2597 Glendale Ave. | Green Bay, WI 54313

Pastoral Ministries

SOCIAL CONCERNS

The mission of this group of volunteers is to create awareness of social issues affecting our society and to make programs available for the parish to act on these issues. Some of the committee's projects are serving meals at homeless shelters, distributing medical supplies and clothing to various missions and coordinating the Advent and Lent Giving Trees, which provide food and gifts at Christmas to needy families. The Thanksgiving collection helps support the work of this committee. Chairperson: Lori Janowski 


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

Care and the love of knitting (and crochet) have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The knitter begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient. Intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed it is offered a final ritual before being sent along its way.

The blessing is rippled from person to person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!

St. John's Prayer Shawl Ministry meets second Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Fireplace Room. 

For more information Contact: Ruth Holloway, Pastoral Minister, 920-434-2145 ext. 209 


HELPING HANDS

Helping Hands is a ministry made up of parish volunteers who aid families in the areas of meals and transportation during times of illness or other challenges. This outreach is based on Christ's love and compassion.

If you or someone you know could use a Helping Hand, please Contact Lori Gezella 920-434-7330 or Gerrie Ward 920-660-9948


SERENITY BEREAVEMENT GROUP

The St. John’s Serenity Bereavement Group helps:

To foster healing and understanding in coping with grief.

  • To provide an opportunity to share feelings, ideas, and experiences of loss and meet others who have had similar experiences
  • To understand that grief is a normal process experienced after a significant loss
  • To offer an opportunity to ask questions, help others or just listen
  • To have support during this difficult time after losing a loved one

For more information Contact: Ruth Holloway, Pastoral Minister, 920-434-2145 ext. 209  


PRAYER MINISTRY TEAM

Do you feel called to pray with others?  Do you want to help others open their hearts to Jesus’ love and healing during difficult times?  This ministry is open to parish members of all ages and from all walks of life. 

Groups of two will be available after each weekend mass to pray for anyone in need of prayer in the Eucharistic Chapel (behind the Tabernacle). 

“they all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” Acts 1:14

For more information Contact: Ruth Holloway, Pastoral Minister, 920-434-2145 ext. 209