Assistance Ministry

This volunteer group assists parishioners in a variety of ways. Transportation: To Mass, church functions, stores, medical facilities. Help: With small home repairs, yard work, cleaning and painting.

Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

Blood Drive

Annual blood drives are co-sponsored every two months with Gethsemane Lutheran and Faith Reformed Churches.  SJV holds their drives in February and August.  Phone callers, workers and bakers are needed.

Contact Sue Headley, 616-218-5603, ssheadley@charter.net for more information.

 

Sunshine Guild Funeral Luncheons

This group provides luncheons to parishioners after the funeral of a family member.  Volunteers set up and clean up the Village Hall, prepare the food for the lunch and are free to work as their time permits.  Also needed are people to bring donations of salads and desserts for the luncheon.

Contact coordinators are Lynne McKenna, 667-2665 and Deb Engemann 532-9350.

 

 

Workcamp

Responding to the Gospel call to service, Workcamp is designed to mingle service with the values of Christian discipleship.  In a week of moderate home repair and social outreach, high school age youth grow in faith and leadership skills.  This week is preceded with almost a year of preparation.  Fundraising is a central part of this preparation, so various fundraising activities are scheduled through out the year.  Contact Marty Best at 724-3132 with all questions .

Opportunities for service and mission trip activities are also available for middle school agers and young adults.  Contact Marty Best at 724-3132, or by email at: mbest@stjohnvianney.net

 

Greeting Card Ministry

These volunteers reach out to the bereaved for the first year following their loss by sending cards and notes periodically.

Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

Phone-A-Friend

Keep in touch with the homebound (as assigned) through a phone call each week or two.  They’ll know someone cares and we’ll know when they need something more.  This is a ministry a homebound person can do, too.

Contact Mary Witucki at 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net

 

Nursing Home, Homebound and Hospital Visitation

Friendly, caring and sensitive people are needed to visit parishioners who are hospitalized, in nursing homes or are homebound.

Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128,, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

Masses of Anointing

These take place in the spring and fall.  A luncheon is also served in the Village Hall if the Mass is in the morning.  There is a need for volunteers to help with driving the elderly to church and helping them get to the Village Hall, as well as preparing, serving and cleaning up the luncheon.

Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net

 

Meal Makers

Volunteers are needed to make life a little easier for parishioners experiencing a family illness or death by making and delivering meals to the family.

For more information, contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net.

 

God’s Pantry

Throughout the year, non-perishable groceries are collected in the Gathering Area for donation to our ACCESS pantry, United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM).  At Thanksgiving and Christmas they are used to put together holiday food baskets.  Volunteers are needed to deliver groceries to the pantry and to pack holiday baskets.

For more information, contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net.

 

Holiday Basket Delivery

Food baskets are delivered at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need in our community. Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net

 

Advent Giving Tree

This is our Christmas project of sharing with less fortunate families and community agencies.  Volunteers are needed to organize and implement the project.  Gifts are delivered along with the food baskets.

Coordinator is Mary Witucki, 724-3128, email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net

 

The Christmas Store

St. John Vianney joins with other Wyoming Churches to donate toys to be used at a Christmas Store for low income families who can then shop for gifts for their children at 25% of the retail value.  Families appreciate this opportunity as it offers them the dignity of purchasing the gifts their children want.  A toy drive is held in the summer and as part of the Advent Giving Tree.  Volunteers are needed to help the day of the store.

Contact Mary Witucki, 724-3128, or by email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net

 

Leaf Raking Project

In the fall, families and individuals are invited to help our elderly and homebound parishioners who are not able to rake their leaves.

Coordinator is Mary Witucki, 724-3128, email at: mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net