Social outreach

Those who work in these Ministries provide care and assistance to those who might not otherwise have access to variou services. Much of their work occurs beyond the walls of the Parish within our greater community and in consort with other local, National and International bodies.

Pastoral Care

Parishioners visit the sick and take communion to shut-ins, those in hospital and in long term care.

CONTACT: Deacon Larry Worthen -

Prayer Line

The purpose of the ministry is to pray for intercessions on behalf of any members of the parish who request prayers for a particular reason. This is a ministry in which anyone can participate, including elderly and shut-ins.

CONTACT: (Submit a Prayer Request @

Refugee Committee

Has been sponsoring families from war torn countries since 1979. Fundraising takes place on a regular basis as we provide financial support for the family during the first year in Canada and also assist the family to adapt in their new environment.

CONTACT: Annette Petrie -

Saint Vincent de Paul

An international organization of Catholic lay people who provide assistance to the poor. At Pope John XXIII Parish we operate a food bank for those in our area and help with heating costs as well as other needs.

CONTACT: Andree Green -


This ministry provides the seniors of our parish a chance to get together and socialize while enjoying a free lunch. Our luncheons are held 4 times a year. Our committee also hosts a weekly card game of 45's.

CONTACT: Bonnie Pettipas -

Grandparent's Group

This Group shares the Mission of the Catholic Grandparents Association, "To help Grandparents pass on the faith and keep prayer in the heart of family life”. Events and activities of the Group center on its Mission and all Grandparents are welcome.

CONTACT: Ron Beed -

Feed the Students a KD Lunch

On behalf of Saint John XXIII Parish our ministry collects donations of Kraft Dinner and partners with an outreach program sponsored by local churches and the RCMP to feed a Kraft Dinner lunch to Cole Harbour High Students. Kraft Dinner may be donated in original packaging and deposited in the church entrance. We also welcome volunteers to help serve.

CONTACT: Louise MacGillivray -