OUR MINISTRIES

This parish community has made it possible in so many ways over the years, for people to find the Lord in their lives, especially through the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. And we have all played a part in this picture that makes up the beautiful masterpiece that is St. John Vianney parish. 

You can connect with a ministry leader directly below or via the link.

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest in the smooth and efficient flow of the Mass. Prospective altar servers must be in the fourth grade or older, received their First Communion, and attend Mass on a regular schedule.

Contact

Orin Cook

Adult Altar Servers

Adult altar servers assist at funeral Masses

Baptism

Third Sunday of every month after 11:30am Mass

Contact

Father Joe Pescatello

401-333-6060

Boy Scouts

Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

Contact

David Becker

Children of the Light Charismatic Prayer Group

Every Thursday at 7:00PM.

Contact

Maureen Parmenter

Cub Scouts

Contact

Patrick Cannon

Elizabeth Ministry

ry A parish-based outreach to women in their childbearing years. The Elizabeth Ministers draw on their own personal stories and experiences and offer companionship, encouragement, prayers and support to other women during the childbearing years.

Contact

Regina Bamford

Eucharistic Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass

Contact

Father Joe Pescatello

Faith Formation

Establishes and maintains programs of religious instruction, sacramental preparation and information concerning the faith that promotes a deeper understanding of the faith and the continual spiritual growth of parishioners al all age levels. Visit the "Faith Formation" Page for more information.

Contact

Regina Bamford

Kim Passanante

Erin Blais

Gardening Committee

The Gardening Committee is a group of people who enjoy being outdoors and gardening, and who are dedicated to beautifying the church grounds.  No one has any professional landscaping experience and anyone at any age is welcome to participate.  This is a fun family activity, including for students who need to complete service hour requirements.  Members with experience guide new members in the tasks needed.  They prepare and plant the flower beds in the spring at the church and administration building, and maintain them on a rotating weekly basis over the summer, by watering, weeding and deadheading.   In the fall mums are planted and the flower beds are cleaned up by the group.

Contact

Julie Guerin

Greeter Ministry

Contact

Father Joe Pescatello

Knights of Columbus, Council 12312

The Knights of Columbus work to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing & financial security, especially for widows & orphans, in our local communities. Membership is open to Catholic men ages 18 or older. Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm.

Contact

Patrick Cannon

Lectors

Contact

Father Joe Pescatello

Marian Movement of Priests Cenacle: Prayers for Priests

First Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Chapel.

Contact

Maureen Parmenter

Men of St. Joseph

The Men of St. Joseph is an association of Christian men, united under the Catholic Church, who meet monthly to pray together and encourage each other to be the spiritual leaders of their families. The purpose of the Men of St. Joseph is to inspire and equip men to be spiritual leaders in their homes. Some might say our goal is a bit "lofty": become stronger in our relationship with Christ and in our faith so we can help get ourselves and our families to heaven. It's a bold purpose, but in the end what else really matters?

Contact 

Ray LaPointe

 

Music Ministry

Joining our faith and musical talents with one another as we endeavor to inspire and accompany the congregation as it raises its Voice to God in prayerful song.

Contact

Denis Robichaud

Parish Engagement

Contact

Tracy Freese

Pastoral Care

A team of pastoral care ministers bring the Eucharist to residents of Autumn Villa, Chapel Hill and parishioners who are unable to attend mass.

Contact

Barbara McCarthy Reed

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

Visit "Perpetual Adoration" page on our website for more information.

Contact

Maureen Parmenter

Martha Anne Macari

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Open to adults interested in becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, the Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Contact

Fr. Joe Pescatello

401-333-6060

St. John Vianney Help for the Needy

A charitable organization within the parish that provides resources and assistance with rent, heat, food, medical bills, shelter and clothing.

Contact

Roger Doire 

Orin Cook

Technology Ministry

A vital team of tech professionals and tech-savvy parishioners who help during our weekly liturgies and provide valuable services to keep the systems and technology we have current and operational.

Contact

Denis Robichaud

 

 

Youth Ministry

The Saint John Vianney Youth Ministry is a community of believers dedicated to encountering the living Christ through lifelong discipleship and a firm foundation in catechesis. We seek to cultivate the gifts and talents of young people, to foster a nurturing and supportive environment, and to accomplish this by instilling a Gospel-centered, challenging, and world-shaping vision for our youth.

Contact

Kim Passanante