St John the Evangelist Parish

The next Soup Suppers are March 9th and 23rd at 6pm in Egan Hall.  Followed by Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7pm.
March 7, 2018
Funeral Announcements

The Funeral Mass for Deborah Muscardin, will be held in the church on March 12th, Monday, at 11am.  There will be a reception after the mass in Egan Hall. All are welcome.  Deborah is the daughter of Colleen Zenier who's funeral Mass will be held at St John on Wednesday.

The Funeral Mass for Colleen Zenier will be held in the church on March 14th, Wednesday, at 11am. There will be a reception after the mass in Egan Hall. All are welcome.

PERFORMANCES
  • Thursday, March 8, 7pm, Egan Hall
  • Saturday, March 10, 7pm, Egan Hall
  • Sunday, March 11, 2pm, Egan Hall
SYNOPSIS
The show has been adapted for young performers-abridged to 60-80 minutes, with music transposed into keys appropriate for young voices.
Many moons ago... 50 years ago to be exact, a raucous and romantic Broadway musical emerged unexpectedly - much like its heroine Princess Winnifred - and won the hearts of audiences everywhere.  Fifty years later, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS remains a fun rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance, and has proved itself to be a timeless tale and an audience favorite.

STORY
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Extending Our Backyard:  How the BLOCK Project is Re-imagining Our Community
Encounter at the Crossroads:
  A face to face with Rex Hohlbein, Founder of Facing Homelessness Seattle and the BLOCK Project.
Saturday, March 10, 2018 4-6pm
 
N Seattle Catholic Youth
IMPORTANT REMINDER - THERE IS NO SUNDAY GATHERING MARCH 11th DUE TO JUNIOR HIGH RALLY/THE CONFIRMATION RETREAT.
For all the information about what is happening with
N Seattle Catholic Youth click here.
 


Lenten Service Tree
As we focus on service toward others; this Service Tree will be available during the Lenten Season.
Hanging on the tree are paper ornaments that list potential service ideas/opportunities. Those who choose to participate are invited to take an ornament from the tree and perform the service. Once the service is initiated, please return to the tree and hang a small green ribbon on the tree, signifying the completion or contact made to begin service.
Those who already perform services that may not be listed or have other ideas are encouraged to hang ribbons on the tree.
The ribbons on the tree are a visual reminder of service to others provided by St John parishioners.
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Here are a few little nuggets on prayer that have been accumulating in my notes.
 
I scan NewAdvent.org most days for interesting articles.  Recently found a link to an article titled, "50 Wise and Wonderful Insights from Padre Pio".  The top three are on prayer:
1) Today's society does not pray, that is why it is falling apart.
2) Prayer is the best weapon we possess, the key that opens the heart of God.
3) Pray, hope and don't worry. Worry is useless. Our Merciful Lord will listen to your prayer.
 
Got these two in email from Teresa Lombardi.  [Thanks, Teresa!]
4)  I heard in our faith sharing group: It is hard to have road rage when you are busy praying.  Use driving time for prayer.
5)  Sometimes it is hard for me to just say a rosary.  I find myself drifting off and the words become rote instead of focused.  I have found that if I pick a person and say the next hail mary for that person, I can easily say one decade and then the next one.
 
This last is not directly on prayer.  I like basically everything I've ever read or heard by Peter Kreeft.  I recently found a new Kreeft video on YouTube called "The 10 Books Nobody Should Be Allowed to Die Without Reading".  Naturally, Kreeft can't restrain himself to only 10 books, so his list contains 26 books, 2 in each of 13 categories.  In the apologetics category, Kreeft's first choice is Pascal's Pensees.  The Pensees, "Thoughts", aren't strictly a book.  They're a collection of scraps of paper on which Pascal jotted short notes which he planned to organize into a book.  Pascal's untimely death intervened, however, and we never got the book.  We got the scraps of paper, each containing a single thought.  One might say, each containing a single nugget.  When I realized that the Pensees are Pascal's nuggets on faith, I resolved to re-read Kreeft's edition of Pascal's Pensees, called "Christianity for Modern Pagans".  Join me, if you like.
 
If you have pensees you'd like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty, bill@takenroad.com.  Thanks!
Saint of the Month
Saint Athanasius
(296-373 Egypt)
Feast: May 2 

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.