“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-8
The Saint John Vianney community invites everyone to share their unique skills and talents and join the many helping hands we are blessed to have, especially in serving those in need. By serving others, we grow stronger in faith and open our hearts in humility to also receive and request care and support when needed.
Volunteer Opportunities by Department or Ministry:
There are many ways to serve in our community and reach out to those in need. Volunteer opportunities are great in number and in variety. See below a list of volunteer opportunities available in our ministries and departments:
A liturgical minister is that faithful woman and man who steps out from the security of the pew to become actively engaged in the building up of the Body of Christ. Lector, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC), server, sacristan, usher, greeter, choir member, wedding assistant — each one models active and humble discipleship as they place themselves in the service of the Eucharistic liturgy.
For more information, contact Yvonne Gill.
Music is an integral part of Catholic worship and liturgy. You are invited to participate in our music ministry! Consider singing with one of our ensembles, or contribute your talents by joining the ranks of our cantors and instrumentalists. There are also many non-musical ways to contribute to our music department.
For more information, contact Michael Madrid.
By our baptism, we are called to action! Join us in our mission to act on Catholic social teaching and our commitment to the corporal works of mercy by providing a compassionate response to individuals and families in need of assistance. Volunteers are needed in all of our many programs and services.
For more information, contact Deborah Alvarenga.
Our mission is to faithfully be present to those in need of our support and prayers. There are different roles in ministering to those facing serious illness, in prison, going through grief, or facing spiritual challenges but all ministers are servants of the Lord, instruments of God’s blessing and presence.
For more information, contact the Parish Office.
The role of the Parish Life Ministry is to welcome, connect and provide fellowship through special events, fundraisers, receptions and so much more. Parishioners are welcome to get involved in parish life activities, this includes small monthly committee meetings to our well-known annual Fall Bazaar.
For more information, contact Richard Fairly.
Parents and teens are invited to help in our ministry. Opportunities include Vacation Bible School, teaching CCE, assisting the teachers, chaperone or helping at any of our group activities throughout the year.
For more information, contact Carolina Sayago.
The SJV Young Adult Ministry is designed especially for the needs of the single, engaged, or married 18-35 year olds. As Catholics, we are all called to serve the poor and less fortunate; and there is no better place to start than with our ministry! We work on a variety of projects at all levels – from small SJV parish functions, to events with other churches around greater Houston. Every young adult is welcome to help!
For more information, contact Tashina Cooper.
As a Catholic parish, we must ensure that all children and youth who participate in liturgy, and any of our programs or activities are offered a setting that is at all times as safe and secure as possible. St. John Vianney volunteers and staff members serving children and youth are required to take the VIRTUS workshops. For more information on VIRTUS and serving children and youth, please visit the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Office of Safe Environment.