Parish Life

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE

Contact: Ruth Holloway

(920) 434-2145 ext 209 | rholloway@sjbh.org

Stewardship of Service is the personal virtue that allows each of us to use God's gifts wisely, to the best of our ability, and for the good of the Church.

The mission of the Stewardship Committee is to educate, inspire and encourage our parish community to become fully engaged through faith-filled prayer, service and sharing.

The vision of the Stewardship Committee is to be a total Stewardship parish. Stewardship Video

We believe that if someone feels connected to the parish that it helps them feel connected to God. This is often done by sharing their gifts and God-given talents with our parish and with the community. We develop plans around three basic areas of stewardship: Service (our talents), Sharing (Financial) and Prayer. 

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE

Contact: Ruth Holloway

(920) 434-2145 ext 209 | rholloway@sjb.org 

The Hospitality Committee's objective is to actively pursue ways to foster an environment that will insure all parishioners and visitors are and feel truly welcome at St. John the Baptist Parish. Along with current parish members, we actively invite new parishioners to become engaged in parish life soon after registering. We hold semi-annual pot luck dinners to acquaint new parishioners with parish leadership and meet others through one-on-one invitation. We promote fellowship through introduction to various ministries by way of Coffee and Roll Sundays hosted by members of a different ministry throughout the year. Our motto that we strive for is; "All are welcome in this Holy Place to worship, to deepen our faith and to mature into a community of solidarity and discipleship".

FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN

Turning Hunger into Hope

Terry & Roseann Raupp & Neil & Diane Strobel

Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.
St. John’s has been involved with FMSC since 2014. Our parishioners have contributed financially and through volunteer hours for the MobilePack held in October of each year.  With God’s help we will work together with organizations from our community and ministries across the globe to end hunger.

CATHOLIC WOMEN/CHRISTIAN MOTHERS

Contact: Karen Bookter 

bookthorn@aol.com

This group is part of Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) - All women of the parish are welcome. This women's group comes together for spiritual education, socialization and support of our parish. We meet monthly, September-May. Social starts at 6 p.m. Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Located in the church commons. 

Some of the activities participating in include:  

  1. Spring-Get-Away annual event the first Wednesday in May to raise money for our parish community.

  2. Projects/donations for church, school and community.

  3. Attend DCCW and Vicariate II seminars twice yearly.

  4. Funeral Honor Guard at mass for all Catholic Women deceased members.

  5. May Crowning of Mary in conjunction with First Communion and reception after Confirmation.

SISTERS OF HEART II

Contact: Janine Ellsworth

(360) 241-1424 | janineellsworth612@gmail.com 

Sisters of the Heart is a prayer and book discussion group for women, which began in Fort Smith, AR, nearly 20 years ago. For me, participating in the group was transformational. Beautiful things happened when I joined the group 5 years ago: prayers were answered, my heart became more attuned to God and the other women, my faith flourished and bonds of friendship were formed.

We will meet virtually (for now) on Tuesdays, from  9:00 to 11:00am. I am inviting you to come pray with us and see if this group would be a good fit for you. 

- Janine Ellsworth

CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish)

Contact: Ruth Holloway

(920) 434-2145 ext 209 | rholloway@sjbh.org

This experience brings participants together as a Christian community and is centered on sacrament with a clear focus on the Gospel. The weekend provides parish renewal, furthering conversion and community, ministry and prayer, healing and holiness, spiritual growth, and Gospel service.

Click HERE  to learn more!

OFFICE HELP

Call (920) 434-2145
or use "Get In Touch" button up top

This ministry needs people willing to help stuff envelopes a few times a year for large projects.

SILVER GENERATIONS

Contact: Pat Lane

(920) 544-5759 | patlane3@gmail.com

Welcome to those 55+ in age.   
Meets for Mass  first Friday of each month followed by breakfast at a local restaurant. Must R.S.V.P. for breakfast.   Other activities may include; movies, concerts, and day trips.

 

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