St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is an organization dedicated to helping those in our area who are in need. The society is funded through personal donations made through the envelope system. A collection box is also located on the back wall of the church. Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 6:00 P.M., Joseph Room. A small collection building behind the church is available for donations of clothing and nonperishable items.
Contact: SVDP, 425-3485
Newburgh Area Food Pantry
Parishioners and other area churches/organizations donate food and help stock shelves at the Food Pantry located on St. John the Baptist Campus – M, W, F, 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. and from 4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. the last Thursday of the month.
Contact: Carol Schmitt, (812) 490-4040
St. John the Baptist Parish helps sponsors a Soup Kitchen, located at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Evansville (301 Southeast 1st Street). The soup kitchen is open from 12:00-1:30 p.m. every Saturday. St. John the Baptist Parish volunteers work at the soup kitchen the first Saturday of every month. Odd months (January, March, May, July, September, November) are sponsored by St. John the Baptist's St. Vincent dePaul ministry...and even months are sponsored by St. John the Baptist Parish Sharing Fund.
Knights of Columbus
To be part of the Knights of Columbus gives any Catholic man the opportunity to be of service to St. John the Baptist Parish, to the Diocese of Evansville and to many opportunities of a National level. Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of the month in the Ruth & Naomi Room. The annual Trivia Night is a major event of the Knights of Columbus at St. John Parish and Lenten Fish Fry is co-sponsored with the St. John Men’s Club. For more information on how to become a Knights of Columbus contact Chris Niehaus at 812-449-6063.
Nursing Home Visitation
Individuals take Communion and extend care and friendship to parishioners/families of parishioners who have extended stays in nursing homes.
Contact: Parish Office, (812) 490-1000
Mother Teresa Treasures
A thrift store operated by St. John Parish offering a wide variety of household items including dishes, pots and pans, blankets and linens, clothing and shoes for every age, toys, books, and seasonal items. Staffed by parish volunteers. In existance to pay for utilities and maintenance of the Food Pantry operation. Hours of operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Contact: Store, (812) 490-4040
Respect for Life
Directs activities aimed at restoring and strengthening respect for human life. Concerns include not only the unborn, but also the aged, the poor and the handicapped.
Red Cross blood drives are held several times a year on Sunday in the lower level of the church. It is a wonderful opportunity for parishioners to give the "life support" of blood to others.
Social Justice Ministry
Through our association with CAJE (Congregations Acting for Justice & Empowerment), the Social Justice Ministry encourages the community not only to minister to the immediate needs of individuals, but also to address the root causes as to why people are in need. The ministry works on issues such as creating affordable housing, increasing literacy rates, and improving access to health care. Working together with other area congregations, the ministry creates a stronger voice of advocacy for the poor.
Contact: Kim Kasenow, (812) 490-1899
This week-long trip is usually taken once a year. It is open to any member of the parish high school age or older. It is a great opportunity for all to minister to the poor and needy away from home.
Contact: Karen Bernabe, (812) 490-1000
Grand Bassin is our adopted Haiti parish. Sponsors for children’s schooling ($200/yr.) are needed. Semi-annual collections are sent to our parish, Our Lady of Lourdes
Contact: Parish Office, (812) 453-5133