Beginning in fourth grade, servers assist the celebrant at the altar during weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Training is provided.
Altar Servers Position Description
Trained lay people respond in the name of the Church to the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals by bringing a caring presence and a living reminder of God's love. The BeFriender Ministry is not so much "doing" but rather "being" a ministry of presence of quiet listening. They also bring Eucharist to the homebound.
Befrienders Position Description
Bulk Mailing Helpers assist the Parish Staff when a mailing needs to be sent out to the parish by stuffing and sealing envelopes.
Bulk Mailing Helpers Position Description
The Children's Liturgy of the Word is available for ages 3 through 2nd Grade the first part of the 10:00 AM Sunday Mass. This Liturgy of the Word focuses on the Gospel at an age-appropriate level.
Distribute the Eucharist during assigned Masses
Eucharistic Minister Position Description
Works with our Youth going through Faith Formation to help teach and strengthen their faith.
Parish men and women prepare and serve meals for grieving families and friends of the deceased.
Funeral Lunches Position Description
Maintains the gardens surrounding St. Johns
Garden Gang Position Description
Founded in 1882, the Knights of Columbus has grown to the largest lay Catholic organization in the world with more than 1.7 million members. Members are engaged in service to God, Church, Community, Family, and Youth. Charitable and religious activities are conducted throughout the year. Financial security is available through their fraternal insurance.
Knights of Columbus Position Description
Proclaim God’s word for assigned readings in front of the Congregation
Lectors Position Description
Approximately 20 volunteers fron our parish go to Holy Rosary Catholic Church in South Minneapolis to prepare and serve an evening meal for approximately 200 to 300 guests the first Tuesday of each month. St. John's has been involved since 1981. Funding for the meal comes through St. John's God Share Program.
Loaves and Fishes Position Description
St. John's parishoners help deliver dinners during various weeks of the month beginning at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, to homebound residents of the Southshore area. Volunteer drivers pick-up prepared meals at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior. We work around a volunteer's time and vacations to schedule drivers Monday through Friday. This is a great ministry for those at home with children, or for retirees.
Meals on Wheels Position Description
Groups of talented singers and instrumentalists provide choral inspiration and leadership for our congregational singing: Adult Choir, Youth Liturgies, Cantors, Scholas, Funeral Schola and Instrumentalists.
St. John the Baptist's chapel provides a place for people to pray before the Blessed Sacrament 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Chapel is open to anyone at any time. Hours are available for those interested in scheduling a weekly hour of prayer and worship.
Perpetual Adoration Position Description
Two groups of people offer daily prayers for our Pastor and parishoners. They also respond to requests for specific needs as they become known. One chain calls at 4:00 PM and the other at 7:00 PM.
Prayer Chain Position Description
Knits and distributes Prayer Shawls to the sick in our Parish
Prayer Shawl Position Description
ACCL members coordinate a wide variety of efforts to promote and support respect for life, and educate parishioners and the public on respect life issues. Projects include: Roe vs. Wade in January, February Social, Confirmation gifts, Minnetonka Life-Care Center Crib Drive in May, October Respect Life Weekend, Baptismal gifts, First Friday Rosary and other events. The ACCL is the parish contact for assisting those facing crisis pregnancies. Three meetings a year are held and possible subcommittee meetings.
Respect Life Committee Position Description
Launders all of the garments used during the Celebration of Mass.
Sacristy Laundry Position Description
Are you handy? Do you enjoy fix-it projects? Do you like to clean and organize? This new ministry group at St. John's is looking for talented men and women to help with an assortment of smaller, specialty jobs as well as seasonal cleaning in the church. This is a great way to put your talents to good (God's) use!
ToolBox Talent Position Description
Greets people as they enter for Mass. Escort people to their seats for Mass.
Ushers Position Description
The Welcoming Committee was formed in 1987. It is dedicated to promoting an atmosphere of hospitality within the community of St. John's Parish, so that all who join our parish family feel their presence is important and wanted. Responsibilies include: Host Welcome Sundays for new parishoners three times a year, host "new parishoner" Knights of Columbus Steak Fry in November, cook and serve meals for Father's three Communal Penance services each year, cook and serve Father's West Suburban Deanery Luncheon, assist with hospitality as needed, give church facility tours to new members and answer any questions they may have.
Welcoming Position Description
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