A Roman Catholic presence in the Shenandoah Valley since 1932

We Build a Life Together

community life

As members of the living Body of Christ, we nurture our bonds by participating in activities that celebrate our life together.


Social Outreach Ministry

This ministy provides a wide-reaching range of services that that focus on the relationships between individuals and groups within the parish. It plans activities that combine fellowship and spirituality while fostering a hospitable and caring community. The ministry also reaches beyond the parish boundaries through participation in the L.A.R.C.U.M program, a consortium of several area churches.

Activities are varied and include support for various ministries including Pastoral Care for the Sick, Bereavement Visitation, Bereavement Hospitality, First Friday Mass and Luncheon, Disciples Kitchen, and Meals, Receptions and Special Events.

Structure currently under review.

knights of columbus

Knights of Columbus

“But if we live our lives in the light, as He is in the light, we are in union with one another.”
(1 John 1:7)

The Knights of Columbus order, Council 10760, has four distinguishing characteristics – Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism – and is a very lively and active organization at St. John.

It serves the parish in many ways both financially and spiritually – making financial donations to other Ministries, for example Christian Formation and the Youth Ministry; providing the new Baptismal Font;  presenting a framed portrait of the Holy Family to the newly baptized, a rosary to First Communion celebrants  and a crucifix to those being confirmed; involvement with the Boy Scout Troop; saying the Rosary before Mass;  sponsoring periodic Blood Drives. The Knights raise funds through an annual yards sales and pancake breakfasts, taking the pulse of the parish in the process by engaging with parishioners.

Grand Knight: Deacon Dave Kohut

Supreme Council Knights of Columbus

Supreme Council Knights of Columbus webpage

hispanic ministry

Outreach to Hispanic Immigrants

The goal of Outreach to Hispanic Immigrants is to assist recent immigrants in their effort to become an integral part of parish life. Through this outreach ministry, staff and volunteers attempt to identify and meet the needs of individuals and families. Of particular concern are those families who may need additional assistance due to a language or cultural barrier.

Activities of the Outreach to Hispanic Immigrants ministry include the following:

  • Registration in the parish
  • Sacramental preparation
  • Multi-cultural liturgies and events
  • Social service networking
  • Translation of written materials

Those with interest in this ministry are welcome to assist, and new ministry ideas and initiatives are always welcome.

Contact: Jose Rodriguez


prayer tree

Prayer Tree

“In everything by prayer and petitions let  your request be known to God.” 
—Philippians  4:6

The Prayer Tree is a quiet ministry of prayer for the needs of parishioners who request it, and to support each other spiritually, especially in time of need. The commitment of this group is to pray privately on a daily basis for the prayer requests received. The process consists of a telephone protocol that informs each member of the Prayer Tree about prayer requests, followed by private prayer. There are no formal meetings. Call if you would like to participate in this ministry.

Coordinators: Carolyn Lacy