St. John's Seniors
Our group is open to all seniors, aged 55 years and up.
Suggestions of members are always welcome.
We meet the first Tuesday of every month after the noon mass.
Meetings and lunch occur in the parish hall
We occasionally have guest speakers
Our board of directors organizes events and activities.
Trips, parties, tricky tray
Families for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals
All students in in High School are welcome.
Meetings, with our lay youth minister, are the 1st & 3rd Sundayof every month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
We are a Lifeteen Youth Ministry
Our mission is "Leading teens closer to Christ".
For more information please contact:
Youth Director - Judy Thompson
P - 570-807-5945
Music is a key part of our church’s DNA. We have two bands that leads worship at our 4:00 pm Saturday & 11:00 am Sunday weekend Masses with excellent, contemporary music.
Traditional music is played at the 8:30 am Sunday Mass.
New Cantors are always welcome. Rehearsals vary, depending on the band & Mass you will be cantering at.
All are welcome to join the Choir:
The choir sings contemporary music with that band at the
11:00 AM mass every Sunday from September through May.
Rehearsal is Sunday at 10:00 am, before mass.
Parish Pastoral Council
Members of the parish serve on this advisory board to the pastor and are charged with pastoral planning – to structure ways that the parish can contribute to the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ and the Church.
Meetings are quarterly
Parish Finance Coucil
Members of the parish serve on this advisory board to the pastor and are charged with practicing and promoting good stewarship of the financial resources of the parish.
Meetings are quarterly.
Financial statements are provided several times throughout the year and financial records are available upon request.
On September 15/16 we will begin a new message series called Next S.T.E.P.S. that will be heard first during the homily and continued in all our ministries. This series is an acronym to describe our faith development.
Our faith is a journey that we will not complete in this life; a journey that requires us to keep taking our next step. In this series, we will look at the five major STEPS we believe are necessary to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ:
God can draw a person closer to Him at any step, at any time.
Therefore, it is important to note that even though S.T.E.P.S. is an acronym, the steps are fluid and can occur in any order, often cycling around in various ways, in different times throughout one’s life. The series presentation follows this format as a way to remind us of the STEPS we take as we journey with Jesus.
With our parish mission statement: Love God, Love Others, Make Disciples we have been developing programs and processes based on the Rebuilt model. Many of our parish ministry leaders have attended REBUILT conferences or visited Nativity in Maryland.
Through our week-end ministries and our missions partners, we are striving to be a parish of vision. We want each and every parishioner to be a part of this vision; to understand and be involved in making St. John's Church a parish of outreach and hospitality.
Special events throughout the year:
Children’s Halloween party
Knights of Columbus - Council #11935
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the holy see. This means that an applicant or member:
Accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals.
Aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and
Is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Business meetings occur the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm.
Social meetings, with recitation of the holy rosary, occur the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm.
The Knights sponsor fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for charitable giving and scholarships.
The knights support the local church in many ways through time, talent and treasure.
Service is offered based on their four core principles of fraternity, unity, charity and patriotism.
The Columbiettes are a unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with the Knights of Columbus Councils with which they are affiliated.
Membership in the Columbiettes is open to practicing female Catholics, 17 years of age or older. Each prospective Columbiette must be sponsored by either a Columbiette, a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, or a member of the clergy.
The purpose of the Columbiettes is to:
Promote the spiritual, social, intellectual and economic welfare of its members
Impress a steadfast conviction relating to the proper place and function of Catholic women in society, in safeguarding the religious, civil, and economic rights of all Catholics
Assist those in need through individual Columbiette programs
Columbiettes meet the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in Parish Hall. Come join us to find out more!