St John the Evangelist Parish
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January 8, 2020
Looking for an easy
New Year's Resolution?
 
Please consider making your 2020 Parish Stewardship pledge. Doing so will check something off your list and save us from sending you yet another letter! 
If you have already made your pledge,
thank you!

Click here to pledge now!
Bible Study of John's Gospel
First session tonight!
Join us on Wednesday evenings, starting January 8,
for a study of John's gospel. 
The patron saint of our church wrote so beautifully. 
Let's read and study it together! 
Please RSVP to  kkent@stjohnsea.org  
if you plan to come to any or all of the sessions.  
In the admin building, 7 pm. 
Bingo Night!
We are all excited to kick off the New Year with our second annual Auction BINGO Night on Friday, January 10!  This event helps underwrite the costs of the St. John School Auction and is also fun way to reconnect with your St. John community after the long Christmas Holiday break!  Remember to spread the word and tell your friends!  There will be food, drinks, guest callers, and PRIZES.  We look forward to seeing you there!
Date : Friday, January 10
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Place: Egan Hall
Tickets: $35/ticket on-line advance purchase or $40/ticket at the door.  Includes heavy apps, drinks, and 6 rounds of Bingo.  Purchase your Bingo Tickets here! This is an adults only event; casual attire recommended.
Brass Quartet
The wonderful Brass Quartet will be accompanying the choir
at 8:30 Mass on Sunday, January 12th
If you've never heard them play you are in for a real treat!  
Trumpet: Will Binion
Tr
ombone: Bruce Reed
Horn: Sue Perry
Tuba: Jim Russell
Global Caring Film Comes to St Johns on January 12
The Saint Francis of Assisi group would like to announce the viewing of Global Caring , a film from the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales on Climate Change on Sunday, January 12th at 6pm in the Admin building. The film, which explores living in harmony with God's creation, is 35 minutes in length. The evening will consist of showing the portions of the film followed by discussion.
The content is appropriate for all ages, including children.

We will have popcorn and some light drinks. Please try and bring a reusable cup or water bottle to help us maintain a small footprint!
Funeral Announcement

Funeral mass for Marge Young will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 11am. There will be a reception after the mass in Egan Hall. All are welcome.
Would You Consider Being A Sponsor
to someone entering the Church?
 
We have new inquirers (those expressing interest in learning more about or joining the Catholic Church) coming to us all the time. We need St. John parishioners to be companions with our new inquirers to help welcome them to our community. Training and support will be provided and the time commitment is reasonable-a couple of hours a month. It is a lovely opportunity to help a seeker and to affirm one's own faith.
If interested or for more information, please contact Julia Rudden at
jrudden@stjohnsea.org.

An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality & Prayer
Thursday, January 16, 6:45-8:45pm
at St. Joseph Parish Center, Seattle
Heard of Ignatian spirituality but not sure exactly what it's about? Join us for an interactive evening introduction to some key characteristics of the spirituality emerging from the life and vision of St. Ignatius. Experience Ignatian prayer, and discover how relevant and enriching it can be for your life.  Contact Andrea to register or  for more information
andrea@ignatiancenter.org   /  206-329-4824.

Save the Date!  Women's retreat  
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am - noon in the admin building. 
You can register by emailing
kkent@stjohnsea.org .  
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 11am

Sixteenth Annual Italian Dinner
St John the Evangelist Church - Egan Hall
N 79th St between Greenwood Ave & 1st Ave NW  
 
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 5:00 pm  
 
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. Great prizes in the RAFFLE this year!

Click here for full flyer and reservation information.
High School Catholic Youth Convention
Jan 25-26, 2020 at the Lynnwood Convention Center
Join young people of high school age for a weekend of encounter with Christ and empowerment in faith through formation, prayer, and fellowship. Keynote speakers include Archbishop Etienne, Fr. Agustino Torres, and Dr. Young Houng.
Music by United Praise and the CYC International Band

For more information go to
tinyurl.com/cyc2020seattle.
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Seattle.
Laudato Si in Action  

Make a Resolution for Our Common Home
It's that time of the year when we make resolutions to change various aspects of our lives for personal betterment. Many of us resolve to better our health through more exercise and better eating and perhaps to do more charitable work. You'll find no argument here with any of those resolutions. But I would also like to encourage you to make a resolution or three for climate action.
 
Many might say that only big changes on the national or international level will save us from climate change. But I would counter that you can either be part of the problem or part of the solution and that the solution needs to start with each of us. We can't just sit back and wait for others to save our precious planet; we need to start with personal acts that lower our carbon footprints while simultaneously advocating for change at the larger level. In that vein, I'd like to offer some possible resolutions for our common home (planet earth).  Read more...
Saint of the Month
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Feast Day: January 4