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445 82nd Avenue,
St. Pete Beach,
Florida 33706
727.360 .1147
Fax- 727.367.4418



Please Contact the Parish Office for more information
on any of these Ministries

727.360.1147 / Fax  727.367.4418

Altar Servers

In a broad sense, Altar Servers are known as acolytes. They serve the Celebrant at Mass and other liturgical functions.

To be a candidate, you must be in the fourth grade or older and have received the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

Candidates are required to complete a training program. They must attend a special commissioning ceremony prior to being assigned as servers.


Rite of Christian Initiation


R.C.I.A. (of Adults)


The R.C.I.A. is the Process of welcoming adults into the Catholic Church. Adults who have not been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian faith or baptized Catholics who have not received the Eucharist and/or Confirmation are invited to be part of our R.C.I.A. Process journey. There are four stages in the Process : Inquiry or Precatechmenate, Catechumenate, Celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation, and Mystagogy (further Catechesis).


All of these stages have sessions for adults; held in the Vianney Center on Tuesdays, from 7–9 p.m.


Remember: God's love is always approachable.

Our doors are always open.


R.C.I.A. (Adapted for Children)


The R.C.I.A., Adapted for Children program, is a religious education program—adapted from the R.C.I.A.  It is especially designed for young people, ages 6 to 17; who have not been baptized. Preparation of these young people for the Sacraments of Initiation is part of a journey of faith for the whole family which helps them come to the realization of God’s immense love for them.


To schedule an appointment or for more information on either program, please call the Parish Office for contact information.


Catholic Daughters of America

Under the Banner of Unity and Charity, the Catholic
Daughters work to help others such as Alpha House, migrant workers, Morality and Media, CASA and Morning Star School.

Our local court, St. John Vianney #1944, joins the national organization to help support seminary students at the Catholic College in Rome.


Catholics Coming Home

St. John Vianney has a team in place to welcome
non-practicing Catholics back to our faith
community. We urge all parishioners to extend that personal invitation back to those they know. If interested in finding out more, please contact the Catholics Coming Home chair.


Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish (C.R.H.P.) is a
Spiritual process which brings women of
St. John’s Parish together to experience renewal, Spiritual growth and Christian Community in the environment of the parish. This process emphasizes the need for daily prayer, scripture reading and sharing in community for one’s Spiritual growth to take root and blossom.

Currently there are only women’s retreats held in the Spring and Fall (check the bulletin for dates). Retreats are another means for us to grow closer to the Lord and they are an excellent opportunity to meet other parishioners and to become an active part of the parish.

Any woman who has previously attended a C.R.H.P. retreat, or a Cursillo, is invited to join the existing team in formation. A new formation process begins after each retreat.

Meetings are Thursday evening, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the
Vianney Center.


Divine Mercy Cenacle


Jesus promised, as reiterated in the Diary of
St. Faustina, that in the praying of the Chaplet for dying souls, Jesus will stand before the soul in front of the father as Divine Mercy and not as Just Judge.

The ABC’s of Mercy

Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly.

Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others.

Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust.

The Divine Mercy Cenacle is focused on learning, reading and praying to the Divine Mercy.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy— praying of the chaplet—Wednesdays, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass, during the time of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (15-minutes prayer time).


Men’s Usher’s Ministry


The ushers of St. John’s are the first greeters of parishioners and visitors to our parish services.  During Mass, they collect the tithe and direct and monitor the faithful during communion.  They offer assistance and answer questions, as needed.


The ushers also support our parish school by conducting fundraising events each year.  Volunteer time required is approximately one and a half hours each weekend and, in season, one evening meeting per month which is used to discuss plans for upcoming events and address any questions.  Part-time volunteers are welcomed.



Faith Community Nurse

The mission of Faith Community Nursing is to join with faith communities in their efforts to promote the whole person health of their members through education and
support. This is accomplished through educational programs, monthly blood pressure screenings and being available to answer questions regarding health needs
individual parishioners may have regarding visitations, referrals and community resources. The Faith Community Nurse will not render hands-on patient care.


Funeral Repast

Upon request by parishioners of St. John Vianney, a repast will be provided by the Church after a funeral.

A member of the family is invited to contact the Pastor’s Secretary prior to the date of the funeral to discuss details of the reception and the family’s wishes.


Knights of Columbus

Council #5131 is a fraternal service organization
open to all Catholic men 18 years of age or older.

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Roman
Catholic fraternal service organization. Dedicated to Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, its members have raised more than $1 billion in charitable contributions over the last 10 years and performed more than 68 million man hours of voluntary service.

This is a regional council also servicing the parishes of Blessed Trinity, Most Holy Name of Jesus, and St. Therese. The council meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Most Holy Name of Jesus at 6:30 p.m.


Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary is a service organization known throughout the Catholic world. It was founded in Dublin by a layman, Frank Duff, presently up for beatification. St. John’s unit of the Legion of Mary has 10 active members and more than 74 auxiliary members.

Active members meet weekly and complete weekly assignments such as visiting and taking communion to shut-ins at home, in hospitals, or in nursing homes; praying with inmates for the prison ministry; helping the homeless through St. Vincent de Paul and Pinellas Hope. Auxiliary members are the prayer arm of the Legion of Mary.

Currently, the Legion of Mary welcomes new parishioners, answering questions regarding ministries at St. Johns.



Martha's Helping Hands

Martha’s Helping Hands is a group of men and women who volunteer to do light cleaning around the church. Duties include dusting the organs and pianos, wiping the window sills, keeping the confessionals fresh, caring for the altar linens, etc.

Helpers work when their schedule permits. They stay as little or as long as needed to complete the tasks. Scheduled days for cleaning are Tuesdays and Saturdays.


Music Ministry

At the time of printing, our Music Ministry Program is currently under review. Please check the parish bulletin and our website for further information and updates.


St. Vincent DePaul Society

Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.

This Beatitude summarizes the objectives of the St. Vincent de Paul Society—to help the poor spiritually and physically.

Volunteer work in our Parish Conference consists of primary case work which requires availability any hour of the day. The members interview those in need to see how to best help them with the basic necessities —clothing, food, furniture, or referrals to other organizations. The St. Vincent de Paul office is staffed by volunteers Monday—Friday, 10 a.m. to Noon, as well as the 24-hour Hot Line.

Volunteer work is available in the Center of Hope Facility, consisting of a food kitchen and transitional housing for 88 persons. The Center is located at 401 15th Street North, St. Petersburg. Work is also available in our Thrift Store, located at 180 34th Street North, St. Petersburg. Hours are available to fit your schedule.


Seniors' Active Group

This is a group of fun-loving seniors who have come together under the sponsorship of St. John’s to enhance and support their spiritual and social lives.  An open invitation is extended to all seniors in our community to join us.


The group meets once a month to discuss and plan activities of interest.  We come together to celebrate Mass together on the second Sunday of each month.


School Parent Organization Board (POB)

The Parent Organization Board acts as a liaison between the parents and teachers to promote constructive and timely communication between the two groups.

The Parent Organization Board also provides opportunities for dialogue among parents and encourages them to participate in school activities and in the educational mission of the school.

Contact the principal of St. John’s School, 360.1113, for more information.


Columbiettes of Pope Pius XII,
Council 5131

The Columbiettes is an international organization of Catholic women, faithful to the teachings of the church, presently established in the United States and Canada. Columbiettes work with the Knights of Columbus organizations in local churches to know, love and serve God in their faith community. Membership is open to women ages 18 and over. Please join us to help put Faith, Hope and Charity into action for our community and each other.



Mission: To serve the specific needs or our parish families in raising the youth of the parish and developing them into the best persons God wants them to be.

This program supplements the formal religious education of our youth by providing a safe environment in which to live out our Catholic Faith. We teach youth how to apply what they have learned about our Faith to their daily lives. They learn how to love their neighbor as themselves in social, recreational, educational, and community service activities.

We assist each youth in developing their unique talents and gifts and discern how best to use them in service to God, their family and their neighbors. In short, Religious Education is the formal teaching of our Faith and Youth Ministry is the Lab in which they discover how to live it.

Each youth’s participation in this ministry will increase their virtues of Faith, Hope and Love as well as the Cardinal virtues of Prudence, Justice, Courage and Temperance. Participation in this program will increase the knowledge one has of God, cultivate a deep love for Him and inspire a desire to serve His people. We do this through a variety
of activities including:  

Fun Social Activities: chaperoned youth parties in safe environments.

Faith to Action in Community Service: volunteering for such activities as feeding and clothing the homeless, raising funds for a variety of Catholic Charities, working on parish projects to improve grounds and parish service events, etc…
Faith Education/Entertainment: workshops with guest speakers in particular areas of interest, skits on proper ways to behave in various situations, programs such as Teen Bible Studies, Theology of the Body, and others.

Spiritual Development: praise and worship activities such as adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

Music: opportunities to develop musical talents and perform with and for others.

Recreational Activities: youth recreation nights at St. Pete Beach Recreation Center, group participation in or attending local attractions, joining other Catholic Youth groups in the area for various activities.

Retreats: on Campus; combined with other parishes, or nearby retreat centers.

Summer Camps: Covecrest, Catholic Heart Work Camp, Good Council Camp, …

We offer a well-rounded, balanced approach to growing in Faith and developing Catholic Christian social skills and virtuous habits. This, while also building enduring friendships with other Catholics who will support each other on their life-long journey to eternal life with Christ.





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