multi-level leadership roles and taskings, the committee is constituted by the Pastor on an ad hoc basis to organize and implement all components of major fund-raising campaigns until they successfully generate the financial resources required to accomplish their goals.

  • Ministry Contact: Fr. Randy Cuevas

Contracts Review Committee

The Pastor is the only representative authorized to sign contracts which legally bind the parish. Most contracts are routinely renewed for recurring services, but occasionally the pastor seeks additional “sets of eyes” with professional legal expertise to review (on an entirely non-attribution basis) contracts before he signs them, especially< major contracts.

  • Ministry Contact: Fr. Randy Cuevas

Finance Council

The members of the Finance Council are appointed by the Pastor and meet monthly. They monitor and review monthly financial reports, income and expenses, and annual budgets of the Church, School, and Child Care Center. The Council advises the pastor on long-term and short-term financial planning, our Stewardship of Offering program, the Parish Fair, Endowment Fund, capital campaign and other fund-raising initiatives. Help the Pastor and staff prepare, review, and monitor parish, school, and child care center budgets, financial planning, Stewardship of Offering program, Parish Fair, Endowment Fund, and capital campaigns.

  • Ministry Contact: Dan Gardiner

Information Technology (IT) Committee

The IT Committee is a ministry that supports and advises the Pastor, Pastoral Council, and parish staff regarding our IT infrastructure needs to both improve effective communication with parishioners and insure we have AV capabilities for parish functions. The Committee is made up of industry professionals who are appointed by the Pastor.

  • Ministry Contact: Andy Thibodeaux

Lay Directors (formerly known as Trustees)

Every Church parish in our Diocese of Baton Rouge is legally incorporated with a Board of Directors. The corporate board consists of three officers and two members-at-large. The president of every Church parish corporation is the Bishop. The vice-president of every Church parish corporation is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, The Secretary-Treasurer of every Church parish corporation is the Pastor of the Church parish. Two parishioners, recommended by the Pastor, are appointed by the Bishop to serve renewable two-year terms as lay directors, or members-at-large, of the Church parish corporation. Diocesan policy authorizes the Pastor to transact the routine business of the parish, and as the only legal representative of the Church parish, to sign all contracts on behalf of the Church parish. The same policies require a corporate resolution signed by the Board of Directors authorizing extraordinary (major) financial and legal transactions, e.g. purchase or sale of real estate. In addition, the two Lay Directors of the Church parish review and sign the annual comprehensive financial report to the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Additional functions of the Lay Directors are the prerogative of the Pastor.

  • Ministry Contact: Fr. Randy Cuevas

Master Plan Committee

The physical plant of our Church, School, and Child Care Center is currently situated on 12 acres of real estate. Members of this committee devise, revise, and implement, on an on-going basis, the concrete strategies for accurately monitoring the constantly evolving “pulse” of our entire parish family-at-large, the trend of its growing (or declining) needs for facilities, and where to locate those facilities. This includes long-term planning and development. To express interest in lending expertise to assist.

  • Ministry Contact: Fr. Randy Cuevas

St. Matthew’s Guild-Offertory Counting

If you are reliable and attentive to detail, we invite you to join one of the five teams of money counters who serve once every five weeks.  A professional background or experience in  accounting and/or comfort handling currency is a bonus.

  • Ministry Contact: Matt Zylicz