Parish StewardshipAt Saint John Chrysostom, stewardship is central to our church.
It helps make our parish what it is: a true community.
Have you ever considered giving your time, talent and treasure
to one or more ministries? Contact any of the Parish staff for
more information on any of the ministries, or get in touch with
the appropriate person below.
|Music Ministry||Alan Long||-|
|Health Ministry||Kathy Rowlings||-|
Other Stewardship Opportunities include:
|LITURGICAL||RELIGIOUS EDUCATION||PARISH OUTREACH|
|Altar Decoration||Marriage Prep||Arts & Crafts|
|Choir Member||R.C.I.A.||Bazaar Committee|
|Eucharistic Minister||Office Assistants||Christmas Gifts|
|Minister to the Sick||Teacher/Elementary||Health Ministry|
|Greeter||Teacher/Grades 7, 8, 9||Hospitality|
|Mass Coordinator||Volunteer Hours Coordinator||June Parish Cookout|
|Sacristan||Bereavement||Parish Welcome Committee|
The Upper room Prayer Group has been meeting at St. John Chrysostom parish since 1975. Before that time, the Prayer Group had met at St. Mary's parish in Dedham. Many of the early members have moved or died, but Anna Carrazza, Josephine Anastasia, and Eleanor Crehan are still active and dedicated members of the group.
At St. John's the Prayer Group meets Sept- December (weather permitting), and April-June, from 7:30-9:15 pm in the church. We usually average 10 - 16 people at our meetings. We pray for all the intentions of the parish, some telephoned in (Thank you, Anna), some mentioned at daily Mass, and some written in the Parish Book of Intercessions. We pray for the sick and those who care for them, the poor, the homeless, our servicemen and women, and children preparing to receive their sacraments
Many members of the Prayer Group are daily Mass goers. Some are Eucharistic Ministers. Some bring Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins of the parish. Some are lectors at daily and Sunday Masses. Some members of the parish Hospitality Committee, assisting at parish celebrations and receptions. Everyone worked on the parish Bazaar, before, or on the day of the actual Bazaar. We bring food on Tuesday nights for the Loaves and Fishes basket to be given to the local Food Pantry. Every Fall, when the Catholic Television Apostolate has its big fundraiser, our group makes a generous donation. (Thank you, Eleanor, for always alerting us to the appeal) We feel that our parishioners enjoy and depend on the Catholic programming.archdiocese web site for information and guidelines on parish pastoral councils.
The members of the parish council:
- Joan Coffey
- Marilyn Cushing
- Sabino Favorito
- Kent Harnois
- Dick Leger
- Josh Levine
- Mary Martell
- Marina McCoy
- Judith McKenna
...more to come!