The Baptism of Christ

PARISH LIFE/ORGANIZATIONS

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Offered several times during the year as a means of updating our understanding of our faith.

Catholic-Womens-Union

A group of women who help the parish by means of various fund-raising events which they sponsor. They meet on the third Wednesday of the month.

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

Responsible for collecting information on existing cemetery lots, recording of data, selling new lots, collecting perpetual care fees, and providing the on-going improvement of cemetery grounds.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY

Two separate programs, for preschool-aged children and for children in first through third grades, sessions take place during the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass. The children hear the Liturgy of the Word and homily proclaimed on their level. They then join the Parish Family in the main Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Christmas-Bazaar

Parish event held in November – featuring crafts, theme baskets, food.

COLLECTION COUNTERS AND RECORDERS

Volunteers who count the weekly collection and record contributions.

CCD PROGRAM

Grades one through eight meet weekly on Sundays from September to May. Students participate in various liturgical, Para liturgical and service projects.

CYO

Conducts sports activities for youth of the parish including boy's and girl's basketball, volleyball, softball. Various other activities are scheduled for the elementary school age children.

DRAMATIC STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Parishioners portray scenes from the life of Jesus presented during Holy Week.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Women and men who help distribute the Eucharist at Mass as well as helping to bring the Eucharist to the homebound.

Family-Guild

Sponsors activities for the elementary school students of the parish. Their sponsored fund-raisers support these endeavors.

FOOD SERVICES

Volunteer men and women who provide food preparation and service for large parish celebrations.

FUNERAL CHOIR

Volunteers who come to lead the congregation in song for our Funeral Masses

LENTEN DINNERS

Food Committee prepares and serves Lenten dinners on the Fridays of Lent.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION DIALOGUES

A Diocesan program involving married couples of the parish, who after training, work with couples planning to be married.

MID-SUMMER FESTIVAL

Annual July parish picnic

OUTREACH

Parishioners assist other parishioners in need of many services from driving to doctor appointments to preparation of meals after surgery.

OVER 50 CLUB

Senior parishioners get together on Tuesday afternoon to enjoy bingo, board games, cards and light refreshments.

PARISH COUNCIL

Elected and ex-officio members who meet four times per year between September and June. It oversees and approves parish endeavors, building projects, financial condition of the parish. It acts in an advisory capacity to the pastor.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Enjoy the fruits of the Lord in the peaceful setting of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Patrick Church and supported in part by St. John the Baptist Parish Family. All are welcome to adore at any hour of the day.

R.C.I.A.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. This team meets weekly to share faith with those interested in finding out more about the Catholic Church, or for those who seek full membership in the Church.

READERS

Ministry of proclaiming the Scriptures during the Eucharistic celebration.

SATURDAY NIGHT CHOIR

Men and women who sing at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass and other occasions such as the Lenten Presentation. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. September through mid-May.

SERVERS

Assist the priest at Mass. For boys and girls in the fourth through twelfth grades.

SOUP KITCHEN

Volunteers serve dinner the Soup Kitchen every fourth Wednesday of the month.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

For anyone ages 3 to 103, VBS is a ministry of faith sharing and fun that includes music, food, drama, crafts, stories and wonderful faith inspiration. Held for 5 evenings every June, VBS has the ability to change your spiritual life and kick-off your summer in a terrific way!

YOUTH MINISTRY

For junior high and high school students – they perform service within the community, plan self-funded trips and initiate creative fund-raisers to sponsor their activities.