What 
is 
an 
“Active
 Parishioner”?

An active parishioner is a person who participates in the life of the Church.

This means to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and share in Christ’s role as priest, prophet and king. We are called to lead others to faith by our good example, through loving service to others, and offering our prayers, works and activities to God.

An active parishioner is a person who has received or is preparing to receive the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

An active parishioner is a person who attends Mass regularly at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and actively supports the sacramental programs for Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Parents who want a Catholic education for their children will see to it that their family attends Mass faithfully every Sunday.

Active parishioners are a couple in a Sacramental marriage or whom are preparing to enter a Sacramental marriage.

An active parishioner gives themselves by donating time or talent to support the ministries of the parish and/or the volunteer organizations that support the school. We are to share in the responsibilities that keep our Parish alive in a vibrant way.

Lastly, an active parishioner is a good financial steward of the church. As a school family and parishioner, it is important to understand that tuition only covers a portion of the cost to run our school. Giving financially to support the parish is a vital and a key component of active parishioner status.