St John the Evangelist Parish
November 29, 2017

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. 
Advent Wreath Making Event

Sunday, December 3rd after the 10:30 Mass - Egan Hall

Join us for our 6th Annual Advent Wreath Making Event.   We will provide all the supplies to make a wreath for your family. There will be treats, hot cider and Christmas music to warm you up and a few small crafts for the younger kids. A $10 good will donation will help cover our costs.
A confirmation information meeting will be held at St. John's on December 6 at 7:00 pm.  Students who will be 16 by April and are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation are invited to learn more.  Please contact Kate Brown at or visit our website at

Parish Reconciliation Service
Monday December 11 at 7pm.  
The format will be slightly different this year and will involve prayer and meditation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and individual confessions. The church will remain open and the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed until 9pm.  We hope you can join us for a quiet evening of preparation for the birth of Our Lord.
Advent Adoration
This Advent season-a time of preparation before our celebration of the mystery of the birth of Christ-is a prime opportunity to enter more deeply into the Church's Eucharistic faith.  Come and allow your faith to be nourished and to grow in the Real Presence of the Eucharistic Lord. Saint John Faith Sharing Group, "On Eagles Wings", would like to invite parishioners join us in adoration
Monday evenings during Advent from 7-9pm; December 4th, 11th and 18th. 
Come for a few moments, an hour or for the entire time.  
Thank you!
Many, many thanks to all who have made gifts and  pledges to our annual stewardship appeal. To date, we  have received 120 pledges  We are endlessly grateful for  your commitment to St. John Parish! If you haven't yet  affirmed your active membership in our parish, please  do so, and prayerfully consider what, if any, gift you are  able to give to support our work.

Employment Opportunity
Full-Time Custodian/Dishwasher needed for a large Catholic Parish and School Campus.
St. John Parish is a diverse and dynamic community of faith, as well as, a large and active community with over 1000 parish families
and 540 students in our parish school. 
Details here
N Seattle Catholic Youth is living out our call to be Saints this Advent season by giving back to our parishes and communities. We need your help!  These are the events N Seattle Catholic Youth are officially partnering with to serve our community.
Sorting Giving Tree Gifts
Sunday, December 10, 11:00 am
at Our Lady of the Lake Parish
Christmas Meals for the Homeless
Saturday, December 23, 10:00 am
at Christ the King Parish
Decorate the Church for Christmas
Sunday, December 24, 11:00 am
at St. Benedict Parish
Sign-ups and more can be found at our website:
Sunday Gatherings will not be meeting during the season Advent so we can better engage in Advent at our Parishes.  Please consider getting involved with a Ministry at your Parish during this Advent of Giving!

Greetings St. John Community!  Sponsorship Opportunities
We are Karen Gunther Bombino and Kristen Capka, the auction co-chairs for the annual St. John Auction that will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2018 at Fremont Studios. 
This year, St. John will be celebrating our 33rd Annual Auction and our continued success can be attributed to the generosity of you, our community partners.  All proceeds from this auction directly benefit our students by contributing to the school's operating budget, curriculum enhancements, and supporting our unique Fair Share Tuition Program.  The Fair Share program allows people to pay what they can; this unique and successful 25 year-old program allows St. John School to be one of the most accessible Catholic schools in Seattle.  Read more...

I'm not a Facebook user.  Fortunately, Sheila is, and she keeps me up to date with the most important news from our friends.  She also shares the occasional meme or internet phenomenon with me, otherwise I'd be completely culturally illiterate.  This one came along, and I thought I would share it with you as we enter Advent.  We are able to give only because we have been given to.  It may help to be reminded of all that we have been given.  Here are 24 reasons for daily prayers of gratitude this Advent.

[Thanks to Sheila Marty]

If you have prayer or Bible nuggets you'd like to share with the parish, email me, Bill Marty,  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
(1894-1941 Poland)
Feast August 14

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.