How to Become a Parish Volunteer

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How to help with projects that help the poor and the needy of our community
Our parish is committed to maintaining year round program by which we encourage all of our parishioners to remember the poor, the needy, the hungry, the abandoned and those who are abused.   In addition to our efforts to promote the Gospel of Life and finally win the the battle against abortion, violence toward children in the womb.   For more information, contact the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Society for Human Dignity of our parish. 

How to become a volunteer in the parish organization:
Men invited to join the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraterntity that spends its efforts to assist the parish in many endeavors.    Contact Ed Salinas to find out how to join. 

Women of the parish are invited to join various organizations in our parish including the Catholic Daughters of America (Noemi Lazo) , the Women's Council (Norma Sanchez), and the Guadalupanas (Annie Galvan), contact these organizations for more information.

How can I serve at Sunday Mass?
Men and women, young and old are encouraged to find a liturgical ministry to offer their service to.

In order to serve in this capacity, one must be qualified according to the standards of the Church:

  1. Must be a baptized practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  2. To be a practicing Catholic one must:
    1. If married, be married by the Catholic Church
    2. If unmarried, must not be "living together" with someone (cohabitating) before marriage.
    3. Must not practice articifial means of contraception (Birth Control)
    4. Must not publically or privately be in opposition or contradict Church teaching including issues such as:
      1. Human Life (Abortion, contraception, euthanasia, stem-cell research)
      2. Human Sexuality (including the Church's teaching on Homosexuality)
  3. Must attend a simple training session for the various ministries.

One can serve as: 
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Altar Servers

How to become a Catechist:
Catechists are people who a special passion for teaching the faith.   Catechists must also abide by the requirements for liturgical ministers (see above) in addition at St. John's our Catechists will be asked to make a solemn profession of faith and take an oath of fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church.  

Our catechists work through the Youth Formation Program in various levels from the Ark, Edge, and Life Teen.   They are instructors, group leaders and team members for those children ages Pre-K4

Contact our Youth Office for more information:  youth@sjbcctx.org

How to help the parish with fundraising efforts and campaigns.
St. John the Baptist is currently raising funds for our new building campaign which includes a new Church, a new Religious Education Building, new Office building.   Click here for more information.

To raise the funds we have a few committes established that assist us in this effort.
1.  Parish Family Festival (November)
2.  Annual Golf Tournament (September)
3.  Stewardship Committee



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