Serve

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.” – Luke 6:38

“Man cannot fully find himself, except through a sincere gift of himself.” – Gaudium et spes 24

Here at St. John’s we have many opportunities to serve the parish and the local Morgantown community. As practicing Catholics, we strive to love God first and foremost and our neighbor as ourselves. You can serve the parish through liturgical roles, singing in the choir, or serving the community through our Sarah’s Table or Bible and a Breakfast soup kitchens. Further, become connected with our parish Prayer Chain so we can pray for you! Contact the parish for more information!

Get involved…

If you are willing to serve the parish in a particular way, we are always looking for:

    1. Lector/Readers
    2. Greeters
    3. Sacristans

To join any of our Liturgical Ministries, please complete the “Get involved!” form.

Get involved!

Liturgy and Sacred Music

Greetings in Christ! My name is John Paul Gaston and I am the new Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy at St. John’s University Parish!

Though I have gotten to meet many of you already, I still wanted to take a second to formally introduce myself. I am a Pittsburgh native who has always been involved in the Diocese of Pittsburgh. I graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Philosophy and have been working previously as a RCIA director for my home Parish in Bridgeville, PA. I also held the position of Director of Music at the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart in the Polish Hill  neighborhood of Pittsburgh. I have been a musician nearly my entire life and have experience  in piano, organ, vocals, brass, and strings.

Aside from being a musician, I am an avid Star Wars fan! Other interests of mine are gaming, reading, and playing Catan with friends. I also enjoy taking the doors off of my Jeep and going on adventures. One other thing about me is that I am a former seminarian who was studying for the Holy Ghost Fathers and then the Diocese of Pittsburgh. It was with the diocese that I cultivated my love for music and liturgy.

My office door is always open to you so feel free to drop by and say hello! I hope and pray that together, we can cultivate a love for Christ through beautiful music and reverent liturgy. 

John Paul Gaston
Pastoral Associate for Music and Liturgy

If you are interested in joining the Schola Cantorum at St. John University Parish, please complete the form above and we will get back to you soon. We look forward to hearing from you!

Musician Volunteer Form

Intercessory Prayer

Matthew 18:19-20

“Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three have gathered together in My name,
I am there in their midst.”

At St. John’s we support and encourage each other through prayer. Each day we pray for all of the prayer requests submitted to our parish and entrust them to our Lord’s Mercy and Love.

Prayer Requests
Please fill out the following form if you would like to submit a prayer request. Your contact information will not be shared with our prayer team.

Be a Prayer Chain Member
If you would like to pray for others and the prayer requests that we receive, please let us know. The more people interceding for our parish and all of the intentions we receive, the better!

Submit Prayer Intention