Liturgical Ministries

Altar servers assist the Priest with supporting tasks at Mass.

Altar boys assist our pastor in making Mass a reverent and prayerful experience. Typically this means serving on Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, and occasionally during the week. Opportunities to assist at weddings, funerals, and other special events are also available.

If your son is interested in becoming an altar server, please contact Jane Hunt.

Jane Hunt
540 229-2286

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Our Lord when the Priest requires assistance.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EM's) assist the parish clergy with distribution of Holy Communion at all regularly scheduled and Holy Day Masses. They may also visit nursing homes, hospitals, retirement residences, and the sick or elderly who are confined to their homes. 

Training to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is provided annually by the diocese at several locations. We have a great need for those who want to serve our parish and assist our priests in this humbling ministry.

If you're interested in volunteering as an EM, contact Deacon Don Libera at [email protected] .

Lectors proclaim the Scriptures during Eucharistic celebrations.

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at all weekend and Holy Day of Obligation Masses. Initial training is offered for those who haven't previously lectored, and update sessions are offered for all lectors.

If you'd like to volunteer as a lector, please contact Bob Beecher at [email protected] .

Music ministry includes the adult choir and children's choir.

The choirs provide music for Sunday Masses during the year.

  • Adult Choir Rehearsals: Thursdays at 7:30 pm
  • Children's Choir Rehearsal: Fridays at 3:30 pm

If you're interested in joining one of our parish choirs, contact:

James Noakes
(540) 347-2922 x206

Ushers are a ministry of hospitality

The Ushers of St. John the Evangelist welcome parishioners and visitors as they enter church, assist with seating, take up collections, direct Communion lines and, after Mass, hand out bulletins.

Anyone interested in serving as an Usher may contact John Baffa at (540) 347-7936

St. John's Altar Society is a liturgical ministry under the direct guidance of our pastor.

The Society's primary ministry is to maintain the sacristy and sanctuary areas, clean the vestments and altar linens, beautify the interior of the church to match the liturgical seasons.

Contact Norma Francis for additional info or to volunteer: [email protected], (540) 364-4903

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