Parish Organizations

Activities & Events Committee

In order to build up the parish community in love and service of others and God, the Parish Activities Committee organizes social events in an effort to bring people together primarily for fellowship. Activities Committee events may also at times be organized to raise funds to support the needs of the parish and its outreach efforts.  All the events provide a wonderful opportunity for parishioners to volunteer their time and share their gifts with the parish.  All are welcome to join, help plan, or give a hand on the day of to support the parish.  Meetings are annoiunced as needed in the parish bulletin. 


Alumni/Alumnae Association

We gratefully thank all who have generously contributed annually for so many years in support of students of Catholic Education and supported our parishes.  If interested in finding out more, please contact  Ann Marie Meyers regarding the High School(s) Alumni/ae Newsletter,  and Annual Reunion Mass and Luncheon.  An all-parish/school reunion is planned each August in Wildwood (Marie Kwartnik).


Financial Council

The Financial Council meets once monthly to discuss budgets, our parish buildings, and how our current realities moving forward as a parish can best serve the pastoral plan of the community. 


Friends of Saint John the Baptist

The Friends of Saint John the Baptist serve a two-fold purpose: 1. Assist the pastor in fundraising for the church building restoration and maintenance and 2. Assist the pastor in sustaining and growing the parish.  Board members meet monthly in the rectory.

Parish Lottery

Ticket sales are in the vestibule of church before and after weekend masses, and are also available through individual sellers and at the Rectory during office hours.  Your support directly benefits our parish expenses.


Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council meets monthly, and is responsible for prayerfully discerning God’s plan for the parish community. Directed by that discernment they then form a pastoral plan to guide the work and ministry of parish. Please keep our Pastoral Council members in your prayers for God’s direction and to expand our faith and love for Jesus Christ in the neighborhood and beyond Manayunk.


Seniors Citizens Club

If you are 55 yrs of age and interested in meeting old friends or making new ones, please consider joining the St. John’s Senior Citizen Club.  Meetings are every other Tuesday at 11 am.  Annual Dues are $2.00 a year plus a $2.00 meeting fee.  Bingo is played after each meeting.  If you are interested in joining or have any question, please call the president, Ed Kiefski.  Our Seniors also hold regular Bus Trips once monthly to Harrah’s Chester Casino as well as other special trips to Dinner Shows and star-studded venues. Buses leave from Pensdale and Mitchell Streets as announced. Contact Nancy Domino if interested in finding out more about our scheduled trips.


Young Adults of Manayunk

Join us for Mass on Sunday at 6:00 pm, then meet us for Theology on Tap the Second Sunday of each month in the Church Social Hall.  Each meet up features a different speaker or topic we face as Young Adult Catholics in today’s world.  Then, check out our Facebook Page at, to meet us at our next special event, for lots of fun outings and outreach ministries!  Bring a friend!  Contact us with any general questions.  Join us on Facebook!


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