(Listed Alphabetically)

CAREGIVERS - Provides volunteers to serve the elderly, the disabled and the homebound of St. Johnís Parish and neighboring community.

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Monitors the finances of the parish with the Pastor.

FOLK CHOIR - Anyone who would like to share their musical talents at the 9:15AM Mass on Sunday is welcome to join the folk choir. Practice is held every Wednesday night 8:30 - 9:30PM in the Church Hall. Call Joyce Sorenson for information 732-240-4750.

HEARING IMPAIRED - The 4PM Saturday Evening Mass has a special section in our West Wing which offers signing for the hearing impaired.

HOSPITAL MINISTRY - Members visit and pray with parishioners of St. Johnís who are in local hospitals and nursing homes. Call Deacon Larry D'Amico for information 732-657-6347, ext. 114.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - The Knights of Columbus is a lay Catholic family fraternal service organization. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men in communion with the Holy See, age 18 or older. If interested, please contact Parish Office for more information.

PARISH COUNCIL - Provides information and guidance to the pastor on different aspects of ministries in the parish. The council also coordinates major church projects, in addition to ongoing projects for the parish. Call Victor Bala for information 732-657-8899.

R.C.I.A. - The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process designed for two different groups of people: (1) adults who are not Catholic and would like to join the Catholic Church, and (2) adults who were baptized as children into the Catholic faith, but who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Sometimes members of this group also have not received their First Communion in the Catholic Church; R.C.I.A. is designed for them, too. The process starts in September and members are formally brought into the Church on Holy Saturday, at the Easter Vigil. Call Joe Pittarelli....732-323-8469.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION - Religious instructions for our young parishioners, grades K to 8. They are held in the Parish Center on Wednesday evenings 5:30 - 8PM and Saturday mornings 9 - 10:15AM. If anyone is interested, please call Mary Ann Dempkowski at 732-657-2348.

ROSARY ALTAR SOCIETY - The Society is devoted to the Blessed Mother. Meetings are held on the first Monday after the first Sunday of each month. The Society participates and supports special activites in the parish. Call Angela McNeill - 732-657-1728.

ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIAL CONCERNS - Helps needy families in St. Johnís Parish and the Manchester Community by distributing food, clothing, household goods and furniture. The Society also distributes gift certificates to Shop Rite and assists in paying utility bills, rent and mortgage payments where needed. St. Vincent de Paul receives no government subsidy and only depends on generous donations from parishioners and the community. Call Mike Brennan for information 732-657-6347.

USHERS, LECTOR and SPECIAL MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARISTIC - Help in various ways to facilitate a smooth liturgy as well as bringing Communion to the homebound. For more information, call Parish Office at 732-657-6347.

WINGS AND A PRAYER - Our Religious Article Shop which is open once a month at the rear of the Church Hall after all the Masses. Contact Victor Bala at 732-657-8899.

YOUTH CHOIR - All young people who like to sing are welcome to join the Youth Choir. Practices are held at the Parish Center on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7PM. Call Joyce Sorenson for information 732-240-4750.