Christ's Second Commandment
The Christ’s 2nd Commandment (C2C) Ministry, acting on Matt. 22:39, promotes the awareness that all those we meet in life are our neighbors, with special emphasis toward aiding the homeless. This ministry supports Vine
Maple Place. Ministry members are guided by the process of “Action & Contemplation” within a Small Faith Group
CRS Parish Ambassadors
CRS Parish Ambassadors are active parishioners with a passion for global solidarity. Parish Ambassadors are called to respond to Catholic social teaching by engaging their fellow parishioners to participate in CRS Rice Bowl and at least two other global solidarity initiatives annually.
The Garden of the Good Shepherd helps those in need of food by growing and cultivating a vegetable garden and donating the crop yield to food banks for distribution. Successful crops have been harvested, and continued expansion and improvements are planned for future development.
Guatemala Companion Parish
The Corpus Christi Companion Parish Committee focuses on developing and deepening our parish relationship with the Union de las Aldeas Corpus Christi, our companion parish in San Sebastian, Guatemala. The committee sponsors events and activities within our parish through which the lives and hopes of our companions become known to us, as well as visits to Union de las Aldeas Corpus Christi.
HOME (Homeless Outreach)
HOME is a nonprofit group that provides shelter to homeless men in the community by using donated space in numerous local churches. Several local churches, including St. John the Baptist, during December, participate in the program, either by providing space or by providing volunteers, meals and financial contributions.
Life, Justice & Peace Commission
Connects social outreach from our parish to the broader community. We coordinate specific outreach ministries as needed. The Life, Justice & Peace Commission allocates parish financial resources for various outreach ministries.
We help women who are pregnant and/or have young families until their youngest child reaches age six. We need people who believe in the rights of the unborn and want to help women in a difficult situation by serving at our office 4-6 hours a week.
PREPARES walks the journey with pregnant and parenting women, men, and families, who find themselves lacking a healthy support network. Families will be able to access mentors and holistic wrap-around services from the time of awareness of pregnancy to the child’s fifth birthday.
Safe Car Parking
This ministry serves homeless individuals and families, who only have vehicles for shelter. Catholic Community Services is our partner, which screens and does background checks on participants. Parish volunteers provide oversight for safety and security. On-site visits, with at least two people teams, are done between 9 pm to 8 am on a predetermined schedule.
Do you have a heart for seniors and desire to help them navigate applying for benefits and connecting them to resources? St. John’s is launching a ministry that pairs parishioners with individuals who could benefit from some support, encouragement, and assistance navigating paperwork and applications.
St. Vincent de Paul Ministry
We serve people in need within our general parish area by providing rent, utility and food assistance via vouchers and Helpline referral. We work directly with landlords, utilities and local grocers to provide this assistance. Volunteer teams of two make home visits to follow-up on their needs.