St. John the Baptist Church

11150 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Phone: 510 232-5659 | Email:

Altar Servers
Altar Servers assists the priest with the celebration of the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. We welcome youths, starting in the fourth grade and up, who have made their First Communion. This is a wonderful learning experience for the young members of our parish. They will learn about their faith and take on responsibility.

Download the registration form here.

For more information contact Frances Renty Williams at (510) 384-8203 or Lota Bautista at (510) 928-4861

Church Cleaners

This group cleans the church each Saturday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass (8:30 to 10:00). Volunteers willing to work are always needed. No experience required.

For more information contact Noreen Shaughnessy at (510) 235-6640

Eucharistic Ministers
The Ministers of Communion assist the priests to distribute the Holy Eucharist during the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. Also, they distribute the Holy Eucharist during services at El Cerrito Royale. They meet once a year to train new ministers. 

For more information contact Tom Kennedy at (510)501-3956 or by email.

Lectors read the first and second readings, lead the Prayers of the Faithful and read announcements during the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. Anyone with effective reading and public speaking skills is welcome to volunteer. Young people are needed for the 9:30 a.m. Sunday Children’s Mass. New lectors attend a brief training/orientation session. Documented guidelines and instructions are provided.

For more information contact Mer Engalla at (510) 669-9204 or by email.

Liturgical Environment
This ministry decorates the church interior using flowers and banners according to the liturgical season. Holy Week and the week before Christmas are very busy. There is a special need for talented seamstresses and people who can take care of plants.

For more information contact Olivia Wong at (510) 233-1088 or by email.

Liturgy Committee
The Liturgy Committee is responsible for preparing liturgies for the parish. They decide what liturgies will occur when and coordinate and prepare the other ministries. Meetings are usually the second Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.

For more information contact Richard Keller at (510) 234-1754 or by email.

The ushers help seat and direct people during the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses. They also pass the collection baskets.

For more information contact Geraldine Judt at (510) 233-1960

​​​​As Catholic Christians, we are committed to knowing, loving and serving God 
by obeying His commandments and serving our brothers and sisters with love and respect.​

​© 2011 St. John the Baptist Church. El Cerrito, CA. ​​

Liturgical Ministries