Council 8342 serves St. John the Evangelist Church Parish in Prairieville, La. and was established in April of 1983 with 46 Charter Members. The council has more than 370 members. Our service programs have won many State and Supreme Council awards. We meet monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the St. John the Evangelist Community Center. Dinner is ready at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
We serve Our Church with – Quarterly Communion; Clergy Appreciation; Promote Religious Vocations; Monthly Rosary; Support Seminarian; Corpus Christi Procession; Promote Pro-Life Activities & Prayer in School; Support Ladies Altar Society; Monument to the Unborn; Ten Commandments/Beatitudes Monument; Serve as Eucharist Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, School of Religion Teachers and RCIA Sponsors
We serve Our Community with – Blood Drives; Senior Citizen/Firemen/Lawmen/Teacher Banquets; Aid to Retarded Citizens; Assist Needy Citizens; Support Food Bank
We serve Our Youth with – Catholic Youth Leadership Awards; Free Throw Contest; Alcohol/Drug Poster Contest; Soccer Challenge; Youth Expansion Program; Essay Contest; Support Boy Scout Troop 131; Parish Halloween Party; Altar Server Awards; Columbian Squires
We serve our Families with – Family of the Month & Year Awards; Socials & Dinners; Support Parish Picnic; Participate in Annual Parish Fair
Our Council activities include Knight of the Month & Year Awards; Monthly Newsletter; Fundraisers; Parish Bulletin Advertisement; Sport Tournaments; Installation Banquet; Gumbo Competition; Communal Meal Prior to monthly meetings and after quarterly communions.