St. John the Baptist Catholic Church & School
835 2nd Ave NW New Brighton, MN 55112
Phone: 651-633-8333  |  Fax: 651-633-7404
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Altar Servers

Boys and girls who are in grades 5-12 are encouraged to assist the clergy at Sunday and weekday Masses and at other liturgical functions. Training is offered twice a year on five mandatory consecutive mornings, in June and August. Please contact Jay Hunstiger

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Assist the clergy by ministering Holy Communion at weekend Masses. If you are interested, your name will be forwarded to the Pastor and the Archbishop to serve a 3 year commitment. To serve, you must be reliable, responsible, and have a belief in the Real Presence. Training is provided. Please contact Jay Hunstiger

After-Mass Hospitality

Hospitality is offered after all weekend Masses except the Sunday 6:15 from September through May. Twice monthly Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. If you'd like to help in this ministry, please contact Patty Abraham.


Share your friendly smile! Adults, children and families of our parish can greet parishioners at the doors in Saint Paul Plaza. If you are willing to offer a friendly smile and a few words of welcome to parishioners and guests, we need your help! The time commitment is only once a month, 15 minutes before Mass begins, at the Mass of your choice. Help make the Parish even more friendly. If you'd like to help do this, please contact Jay Hunstiger


Assist during liturgical celebrations with seating, collections, and congregational needs. We need men and women who are age 18 years and older, reliable, responsible, reverential, good with people, can arrive at church at least fifteen minutes before their assigned Mass/liturgy begins, with some knowledge of first-aid and emergency procedures. Permanent Ushers serve one Sunday Mass per week. Special Liturgies Ushers serve on Holy Days, holidays, and the Paschal Triduums. Substitute Ushers are also needed. Please contact Jay Hunstiger


If you can communicate a sense of prayerfulness and reverence, if you are a daily reader of scripture, and if you are an effective public speaker, you are invited to proclaim the Word of God at Masses. Sunday Mass lectors server according to scheduling. Please contact Jay Hunstiger.

Gift Bearers

The ministry of Gift Bearer enacts an important ritual action, the presentation of the gifts during the Offertory for the preparation of the Altar. Gift Bearers are chosen from among the faithful to represent the entire congregation at Mass by presenting, on behalf of all, the gifts of bread and wine. Volunteering to present the gifts at Mass can be done any time, but it's also a great way to honor God in thanksgiving for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Serving in this capacity does not require special skills or training. Individuals or families who would like to bring the gifts of bread and wine to the altar during the Eucharistic liturgy are encouraged to sign up for this ministry.


Children and Youth


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