Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members can and are involved in a variety of ministries at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Please look through the ministries below.  If you are interested in serving please follow the link here to the google form.  We will provide training.  

 

Facilitator

You are like the MC or host. You’ll get a script and your job is to stand at a microphone before mass and welcome people and deliver the announcements.

Lector

Proclaims the word of God by reading the first or second reading at mass.

Extra-Ordinary Minister of Communion

Assists the priest in distributing either the body or the blood of Christ at mass.

Hospitality Minister

Welcomes parishioners with a smile and helps parishioners find their seat, organizing occasional after mass coffee and tea.

 

Altar Server

A common misconception is that you have to be a young person to be an altar server. Anyone of any age can serve in this ministry that assists the priest before mass and during the mass, whether it’s carrying up the cross and candles during the opening procession or assisting in setting the altar.

Angel's Liturgy

This is children’s program that happens during Sundays’ 11:30 mass. Leaders explain the mass and the readings of the Sunday to children between the ages of 4-11 in an engaging and accessible way.

Sacristan

Armed with a checklist, you’ll come in before mass and make sure the wine and bread are ready, the books on the altar are set to the right day, the mics work and are on, the candles are lit and then everything is put back in its place after mass.

Decorating

You’ll make sure the altar and church are decorated appropriately for any season. Whether it’s lights and wreaths at Christmas, an arrangement of palm branches on Palm Sunday, an elegant display of flowers on Sunday’s for a Sunday mass or changing the altar linens to reflect the liturgical season.  Decorators are the interior designers of our worship space.

Music Ministry

You’re the musician and/or singer that leads the congregation in worship.

 

Journey to Communion

Volunteers journey with the children preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Communion.  

Baptism Preperation

Baptism is often a new Christians first experience with the church and it should not be taken lightly. Our parish needs volunteers to assist in one-day baptism preparation classes with the parents of young children and their sponsors.

RCIA

Are you or someone you know unbaptized or baptized in another Christian faith and interested in becoming part of the Catholic church? Are your children preparing for sacraments that you have not received yet yourself such as reconciliation, first communion or confirmation?

RCIA is for you! Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process in which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic faith and way of life. RCIA is a communal process and involves a number of stages. The entire process takes several months, but those interested are invited to join at any time and proceed at a pace which suits them.

RCIA is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment and formation. Candidates are expected to begin attending Holy Mass on a Sunday, attend weekly RCIA sessions and become increasingly involved in the activities of their local parish.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more please contact Greg Brodner at 780-880-8671.

For more information contact St. Paul’s Parish

Youth Ministry

We need high school and adult volunteers to assist with youth ministry.  Your role could involve bringing snacks, helping plan, leading games, songs or a small group.  Help is needed for youth group, girls’ group or men’s group.

Pastoral Care to the Sick

This ministry is an extension of the extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and volunteers bring communion to the sick in hospital or the shut ins.