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.

Worship & Liturgical Ministry
Worship & Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers, Art & Environment, Communion Ministers at Mass and for Nursing Homes/Homebound, Lectors, Ushers, Greeters.

Music Ministry

The SJR Music Ministry comprises several different musical groups that lead sung prayer at all Masses.

Groups include:

  • The 9:00 Choir 

  • The 10:30 Choir

  • Children’s choir

  • Handbell Choir 

  • Resurrection Choir

  • Reverent Sound 

Music Ministry at SJR
Join Video Ministry and prodce high qualty respectful viceo coverage of our Masses

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

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. 

Health Ministry promotes the health of te parishioners.
Funeral Luncheon Ministry

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

Funeral Luncheons 
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.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Baptism Retreat Ministry
Baptism Preparation 
Visitation Ministry

"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.

I was sick and you visited Me
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
RCIA Team 

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.

Stephen Ministry

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.


Become a Stephen Minister
Parish Tithing Ministry
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.

Prayer Chain Ministry

Prayer Chain Unites parishioners by phone and e-mail to pray for the needs of others.

 Prayer Chain Ministry
Social Ministry
Social Ministry
  1. Life and dignity of the human person

  2. Call to family, community and participation

  3. Rights and responsibilities

  4. Option for the poor and vulnerable

  5. The dignity of work and the rights of workers

  6. Solidarity

  7. 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

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! 

Social Ministry

  8 Wickford Way
 Fairport, NY 14450

Parish Office: 585-248-5993, Fax: 585- 387-0517

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