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, and community-enhancing activities, especially our annual Tag Sale and Parish Picnic.

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, 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 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!


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First Friday Adoration

Home Visits

Contact:         Rita Keating 203-758-9139

Email:  Click here to email Rita Keating

(Special: Confirmation, First Eucharist, Pentecost)
Contact:         Marie Vitarelli 203-758-1130

Contact:         Mary Lee Quinn 203-598-087

Giving Tree

Contact:         Lynn Detlefsen 203-257-6194

Sandra Gabrielson 203-758-9367

Knights of Columbus
Contact:         Grand Knight Bryan Boggiano 203-758-1307

Parish Nurse
Contact:         Marie Vitarelli 203-758-1130

Pastoral Care

Bereavement/Conv. Home Visits
Contact:         Lori Zionkowski 203-598-7599

Contact:         Denise Welch 203-262-6874

Prayer Network
Contact:         Evelyn Slason 203-758-2895

Quilters and Knitters
Contact:         Noreen Corsi 860-841-2905
Contact:         Allene Granja 203-758-8125

Respect Life
Contact:         Open (please inquire at the office if interested)

Sandwich Team

Contact:         Jackie Desmarais 203-758-8987


Contact:         Robert Desmarais, Sr. 475-235-9290


Women’s Group

Contact:         Noreen Corsi 860-841-2905


Parish Council
coming soon

Finance Council

Contact:         Joseph Rock (Chairperson) 203-758-9725

Contact:         David Mulhall (financial advisor) 203-758-2937