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.
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.
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]
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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]
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 fertilityministry.org or email us at [email protected]. You are not alone.
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]
Non-profit medical clinic dedicated to helping women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Contact: (540) 635-6181
Posted July 14:
St Edith Stein School for Girls, Front Royal. Open positions: Full-time high school history teacher, part-time high school Latin teacher, part-time art teacher, part-time 7th grade math teacher, and a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 catechist. Contact [email protected] for more info.