Altar Rosary Society
The St. John XXIII Altar Rosary Society is a group of women dedicated to Our Lord and Our Lady through prayer and service. They gather once a month to pray the rosary, discuss and plan parish projects and enjoy social activity. Each month they have a program or speaker to provide enrichment for the ladies. These dedicated women provide hospitality for many parish events. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. Dates can be found on the parish calendar on this website.
Altar Servers are school age boys and girls who assist the priest at the altar with duties at Mass or other celebrations such as carrying the cross, processional candles or holding the book. They may carry the incense, present the bread, wine and water, or assist with the presentation of the gifts when the priest receives the gifts from the people. Students may become altar servers after they have received their First Holy Communion. Altar serving is a great way to be actively engaged in the Mass. Some training is necessary for this ministry. Please call Fr. John if your child is interested.
Bible study programs on various topics are offered throughout the year at St. John XXIII Parish during the fall and spring semesters. One session is offered in the afternoon and the same session is repeated in the evening for the convenience of parishioners. Joining Bible Study is a great way to continue to learn about and grow in your faith. Fr. John leads each video based study which also includes print material for further reflection and study. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. Dates can be found on the parish calendar on this website.
The St. John XXIII Choir meets on Tuesday evenings in the Church at 7 PM from September through June. Under the direction of Bill Fay, we work on vocal technique, music reading, and choral singing skills in the weekly rehearsal. The ensemble sings in two, three and four part harmony. Kate Capriotto serves as cantor at the parish. If you can carry a tune and attend rehearsals regularly, you are welcome to give us a try!
This coming season we are committed to singing at Blessed Trinity Church in Buffalo, Mount Olivet Cemetery Christmas Mass and the diocesan Choral Festival. We are working on building our repertoire for these events. Guest musicians assist us for special events
The Classic Citizens is a group of senior citizens from the parish who meet once a month in the Arcade Hall to socialize, share a snack and be enriched. Members of the group enjoy periodic field trips to fun and relaxing destinations. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. Dates can be found on the parish calendar on this website.
Dust Busters are dedicated teams of people who clean the Church, Sacristy and Sanctuary. Their mission is to make the Lord’s house sparkle, and they do it well. New team members are always welcome to participate in this important work. If you are interested in joining, please see the bulletin or call the office.
Eucharistic Ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion during Mass and in taking the Eucharist to the homebound. One can be a Eucharistic Minister after receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you are interested in serving as a special minister of Holy Communion, please contact Father John.
Faith Formation is the primary educational ministry of our parish for our young people. Through this ministry, catechists pass the faith on to the next generation by planting seeds of faith and preparing them to receive the Sacraments. As they partner with parents and families, they encourage children to become missionary disciples. If you are interested in helping please contact Annette Breen at the parish office.
This group assists the pastor with the stewardship of the material goods of the parish including financial resources and the care and maintenance of the buildings and grounds. If you have expertise in a particular area of finance and are interested in helping, please contact Fr. John.
Holy Name Society
St. John XXIII Holy Name Society is a fraternal group of men who promote devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus and support each other in growing in holiness. The group meets monthly, plans activities for the parish, through their work, supports parish initiatives and needs. If you are interested in joining, please come to our next meeting. Dates can be found on the parish calendar on this website
Lectors are people whose ministry is to proclaim God’s Word at Mass. Additionally they read the parish announcements, and in the absence of a deacon, do the prayers of the faithful. If you believe you may be called to this ministry, please contact Fr. John.
The members of St. John XXIII Parish gather during summer for food, fun and fellowship at their annual Parish Picnic. Members of the Picnic Committee plan the event around a special theme and assure that there will be fun for all ages. If you are interested in helping, please call the parish office.
The monthly parish raffle helps to offset the cost of utilities for the parish and helps to provide savings for needed enhancements. Tickets are sold at the rectory and a daily winner is drawn. If you are interested in helping, please call the parish office.
The members of St. John XXIII Parish periodically engage in retreats or evenings of reflection. The purpose of the parish retreat or evening of reflection is to help people deepen their spirituality and grown in their relationship with the Lord. If you are interested in helping, please call the parish office.
The parish soup suppers are held during Lent. A simple Lenten meal of soup and bread is served and is followed by an inspiring speaker. Soup suppers provide food for both the body and the soul, and are enjoyed by all who attend them. If you are interested in helping, please call the parish office.