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Scripture Study and Faith

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Come share God's Holy Words and enrich your spiritual journey. 7:00-8:00pm.
Every Tuesday Night in the Fran Ragain Room. Park in the back of the church. All are welcome.

Peace and Justice

The Peace and Justice Committee serves the parish by coordinating the work of social justice and acting as a resource for social justice issues. Thanks to the generous hearts of our parishioners and coordination with local organizations the St. John's Peace and Justice Committee is able to facilitate the Thursday Lunch program. We provide breakfast rolls to the early birds, then homemade soup, a hearty sandwich and dessert to everyone who comes. All are welcome. Our parish hall has become more than just a place to come for food; it is a place where people care.

Ever Thursday the Dominican Wellness Van visits St. John's from 9:00am to 3:00pm. If you have no health insurance or a high deductible the staff may be able to help. There is a $15.00 charge for the visit.

St. John's Peace and Justice Committee offers lunch (soup and a sandwich) every Thursday from 9:30am until 2:30pm.

Home Bound Parishioners

The parish provides a communion service to the homebound after the Sunday 8:30 am mass. The minister commonly arrives between 9:45 and 11:00 am. That is usually Walt Johnson and Cyril Smith. Konrad Baumert is a subsitute.

The short ceremony consists of prayers and readings before reception of the host. Catholic caregivers are eligible to receive.

The hosts have just been consecrated at the mass, so their reception is symbolic of participation in worship with the attending congregation in receiving the Body of Christ.

For homebound communion, contact the main office 831-335-4657.

Martha's Helpers Patti Schonig

St. John's Martha's Helpers was established in 1995 to assist our faith family during a time of bereavement. This ministry has touched so many people who have come to St. John's for the service and have said they really feel at home. It is a ministry that gives back to the volunteer more then they give. Many of the volunteers are part of the founding group.

The hall provides easy access for family and friends to gather and enjoy a luncheon provide by the volunteers of Martha's Helpers. There are tables set up for pictures and memorabilia showing the life of our brother or sister who has gone home to God.

The ministry of Martha's Helpers consists of many opportunities to serve. There are no meetings to attend. The following are things you can do to help.

Coordinator receives the information from the office with the details of the funeral date and time and the contact person for the family. Coordinator is responsible for calling the family and getting the details on number of guest and special need such as photo tables and microphone speaker set up. Coordinator then determines what foods and how much each team is to bring and call the phone Captains for each team.

Phone Captains: Have a list of volunteers that they call with the information of what food items and when to have the food at the hall.

The set up team: is responsible for setting up the table and chairs in the hall. This is usually done the day before the service.

Servers: receive the food from the volunteers, prepare the coffee, tea, punch and the food for the buffet tables and set them out as the service ends in the church.

Clean up crew cleans the kitchen and hall after the reception.

If you have any questions please call Pattie Schonig 831-335-4546 who has been recenlty appointed.

Altar Society Michele Boynton and Eileen White

St. John's Altar Society was established during the planning for the new parish in 1952. Since then the Altar Society's stewardship is responsible for the altar linens, flowers, keeping the church dusted, missals and song books organized. We meet quarterly.

The membership now includes both women and men with the greater percentage of members choosing the inactive status. The Altar Society is very grateful for all the members who pay their dues each year to help with the expenses of the altar linens and flowers. At this time we have a significant need for active members.

The current duties for Active Membership are:

To attend the meetings and to bring new ideas,

Volunteering for a month of washing and pressing the Altar Linens, dusting and straightening the books, the more hands involved makes the lighter the work load.

If you are interested in becoming active in the Altar Society please call the office and give Ann your name and number and we will get in touch with you.

 
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