Parish News

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

ASANTE SANA from Fr. Crispin

Asante Sana to everyone who shared in my recent 60th birthday celebration! The gift of a trip to the Holy Land brought me to tears, and I am so appreciative of all of you who are part of this wonderful community. I have been told that we reached our goal, which is very humbling and for which I am so grateful. I continue to be so blessed by each and every one of you. ~Padre

It’s Stewardship Season!

Mark your calendars: we are kicking off our 2023 Stewardship Renewal Drive the weekend of October 29-30, which includes the State of the Parish presentation. We ask that all of our St. John Parish members prayerfully reflect on their giving plans for the coming year. Look for more information in the coming weeks.

Many, many thanks for your continued support. Because of your generosity, we are able to serve the ministries of St. John. This financial commitment is a testament to your dedication to this community. To donate, go to


Confirmation Registration is open! We will start our classes in person in November 2022, with Confirmation scheduled for February 2022. You can find the registration form here: Please fill out and return the registration form to the parish office, or by email to Julia Rudden. Books can be picked up in the vestibule of the church or the parish office.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Needs You!

We only need one more regular volunteer (though additional volunteers are always needed and welcome) to resume Children’s Liturgy of the Word. The commitment involves working as a team with another person during the 10:30am Mass to teach young people about the meaning of the Sunday readings. We are happy to train you, and materials are provided. If you are interested, please contact Kim Burkhardt at

St. John Baby Corner Fall 2022 Update

WestSide Baby meets the basic needs of children to promote safety, security, and healthy development. They provide essential items to keep children safe, warm, and dry by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing, and equipment throughout King County. These are the most needed donation items as we enter the cooler months:

Coats (rain and winter all sizes)Diapers (especially sizes 5 & 6)
Hygiene items (especially baby wash, diaper cream,
shampoo for ages 3+)
Pull Ups (all sizes and genders)
Toys (especially for 2 years old and under)Board Books (books for ages 2 and under)
New and lightly worn shoes (all baby, toddler and
youth sizes)
Pajamas (all sizes)
New underwear for 4T through 14/16

Donation items can always be dropped off at the crib in the vestibule of the Church or at the entrance to Egan Hall. Please contact Teresa Gillett at with any questions. Thank you for helping keep children in our community safe, warm, and dry!

Blessing of the Pets

This past Sunday many of our school and parish families brought their pets – 16 dogs, a beta fish and a gecko – to be blessed by Fr. Crispin to commemorate the Feast Day of Saint Francis (October 4). Father began with a reading and general blessing followed by individual blessings for each of the pets. Thanks to everyone who came out to the courtyard on such a beautiful and sunny fall day!