|A.C.T.S.||Catholic Daughters of America|
|Knights of Columbus||Prayer Blanket Ministry|
|Prayer Line||The Gathering Place|
Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women in the Americas with nearly 95,000 members in 1400 courts. The local court has a membership of approximately 70 members who work throughout the year of St. John the Baptist Catholic Daughters to raise money with which to support local, state, and national charitable projects. All Catholic women 18 years and older are invited to join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
The CDA mission statement is "Catholic Daughters of the Americas strive to embrace the principle of faith, working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of rights and human dignity for all."
Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall. For information contact the Parish Office.
The Knights of Columbus is the largest fraternal Catholic family organization in the world. Membership is available to men over 18 in full communion with the Church. Regularly scheduled faith, family, and community functions are held throughout the year. The majority of activities are charity related. Membership is based upon initiations.
The Knights have been serving two Catholic communities since October 1972, St. John the Baptist in Alvin and Sacred Heart in Manvel. We serve the needs of all groups in both parishes. We are at the service of the pastors for special assignments.
Anyone interested in joining the Knights of Columbus may call the Parish Office.
Prayer Blanket Ministry was started about fourteen years ago, by many talented ladies in St. John the Baptist Parish. Blankets are available for anyone who may need a prayer blanket. If you know someone who would benefit from a prayer blanket or would like to help with this ministry and has sewing skills, contact the Parish Office.
God has used this beautiful ministry to touch the lives of countless people who have received a blanket while enduring a difficult time in their lives. These blessed blankets have brought relief to the suffering and peace to the fearful and are available to anyone who wishes to present one to someone in need of prayer.
The Prayer Line is a group of parishioners who pray for individuals and/or families and pass on the prayer requests to other within the Prayer Line. These prayers usually are for sudden needs. (Individuals whose names are seen in the parish bulletin are there for the whole parish to pray for.) If you have an interest to pray for others and would like to help on the Prayer Line, contact Joyce through the Parish Office.