Activities & Organizations

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Thursday from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm. We encourage you to join us for Eucharistic Adoration. Taking just a few minutes from your busy daily schedules, can be quite rewarding.

Holy Innocents Perpetual Adoration Chapel

“Could you not spend one hour with me?” (Matt: 26-40). Does Jesus ask too much? One hour a week at your convenience. Volunteer to pray for one hour at the Chapel located at St. Mary Star of the Sea, 325 E 3rd Street, 4th Avenue Entrance. Call 722-0218.

Men’s Bible Study

A weekly Bible Study for men meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30 am. The group uses a study guide to pose questions and promote discussion. It’s informal, but full of discovery about our faith in God and the Church. You are welcome and encouraged to join the group anytime you can. Contact Deacon Walt to find out what passage they will be discussing or simply show up. It’s a great way to start the day and you’ll be glad you got out of bed early. The sessions take place in the rectory basement and generally last about an hour. Coffee is always served.

Adult Faith Formation

In addition to the specific groups listed above there are opportunities throughout the year for faith formation activities such as scripture studies, retreats,and Apologetics.

Women Living Our Faith

Every woman of the parish is welcome to become a part of an organization which has provided service to St. John’s for approximately 70 years. Meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from September to June. Come together at 9 am for a short meeting, to pray the rosary and enjoy coffee, treats and conversation.

Prayer Chain

“Ask and you shall receive”. Special prayer requests are continually prayed for. All requests are kept confidential. Feel free to call the parish office.

Funeral Lunch Helpers

We offer a special service to parishioners when a death occurs in the family…we serve these members a lunch. Many of these funeral lunches involve 200 or more family members and this is where we need your help (men and women). Please consider volunteering, if only for an hour, to help with the many tasks to prepare the church hall for this special event.

Visitation Ministry

Trained, volunteer parish members make contact with parishioners at a time of need. Members visit parishioners who are hospitalized or residing in nursing homes. Communion is brought to those who are home-bound. The focus of this ministry offers outreach to those who have special needs.

Knights of Columbus #447

This organization is dedicated to promoting Christian principles, supporting religious, civic and charitable causes and exists to provide mutual aid and assistance to its members and their families. The bases of their activities endorse Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Council 447 meets at St. John’s Church. This council continues to sponsor the first Squires’ Club to encourage teenage young men to adopt a Christian lifestyle. If you need further information about the Knights of Columbus, please call the parish office.