Visit the Parish Website for detailed information about Mass schedules, special events, and the Parish e-newsletter. The following are highlights:
Climate Change and Faith-Care for our Common Home The Saint Francis of Assisi Ministry at St. John the Evangelist Church is excited to present Jeff Renner’s live virtual presentation, “Climate Change and Faith-Care for Our Common Home” at 7pm on Tuesday, September 21. Mr. Renner is a former King 5 weather forecaster, an Emmy-award-winning science journalist and meteorologist. He has participated in climate discussions at the White House, the Vatican, the Swiss High Altitude Observatory and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. In addition, Mr. Renner humbly leads his Care for Creation team at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. For more information and to RSVP go to tinyurl.com/jeff-renner-soc
ACA Update: We Did It! SANTE SANA! With the help of 205 families so far, we have reached our 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal goal of $91,896! Once again, the great community of St. John came together as one to offer support to the more than 60 ministries in Western Washington that the ACA funds. If you haven’t donated yet, please help us meet our stretch goal of $10,000 to fund our upgraded and permanent video and sound system in the church. The results of our All Parish Survey showed overwhelming support for continuing to live-stream the Masses, Sacraments and other events. To make this happen, we need a little more help. From this point forward, 100% of all donations to the ACA will come back to St. John. If you would still like to contribute, the easiest way to give is online here or call the ACA office at 1-800-809-4921.
Sacristans Needed Becoming a sacristan is a beautiful way to enter more deeply into an understanding and reverence of the Mass. Typically, sacristans arrive at church before anyone else – often even the priest/celebrant. This is a unique time to experience the peace of the church as you light the candles, arrange the books, and prepare the Holy Eucharist for the celebration including readying the wine, water, and bread and make sure everything is in place for Mass. After Mass, everything is set back in its place in the sacristy before sacristans leave the church. No experience is necessary. We will provide training and support as you become familiar with the position. We especially need sacristans for the 8:30 Mass, but dates and times are by sign-up of your choice. If you are interested in learning more, contact Patty Mayhle at email@example.com.