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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Parish Groups & Activities Volunteer Opportunities
Description: It is the mission of the Parish Groups and Activities Commission to serve the Parish's ministries in their work to enrich and deepen parishioner's relationship with God and one another.
Contact: Rita Arndorfer (651) 633-8333 ext. 1220 or

Parish Groups and Activities Committees, Ministries and Activities

Boy Scouts of America
Description: Troop 93’s purpose is to build character in young men through a fun, rigorous program which includes camping, skill building, and rank advancement.
Contact: Parish Office for more information (651) 633-8333 or

Circle of Women
Description: Women of all ages are invited to come to the Circle and share their stories and lives so that we can journey together with God. We encourage and support one another through prayer, inspirational and informative speakers, worship, small group gatherings and social outreach.
Contact: Carrie Pomeroy (763) 780-5160

Council of Catholic Women
Description: A spiritual and service organization devoted to Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Rosary.
Contact: Parish Office for more information (651) 633-8333 or

Dinners -Turkey, Italian, and SJB Feast Day
Description: These large parish-wide dinners are held once a year, and workers are recruited before each event by announcement.
Contact the parish office for more information (651) 633-8333 or

FallFest Committee
Description: Help organize the Parish’s largest annual fundraiser, which is held during a weekend in September. Subcommittee members are also needed. Weekend workers are recruited in late August and early September. Commitments range from minimal to moderate, but everyone is needed!
Contact: Mark Dittman (651) 633-8333 ext. 1215 or

Funeral Luncheon Committee
Description: Help provide luncheons after funerals by preparing and serving food, working at the luncheon, or by donating food.
Contact: Terri Blasiak (651) 633-8333 ext. 1219 or

Garden and Indoor Plant Club
Description: Care for indoor plants in the building year round, and help plant and care for outdoor gardens during the warm weather.
Contact: Bonnie Haik (651) 633-8333 ext. 1210 or

Girl Scouts of America
Description: Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Contact: Parish Office (651) 633-8333 or

Knights of Columbus
Description: An organization committed to unity as a Catholic lay organization, charity to those in need, and fraternity with fellow nights.
Contact: Parish Office (651) 633-8333 or

Legion of Mary
Description: The Legion of Mary is an association of practicing Catholic men and women who; with the sanction of the church under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces, have formed themselves into a legion for service, in proclaiming the beautiful truths of the Catholic faith, to promote the Church’s work and to wage warfare against evil powers in the world.
Contact: Deacon Gary Schneider (651) 633-8333 ext. 1288

Lenten Soup Suppers
Description: Held on Lenten Fridays, the supper is prepared and served by ministry groups or individual families. Freewill offering is given to charity.
Contact: Steven Fierro (651) 633-8333 ext.1227 or

Library Committee
Description: Volunteers are needed to collect and catalog materials for the parish library as well as assist visitors to the library on Sundays after Mass. Training provided.
Contact: Fr. Paul Shovelain (651) 633-8333 ext. 1214 or

Men’s Fellowship
Description: A group of men who desire to be obedient to the will of God and answer His call for our lives. The group gathers on Thursday mornings in Christ’s presence to discuss our lives in the light of our Catholic faith and to share our faith and experiences through friendship, prayer, study and fraternity.
Contact: Fr. Paul Shovelain (651) 633-8333 ext. 1214 or

Parish Photographers
Description: Parishioners, trained in the policies of the parish, take photos at parish events for use in the bulletin and on the parish website.
Contact: Bonnie Haik (651) 633-83333 ext. 1210 or

Quilters Group
Description: Make quilts for donation to charitable organizations. Require no previous skills or experience. Gather on the second Thursday and the fourth Friday of each month; open to everyone!
Contact: Fr. Paul Shovelain (651) 633-8333 ext. 1214 or

Senior Spirits
Description: Senior Spirits is a group of seniors who meet regularly for prayer and community building.
Contact: Mary Hartz (651) 633-8333 ext. 1229 or

Welcome Desk
Description: Staff the Reception Desk in St. Paul Plaza. Duties: answering phones, greeting and directing guests. Regulars and subs needed; will train.
Contact: Teri Shea (651) 633-8333 ext. 1237 or

Children and Youth


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