Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. Our Compassionate Services Ministry is the most delicate of all our ministries at St. John XXIII.
We visit the homebound, the hospitalized, the sick and the dying. We minister to those that mourn the loss of their loved ones, and we prayerfully support those in our Parish whose situation cannot be labeled. Learn more about Compassionate Services here.
Outreach is important to our church because it is important to God and that makes it important to every Christian for the following reason. Outreach was commanded by Christ. Before His ascension, Jesus told the disciples that their impact on the world should start in their city and expand its influence into the entire world (Matthew 28.19; Acts 1:8; 2 Peter 3:9).
Outreach is necessary for growth. Worship, discipleship, and serving are important, but if you never progress to the next stage of maturity by being involved in outreach, your gifts to the world will be hidden. Learn more about our Outreach Ministries here.
The Mass is the Lord’s Supper. The Mass is the celebration of the paschal mystery of Jesus Christ. Christ instituted the Eucharist in the cenacle on Holy Thursday, in the framework of the Jewish Passover, to leave to all Christians the new Passover with its saving presence until the end of time. The Mass is how we celebrate what we believe.
Being part of the Mass is one of the most fulfilling ministries one can experience as a Catholic. We invite you to join us as part of the Liturgy in one of our Worship Ministries. You can find more information about the Worship Ministry here.