Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered to parallel the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. Our program is designed for 3 to 6 year olds and is offered during the 10:00am Sunday Mass. While adults listen to the Gospel in church, the children also listen to the Gospel at an age appropriate level. The priest will call the children forward and send them to the Narthex with a blessing. The children return to their families during Offertory. There is no registration required. Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer. Training and material are provided. To help with Children's Liturgy please contact Kim Piazza.
Experienced vocalists who are willing to share their time and talents by prayerfully leading the congregation in song are always needed. Cantor training is available. Please contact Paul Wiesler.
We are always looking for talented organists, pianists, instrumentalist, and guitarists who are willing to share their time and talents with us by accompanying our choir, cantors and the congregation. There are many opportunities to share your gifts and to enhance our liturgies. Please contact Stacey Ryan.
Members of our congregation who love to sing and are willing to commit to regular weekly rehearsal times and singing for Mass are always welcome. Saint John's has an Adult Choir, Youth Choir and a Guitar Group. Please contact Stacey Ryan for Adult Choir and Abby Henderson for the Youth Choir and Steve Geishirt for Guitar Group.
Lay Ministers of the Eucharist take Holy Communion to homebound parishioners on Wednesday and Friday mornings They also distribute Communion to the elderly at the Waunakee Manor Nursing Home and residence of the Manor Retirement Center on Friday morning. Members are welcome to join at anytime. If you would like to receive or help with this stewardship program please contact Karen Greiber at 849-7271
Boys and girls who have completed their first semester of fourth grade are encouraged to become Mass Servers. Attendance at a training session is required. Servers are welcome to join at anytime. Please contact Father Lance Schneider to sign up.
The Lectors proclaims God's Word at weekend and/or weekday liturgies. Training and commissioning are offered each year. Members are welcome to join at anytime. Please contact Father Lance Schneider.
Eucharistic Ministers assist in the distribution of the Eucharist with Bread and/or Cup. This ministry is open to all confirmed parishioners in good standing. Training and commissioning are offered each year. Please contact the Father Lance Schneider.
Greeters are asked to arrive 20 minutes before Mass begins. Greeters stand at the entrance of the church and welcome people as they enter, while handing out bulletins. This program has been organized to help make both parishioners and visitors feel welcome at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church. If you would like to sign up to be a greeter please contact Kim Piazza.
Ushers help welcome, seat, and bring forth the financial offering. Members are welcome to join a team at anytime. Please contact Kim Piazza or Chuck Frederick at 849-4642 to sign up.