Altar Servers

Open to all boys and girls 4th grade and older.

Contact: Dale Bonifas, (937) 552-4470

 

Bible Study

Contact: Deacon Charles Wright 667-3419 x 203

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

This program is offered during the 10:30 am Sunday Mass from the Fall through the Spring for children ages Pre-K through 3rd grade. The Liturgy of the Word celebrations are intended to form children in the liturgical language of the Church, nourish and guide their spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word in ways that they understand.

The structure of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word is the same as the Liturgy of the Word with the general assembly, hearing the same readings of the day as the congregation, except that one of the first two reading is omitted. The full structure is:

  • Gather with the assembly
  • Invitation and Sending Children forth
  • Gather the Children
  • First Reading
  • Responsorial Psalm
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Gospel – The highlight of the celebration
  • Engaging Scripture Reflection
  • Profession of Faith
  • General Intercessions – children are given the opportunity to add their own intentions
  • Procession back to the assembly for the Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rite

The Children’s Liturgy area always reflects the current liturgical season. The atmosphere is geared to children and is warm and welcoming. Parents are always welcome to sit in too!

Contact: Deacon Charles Wright 667-3419 x 203

 

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers are needed for all Sunday and Holy Day Masses. Schedule is done monthly via e-mail and openings not filled can be filled in before each Mass. Open to 7th graders on up. Training sessions are carried out on an as needed basis.

Contacts: Bernie Maxwell, 335-5054; Parish Office, 667-3419

 

Holy Hour

The Eucharist is exposed on the altar the second  Monday of each month from 7:00-8:00 PM for individuals or families to spend time in quiet prayer and meditation. A reading and reflection are presented. Stay for a short while or the hour. Everyone is welcome to come and sit in silence with the Lord.

Contacts: Bill McGrath, 667-4932; Jan Haley, 667-1189

 

Home Communion

Home Communion Ministers volunteer to visit and take Eucharist to our homebound or nursing home parishioners. Ministers volunteer for this program several times a month (or weekly). Assignments begin with a visit to the sacristy on Sunday mornings to pick up a liturgy packet and the bulletin along with the Eucharist. This is very rewarding ministry, both for the givers and the recipients; all involved are blessed in many ways.

Contact: Ann Fallert, 667-3416 or Jan Barhorst 335-8504

 

Lectors

Proclaim the Word of the Lord at the Liturgy.

Contact: Steve McCrillis, 667-3710

 

Liturgy of the Hours

Morning Prayer: 8:15 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (except on mornings of Funerals)
Evening Prayer: 6:45 PM on Wednesday

 

Men’s Saturday Prayer

This group of men meets each Saturday morning to discuss the scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday. They meet from 8:00-9:00 AM in room #107 at the church. All men and visitors are welcome.

Contact: Bill McGrath, 667-4932

 

Music Program/Choirs

The music program at St. John’s involves many volunteers who provide singing and leadership in the liturgies. The Music Director prepares and provides music for the 5:00 PM Saturday Mass and the 8:00 AM Sunday Mass. The 5:00 PM Mass has a cantor who proclaims the word in song for the Responsorial Psalm and the Gospel Acclamation and leads the assembly in song. The 8:00 AM Mass has a choir that provides support for the assembly. They rehearse before and after the 8:00 AM Mass on Sundays. Bill Griffin prepares and provides music for the 10:30 AM Sunday Mass. The 10:30 AM choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM. Membership in the choirs is open to anyone who enjoys singing.
The Music Director also provides music for funerals, weddings, and other liturgies throughout the seasons of the Liturgical Year .

Contacts: We are currently seeking a Director of Music here at St. Johns.   Bill Griffin, is the Contemporary Choir Director (10:30AM Sunday Mass)  and can be reached at -  698-5590.  Mrs. Joyce Kister is currently providing the music for our 5:00 PM  Saturday Mass and the  8:00 AM Sunday Mass.

 

Prayer Circle

Prays for the needs of our Church, our community, our country and our world. Anyone can submit a prayer request by email or phone, and we will join our hearts together in prayer for that intention. Requests are communicated to members by email and phone.

Contact: Lois Cox (937) 901-9134 LMC92UD@gmail.com

 

Rosary

Prayed at 8:00 AM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (except on mornings of Funerals)
Prayed at 6:30 PM on Wednesday

 

Adult Faith Formation Team

A group of parishioners who plan and organize Adult Faith Formation events for the Parish. They meet monthly and as needed.

Contact: Deacon Charles Wright 667-3419 x 203

 

Spring Meade Ministry

St. John’s has a small dedicated group of people who visit, read a short Gospel message and give Communion to Catholic Residents of Spring Meade each Sunday after 8:00 AM Mass. At least one of them also accompanies Fr. Marc several times a year when he says Mass and anoints them.

Contacts: Betty Voisard, 339-3941

 

Ushers

Assist in seating at Mass, collecting the offering, and distributing bulletins after each Mass.

Contacts: Parish Office, 667-3419; Jerry and Valerie Eberly at 937-667-1593.

 

Worship Commission

Oversees all areas of liturgy and worship. Meets the first Tuesday in the months of October, November, February, March, April and May at 7:00 PM.

Contact: Kim Yoder, 667-1141