Assist new parents with their faith formation while raising their children. Volunteers are needed to facilitate break out sessions. Our priests and deacons usually baptize four children at the same ceremony. They need an extra pair of hands to assist in preparing the worship space and baptism symbols, greeting and seating families and helping to navigate families through the Baptism ceremony.
During the 9:00 and 11:00 Sunday Mass children, ages 4-9, are invited to hear the Sunday readings at their level of understanding. They do art projects related to the reading or play a game. They are brought back to the church after the homily. Teachers in this program commit to teaching twice a month.
An engagement and upcoming marriage is important because it models the vitality of the Church. Couples wishing to marry should call the Parish Office at least nine months prior to the wedding. Volunteer couples are always needed for the success of this important ministry.
St. John’s welcomes all those who are seeking a deeper relationship with the Trinity through the Roman Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a spiritual journey leading to the celebration of the three sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. (Once you have celebrated these three sacraments you are considered to be fully initiated into the Church.)
At the heart of the Bible are the Psalms, prayers from God that help us deepen our prayer life. The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a more personal prayer encounter with God.
-Psalms: The School of Prayer