Visit the Parish Website for detailed information about Mass schedules, special events, and the Parish e-newsletter. The following are highlights:
Dedication of Kelly Latimore’s Mama at St. John the Evangelist Church
St. John’s church has many statues, paintings and icons of Jesus, Mary and the Communion of Saints that do not provide representation of people of color. One important and visible way to be more inclusive is to add depictions of people of color to our church. Towards that end, we are happy to dedicate a new permanent art piece, titled Mama by Kelly Latimore, on December 11 at 11:45am, following the 10:30am mass.
Mama was created by the artist following the death of George Floyd and is evocative of the Pieta – a mother mourning her son. Following the dedication, the Social Justice Committee invites everyone to the Admin building to celebrate the dedication of Mama, talk about racism and inclusivity, both inside and outside the church, and discuss how St. John can be more inclusive to all.
Watch Fr. Crispin’s Stewardship Appeal!
If you haven’t yet watched Fr. Crispin’s talk from the State of the Parish Mass on the weekend of October 29 & 30, you can access it HERE. As only Fr. Crispin can do, it’s a passionate and inspiring talk about stewardship in our community of St. John. Thank you to the 146 families who have already made their Stewardship pledge. Know that if you pledged last year, and we have not heard from you, your pledge from 2022 will be rolled over in January. To pledge, click here. Your ongoing support–in all ways–of St. John Parish helps us continue to be the vibrant and thriving community that we are. Asante sana.
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 email@example.com.
Please Support the Giving Tree This Year!
Look for the Advent Giving Tree in the back of the church. There are two options for you to donate: 1)Pick up an ornament from the tree OR 2)No need to pick up an ornament. Choose an item(s) from the list below:
Noel House (Women’s Shelter): hygiene kits, socks, underwear, bath towels, twin blankets
St. Martin de Porres (Men’s shelter): socks, hats, underwear, gloves
Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program: Gift Cards to Fred Meyer, Safeway or US Foods
PLEASE RETURN THE GIFTS UNWRAPPED to the Church or Parish Office by MONDAY, DECEMBER 19.
Thank you so much for your generosity in making this a wonderful Christmas for the neighbors in need in our community. Please contact HongPhuc Nguyen with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-782-2810.