St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish Ministries
All ministers need to be registered members of the parish.

Altar Servers
The Altar Server Ministry welcomes any boy or girl, grade 5 and up, who wish to participate in the celebration of the Liturgy and other church services by assisting the priests and other ministers. You must be committed and willing to give of your time and talents to serve your community when needed.  Training for new servers begins in the spring.

Bereavement
This group provides support and consolation to those mourning the loss of a loved one. They lessen the burden to the grieving families by assisting in the preparation of funeral liturgies and provide support before and during the vigil and funeral services.

Bible Study Ministry
Explore the mystery and the meaning of the Bible message as it relates to our lives.  The Tuesday evening Bible Study gives participants an opportunity to share their own experiences of how God’s word and message are active in their lives. 

Boy Scouts – Troop 415
The Boy Scout Troop (10 to 18 years) at St. John Baptist de la Salle provides opportunities for boys to become confident young men through camping, service, and fellowship. Besides the benefits of the Boy Scout of America program, Troop 415 provides service to the parish. Boy Scouts meet Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Website: www.troop415.org

Detention Ministry
Detention Ministry is recognized as a catalyst that sparks the radical transformation of society’s treatment of the incarcerated from retribution and punishment to restoration and reconciliation.  Ministers work with the prisoners at Pitchess Detention Center.Because of their present environment and related emotional psychological pressures, it is essential that they experience our support and understanding.  Our affirmation of their person, not necessarily their behavior, will invite them to grow toward a more positive self-awareness and acceptance of the personal potential.  We must be their experience of the unconditional love of God.

Eucharistic Ministers
A Eucharistic Minister assists the Presider in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist during Mass.  One must be fully initiated in the Church (have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) If married, one must be married in the Catholic Church.

Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick
This ministry brings the Eucharist and words of encouragement to those members of our community who are ill or homebound and cannot attend Mass.

Finance Council
Assists the Pastor in the area of the parish’s use of temporal goods.

Hospitality
Provides hospitality following Sunday Masses and for parish receptions.

Lectors
Proclaim the Word of God by reading the scriptures during Masses.  Responsibilities during the celebration may include introducing the celebration, proclaiming the Word through the first and second readings and reading the Prayer of the Faithful with clarity and reverence.  Women and men who serve in this ministry are presumed to be of good faith, eager to serve their fellow Christians, and willing to participate in ongoing formation for an effective service.

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a group of men and women who are devoted to Mary’s evangelization, Christian service and praying the rosary.  Active members meet weekly and dedicate two hours of service in the community each week.

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee gathers to reflect on and prepare liturgical celebrations as to its rites, pastoral aspects, and music.

Media Ministry

The New Stained Glass Media Ministry's mission is to heighten the worship experience and sacramental relationship of the St. John Baptist de la Salle parish community by creatively integrating electronic media with Word and Prayer. For information please email  media@sjbdls.org

Music Ministry
“Whoever sings prays twice.”  All skill levels and many diverse musical styles, (Adult Choir, Cantors, Musicians, Youth Choir, and Handbell Choir) are brought together with one goal in mind: to engage God’s people in worship.  Come and make a joyful noise!

Nursing Ministry
Attends Sunday Masses and updates parishioners on health issues.

Sacristans
Are responsible for the care of the altar linens and items used for liturgies and other celebrations.

Scrip Ministry
The Scrip Ministry is a stewardship program that purchases gift certificates at a discount and resells them to parishioners at face value. The program also has electronic rebate programs.  These programs rebate a percentage of the retail purchases of the member directly to the parish.  Examples of these programs include Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, and Pavilions.  Our church benefits when parishioners register with rebate programs that automatically send our parish money based upon the parishioner’s purchases.  These sales have supported various parish needs. 

Seniors      De La Salle Friendship Club
Meet bi-monthly in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Hall for lunch and fellowship.

St. Vincent de Paul
The St. Vincent DePaul Society serves the poor. This service refers clients to appropriate social agencies that provide tangible assistance such as food, clothing, and temporary lodging.  Through prayer and action, we strive to serve those parishioners in need.

Ushers
Ushers assist in a variety of ways to help people feel welcomed and comfortable.  They ensure that church services progress in an orderly manner, distribute worship aids, Sunday bulletins, and take up the collection.

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