Parish News

Visit the Parish Website for detailed information about Mass schedules, special events, and the Parish e-newsletter. The following are highlights:

Vacation Bible School     It’s back! Taught by Mrs. Vanessa Castillo and Ms. Roisin Halley, VBS will be from August 16-20, 9am-Noon in Egan Hall Mezzanine. For students in grades K-4 (2021-22), this year’s program, Tracking Mary: Mysteries & Messages, features the Queen of Heaven Express – a special holy train traveling to the faraway places around the globe visited by Our Blessed Mother: Lourdes, Fatima, Guadalupe, England and Ireland. Children discover how Mary brings us closer to Jesus through the power of the Rosary. Children will enjoy skits, activities and games. Click here for more information. Click here for the registration form.

Annual Catholic Appeal     What will our ACA rebate fund this year? Thanks to the 138 families who have helped us get to 60% of our goal by pledging $55,120 toward our $91,896 parish goal! There is still a way to go, and we would like to have the participation of all members of our St. John community – including offers of your prayers. Once we reach our goal, any payments over our share will come back to St. John. This year our rebate will be used for a permanent upgraded video and sound system in the church. Given the events of this past year, we have learned just how important it is that we offer different ways for our members to take part in the Mass and other activities here at St. John. Whether attending Mass or celebrating the Sacraments (weddings, baptisms, First Communion) in person or live-streaming, we want to offer the opportunity for participation in the life of our parish to everyone.

Please contact your employer to see if they participate in a gift match program. It’s a great way to double or even triple your donation! The easiest way is to donate online at or call the ACA office at 1-800-809-4921. Asante sana to those who have already donated!

Parish Picnic     It’s back! Mark Sunday, July 25, on your calendar, and join the St. John community for this amazing annual event. Come one, come all – there is something for everyone:  food, games, music and much more! Look for volunteer opportunities and RSVP information coming soon.