Parish News

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

2023 Stewardship Renewal Drive & State of the Parish

Thank you to all who participated in last weekend’s kickoff of the annual Stewardship Renewal Drive and State of the Parish Presentation. Some of you have already answered the call by turning in your pledge cards or pledging online. Many have also “stepped up” by increasing their pledge for 2023. Every gift makes a difference and every dollar counts.

Every parish family will be receiving a stewardship renewal letter and pledge card from Fr. Crispin in the mail this week. We are also including our 2021-2022 Annual Report. We ask that you prayerfully consider your stewardship commitment for the coming year and that if you are able to increase your gift – by $3 per week – it will help us meet the continuing financial needs of our Parish.

As we have done in the past two years, the State of the Parish included an abbreviated live presentation at all the Masses last weekend. A video of the expanded presentation is now available on the Parish website. This video shows our financial picture and highlights the great things you have helped St. John accomplish in the last year. If you have not viewed the video yet, please watch it here.

School Families: One of the criteria to remain eligible for Parish Fair Share Tuition is to “attend” the State of the Parish Presentation. You can access it on the Parish website now.


Mass & a Movie! Calling All Families with Kids Ages Preschool-3rd Grade!

Please join us on Saturday, December 10 for Mass at 5pm followed by pizza and a movie in the Admin Building. We encourage everyone to wear a Christmas sweater or outfit to Mass and bring your comfiest items (jammies, a stuffy, pillow, etc.) to get cozy during the movie. Parents need to stay with their kids at this event, and there will be a basket for donations to help cover the cost of the pizza. We will be showing “The Star,” the story of the first Christmas seen through the eyes of the animals in the manger. Check out the trailer here. Please contact Rachael Groark to RSVP (so we have enough pizza!) or if you have questions at rachaelgroark@gmail.com.


Confirmation

Confirmation registration is open! We will start our classes in person in November with Confirmation scheduled for February. You can find the registration form here. Please return the completed 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.