Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
If a minor or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, please call 911.
If you suspect abuse of a minor, your first call should be to Civil Authorities.
For more information on reporting abuse and/or victim assistance, please visit the Archdiocesan Office for the Protection of Children and Youth
In June of 2002, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a document titled, “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” The “Charter” was a response of the bishops to counter crimes of sexual abuse within the church as well as the greater society. Every diocese in the country is bound by this document, as are the parishes of a diocese. Among the practical steps coming from the “Charter” is a requirement of criminal background checks of all church employees and volunteers. An additional requirement is in-service training on the prevention of sexual abuse for all church employees and volunteers.
Requirements to Volunteer with Minors:
Return a completed background check packet which includes an application, permission to complete the background check and a code of conduct agreement. Packets can be picked up in the Church and School offices. This packet also includes the minimum requirements to volunteer based the information received from the county and state reports and St. John’s volunteer policies.*Volunteers who have completed background checks and VIRTUS and still volunteer with children, youth and vulnerable adults are asked to sign a Code of Conduct annually. This Code of Conduct is included in the background check packet for new volunteers, and is available on line or through the coordinator of your volunteer ministry.
Attend a VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children sexual abuse prevention session. These sessions are held throughout the archdiocese and attendance at any site in the archdiocese meets this requirement. Virtus registration can be completed at www.virtus.org.
As a parish we need to be in full compliance with the steps outlined in the “Charter.” Completion of the requirements is an important part to make our parish a safer place where all people can grow in the love of Jesus Christ.