The mission of the St. Mary Helping Hands group is to serve Christ by helping others. We each use our talents and skills to work on projects, individually or as part of a team, to benefit those in our community who need it most. Whether your skill set includes mowing the lawn, moving furniture, cleaning house, or even giving a fellow parishioner a ride to Mass, we have a place for you in our group. It doesn't matter if you can help every week or once a year we know you'll find being part of Helping Hands to be a rewarding experience. Our group also coordinates various community projects within the parish such as Salina Souper Bowl of Hope, Project Salina, Catholic Charities' Adopt-a-Family, etc. If you're interested in becoming a part of this mission, or know someone who could benefit from these services, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please see the Volunteer Sign Up and Assistance Request Form under Documents on the Left side of this page.

Would you simply like to know when a service opportunity is available? We now have an email list to notify volunteers when a request is received. To sign up just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and ask to be notified of volunteer opportunities.

5th Annual Oil Change for Widows, Single Mothers and Spouses of Deployed Military will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017

If you would like to contribute or help, please contact Doris in the parish office. If you would like to schedule an appointment to have your oil changed call Barb at 785-342-0249 by April 21 to schedule your appointment. 


On Saturday, April 23, 2016 we serviced and cleaned vehicles for 27 widows, single mothers and spouses of deployed military service members during our Fourth Annual Oil Change.
Through the dedicated efforts of twelve volunteers, oil and filters were replaced, fluid levels and tire pressure were checked and cars were vacuumed while in the grade school all purpose room, the women and their families were served hospitality and a delicious breakfast.

Thank you to all those who donated their time and talents as well as materials and food to make this effort possible. We look forward to doing it again this year!