Get Involved

Jesus instructed us to “love one another.” It is in this spirit that we serve our brothers and sisters, both within and outside of our parish community. St. John of the Cross provides many opportunities for service, for all generations of parishioners.

Volunteer opportunities within the parish community include liturgical ministries, religious education teaching and support, including our intergenerational Growing in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) program, and community-enhancing activities, especially our annual Apple Harvest Festival, at which hundreds of parishioners volunteer each year.

Reaching out to our larger community, parishioners have the opportunity through the parish to engage in such ministries as Sandwich Making Teams for the St. Vincent de Paul Soup kitchen, support of our sister parish Sacred Heart, located in Waterbury, through our annual Christmas Giving Tree, as well as numerous food and other drives throughout the year.

As a community, we are acutely aware of the need to engage our teens and young adults in their Catholic faith, and provide multiple opportunities through the intersection of our religious education program and liturgical celebrations as well as parish community events for them to be active participants and put their “faith in action.” In addition, our confirmed youth are invited to run for election as a youth representative on Parish Council, and to participate at a higher level of commitment, as a Junior or Senior in High School, through our Peer Ministry Program.

There are many ways for you to get involved today – click here to learn more!


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