“The unity of life of the lay faithful is of the greatest importance: indeed they must be sanctified in everyday professional and social life. Therefore, to respond to their vocation, the lay faithful must see their daily activities as an occasion to join themselves to God, fulfill his will, serve other people and lead them to communion with God in Christ.”- Pope John Paul II in Christifideles Laici
“You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” – Gospel of Matthew 5:13-14 and 16
At St John Paul II it is the community of parishioners, working together to serve God and to serve one another, that enriches our lives and helps us grow in love as God's people. There are many opportunities to serve and to participate in the parish community and in the surrounding Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville communities. Each of us has special skills and talents given to us by God. We welcome our parishioners to explore how and where they can use their talents to follow the guidance of St John Paul II "to join themselves to God, fulfill his will, serve other people and lead them to communion with God in Christ.”
We hope you will join us in our ministries!