Parish & Community Ministries

Our parish is alive with a variety of different parish ministries and community outreach programs. Please consider joining fellow parishioners in one of the ministries below.

Parish Ministries

Perpetual adoration in the chapel from Monday morning after the 8:30 am Mass through Saturday at 8:00 am. Contact: Catherine Briggs, [email protected]

To join our choirs (St John's Singers or the children's choir), the Gregorian chant schola, or become a cantor - or to learn more about how the music program at St John the Baptist fosters the musical beauty of the Roman liturgical tradition - contact Dr Jeffrey Alban, (540) 635-3780 ext 201.


St. John's Singers

The St. John’s Singers was established in October 2008. Formerly the adult choir of the parish, the St. John’s Singers provides the music for the Latin Novus Ordo each Sunday (10:30am).

In addition to these responsibilities, the choir sings for the Masses and services of Holy Week and performs a 45-minute choral prelude to the Christmas Midnight Mass. Conducted by music director Jeffrey Alban, this choir sings varied S.A.T.B. repertoire ranging from Renaissance polyphony to twenty-first century music.

The choir currently consists of almost 40 volunteer members from the parish. New singers, ages 14 and older, are always welcome. There are no auditions and no previous singing experience is necessary. Rehearsals are scheduled for every Thursday from 7:30-9:30pm in Fr. Ruehl Hall. 


St. John's Children's Choir

Started in November 2008, the St. John’s Children’s Choir is conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Alban. The children sing a variety of unison and 2-part treble music, including Gregorian Chant Masses, hymns, and anthems. The children sing for selected 8:30am Masses on Sundays and the parish’s First Communion Mass.

In addition to singing, the children learn basic musical elements, music reading skills, and proper vocal technique. New singers, ages 8-13, are always welcome. There are no auditions, and no previous singing experience is necessary. Rehearsals are scheduled for each Thursday from 4:30 — 5:30pm in Fr. Ruehl Hall. 

Men who commit to fasting one day a week in conjunction with their Seven Sisters group exclusively for the intention of a specific priest. Contact: Tracy Terwilliger, [email protected]

Individuals willing to assist with yard word and small household jobs for those in need. Contact: [email protected]

Minister to those who are unable to leave their residence (for short or long-term duration). Contact: Jenny Jamieson, [email protected]

Catholic men dedicated to Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Contact: John Stieb, [email protected]

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Men and women in any state of life who are interested in living out their Catholic faith within a Dominican spirituality. Contact: Rene Bergeron, (540) 664-1186[email protected]

Seeks to lead the people we encounter in our works to greater knowledge and faith in God and to increase the faith and holiness of our own members through prayer and service to Our Lord. Contact: Andrew Armstrong, (540) 631-4620

Open to children who are interested in being part of the Legion of Mary. Create cards for the elderly, make rosaries, pray together and do other apostolic work. Contact: Viviano Rodriguez, [email protected]

Catholic club for girls that teaches virtues through scripture, saint’s biographies, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Contact: Anita Townsend, [email protected] 

Altar Servers, Ushers, Lectors. Contact: Parish Office, [email protected], (540) 635-3780

Support and resources for parents with special needs children, especially in regard to finding creative ways to assist and educate our children. Contact: Winnie Ehlinger, (540) 636-1688 and Laurie Adams, (540) 683-1767

Praying for the needs and intentions of our parish family. Contact: Marlicia Fernandez, [email protected]

Weekly visit to those imprisoned. Contact: Chris Manion, (540) 635-9166, [email protected]

Recovery from pornography, masturbation, or other compulsive sexual behavior is within reach with RECLAIM's 100% online recovery program. Anonymous, Catholic, Science-Based. You can overcome!

RECLAIM is always available on your phone, tablet, or computer. The program training and exercises give you the insights and tools to overcome your unwanted sexual behaviors. Special crisis intervention modules available when you find yourself in a difficult situation. When you get that free time in your busy day, RECLAIM is waiting and ready to go, anytime of the day!

Click on the Faith Formation link at the top of the page. Catechetical instruction to members of our parish community through the religious education program. Contact: David Wallace, [email protected]

Daily holy hours are offered for the sole intention of a specific priest or bishop. Contact: Tracy Terwilliger, [email protected]

Homeschooling support group that organizes events and cooperative activities. Contact: Laura Clark, [email protected]

Offers encouragement and support to single moms and their families by providing resources and a way to interact with one another on a regular basis. Contact: [email protected]

Provides an opportunity for parish youth to participate in sports within a devout Catholic culture.


Planning, organizing, food preparation, set-up, and clean-up of parish receptions not covered by existing ministries. Contact: [email protected]

Provides fellowship among our senior parishioners aged 55 and above. Contact: DeWayne Coats, (540) 660-5776[email protected]

Provides limited financial assistance and resources to people in need within the community. Contact: [email protected]

Addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. Contact: Forest Selby, [email protected]

Provides prayer cards, vocation activities, and resource materials to parish, and distributes information regarding upcoming local vocation events. To sign up for the Vocations Crucifix, click here. Contact: Cindy Rhodes, [email protected]

Provides informational material to new parishioners and holds a quarterly brunch to encourage fellowship. Contact: Kathy Brugh, [email protected]

Brings together the Catholic women of our parish in spirit, service and social fellowship. Contact: [email protected]

Open to those 18-39 to help build a positive, connected parish community by attending events and meeting fellow parishioners. Contact: [email protected]

Open to home-schooled, public-schooled, and private-schooled students. Learn more at 

Contact: Johanna Naccash, [email protected] 

St. Anne's Fertility is a new ministry at St. John the Baptist Parish dedicated to supporting those in our community who are experiencing infertility or repeated loss. Our goal is to offer peer support and resources, as well as build community. If you would like to connect with us, visit or email us at [email protected]. You are not alone.

Pray the Divine Mercy chaplet for dying parishioners, either privately or at the deathbed. Contact Michelle Bodoh: [email protected]

Visit and pray with local nursing home residents. Contact: Frances Pickard, [email protected]. (571) -334-5405.

Community Outreach

Provides “safety net” services for those in our community who need food, clothing, limited financial assistance and help with finding other social services in Warren County. Contact: [email protected], (540) 636-2448

Front Royal/Warren County faith and civic community-based project that provides take-out dinners 4 days a week to those in need within the community. St. John’s night is the first Thursday of each month. Contact: Cathy Remmers (540) 551-6484, [email protected]

Provides perishable and non-perishable foods to those in need. Contact: Jeanne Jackson, (540) 252-4320, [email protected]

Provides a winter shelter for unhoused adult men and women with a warm, safe place to sleep during the winter months. Contact: [email protected], (540) 551-6944

Non-profit medical clinic dedicated to helping women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Contact: (540) 635-6181

Posted March 8, 2024:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Guides and Assistants

Divinum Auxilium Academy is seeking Guides and Assistants for its Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. The ideal candidate for the Guide position will be certified as a Level I, II or III catechist and will have 2-3 years experience leading a CGS classroom. Experience is preferred but not required for the Assistant positions. These students are full time at a Catholic Montessori Classical Farm school located in Front Royal, VA. 

Each atria is fully equipped and each classroom will have a full time assistant.  The Lead Catechist will be responsible for guiding the weekly atrium session, communicating with the administration of Divinum Auxilium Academy, as well as parents, and coordinating with the parish catechesis office as necessary.

Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person.
Instructions for applying for all positions:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA.  A 2 year commitment is required for any lead teaching position. Please direct inquiries and Resume with Cover Letter to Head of School, Jessica Harvey at [email protected]

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