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Generations of Faith: A Night of Service
Oct. 16 & 17
Registration is now closed. Thank you for your donations; we will see you Tuesday and Wednesday!
Yoga for the Spirit
Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. in Favret Hall
Looking for a way to find some quiet reflection time AND spend some time on your physical health? This is a class for all levels – beginners welcome! While we move through the class, there will be some guided meditation questions to help you reconnect with your own spirit and spend some time in prayer! See you there.
Trunk N’ Treat
Sunday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
in the Church Parking Lot
Please join us for a BOO-tiful evening of fun for the family! Decorate your car for Halloween and handout treats to our young parishioners. Kids can dress in their costumes and go “trunk-n-treating” to all of the cars. We will have hot dogs and snacks. If you plan to decorate your car and pass out candy, please register for this event online or in the Parish Office. Cars must be parked by 5:45 p.m. because we close the lot for “trunk-n-treating” at 6. E-mail Scott and Nina Steinke for more information at email@example.com or call the Parish Office at 777-6433. All costumes and decorations should be family friendly. If you can donate candy, please drop it off in the office during office hours any day before the event. See you there!
All Souls Mass and Candle Service
Monday, Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m.
All Souls Day Celebration is a particular day of remembrance set-aside in the church year to remember those who have died. We would like to invite everyone to attend a 7:00 p.m. Mass on Monday evening, Nov. 5 in the main church.
We will remember in a special way those members of our parish family who have died over the past year. We invite these families to be present and carry a candle in remembrance of your loved one to be placed in the sanctuary during the procession. We would also like to remember losses due to still-born, losses of a child at birth or shortly after, young children, and those relatives of parishioners who died over the past year but may not have been members of our parish community. A candle may certainly be placed for them as well. These same names can be listed in our parish Book of Life and in Our Book of the Innocence, which will both be carried in the Processional of the liturgy. For this purpose, we invite you to enter the names of your deceased loved ones in the books. Pages of the Book of Life and Book of the Innocence will be on a table in the Gathering Space a couple of weeks before the Mass.
If you have suffered the loss of a family member, child or special friend this year and would like to take part in this liturgy and have a candle reserved for you to carry in the entrance procession, please call the office at 777-6433 by no later than noon on Monday, Nov. 5 with the name of the loved one who has died.
Note: If you are participating in this liturgy with a candle, we ask that you be present in the Gathering Space by 6:30 p.m. for further instructions.
Here I Am: Discovering Our Gifts to Reveal Our Purpose
Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Looking for something more meaningful in your life but don’t know what to do? Do you wonder what your purpose is here on earth?
Ron Meyer and Nilda Goheen have put together another edition of their "Here I AM" series which will allow you to discover your gifts (big, small, spiritual, or talents) so that you can appreciate how special you are and how to use these gifts according to God’s plan for you. Imagine living with the more passion and purpose! To sign up or for more information contact Ron at 376-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reach Out Lakota Supply Sunday
On the first Sunday of the month, each St. John family is asked to bring an item of non-perishable food, or a toiletry, cleaning or paper product to the Gathering Space before Mass. Place items in the basket with the sign “Reach Out Lakota Supplies.” These donations are given to Reach Out Lakota. Thank you for your support of this community organization.
Companions on the Journey
After the loss of a loved one, it’s normal to feel the effects of grief. The Companions on a Journey grief support group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hospitality Room. Here you can express your grief and learn how to go through the grief process so that you can begin this new chapter of your life in a healthy way. Please contact Ron Meyer 376-1277 or Karen Marvich 265-9375 if you have any questions.
Catholics Returning Home
Do you know someone who has drifted away from his/her Catholic faith? We may want to reach out to those disconnected from the church, but we aren’t sure how to offer support. As baptized, practicing Catholics, we have a precious gift of faith and love from the Lord that can be shared with our friends and loved ones. You can make a dramatic difference in someone’s life by simply reaching out to him/her and saying, “we miss you”. For more information contact Deacon Jerry Barney at 777-6433, ext. 121 or email@example.com.
Divorced & Separated
The Divorced and Separated group meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month in the Hospitality Room off the Gathering Space inside the church. You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Give yourself a gift of time for sharing and support with others who understand. For more information, call St. John’s Parish Office, 777-6433, or email Mary Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fair Trade Sale Discontinued
Our last sale of Fair Trade products at St. John Church is June 23 and 24. If you wish to continue to support this ministry, you can find Fair Trade products at local grocery stores. Thank you to all of our volunteers and patrons that have supported this cause over the past decade.