Sunday, September 12th from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Stop by the church parking lot after 10am Mass! Invite friends & neighbors, there is fun geared towards all ages. All items are free or low cost.
We are blessed. Be a blessing!
Spend your week leading up to Blessfest by sharing your many blessings with others. See below various ways to volunteer in the community, do random acts of kindness for others as well as ways to worship and share your love for Jesus with others.
Something for everyone!
Begin at 12:00 PM & 1:30 PM
Random Acts of Kindness
Call a friend out of the blue
Write a note to someone letting them know your’e thinking about them
Make cookies for a neighbor
Walk a friends dog
Smile at someone just because
Donate items to a charity
Paint rocks and hide them for others to find
Leave a generous tip at a restaurant
Help someone before they ask
Leave a treat in your mailbox for your mail carrier
Compliment a stranger
Pick up litter at a park
Call a relative just to say hi
15. Make a list of 10 things you’re thankful for
16. Leave a nice note or picture on the mirror for someone in your house
17. Do someone else’s chores for them.
18. Hold the door for someone
18. Help make dinner
20. Tell a family member how much you love them
21. Give a hug
22. Share toys with siblings
23. Make a card for someone and send it
24. Help someone with yard work
25. Forgive someone
26. Introduce yourself to someone you don’t know at Mass
27. Write an email or letter to someone who made a difference in your life and let them know.
Paul’s Pantry was started as a result of a need to care for hungry people in the community who are unable to purchase enough food for their family as a result of their meager or no incomes. Paul’s Pantry though, is more than just an emergency food pantry. Its goal is to provide a family with enough food every week, for as long as needed, so that they may use their food dollars for shelter, utilities and other necessities, and avoid becoming homeless. Paul’s Pantry handles nearly 20,000 pounds of food daily. To accomplish the pantry relies almost entirely upon volunteers.
St. Vincent's De Paul
The St. Vincent de Paul of Green Bay offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential principle of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.
The Giving Tree is an organization that focuses on equitable access to food, shelter, transportation, and resources for students and families in the Howard-Suamico School District. The Giving Tree is located on Green Bay Community Campus (600 Cardinal Lane, Green Bay, WI 54313) Please use the Care Center/The Giving Tree entrance upon arrival.
Invite your neighbor to dinner/Blessfest
A simple gesture such as inviting your neighbor over for a meal, or better yet asking them to join us at Blessfest, could really come as a blessing and brighten up their day.
Be the Light Suicide Prevention Walk
The organizers need volunteers for the event. In addition, it would be valuable to encourage people to go in general to reinforce the reality Catholics are called to respect life at all stages. Also, encouraging people to support by “volunteering” through prayer.
Green Bay Botanical Gardens connect people with plants by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences for everyone in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.
Nursing Home Visits
Head to a local nursing home in our area to visit with the residents, play games, help out as needed or donate items they may need. Another idea is to send hand-made cards for holidays!
Hours of Adoration/Rosary/Mass
Here at St. John's there are many opportunities each week to spend time with Christ. On our home page find days and times for Masses, adoration, prayers, etc.
School Supplies/Guest Reader
Our teachers and kids over at St. John the Baptist school are always looking for help as well. Donations such as hand sanitizer, art supplies, notebooks, tissues, pencils, etc. are greatly appreciated. Click below to find out other opportunities!
Sign up for a ministry to help at Mass
Serve at Mass by being a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter, Usher, Lector, or assist with Live Steaming. Click below to get in touch with Paul Peot and learn more about these faith related opportunities.