Our Parish life functions in collaboration with our staff and parishioners working together in order to bring organization and spirit to St. John the Baptist Parish. Our committees include the following options: Pastoral Council, Faith Formation, Liturgy, Parish Life, Social Justice & Ministry and Finance. For meeting dates, please view Our Parish Life Calendar. 

Pastoral Council

Our Council is responsible for pastorally ministering to the life of our parish through continual discussion of our mission, vision and ways to foster our community as missionary disciples in Christ. We typically meet the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm.

04-19-2018 Council Minutes

Next Meeting: August 16, 2018

parish handbook Constitution

 

Faith Formation

The purpose of the Faith Formation Committee is to work with the Faith Formation Coordinator and with the total St. John the Baptist Parish community to nurture and facilitate an openness to lifelong faith formation and to work towards developing structures to support his, incorporating catechumenal principles. We typically meet once a month from 6:30-7:30 PM. Our meeting weekdays vary. 

2018-19 Registration FF Form

2018-19 ff Calendar

 

Liturgy

Our committee helps foster meaningful and life-giving worship for our parish through seasonal liturgy planning and environmental decorating. 

Liturgy Committee Minutes: no April meeting minutes sent

Next Meeting: not currently scheduled

 

Parish Life

The purpose of the Parish Life committee is to establish and promote a sense of belonging among parishioners and the provide opportunities for living out the communal dimensions of the gospel in our parish community. Activities include social, recreational events, and programs which assist in extending and enhancing Christian living and communal growth within our parish.

Parish Life Committee Report: May 2018 Parish Life Report

If you would like to assist our committee with providing hospitality as needed, please contact Heidi Peternell at 320.761.9469 or heidi.peternell@gmail.com

Upcoming hospitality events:

June 16 we will host two Adrian Dominican Sisters to share their story of missionary work.

June 23 is our Annual Pie Social honoring the Feast of St. John the Baptist: everyone brings a pie to share following 5:30pm Mass.

August 25 is our annual Parishioner Appreciation Picnic following 4:30pm Mass.

Social Justice

The Social Justice and Ministry Committee keeps the parish aware of concerns for peace and social justice within and beyond the parish boundaries by providing information and promoting programs and projects which help parishioners think globally and act locally in matters which concern all Christians today.

The Social Justice and Ministry Committee of Saint John the Baptist Parish is a catalyst for parish involvement in social justice and ministry issues.

We typically meet every second Monday of the month from 7 - 8 PM. 

For more on our on-going programs, please click here For More Information

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Finance

The Finance Council is mandated by Canon Law and reports directly to the pastor, who appoints members to the Commission.

The purpose of the Finance Council is the assist with the coordination of all financial aspects of parish life including finances, fundraising, and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.

 We meet the third Thursday of the month from 6 - 7 PM.

Next Meeting: August 16, 2018

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