Before You Serve

Virtus Volunteering (18+)

For All Adult Volunteers

Worthy of the Call (14-17)

Child and Youth Protection Training for teens

St. Vincent de Paul Society

On Share Sunday (the first Sunday of every month), non-perishable food items are collected for the food pantry. Proceeds from the poor box support the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s ministry. The Society meets on Wednesday evenings, and volunteers staff the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10a.m. – 12 noon, and 2 – 4p.m., and Fridays from 10a.m. – 12 noon to distribute food and funds. In additions, the Society coordinates the annual Advent Giving Tree and overseas donations to other charitable organizations.

Contact: Cindy Halloran

Vegetable Garden

The St. Vincent de Paul garden allows parishioners to grow fresh vegetables for members of the community seeking food assistance from our food pantry. Volunteers are need to tend the garden and harvest the veggies.

Contact: Donna Boyko at the Parish Office.

Ministry to Sick and Homebound

Christ has called us all to be a person of faith and share by Works of Mercy. Do you wish to feel as if you are faithful to this call? Well you can! And there is no time like the present to think about a ministry to help the Sick and Homebound. You are invited to take up the challenge by being one of Christ’s ministers to be a visitor and bring communion to our sick and homebound.

What greater joy and honor can there be in bringing God to someone who is physically unable to go to church and receive the Eucharist? Many of our Catholic brethren are in hospitals and nursing homes and need a spiritual uplifting? Some of these individuals have no one to visit them. Bringing the Eucharist to them makes all the difference in the world by letting them know that God is with them when they are sick or disabled.

Contact: Stacy Golden at 410-647-4892.

Say YES to Christ!
So we need you now! Are you so busy that you can’t give Christ a few hours a month to serve Him? Are you saying no to Christ or a big “YES”—-Here I am Lord, I have come to do your will. If you can say “YES” to Christ—well here is your chance by doing one of the following:
  1. Visiting a nursing home or assisted living unit… three-hour commitment… Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays in the morning.
  2. Visiting Baltimore Washington Medical Center …a two-hour commitment once or twice a month…Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays in the morning.
  3. Home Visitor….once a week…minimum of two hours.
If you can say “YES” please call the parish office and leave your name and a phone number where you can be reached.

Jamaica Outreach

In 2007, we adopted two sister parishes in the diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica – St. Philomena and St. Margaret Mary. In addition to sending resources, we have committed to praying for these parishes. In the Fall we send a group of parishioners to Jamaica, to learn about the parishes and to let them know who we are.

For more info, please check out our webpage or email us at

Our Daily Bread

This ministry is a parish-wide service program made up of volunteers who meet the needs of a community beyond the parish borders of St. John. Twice monthly, volunteers serve at Our Daily Bread Employment Center, located at 725 Fallsway in Baltimore City. The primary role of this volunteer service is to prepare and serve lunch to the needy at the center between the hours of 9a.m. and 1p.m. Generally, parishioners serve on the second Wednesday of the month and the last Saturday. Please consult the bulletin for exact dates.

All parish volunteer services are coordinated through a parish coordinator, Pete Lally, who can be contacted at

Prison Ministry at St. John the Evangelist:

Provide, at Maryland Correctional Institutions, a caring, concerned, and personal Catholic presence to incarcerated Catholic men and women seeking to transform and reconcile their lives to God, family, and community, by being present to assist them as they strive to restore and reform their lives in the church, family, and community. Contact: Bill Cornelius (for male volunteers and general information) or Joanne Shanley (for women volunteers) through the parish office.

Winter Relief

Winter Relief: St. John hosts approximately 40 homeless individuals the week between Christmas and New Years, providing a warm place to sleep, a couple of hot meals each day, as well as companionship and entertainment. You can help through donations, preparing and serving meals, providing entertainment, or to make a monetary gift. More details

40 Days for Life

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that takes a determined, peaceful approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their own neighborhoods, for their own friends and families. It puts into action a desire to cooperate with God in the carrying out of His plan for the end of abortion.

March for Life

The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person.