Social/Community Building

**Several of our ministries are modified or not active at this time due to the pandemic. Please first check with the contact person listed for each ministry or call the Parish Office**

Evangelization Committee

Click here to view details of the Evangelization Committee.

Funeral Luncheons

The Funeral Lunch Ministry was established to take the stress of serving refreshments, after the funeral service, away from the family.  It is the  honor of this group to provide desserts made by parishioners and lunch from a local grocer for a nominal fee. You may offer to help serve or provide desserts by calling:

Judy Hooper 717-335-6251 or

Barb Zimmerman 717-880-7405

Lenten/Parish Dinners

Organized by the Knights of Columbus Council #8891, a menu of delicious meatless entrees and side dishes, as well as delicious homemade desserts, are offered for sale every other Friday in Lent.

CONTACT: Mark Phipps

St. John's Jewels

St. John’s Jewels  is an 50+ age group social club. The Jewels meet the 2nd Monday of the month beginning in March  through November with a picnic in August at Lake Redman and a Christmas dinner at a specified restaurant. We meet at 12:30pm for lunch followed by games. All denominations are welcomed.


CONTACTHerman Hall 717-942-5050

Parish Festival

Our annual Parish Festival features food trucks, beverages, various games including BINGO, 50/50 raffle, and even a dunk tank! Fun for everyone. This event usually takes place at the end of July.

CONTACT: Parish Office 717-235-2156

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
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717-235-2156 (Parish Office)

315 N. Constitution Avenue

New Freedom, PA 17349

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