Parish Ministries

St. John the Evangelist is a vibrant community of caring people who possess many and varied God-given talents. We have many places where people can volunteer, share their gifts with others, and become more connected within the parish, the community, the nation, and the world. We are called to do ministry in all kinds of different ways so that the Gospel can be proclaimed, the kingdom can be built, and God can be glorified. We invite you to join with us in one or more of these ministries to help make St. John the Evangelist truly the Living Body of Christ.

Worship Ministries

Through our worship ministries, we create worship experiences that glorify God and inspire us.  Our worship ministries work together to present memorable and engaging liturgies. Read more »

  • Linen Ministry
  • Liturgy Committee
  • Liturgical Ministers
  • Liturgical Tech Support Team
  • Music Ministry

Faith Formation Ministries

Faith must be known, celebrated, lived and expressed in prayer. Faith formation refers to the transmission of Jesus’ moral teachings as well as their implications for Christian living. Faith formation prepares us to live in community and participate actively in the life and mission of the church. The ministries in this section promote knowledge of our faith through education, opportunities for prayer, and sacramental preparation. Read more »

Hispanic Ministries

Our Hispanic Ministries provide Spanish-speaking parishioners with the opportunity to live the Catholic faith in their own language and cultural traditions.  Sacraments, religious education, pastoral counseling, and other pastoral needs are offered in Spanish. Read more »

  • Hispanic Committee
  • Faith Formation Ministry
  • Walking Together With Jesus Prayer Group
  • Bereavement (Grupo Esperanza)
  • Hispanic Community Representative
  • San Andrés Evangelization
  • Boy Scouts of America Cub Pack 2010, Troop 2010, and Venture Crew 2010
  • Legion of Mary, Maria Reina de la Familia Praesidium
  • Eucharistic Ministry
  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Altar Servers
  • Music Ministry

Outreach Ministries

Every Christian and church are called to help others in need. Examples include serving the poor, homeless, sick, and imprisoned.  Outreach ministries provide opportunities for us to mobilize and inspire our capacity to serve.  Parishes support and celebrate outreach ministries in many different ways.  This section describes how we minister to those in need at St. John’s and beyond. Read more »

  • Beechfield Elementary-Middle School
  • Communion / Prayer at the Hospital and Senior Living Facilities
  • Creating Friendships for Peace, Inc.
  • Elizabeth House Soup Kitchen
  • Embracing Global Solidarity
  • Food Bank
  • Gift of Peace Ministry
  • Give it a Second Life Collection
  • Green Team
  • Marriage Encounter
  • Mental Health Ministry
  • Multicultural Ministry (formerly Diversity and Inclusion Ministry)
  • Our Daily Bread Casserole Project
  • Parish Nurse Ministry
  • Prison Healing Community
  • Spring Grove Hospital Center Visitation
  • Resurrection Ministry
  • Senior Alliance Committee
  • Sister Parish Partnership with St. Bernardine’s Parish
  • Social Justice Ministry Committee

Interfaith Ministries

The publication, Creative Tension (2017, edited by Carolyn Arena and Elizabeth Martin) tells the story of interfaith life in Columbia and the examines the rich interactions of the various faiths that came together in the new city of Columbia, Maryland. The mission-oriented interfaith experiences, which in the early 1970s, were groundbreaking, are still very much a part of our community. Read more »

Administration Ministries

A parish is an organization that needs to be managed with respect to various functions such as finance, legal accountability, personnel, and record-keeping. Administration ministries are committees and other bodies that work in support of the management of the parish. Read more »

Service Organization Ministries

Catholic lay organizations and organizations chartered by Catholic churches serve the church and provide direct services to our community. Read more »

  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Scouts USA Troop 649
  • Knights of Columbus Columbia Council 7559
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LOAH)
  • Legion of Mary
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. John’s Conference

Please note: The Archdiocese of Baltimore requires all parish volunteers to be VIRTUS certified. This can all be done online, or by arrangement with the parish office.

Ministry Videos 2017