The Grant Writing Committee continues to look for new members. In the last two years the Committee has received approximately $30,000 in grant money. We would like to expand our efforts to writing grants not only for the school but for the parish. To do this we are in need of additional help! It is not necessary to know how to write grants. Help is needed to research available grants. We meet one Monday a month. If you are interested in helping us please call the school office at 937-9483. We would be most appreciative of your gift of time. As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work." There are so many things we would like to accomplish, please consider helping us. Thank you.
St. John's Parish Council meets at the school every 3rd Thursday of the month.
The St. John’s Parish Council consists of pastoral staff leaders, representatives from parish and school organizations, and selected parishioners (representing the entire parish community). It acts in an advisory capacity to the Pastor, thereby supporting him in his leadership of the parish. As such, it is a consultative body, convened by the Pastor, whose purpose is to articulate parish vision, communicate its mission, set goals and recommend a plan for the parish. In doing so, the Council serves as a forum for open dialogue on important questions and issues, working toward prayerful discernment of parish priorities and consensus building in its recommendations.
The Parish Council and Finance Council (which is responsible for providing sound fiscal advice) have complementary roles in assisting the Pastor in planning for parish vitality and serving the good of the whole parish as it seeks to fulfill the mission and ministry of Christ entrusted to its care.
For more information or if you are interested in seeking a position on the council, please contact Diana Schlicht at 685.2273.
The Holy Name Society of St. John the Baptist parish in Alden, New York is an organization of parish men united in action in the name of Jesus Christ.
The Society promotes the honor and glory of our Divine God and the personal sanctification of its members by acts of love and devotion to the most Holy Name of Jesus.
We serve under the spiritual guidance and direction of Father James Ciupek and assist in parish initiatives and projects; our efforts give witness to the good that can be accomplished through the concerted efforts of men in the Catholic faith.
Membership is open to all Catholic men that are members of the parish.
Meetings are held after group Mass attendance and corporate Communion following the 8:00 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of each month (except for June, July, and August).
Contact President Frank Trybuskiewicz at 937-0178 for more information.