St John the Evangelist Parish
September 13, 2017
Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, September 13 at 7pm in the Church
5th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks Mass

Supporting the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program
Sunday, September 17th at 10:30am

Scrip will be sold Sunday, September 17th
at Coffee and Donuts in Egan Hall after both Masses.
We will celebrate 100 Years with a new Parish Directory!
Click here to sign up for your complimentary portrait session.
You can also sign up in person after all the Masses September 16 & 17 or you call the Parish Office at 206-782-2810.

Questions: Contact Sheila Marty at

We will also need volunteers to make all this happen.
If you would like to help contact:  Sheila Connolly at or 206-782-2810
Retreat for Elders and Pot-Luck Lunch
"Caregiving often calls us to lean into love we didn't know possible." 
Tia Walker, from "The Inspired Caregiver"
Did you know that 66 million Americans are caring for a parent, child, spouse, family member or friend?
That means that many of us in this parish are leaning into love that we didn't know was possible.
To support those of us who are caregiving, or those of us who have, you need care yourself. We turn to the Gospel for support and guidance, but also please consider joining us for this event:
Two- Hour Retreat for Elders and Pot-Luck Lunch
You are invited to attend a special retreat for elders to be held at 10 am on Thursday, September 21, 2017, in the Chapel in St. John's Church immediately following the regular Thursday service of Adoration.  All those in the Parish who are 60 years of age and over are included in this invitation. 

N Seattle Catholic Youth Kick-Off Celebration, Sept. 23
Join us at Christ the King's B.O.B Kid Zone on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 
Free for students grades 6-12.  Play on the fun jumps, munch on some snacks,  and meet the new Youth Ministry Director, Kate Brown.
Youth Group Starts October 1!
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to the first meeting on Sunday,
Oct. 1 at Victoria Hall at St. Catherine Parish, 815 NE 85th St, 98115.
5:00-6:15 -- Middle School (Grades 6-8)
6:15 to 7:00 -- Fellowship Meal (for all grades!)
7:00 to 8:30 -- High School (Grades 9-12)
Download the Registration Form at    
or contact Kate Brown at
Please prayerfully consider volunteering with N Seattle Catholic Youth.
Kate Brown
N Seattle Catholic Youth
Youth Ministry Director
Cell- 206-488-5970
Office - 206-632-0843 ext 216
N Seattle Catholic Youth sends saints who are deeply in love with Jesus Christ out to live in the world as His disciples.
Twitter:  @NSCatholicYouth
Knights of Columbus
Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, September 24th
after the 8:30 and 10:30 Masses

Proceeds will benefit the Boy Scouts of Troop 121 and the Cub Scouts of Pack 121, both chartered here at St. John, and both operating for over 75 years. Come learn about Scouting, see what adventures the boys have been on and get some breakfast. 
Bite of Broadview

Fun for the Whole Family
September 22nd -24th
Christ the King Parish
Women's Shelter Needs You!  /  Come for Wine and Cheese!
St. John hosts a group of homeless women in our mezzanine every Saturday and Sunday of the school year.  We've been doing this for 24 years!  It's  an interesting, easy, rewarding, ministry, and it takes many people to keep it running.  Would you consider helping out?  There's no minimum commitment.  Please come find out more while drinking a glass of wine with us.  
Wine and Cheese party:
Sunday, October 1
5:00 pm, in the mezzanine (Egan Hall, upstairs)
If you can't make it on October 1st, or if you have any questions, please email Mary Kearney or Kristin Kent
Safe Environment Training at St John

Tuesday, October 3rd from 6:30pm - 9:00 in Egan Hall
(Child Care available)

You need this training if you volunteer on campus or in the classroom, coach, chaperone or drive for field trips, volunteer at the shelter, participate in the ministries of the church such as ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, CLOW, etc.

The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program in three ways. They must:
  1. Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years
  2. Complete the Protecting God's Children course within 90 days of beginning service
  3. Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct
You may complete these requirements by accessing the Virtus database, our Catholic Risk Retention Group focused on the prevention of abuse.  New church personnel will need to create a Virtus profile ( under the "Registration" tab.

If you have already taken the initial training, you will only need to update every three years.  Sign in at the volunteer computer in the school office to find out if you are up to date.
Join Cantionis Choir!
St. John's Cantionis choir is open to all 3rd-6th graders. Singers have fun while learning musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills. Not sure if choir is for you? Join us for a rehearsal and give it a try!
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, October 3
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:40-8:10 am
To learn more and sign up go to
Feel free to contact Ms. Pepin-Cato at
Bump It Up
2017 Adult Volleyball Tournament
October Dates TBA Soon!
Games are 1 hour 2X a week on Tues., Wed., or Thurs. evenings  
Only $35 *per participant 
Organize a team or sign up as an individual and we will find you a team.
(Fun!raiser! to support St. Al & St. John Athletics!)

Questions, please contact the Event Coordinators: 
* Paul Sorrick at 206.489-7493 , or  (St. John)  
* John Fletcher at 206.669-3601 or  (Volleyball Coordinator)
Celebrate 100 years of St. John Parish at our annual Oktoberfest party. Food by chef Michael Strimban, beer & cider from local vendors. Watch for more information soon. This is a 21+ event.

It's not too late to give!
Your personal participation in the Appeal is vital to our success as a parish in the Archdiocese - think about it: your one gift will support over 60 ministries and services that serve thousands of people a year! We belong to the wider Church - not just our own parish, but in communion with our brothers and sisters in neighboring parishes.
Our parish has not yet reached our Annual Catholic Appeal Goal this year. We still need to raise $21,985! I am asking those who were not able to give back in April/May to please consider a gift now so we can surpass our goal. Any size gift is appreciated and would help us tremendously - thank you!
Donate now -
Faith Formation Corner
Mission Trip Recap
Aurora Commons
Caretaker Support Retreat
John McCoy to speak on A Clear and Quiet Conscience

Click here for more information.
A month ago, at the evening mass for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Fr. Crispin asked who knew the Memorare.  Do you know it?
Remember O Most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help,
or sought your intercession
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my mother.
To you I come;
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Reading the Memorare reminds me of the joke that Fr. Gordon Douglas told us during mass a few years ago.  Jesus is walking around heaven one day, and notices that the place is filling up with sinners.  He goes to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, and asks him what's up.  Peter says, "I keep turning them away, but they go around to the back door, and your mother lets them in."  Pray to your Mother.

If you have a prayer nugget you'd like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty,  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Peter Paul Rubens
Saint Augustine
(354-430, North Africa)
Feast: August 28

Each month, Lynn and Brian Gough prepare a portrait of our Saint of the month.  It is displayed in the church in one of the south side shrines.  You are welcome to spend some time reflecting on the life of the Saint and praying for their intercessions.