Liturgical Ministries

Any boy or girl who is in Grade 4 or beyond and has received First Communion is invited to become an altar server here at St. John's. 

By attending training sessions these young people learn how to assist the priest and deacon while serving at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Being an altar server brings the youth of the parish together and helps them to get to know one another. This is a wonderful opportunity for a child to actively participate in Sunday liturgy and begin ministry in the Church. This ministry which involves time, dedication, and commitment stresses the importance of service and our Christian values.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN ALTAR SERVER:

An altar server's responsibilities usually begin 15 minutes before Mass.  Altar servers are responsible for the preparation of the sacred vessels, lighting candles, and any other items needed for the celebration of the Mass.  The assigned servers will lead the entrance and recessional processions, and serve the priest throughout the Mass.  Altar servers are also responsible for cleanup of sacred vessels, extinguishing candles, and setup of sacred vessels before the next scheduled Mass; this normally takes about 10 minutes after Mass.

TRAINING SESSIONS:

Training is usually held during the spring.  **All training sessions must be attended!  A notice will be sent home through the Religious Education Program and St. John's School in early 2019.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If your child is interested in becoming an altar server, please contact the Director of Religious Ed., Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or 508-222-0707.

First time parents are required to take our Baptismal Preparation Program before their child is baptized into the community.

As we welcome these parents in a special way, we are always looking for people to volunteer in this ministry, so these preparation programs are both learning and prayerful experiences before a couple baptizes their child. Contact the Parish Office for dates and to register.

PARENT MEETINGS:

Volunteer couples facilitate and lead discussions for parents who are having their first child baptized. The program consists of a meeting with other couples to clarify an understanding of the sacrament. There is an opportunity to meet and talk with the parish priest and deacon, and to interact with other parents.

CREATING BAPTISMAL ROBES:

Volunteers construct (cut, serge, and monogram) the babies' robes.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact the Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or 508-222-0707.

Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests and deacons in distributing Communion at Mass, to the sick, and to the homebound.

Those called to this ministry have an important role; their whole work involves taking in hand the Body and Blood of Christ and sharing the Eucharist with everyone who worships.

HOME VISITATION/MINISTRY TO THE SICK:

Please contact us if someone is unable to attend mass and would like to receive Communion and/or the Anointing of the Sick. Eucharistic Ministers bring communion on a regular basis to Golden Living Garden Place, Golden Living Attleboro, and Pleasant Street Rest Home. Mass and Communion Services are offered on a regular basis.

​DIOCESAN REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO BE COMMISSIONED:

  • Selected by the Pastor and approved by the Bishop
  • Must have received all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, & Confirmation)
  • If married, must be in a valid Church marriage
  • Attend Sunday Mass
  • Devoted to the Eucharist

Current Ministry Schedule

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or 508-222-0707

Each weekend, our volunteers welcome parishioners at Masses and often offer seasonal or special information or invitations.

The main goal of a greeter is to welcome visitors to the parish, help them "feel at home" during the worship service, and invite them back. We want everyone who comes to St. John's and St. Vincent’s to feel welcomed!

WHAT WE LOOK FOR IN A GREETER:

-Friendly, warm, and welcoming individuals
-Attend liturgy on a regular basis
-Know our parishioners and can identify visitors to our church
-Eager to assist our visitors and answer questions they may have

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or at 508-222-0707.

The Lectors are men and women, high school age or older, who are willing to help and to proclaim the readings at Mass and special services. 

One or two lectors are scheduled for each Mass.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A LECTOR:

A lector's responsibilities usually begin 15 minutes before Mass.  Lectors are responsible to review the readings of the day and the intercessions.  One may read the Mass Announcements and the other will process with the celebrant and servers and carry the Book of the Gospels.

Current Ministry Schedule

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or 508-222-0707

The Liturgy Committee is a group of parishioners who help in planning and evaluating the liturgical celebrations. 

Its goal is to enhance full participation of all through music, environment, hospitality, and education of liturgy.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact Meg Keenan at mkeenan@sje-school.com or 508-222-0707.

Sacristans are volunteers who help launder the small altar linens and altar robes on a rotating basis.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact office@attleborocatholics.org.

Ushers are parishioners who greet people, collect the offerings, and assist with seating if needed.​

**BRINGING UP OF THE GIFTS AT MASS:  If a mass is offered for a loved one and you and a family member, friend, etc., would like to bring up the gifts during the offertory, please see an usher before mass.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you are interested in being a part of this ministry and learning more, please contact office@attleborocatholics.org.

St. John The Evangelist Adult Choir

The St. John’s Adult Choir rehearses September-June on Thursdays, 7-9PM, typically sings each Sunday at the 10AM Mass, and also provides music on special occasions such as: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, First Communions, Confirmations, and other special services.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Sheryl Walsh at sjechoir@attleborocatholics.org.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Choir

The choir sings at the ‪11:30 Sunday Mass, Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter liturgies, and other special liturgies. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights ‪from 7:00-8:30 PM from September through June.

For further information, please contact David Avila, choir director, before or after the ‪11:30 Mass or at svdpchoir@comcast.net

 

Our Youth Choir sings from October thru June at our monthly Family Masses, Thanksgiving Eve Mass, our Annual Christmas Concert, Christmas Eve Mass, First Communion Celebrations and at other special services. Rehearsals are from September thru June on designated Fridays, from 4-5PM. All school-aged children are welcome to join us!

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If your child is interested in joining our Music Ministry, please contact Maureen Merriam at youthchoir@attleborocatholics.org or at 508-695-7349.

In this ministry, volunteers prune and water the flowers around the altar, keep the altar area clean, wash the altar linens, replace the candles as needed, tidy up the pews, take out the trash and polish the candle sticks. Many hands make for light work! 

CONTACT INFORMATION: ​

To join this ministry, please contact Kelly Gordan by calling the parish office at 508-226-1115.