Christian Service Commission
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource of Catholic social teaching to enable the entire parish communion to put the social teaching of the Church into action. The Commission empowers the members of the parish to fulfill the Church's mission of love, justice, freedom and peace under the mantle of evangelization by communally responding, in an organized way, to societal and individual needs. The commission creates and/or promotes programs that strive to address human needs and achieve justice whether locally or in the broader communities of vicariate, region, Archdiocese, state, nation and world.
Christ Jesus, your Eucharist is a sign of love,
-may the poor and outcasts find a place at your table.
Christ Jesus, your Eucharist is a sign of unity,
-may we embrace diversity with reverence and open hearts.
Christ Jesus, your Eucharist is a bond of charity,
-may we be living signs of your presence in our midst.
Christ Jesus, your Eucharist is a pledge of future glory,
-may you welcome home all who have died believing in you.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
We are blessed to have such an active St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Baptist Parish. If you have an interest in this organization or have questions, please contact the parish office at 734-241-8910.
God Works! Family Soup Kitchen
God Works! is a coalition of people with a common goal of serving food to the homeless and working poor in the Monroe area. Adults and Students can volunteer to cook, serve, and clean up the monthly God Works communities meal for those in need in the city of Monroe. If you cannot serve, desserts are always needed. St. John's God Works meal is served the 2nd Tuesday of each month at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 201 S. Monroe Street (on the northeast corner of Monroe and E. Third Streets). Cooks are needed at 4 pm; Servers at 5:30 pm, and clean up begins at 6:30 pm. Contact Lillian Williamson at 734-770-7046 to help.
The St. John Food Pantry
The St. John Food Pantry was reopened from the former St. Joseph Food Closet after St. Joseph Church in Monroe closed. The St. John Food Pantry is located in the Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan's St. Joseph Center of Hope, located at 222 Colonial Court, Monroe, MI (behind ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital). Items are needed each month and are listed in the St. John bulletin, website, and Facebook page. Items can be dropped off in the vestibule of the church or the parish office. On-site volunteers at the Food Pantry are also needed as well as committee member volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Lillian Williamson at 734-770-7046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.