It is a privilege to assist the priest at Holy Mass or other liturgies. Boys and girls who wish to serve can begin their training in the fourth or fifth grade. Watch the bulletin for scheduled training sessions. Contact: Paula Stanifer for more information.
Art & Environment
The Arts & Environment Committee is the group of volunteers responsible for decorating the church for the various liturgical seasons. Whether you enjoy floral arranging, creating beautiful spaces to worship, watering flowers, ironing fabric or climbing ladders–there is room for you on this wonderful committee! If you are interested in joining this committee please contact Diane Layhew.
Eucharistic Ministers distribute Holy Communion at weekend and other masses, Communion services, and distribute communion to the home bound. These ministers are recommended by the Pastor and approved by the Bishop to distribute the Holy Eucharist. Call or email Linda Morgel at the parish office.
Extending a warm welcome is to light a candle in a person's life! We are looking for smiling, friendly faces to welcome parishioners, guests and newcomers to St. John the Baptist's celebration of the Liturgy. Greeters help to create a welcoming atmosphere of true hospitality, drawing all together in the spirit of community and opening the way to fully participate in the liturgy.
Our goal is to increase fellowship and involvement in the parish community. The Time Commitment is Small (only once a month), but the Benefits are Huge:
For more information, or to sign up, please email Linda Morgel at the parish office with your name, phone number, address and your Mass time preference.
The Lector Ministry is an opportunity for parishioners to participate in the liturgy by proclaiming the Word of God. Training is provided. New members are encouraged to join in this rewarding ministry. Contact: Kristy Rivard.
It is the Sacristan’s role to see to the consistent and proper handling of certain aspects of parish liturgy. In so doing, the Sacristan helps to create a prayerful liturgy and frees the priest to give his attention to the prayer and to the pastoral care of the people.
The sacristan arranges the books needed for the celebration, marking all of the divisions. He or she lays out the vestments and anything else needed for the celebration, such as cruets, chalices, ciboria, linens, oils, processional crosses, candles, etc.
This ministry is open to adults who have celebrated Confirmation, and who are free of any impediments to participating in the sacramental life of the Church. A good sacristan is a boon to any parish and, as the GIRM (General Instructions for the Roman Catholic Missal) says, the post fulfills a true liturgical function. Contact: Fr. Jim Smalarz
As the Ceremonial of Bishops states: “The adornment and décor of a church should be such as to make the church a visible sign of love and reverence toward God.”
Ushers are an important part of the Eucharist Celebration at St. John the Baptist. The men and women who serve in this ministry are both hosts and housekeepers for the Lord's Supper. They greet arriving parishioners and guests, making them feel welcome. They act as first responders if someone is in distress. They ensure that the Lord's house is in order before, during and after the celebration of Mass. All members of St. John the Baptist are invited to participate in this ministry.
© 2018 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Monroe, Michigan 48161.
All rights reserved.
Rev. David Burgard, Pastor
511 S. Monroe Street, Monroe MI 48161
Interim Office Hours
Monday | 9 am-4 pm (closed for lunch from Noon to 1 pm
Tuesday | 9 am-3 pm
Thursday | 9 am-3 pm
The office is closed on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday