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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
Don’t forget! Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate will be sold after all Masses in the Gathering Space on the third weekend of each month. Buying ethically grown coffee, tea and chocolate ensures proper wages for workers around the globe. For more information, please contact Gary Eiser at email@example.com or Matt & Elizabeth Waits at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thursday morning Bible Study will begin on Sept. 7 with The Great Adventure Bible Study – The Gospel of Matthew, The King & His Kingdom. The Scripture Study group will meet for 24 lessons (12 in the fall & 12 after the holidays) in the rooms D&E of the Undercroft from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. The Study is registered on line so that if you have to miss a meeting you can view the video presentation by Jeff Cavens. For information on registering call Jeanne Gavigan at 779-9830.
GENERATIONS OF FAITH
October 24 & 25
Save the date for one of the most important events of our calendar! Generations of Faith: A Night of Service will continue on Oct. 24 and 25. Pick which night you want and register online soon.
Want to volunteer to run one of the service stations? E-mail Joan at email@example.com. Below is a supply list of things we will need:
Hispanic Food Bags
Masa or Maseca – 4.4 lb bag (Walmart always has lots of Maseca),
Dried pinto beans – 2# bag, Long grain white rice – 2# bag, Tomato sauce – 8 oz. can, Seasonings – chili powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, salt, pepper
Blanket Fleece Fabric
1-yard pieces (baby), 2 yard pieces (teen or adult) in any colors or patterns
Pregnancy Center East Baby Gift Bags
baby wipes, baby food items (cereal, jars of food, formula), baby bottles, bibs, baby shampoo, lotion and powder, baby wash cloths and towels, baby receiving blankets (thin material), onesies (newborn to 12 months), baby clothes (newborn to 12 months), diapers
Youth Spiritual Backpacks for St. Leo
Backpacks, youth prayer journals, pens (think fun – gel pens, colored pens…), colored pencils, shelf-stable teen snacks, rosaries, cross necklaces, etc.
Trunk & Treat
Oct. 29, 6 p.m.
Church Parking Lot
Click here for more information and to regster. E-mail Scott and Nina Steinke for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
National Catholic Youth Conference
November 16 – 19
High School students: Get ready for a week that will change your life. The National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) registration is open and St. John youth ministry will be bringing a group to attend this amazing conference. NCYC takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 16 – 19. The conference contains engaging speakers, live music, games, and 25,000 other Catholic teens! Registration is open now through Sept. 15. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 12 in rooms D & E from 7 - 8 p.m. For more information e-mail email@example.com