- A support group for people who are experiencing the
loss of a loved one. We meet the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of
each month from 10:30AM to 12 Noon in the Church Coffee Room.
For more information contact Deacon Ron at 732-657-6347.
SHARING GROUPS - Small groups of parishioners ( 6 - 8
people) meet, in various communities, once a week to read,
discuss and reflect on the Scriptures as it relates to our
every day lives. Call Joan Boland for information
732-657-6347, ext. 108.
COMMITTEE - Monitors the finances of the parish with
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
IMPAIRED - The 4PM Saturday Evening Mass has a special
section in our West Wing which offers signing for the
MINISTRY - Members visit and pray with parishioners of
St. Johnís who are in local hospitals and nursing homes.
Call Joan Boland for information 732-657-6347, ext. 108.
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.
OF MARY - Members meet every Thursday after the 8AM
Mass. The Holy Rosary is recited and plans are
coordinated, for weekly visits to Manchester Nursing Home.
At the home, Holy Communion is distributed, and members
provide simple acts of kindness to residents of the home.
Call Marie Gooden at 732-849-4808.
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.
- 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.
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.
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 Joan Toth ... 732-657-4938.
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.
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.
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.
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.