St John the Evangelist Parish
January 10, 2018
Stations of the Cross
Wednesday, January 10th - 7pm
The Stations of the Cross began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. 
Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make the trip to Jerusalem, a practice developed that eventually took the form of the fourteen stations currently found in almost every church.
 
You have the opportunity to pray the stations every month
at St John on the second Wednesday at 7pm in the church. 
Join us for this powerful journey.
The Youth Group Talent Show has been postponed until May.  Hopefully more kids will be able to participate at that time.  Stay tuned...

Seventh grader Robert M. shared his reflection with our community at the Christmas Eve Mass.  We wanted to share it with you in case you missed it! His reflection was chosen by  Northwest Catholic Magazine as a winning essay in the January/February issue .  The article begins on page 20.
More Parish Directory Photo Appointments Available!

We would like more families to be a part of our Parish Directory.  To make this happen we will be holding more photography sessions the weekend of February 9-11.  There is no obligation to buy and you get a free 8 x 10 photo!  Click here to sign up.
Auction Wine Tasting-
January 19, 2018
Tickets are now available for the St. John Auction Wine Tasting on Friday, January 19th at 7 pm in Egan Hall. We will have over 25 amazing wines to sample and cast your vote for your favorite wine to be offered at the Gala Dinner in April. If you liked what you tasted, you may purchase a bottle or two to bring home! We will have savory and sweet bites, beer and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy.  All guests will be entered into a drawing to win a selected Magnum of wine. Grab a friend and join the fun! Tickets are $35 per person.
 
We will need some volunteers to share their time and talent with us to help set up, serve, clean up and donate food - visit our sign-up genius to volunteer! All proceeds will go to the school's operating budget.
The Basic Right to food and Water -
Considering Human Dignity

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00 am
Holy Family Kirkland
 
N Seattle Catholic Youth
SUNDAY GATHERINGS STARTING AGAIN ON
JANUARY 21!
Sunday Gatherings Series 2 Topic:
STRESSED  & Blessed
Putting Jesus in the Center of Your Overwhelming Life
 
Homework, tests, chores, practice, friends, family - you have a lot on your plate!  Teens like you are busy, and sometimes it can be overwhelming.  N Seattle Catholic Youth wants to help!
Join us as we talk about what's stressing you out, give some tools to manage your stress, and most importantly, share how you can be a saint in the middle of the everyday stress of life!
Sundays: Jan. 21 to Feb. 11 at St Catherine Parish 814 NE 85th St
Middle School: 5:00 pm
Fellowship Meal: 6:15 pm
High School: 7:00 pm
For more information, to go https://nseattlecatholicyouth.org/ or contact Kate Brown, Youth Ministry Director at kate@nseattlecatholicyouth.org or 206-488-5970. 
 
CONFIRMATION 2018 - REGISTRATION DEADLINE JANUARY 21:
Confirmation Prep Sessions start the week of January 21:
              St. Mark's on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 pm
              St. John's on Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 am
Register online. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Brown at kate@nseattlecatholicyouth.org or 206-488-5970.
Fourteenth Annual Italian Dinner
 
Sunday, January 28th, 2018 - 5:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Church - Egan Hall

Join the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scout Troop 121 for an evening of fun and great food.  We'll start with antipasto followed by a great Italian dinner cooked by the Knights. Click here for a reservation form, send it in and save your spot!  We look forward to seeing you. 

Come & See: Wondering where God is calling you? Learn more about a vocation to the priesthood with Fr. Bryan Dolejsi, discover tips on prayer, and discern where God might be calling you! Join us for an Archdiocese of Seattle Come & See event on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 at St. Benedict Parish in Seattle. Mass at 6:30pm, followed by refreshments, small group discussion, and prayer in the rectory. Open to men ages 15-40. RSVP to Fr. Bryan at bryan.dolejsi@seattlearch.org and find more information at seattlevocations.com.

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St John Book Club
The St. John book club will be reading selected short stories of Flannery O'Connor - "A Good Man is Hard to Find", "Everything that Rises Must Converge", and "A Temple of the Holy Ghost". We hope that you will decide to read a few more of her short stories and join us for a lively discussion on February 22nd at 7:00 PM. We will be meeting at Diana Grusczynski's home just a block from St. John at 510 North 80th Street.
Living Every Day
With Passion & Purpose
Matthew Kelly
April 14, 2018, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Holy Rosary

630 7th Ave N

Edmonds, WA 98020

 

Click here for tickets. 


My daughter Laura gave me a copy of To Light a Fire on the Earth: Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age for Christmas.  It's all about the belief system of Bishop Robert Barron, probably the best known living Catholic evangelist.  In a chapter on "Prayer and the Supernatural", I found this nugget about the need for speaking with honesty when we pray:
 
Too often, Barron believes, people think prayer is about reciting "a bunch of pious language." Such language certainly is important, he says, but if prayer is a conversation between friends, then it has to be open and honest, including the anger and disappointment all of us feel sometimes. He tells a story to illustrate the point.
"There was this lady who spent a long time in a Catholic hospital while her husband was dying, going through months and months of agony," he says. "Finally she goes outside and sees a statue of Mary. She starts picking up clots of dirt and throwing them at the statue in a rage. Security sees what's happening and starts to pull her back, but the hospital chaplain comes out and says, 'Don't stop her...she's praying.'"
 
If you have prayer nuggets you'd like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty, bill@takenroad.com .
Saint of the Month
Saint Josemaria EscrivĂ 
(1902-1975)
Feast: June 26 

Each month a portrait of the Saint of the Month 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.