ST. John the Baptist ministries and service opportunities

Altar Servers

Beginning in fourth grade, servers assist the celebrant at the altar during weekend and Holy Day liturgies. Training is provided. Altar Servers Position Description

Contact:

Parish Office 
952.474.8868

BeFrienders

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

Contact:

Maristel Conry
952.473.4520 
conry@mchsi.com

Bulk Mailing Helpers

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

Contact:

Joyce Koch 
952.474.8500

Children's Liturgy of the Word

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.

Contact:

Taylor Gruber
952.474.8868, ext. 207
tgruber@stjohns-excelsior.org

 

Eucharistic Minister

Distribute the Eucharist during assigned Masses. Eucharistic Minister Position Description

Contact:

Mary Leirdahl
mary@seifertleirdahl.com

Faith Formation Volunteers

Works with our Youth going through Faith Formation to help teach and strengthen their faith.

Contact:

Taylor Gruber
952.474.8868, ext. 207
tgruber@stjohns-excelsior.org

 

Funeral Luncheon Committee

Parish men and women prepare and serve meals for grieving families and friends of the deceased. Funeral Lunches Position Description

Contact:

Jane Osterfield 
651.263.6992

Garden Gang

Maintains the gardens surrounding St. John's. Garden Gang Position Description

Contact:

Parish Office 
952.474.8868

Knights of Columbus

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

Contact:

Curt Crippen

Lectors

Proclaim God’s word for assigned readings in front of the Congregation. Lectors Position Description

Contact:

Mary Lierdahl 

mary@seifertleirdahl.com

Loaves and Fishes

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

Contact:

Lois Anselment 
952.474.7577

Meals on Wheels

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

Contact:

Jane Schlangen 
952.474.1960

Perpetual Adoration

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

Contact:

Maristel Conry 
952.473.4520

conry3@mchsi.com

Music

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.

Contact:

Michaela Frie
952.474.8868, ext. 205
mfrie@stjohns-excelsior.org

 

Prayer Chain

A groups of people offer daily prayers for our Pastor and parishioners. They also respond to requests for specific needs as they become known. Prayer Chain Position Description

Contact:

Parish Office 
952.474.8868

Prayer Shawl

Knits and distributes Prayer Shawls to the sick as well as baby blankets to the newly baptized in our Parish. Prayer Shawl Position Description

Contact:

Mary Ann Chinander 
chinandermary@yahoo.com

Respect Life, A Community Caring for Life

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

Contact:

Suzi Fannon 
suzifannon@gmail.com

Sacristy Laundry

Launders all of the garments used during the Celebration of Mass. Sacristy Laundry Position Description

Contact:

Nancy McAlpin

ToolBox Talent

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

Contact:

Parish Office 
952.474.8868

Usher

Greets people as they enter for Mass. Escort people to their seats for Mass. Ushers Position Description

Contact:

Parish Office
952.474.8868

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