St John the Evangelist Parish
October 11, 2017
Youth Group Haunted House 
Work Party Tonight!
6:30 - 8:00 in the Mezzanine
Bring your props, costumes, snacks and drinks.
Contact Myke Folger at 206-612-0036 or
Don't Miss St. John Parish's
100th Anniversary Celebration!

purchase online until 6 pm Thursday, October 12th.
Watch the UW vs Arizona State game on the big screen in Egan Hall.

Celebrate at the Oktoberfest Party!
Join the fun at the 2nd annual Oktoberfest party beginning at 6 pm in Egan Hall.  Tickets are $25 and include Oktoberfest themed food & beverages from Dru Brew, Nor'Sea Brewing, Schilling Cider, Reuben's Brews, North Coast Brewing, and Fremont Brewing.  Wine & soft drinks will also be available.
This event is for guests 21 and over only.

After getting a bite to eat downstairs, join us upstairs in the gym for games and dancing. Memorabilia from each decade will be displayed throughout the building.  The Church will be open from 6-8pm. 
A school tour is available at 8 pm.  Meet by the flagpole.
For more information call the parish office at 206/782-2810 or visit the parish website at 

 Purchase tickets here.
or call the Parish office at 206-782-2810

We will need volunteers to help make this event great. 
If you can help, please sign up here.

October 14th
5:00 PM Mass/Church
6:00 PM Church open for tours until 8:00 PM
6:00 PM Oktoberfest Party/Gym & Egan Hall

October 15th
10:30 Mass with reception & cake to follow

On November 4th & 5th, we will be celebrating Commitment Weekend.  At all Masses, all individuals and families will be invited to complete a form to indicate they have already made a gift, will record a pledge or offer an intention of prayer should they not be in a financial position to support the campaign. It will be a joyous opportunity to support the parish and school during our campaign.
To all volunteers and families who have contributed to the campaign and for those still considering a commitment, we thank you. Together, we will continue to build for our future and the success of the Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Secure the Future Capital Campaign.

State of the Parish

Mark your calendars!
November 4th and 5th at all the Masses.
October- the Month of the Rosary

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. 
A decade of the rosary will be said 15 minutes before the weekend masses throughout October.  Please join us.

According to an account by fifteenth-century Dominican, Alan de la Roch, Mary appeared to St Dominic in 1206 after he had been praying and doing severe penance because of his lack of success in combating the Albigensian heresy.  Mary praised him for his valiant fight against the heretics and then gave him the Rosary as a mighty weapon, explained its uses and efficacy, and told him to preach it to others.  
We will celebrate 100 Years with a new Parish Directory!
Click here to sign up for your complimentary portrait session.
Or you can call the Parish Office at 206-782-2810.
**We will have volunteers in the vestibule the weekend of October 14th and 15th after all the Masses if you would like to sign up in person.

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
St. John/Al's Parents-

Registration is open for CYO Basketball for coaches and players. Just like for Fall Sports, you can register for Basketball online!

Registration is open until October 28th, 2017. If you do not register your child by this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to participate in CYO basketball this year. 
Registrations Directions (Coaches, Parents, and Players):
Follow these steps:
a. Go to our sports page website at and click the Sports Pilot Logo to setup an account by selecting create new account and follow the steps. Or if you already registered in the fall for Soccer or cross Country, it will be that much easier to register your child for Basketball.  Read more...
Faith Formation Corner
High School Youth Convention
Aurora Commons
8th Grade Interactive Immigration Field Trip
Bible Study Group Forming
Contemplative Elders Group Meeting
Click here to learn more... 

CLOW will start on Sunday, October 22nd. Please disregard the previous start date of Sunday, October 1.
10:30 Nursery News
The 10:30 Mass Nursery will be closed October 15th and 22nd.  It will resume on the 29th of October.
Vet day Mass CC
Veterans Day News
We will be celebrating Veterans Day at all masses on Nov 11th & 12th.
Come celebrate Veterans Day to honor our living and deceased friends and relatives who have and are serving in our armed forces.
This year we suggest those being honored to wear an award or decoration that you feel is appropriate. We also ask EVERYONE to bring a friend or relative who IS or HAS served or to honor those who are no longer with us please bring a framed photograph to one of our three masses. 
Have you had a faith encounter recently?
We live in a culture that doesn't encourage people to talk about faith, or act on it, outside of church.  So, it is possible to go days without encountering people, places, or things that cause us to think of God.  In periods like this, we are "flying solo" in our faith, completely relying on our own resources to keep faith alive.  On the other hand, occasional encounters with other faithful people can really help us to strengthen our own faith.  This effect is so consequential that it pays us to seek out friends and colleagues who believe.
Sheila and I had a delightful faith encounter last week.  We went with friends to see The Piano Guys in concert at McCaw Hall.  They're a couple of fellows from Utah.  One plays piano, and the other cello.  We know their music.  First heard of them when Laura was taking piano lessons.  The music was great, and the bonus was ... they talked about their faith.  They joked about being Mormon dads who collect children.  They talked about the long chain of unlikely events that had to happen for them to succeed at playing music, and they thanked God.  And the audience applauded.
Well, these guys are known for musical mashups, arrangements of modern pop music combined with something classical or traditional.  Here are two I think you'll enjoy:  Search YouTube for "Piano Guys Gabriel's Oboe", a mashup with How Great Thou Art, and "Piano Guys Fight Song", which pulls in Amazing Grace.  Listen.  More than once.  Then give thanks to God for beautiful music, and the long chain of unlikely events that brought you where you are today.
If you have prayer nuggets you'd like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty,  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Saint Margaret Clitherow
Feast Day-March 26

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.