Ministries at St. John XXIII
How We Live Our Faith
A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just. -Pope Francis
Compassionate Services. 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, and become the face of Christ for others. We do many small acts of love that we believe make a marked difference in the lives of others.
Commanded by Christ
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.