St. John's has been blessed with a wonderful group of growing families over its rich history. Even moreso are the dedicated parents who have banded together to form the St. Jonh's PTO to support the Sunday School Teachers (who are parents themselves) in the successful operation of the program by purhasing course materials, art materials and organizing various activites throughout the year for the fellowship of our youth. The PTO actively raises money through various fundraisers to support scholarships for those students who wish to participate in Diocesan Youth Events as well as underwriting the cost for transportation. The PTO's largest fundraiser is their renown Tricky Tray held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
The parish choir is under the direction of Professor George Hanas. It is comprised of men, women and children who enhance the beauty of the liturgical worship by singing the responses to the Divine Liturgy and, occasionally, the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy. The responses include our Diocesan Plain Chant (prostopinije) as well as selections from other Orthodox Jurisdictions across the Faith. The last Sunday of the month is devoted strictly to non-choral plain chant and is led by the cantor/choir director. Over the past few years, a junior choir has been developed that is comprised of the young ladies of the parish who sing together and participate regularly in the services.
- Unction Service - 6:30PM
- Holyday Divine Liturgy - 9AM12 Passion Gospels - 6:30PM
- Royal Hours - 9AM
Lamentations - 3PMBurial Vespers Service - 7PM
- Holy Saturday Liturgy - 9AMResurrection Matins - 7PM
- PASCHA9:00 Divine Liturgy with Blesing of Baskets.
- BRIGHT MONDAY LITURGY - 9AM
- BRIGHT TUESDAYDivine Liturgy - 9AM. RAHWAY with children's procession with icons.
On Friday Evening April 19, St. John's hosted the 10th and final NY/NJ Deanery Mission. The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts was celebrated with a large crowd of people. The Celebrant was the Very Rev. John Pribish. Homilist was Rev. Fr. Kenneth Ellis.
On Sunday, January 13, 2019, the parish of St. John's honored Protodeacon, Gregory Benc on his 20th Anniuversary of Ordination with family and friends followed by a surprse party in the parish hall. A sermon was prepared by Diocesan Chancellor Fr. Frank Miloro (uncle) who was unable to attend the celebration. The parish officers presented a combined parish gift to the deacon for the purchase of new vestments and a cassock. The gathering was filled with joy and thanksgiving for his service to St. John's Church and the Diocese.