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Basket Bonanza Olympics - Sponsor a Basket Today!
The winter olympics are in full swing! Here at St. John, we are celebrating a new opportunity for you to achieve a bronze, silver or gold medal! We are asking for parishioners’ sponsorships to help support our Basket Bonanza at our family festival. If you have ever been to our festival, you know how amazing our Basket Bonanza tent is. Each “basket” is worth from $300 up to over $1,000. Our basket team puts together some very impressive baskets. But, did you know that the income from our basket area is nearly a third of our total net income for the festival? It is a truly awesome operation.
So, how do you get involved in supporting our Basket Bonanza? You can join the 2018 Festival Basket Bonanza Olympics today!
You can participate at the bronze, silver or gold level to help sponsor a basket for our 2018 St. John Family Festival’s Basket Bonanza:
Bronze Medal Sponsor – Donate $100 and you will have your name on the Bronze Sponsor Poster in our Basket Bonanza booth this year. You will also receive 10 free basket bonanza tickets.
Silver Medal Sponsor – Donate $250 and you will have your name listed as a sponsor with one other person/organization on a basket. You will also be listed on the Silver Sponsor Poster in our Basket Bonanza booth this year. You will also receive 25 free basket bonanza tickets.
Gold Medal Sponsor – Donate $500 and you will have your name listed as the only sponsor on a basket. You will also be listed on the Gold Sponsor Poster in our Basket Bonanza booth this year. You will also receive 50 free basket bonanza tickets.
Either your business or your family can be listed as the sponsor. You can make your sponsorship “in memory of” or “in honor of” someone special. (Please note that we cannot allow political advertisements as sponsorships due to Archdiocesan rules.) Become a sponsor today! This opportunity ends on March 31, so act soon.
Click below to purchase your 2018 Basket Bonanza Olympics sponsorship! You can also drop off your sponsorship pledge in the Parish Office.
Help us to obtain as many medals as our USA athletes. Go Team USA and go team Basket Bonanza!
Bishop Barron Video Series – Mystery of God
April 24, and May 1
Presently, we are viewing/discussing the Bishop Barron video series entitled “Mystery of God”. This series explores topics such as: Atheism, God’s Providence, The Origin of Evil, the Trinity, and God’s love. Meetings will be held weekly in the Hospitality Room of our church from 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. We are in the midst of a three week break and will resume meeting April 17, 24, finishing on May 1. Each episode is designed to stand alone, so join us whenever you can. Facilitated by Marti Lemond and Deacon Jerry Barney.
April 22, 9 a.m. in the Pavilion
Thank you to all contributors of SAL in March! SAL will next meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 in the Pavilion. Please come join us! We will be preparing about 300 peanut butter sandwiches and packing lunches. (Lunches are distributed at Reach Out Lakota and St. Francis- Cincinnati.) In addition to the peanut butter, bread, fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, or cups), snacks, and juice boxes needed for the lunches, we welcome other non-perishable donations, too. The pantries are in particular need of healthy cereal, canned meat/ tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, shampoo, baby wipes, deodorant, and female sanitary items. (Since we do not have a refrigerator, please refrain from donating natural peanut butter or highly perishable fruit.) Donations can be dropped off during our meeting time or in advance at the parish office. Thanks again for your support! Please contact Diane Claytor at 779-6895 with questions.
Yoga for the Spirit
April 23, 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? We are assessing interest in have a Yoga for the Spirit class. This would be 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. Tentative schedule will be every other Monday starting April 23 in Favret Hall. If this is something you would be interested in, please send an e-mail to Angela at email@example.com (even if you could not make the April 23 date). If there is sufficient interest we will have more information posted in the April 22 bulletin and online.
April 24, 7 p.m. Mass in Chapel
Jesus showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his disciples to do likewise. This is clear from the gospels and especially from the existence of the sacrament of anointing. As Jesus’ disciples, we gather in a special celebration, the Healing Mass, to help people find healing in whatever areas they may require it. The celebration of the Healing Mass consists especially in the laying on of hands by our pastor, Fr.
Don, the offering of the prayer of faithful, and the anointing of the sick with oil made holy by God’s blessing. This sacrament gives the grace of the Holy Spirit to those who are sick: by this grace the whole person is helped, sustained by trust in God, and strengthened against his or her anxiety.
Here I Am: Healing Family Wounds - Click here for Video
Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Pavilion
Family (birth, adoptive, church, work etc.) can be a great source of joy but can also be a source of pain. These wounds, even the ones we’ve tried to bury, can have a big effect on all aspects of our lives. You are invited to join Ron Meyer and Nilda Goheen as they facilitate the latest in their Here I Am series where you will discover a tool that will help expose the wounds and how to heal those wounds so that you can experience the peace that comes from healthier relationships.
Join us on April 28 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Pavilion at St. John Church. Space is limited, so contact Ron at 376-1277 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot or to get more information.
Mary in the New Testament
Wednesday, May 2, immediately after our 8:30 a.m. Mass (9:00 – 10:00 a.m.) in the Chapel
Where can Mary’s role in the life of Christ and our lives be found in the New Testament? In the Marian month (May), an introduction to a Biblical perspective on Mary will be given by Dr. Gloria Falcao Dodd. Gloria is the Director of Academic Programs at the International Marian Research Institute, at the University of Dayton. We invite you to remain after the 8:30 a.m. Mass for this one hour presentation.
Yoga for the Spirit
April 23, May 7, 14, 21, 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? We are beginning a Yoga for the Spirit class. This would be 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. We are moving forward with classes on Monday evenings in Favret Hall. The next class will be May 7. Please join us!
May 12, 1 - 1:45 p.m.
Our next Church Tour will be given Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. This is a chance to learn about the many rich symbols and beautiful artwork displayed in our worship spaces. The tour is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.
May 12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. outside of Church
Please join us again this year for our spring spruce up of the parish grounds on Saturday, May 12. We will meet in front of the church at 9 a.m. The generous gift of your time can save the church thousands of dollars in landscaping costs! Light breakfast will be provided. For more information, please contact Kirt Robb at 777-6433, ext. 122, or email@example.com. Thank you for your time and assistance!
Sultan & the Saint Documentary
May 13, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Pavilion
The Sultan and the Saint, a documentary that dramatizes the true story of St. Francis of Assisi encountering/dialoguing with the Sultan of Egypt during the Crusades. It is a great example of religious tolerance and respect much needed in our own time. It will be viewed/discussed in the Pavilion on Sunday, May 13 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. All are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt & Elizabeth Waits at email@example.com.