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Volunteers are critical to the success of our program! Since bingo helps to keep tuition more affordable, our school families are asked to volunteer at least twice a year for a 2-hour shift. We also are grateful for the help of so many other parishioners who give of their time to make it work. Help is needed to sell instant tickets or to help sell pizza, hot dogs, snacks and drinks in the kitchen.

To volunteer, please sign up here.

Our parish offers an organized bingo game every Sunday and Tuesday evening to raise money for our parish school, provide a fun evening out for those who like to play, and increase camaraderie and fellowship in our community. We are grateful to our dedicated volunteers who sell tickets, track the money, call numbers, run our kitchen and more. We’re also happy to have so many faithful attendees who make the program so wonderful!

We play in our comfortable church basement social hall, which is accessible by elevator, lift or stairs. You may enter the basement from the parking lot behind the church. Please enter our parking lot from the Smith Road driveway. [Please note: The drive closest to the church that exits on Spring Grove Street is ONE WAY.]

Refreshments, including pizza, hot dogs, snacks, soda, water and hot coffee, are available for purchase. Smoking is not permitted inside our buildings. A designated smoking area and benches are available near the doors.

Hours:

Sundays — Doors open at 3:30 p.m.; games start at 5 p.m.
Tuesdays — Doors open at 5 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: $15 for two 6-ons; we offer a senior citizen discount

$1,000 Jackpot Coverall

4 Early Bird games pay $50 each

St. Francis Xavier Parish Bingo Program Our parish offers an organized bingo game every Sunday and Tuesday evening to raise money for our parish school, provide

Bingo is temporarily suspended due to the Corona virus. We hope to be back soon.

Welcome to the Epiphany Bingo Webpage. Epiphany Bingo is played every Friday Night (except for holidays) in the Family Center. This is a volunteer organization which therefore allows all net proceeds to go to local charitable organizations. Come by yourself, or bring a friend, family members or a group, knowing that your gamecard purchase goes to local charities that need our help. Early bird games start at 7:30 PM, and regular games at 8:00 PM. Maximum cash prizes allowed by state law of $2,500 are given away every Friday night. The final game of the evening always has a $750 Payout.

There is no smoking in the Family Center during Bingo games. Bingo is operated on a cash basis. No checks or credit/debit cards are accepted. For more information on playing Bingo or joining as a volunteer, please see below.

Bingo Players
The sale of Bingo tickets starts at 7PM, and play begins with 4 earlybird games starting at 7:30. A $4 earlybird packet gives you a game card for each of these 4 games. The regular Bingo session starts at 8. The regular session has 13 games, made up of 8 regular games and 5 special games. The packets for the regular games cost from $5 to $22, depending on how many cards you want to play at one time. The specials cost $5 per pack. The bottom line is that you can come for the 8 o’clock start, and play every game the rest of the evening for as little at $10 per person, or come to play the earlybird games and play every game the rest of the evening for as little as $14 per person. You will also need a dauber to mark your cards as you play. These can be purchased for $1 each.

We have sellers at the door that can show you what the cards look like and help you decide how many you want to play, and answer any other questions you might have.

We also have a concession area open from 7 to near the end of the evening, offering hot dogs, nachos, barbeque beef sandwiches, cheesecake, popcorn, candy, drinks and more.

Bingo Volunteers Needed
Our bingo volunteer teams have recently lost a number of our long time team members due to relocations and retirements. We now have a serious need of a few new team members for each one of our 4 floor and concession teams, to ensure that we can keep the organization going.

To work the floor at Bingo, you must be at least 18 years of age, and fill out a short state form, which we will then submit to the state for approval. Once this approval is received, you will be assigned to a team. We have 4 teams, so generally your schedule will be to work every fourth week. If you already have a friend on one of these teams, we will be happy to assign you to that team. If not, we will generally assign you to the team that could most use the help. Depending on what you are assigned to do, you will be asked to arrive between 6:45 and 7:30, with the Bingo games generally ending by about 10. You can leave at that time, or stay a little longer and help clean up (wipe tables, sweep up a little, or put away tables and chairs).

Working in the concession area does not require state approval. In addition to needing a few adults for each concession team, this is an opportunity for kids 12 or older to join the team with a parent, and get volunteer hours for some of the local schools.

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