St John the Evangelist Parish
November 8, 2017
Stations of the Cross

Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm in the church
The Parish Office will be closed 
Friday, November 10th in observance of Veteran's Day.
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. 
State of the Parish Make-up Sessions

If you didn't get to see our State of the Parish Presentation at Mass last weekend you have two more opportunities.  In Parish school families will be able to pick up their packets as well.
Thursday, November 16th at 8:30am in Egan Auditorium 
Tuesday, November 28th at 7pm in Egan Auditorium
Photography Sessions for Parish Directory
have begun! Sign Up Today!
We will celebrate 100 Years with a new Parish Directory!
Don't be left out!
Click here to sign up for your complimentary portrait session.
Or you can call the Parish Office at 206-782-2810.

Questions: Contact Sheila Marty at smarty@stjohnsea.org
Orders now being taken for your
Holiday Greenery! 
 
Beautiful, fresh, local greens straight from the grower! 

Proceeds benefit the 8th grade optional educational trip to
Washington, D.C., Financial Aid Fund. 

You have already planned to purchase greens - why not purchase them and help our 8th graders visit our great Capital?  We promise you will be delighted with your choices.  There is even an option to purchase a beautiful 24" wreath and have it shipped direct from the grower. 
Won't family far away love to have a bit of the Great Northwest while supporting a great endeavor?

Orders will be delivered to the school where you will be able to pick them up. 

St John Youth Group
The St John Youth Group is joining with other parishes in the North Deanery to participate in a combined youth experience. 
Myke Folger will be facilitating this process and still doing awesome events here at St John.  You can contact him at
mykeblaise@gmail.com
If you want to find out more about N Seattle Catholic Youth contact
Kate Brown at
kate@nseattlecatholicyouth.org .

N Seattle Catholic Youth
REMINDER: There is no Sunday Gathering this week, Nov. 12th, due to Catholic Youth Conference.  Sunday Gatherings start up again on January 21, 2018. Check out the website or social media for other special events.
 
Turkey Bowl Flag Football Game:
Sunday, November 19th at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park
N Seattle Catholic Youth is partnering with other area Youth Groups for a Turkey Bowl Flag Football competition at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park (across the street from St. Catherine's Parish).  This is a great chance to meet other teens from around the city and to participate in Kate's favorite sport of all time. Please note there has been a time change:
Middle School: 12:30 to 2:30
High School: 2:30 to 4:30
Let us know you're coming by going to www.nseattlecatholicyouth.org 
Contact Kate Brown at kate@nseattlecatholicyouth.org or 206-632-0843 ex. 612 with any questions.

Join in the fun with Taproot Theatre's touring production of
Improv in a Pear Tree in Egan Hall on Thurs., Nov. 30th at 7pm.
 
Going home for the holidays is a special sort of adventure. This year, Taproot's Improv Team is bringing you the story of newlyweds sharing their first Christmas. Using suggestions from the audience, actors create the characters and traditions for a hilarious and unexpected holiday story. No two performances are the same!

The performance is free!

Please register here so we know how many to expect.
Click here for all the details.
 
For information call the Parish office  at (206)782-2810. 
St. John School alum (2014) and current senior at Bishop Blanchet High School, Beau Branley is a student board member with Washington Cease Fire.  The non-profit organization is focused on reducing gun violence.  On Thursday, December 14, Washington Cease Fire will host a peaceful, candlelight walk around a portion of Greenlake to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. The St. John School and Parish community is encouraged to take part in this powerful statement.  Many community leaders will be in attendance, including the Mayor of Seattle (TBD).  Meet at Greenlake Park, near the swimming pool west of Starbucks.  Walk from 5-6:30pm.

Faith Formation Corner


Ballard Community Dinners
Parish Neighborhood Service
Are you interested in a Bible study experience?
Aurora Commons
Faith Sharing Groups

Click here to read more...
You know that funny saying, "Life is what happens while you're planning your future."  The reason it's funny is that our plans and God's often diverge.  Guess whose plan generally wins out?
 
"Follow me one step at a time. That is all I require of you.  In fact, that is the only way to move through this space/time world. You see huge mountains looming, & you start wondering how you're going to scale those heights. Meanwhile, because you're not looking where you're going, you stumble on the easy path where I am leading you now. As I help you get back on your feet, you tell Me how worried you are about the cliffs up ahead.  But you don't know what will happen today, much less tomorrow. Our path may take an abrupt turn, leading you away from those mountains. There may be an easier way up the mountains than is visible from this distance. If I do lead you up the cliffs, I will equip you thoroughly for that strenuous climb. I will even give My angels charge over you, to preserve you in all your ways."
"Keep your mind on the present journey, enjoying My Presence. Walk by faith, not by sight, trusting Me to open up the way before you." (Psalms 18:29, Psalms 91:11-12, II Corinthians 5:7)
 
[From a daily devotional titled Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, via Sheila Marty and Marilyn Wittenmyer.  Thank you.]  

If you have prayer or Bible nuggets you'd like to share with the parish, email me, Bill Marty, bill@takenroad.com.  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Saint Joseph Moscati
(1880-1927, Italy)
Feast November 16

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.