Volunteer Opportunities

How can I repay the Lord for all the good done for me?   –  Psalms 116:12  – 

Volunteer Opportunities

Pick a ministry you think you’d like. Give it a try. Journeying together with other Saint John the Baptist members, you will be given the chance to let the gifts God gave you shine.

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The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.  For information on joining the Knights contact the parish office at maggie@sjboc.org or learn more about the Knights of Columbus at www.kofc.org/eb/en/index.html

St. Vincent de Paul Society

 A ministry that concentrates on relieving the misery of the poor through various ways including counseling and distributing food vouchers. Please contact Anne Kelly at paulannekelly@ca.rr.com for more information.

Altar Serving

 Interested in becoming an altar server? To become an Altar Server at SJB, you: 

  • Must be at least 10 years old and received First Holy Communion
  • Regularly attend Mass at SJB and able to serve various Sunday & Holy Day Masses
  • Have a reverent attitude toward holy things

If you meet the above requirements and would like to become an altar server, please submit this application (also available at the Rectory Office). 

Altar Society

The Altar Society meets in the Parish Hall on the second Wednesday of each month.  At the meetings the rosary is prayed, lunch served and business taken care of. Works include laundering the Altar Linens used at Mass, cleaning the Sanctuary of the church on Friday mornings and fundraising for additions to the sacristy’s needs. Please contact Helen Barnes (714) 751-7067

Lectors

 If you would like to read at Mass, please contact Randy Mayer at chifan1959@gmail.com

Ushers

Ushers are an important part of the Eucharist Celebration at St. John the Baptist. The men and women who serve in this ministry are both hosts and housekeepers for the Lord’s Supper.

They greet arriving parishioners and guests, making them feel welcome. They act as first responders if someone is in distress. They ensure that the Lord’s house is in order before, during and after the celebration of Mass. All members of St. John the Baptist are invited to participate in this ministry. If you are interested please contact the Rectory.

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Bring the Eucharist to the Homebound

Please contact Maggie at the office maggie@sjboc.org

Bereavement

Bereavement is made up of individuals who will commit themselves in a caring way to journey in faith with the bereaved suffering in their loss within their community.

We are we looking for grief and care-giving volunteers who will:

  • Read at funeral masses (trained lectors)
  • Coordinate funeral masses and be present to assist families with parish arrangements 
  • Lead Rosary vigils for families.

This is mainly for the English-speaking community. Training is provided. Please contact Jack Nixion at (714) 209-5950 if interested.