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 at 724-3128, or 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: Sandy Maxim at 616-724-3129, or smaxim@stjohnvianney.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: Pat Larabel at patlarabel@gmail.com, or (616) 481-0721 for more information.

 

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 at 724-3128, or 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 mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

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 mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

Mass of Anointing

Will take place in November.

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

 

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.

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

 

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.

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

 

Holiday Basket Delivery

Food baskets are delivered at Thanksgiving and Christmas to those in need in our community.

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

 

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.

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

 

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 at 724-3128, or mwitucki@stjohnvianney.net for more information.

 

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.

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