Youth Ministry

  • Altar ServingGirls and boys may volunteer to serve at weekend Masses and other celebrations.
  • Response to Love Center8th grade students volunteer at the Response to Love Soup Kitchen.  All students have the opportunity to volunteer at least once a school year.
  • St. Luke’s of Mercy Mission7th and 8th grade students volunteer at Thanksgiving and Christmas time to assist with the mass distribution of food, clothing, toys, etc.  Other projects by various grade levels throughout the year support their efforts, too.
  • Youth MinistryBeginning in 5th grade, students may participate in B.A.S.E. ("Be A Saint Everyday") with our parish youth minister.  B.A.S.E. meets on Thursday evenings and provides the opportunity to fellowship with friends, pray as a group, and participate in service projects.  B.A.S.E. is open to all members of the St. John's community.  Additionally, the youth minister works with students of St. John's in other activities, including other service projects and volunteerism, faith development, and prayer--including a live "Stations of the Cross" during Lent.  High School students (grades 9 to 12) also meet later on Thursday evenings for SPARK, continuing in the tradition of sharing faith & fellowship with friends.   1
  • Holy Hour1st grade students present a Christmas Holy Hour to the families and students of St. John's.  First graders also presented a closed-circuit broadcast to the patients of Kenmore Mercy Hospital; the entire school made Christmas cards for the patients, too.
  • Boxes of JoyStudents collected socks, gloves, toiletries, candy, playing cards, and so on to assemble "Boxes of Joy" that were distributed to overseas military, Haven House, and St. Luke's Mission of Mercy.  
  • Now Is the Time:  Students and faculty work together by grade level and homerooms to find ways to put our school's religious theme "in action" in living our Catholic faith.  Students share their talents and treasures and endeavor to bring Christ’s command to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and love one another through tangible service projects.
  • Mail for Military:  Letter campaign to our U.S. Armed Forces serving overseas and in the United States to show our support and appreciation.
  • St. Nicholas Toy Drive:  Hundreds of toys are donated to Ken-Ton and Buffalo charitable organizations to help make Christmas brighter for all!