Become Actively Involved
Join a Ministry at SJR
Ministry means “Living your Strengths/Talents” for the glory of God and the good of others. Ministry is the heart and soul of any parish. Ministry provides God's vitality, compassion, relationship and healing to be experienced within God's people. The continuation of Jesus’ ministry depends on our active discipleship. St. John of Rochester invites you to become active ministers of God’s Love, Mercy, Healing and Reconciliation.
The SJR Music Ministry comprises several different musical groups that lead sung prayer at all Masses.
The 9:00 Choir
The 10:30 Choir
The mission of the Saint John of Rochester Video Ministry is to produce high quality respectful video coverage of Masses in order to:
Provide access to the Mass via live video streaming to those who are unable to attend Mass in the church building
Enhance the live, in-church experience for those who are on-site for each Mass
Record selected Masses and special events
Health Ministry is the specific component of the Church whose activities are intended to promote the health of the parishioners. Any person involved in any aspect of health care can volunteer on the Health Ministry at SJR.
Funeral Luncheon Teams take turns hosting /serving our SJR funeral Luncheons. You can volunteer to provide salad,dessert, assist with on-site food preparation & room service during the Luncheon otr help set-up, take-down tables/chairs in the Gathering Room
Prayer Shawl Ministry
What part of Christ’s teachings are we trying to fulfill: Comfort the sick, comfort those who mourn, prayer and compassion for those in need. “Where two or more are gathered together…”.
How do we do that: We use our time, treasure and talents to prayerfully create shawls to be given out and used as a reminder of God’s love for that person.
"I was sick...and you visited Me." Matthew 25
HOME Visitations: Bring Holy Communion, and the comfort and well-wishes of the St. John of Rochester parish family?
HOSPITAL Visitations: Do you have the time and desire to visit SJR parishioners at Strong, Highland, Unity or Rochester General Hospital for one day each week? Consider becoming a weekly Parish Visitor (with Holy Communion) to our area Hospitals.
RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Unbaptized adults seeking their Initiation Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation...or adults seeking only their Confirmation...will join the RCIA process of meeting.
Share your faith and help to mentor these individuals, consider becoming part of the RCIA Team or serve as a Sponsor for an RCIA candidate.
A member of St. John of Rochester Church, having received 50 hours of in depth training about many ways to emotionally and spiritually help another person, is available to you in difficult times.
Parish Tithing Ministry
The committee has a budget each fiscal year to make contributions on behalf of the parish to worthy organizations.
Priority shall be given to: Contributions directly meeting basic, human, life sustaining needs.
Life and dignity of the human person
Call to family, community and participation
Rights and responsibilities
Option for the poor and vulnerable
The dignity of work and the rights of workers
Care for God’s creation.
The National Conference of Catholic Bishops produced a summary of Catholic social teachings with seven main themes reflecting the heart of Catholic Social teaching tradition.
Saint's Place is a volunteer organization, based on Christian values, that provides household goods, clothing, and education to legal refugees of all races and creeds who settle in the Rochester, NY area to escape violence, discrimination and poverty. Saint's Place was established at St. Louis Parish and in 2009 St. John of Rochester began to co-sponsor the ministry. Saint's Place uses five rooms of the Parish Center for both furniture and clothing storage. Welcoming volunteers!