St John the Evangelist Parish
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October 3, 2018
New mailing address
for donations to St John!
Our new address is:
106 N 79th St Seattle, WA 98103!

Please change the address on your payments that are mailed automatically from your bank to the above address.

The Post Office will greatly appreciate it!
(and so will we!)
Thank you very much!
Two Job Postings for St John
XDC and After School Study

St. John Extended Daycare Program is seeking a lead teacher to join our team. One who is caring, energetic and loves to work with children.
St. John After School Studies Program is seeking a teacher/tutor to join our team; one who is caring, patient and loves working with students.
Money Counters Needed

If you are looking for a great volunteer opportunity, this one is for you!  Every Monday at 9:00 am a group of men and women come together to count the collection from the weekend Masses.  It only takes about 2 hours and we even provide free coffee. No experience necessary.  If you are interested, call the Parish office at 206-782-2810. 
Click here to view this flyer in a pdf.
Click here for the Novena Prayer.
Mass of the Guardian Angels

Saturday, October 6th - 8:30 am
Rosary will precede the Mass at 8 am
In remembrance of our beloved deceased children. 
This includes offspring from conception to death, miscarriage, stillborn, abortion, accidents, violent crimes, etc.
Scrip will be available after the Masses on Sunday, October 7th.  Come on over to the new Admin Building, have some coffee and donuts and get your Scrip.
Click here for a pdf version of the flyer.
Sunday School starts this week at the 10:30 mass.  Sunday school is for children ages 4 and 5 and is held in the school library for the entirety of the mass.  You can get a registration form in the parish office, on our website or in the library right before 10:30 mass.
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) begins October 7 at the 10:30 mass for children age 5-10.  If you're interested in getting involved in this ministry, please email Kristin Kent at
St John's Youth Group kicks off this coming Sunday, October 7, at St. Catherine's parish.  Six other parishes are part of this same youth group.  Families are invited at 5:00 to learn about youth group, hear a worship band, and eat a meal together.  The meal starts at 6:15.  This is an excellent opportunity for your middle school student to meet kids from other parishes and grow in faith.
Bump It Up  FUN raiser 2018!
BUMP, SET, SPIKE...or something close to it!
This is our Annual  FUN raiser Tournament to support St. John/St. Al Athletics!
Parents and Friends of St John/St Al- 
Bump It Up Volleyball is starting soon. Bump it Up is a casual adult volleyball league. Cost is $35 with proceeds going to St John/St Al's athletics departments. Meet some other parents, have fun.
No experience necessary, just have fun.
If you choose Browse Open registrations, you will see Bump It Up Adult Volleyball 2018. For now, you don't have to worry about a team, just sign up as a player.
Starts Oct 9, games will be on Tue/Wed/Thu evenings and will run for three weeks, finishing up before Halloween. Typically a team will play 2 evenings each week. All games are at the St John Gym. Probably no games on Thu Oct 18 due to set up for endowment dinner.
Practice/Try it Out Session :
For those that are interested, John Fletcher will host an open gym on Thursday, Oct 4, 6:30-8:30pm at St John.
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross is a 30 minute devotion that
offers witness to Jesus' passion and death.
At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect
prayerfully upon Jesus' suffering, death, and resurr ection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ's love for us.
(adapted from

St John will pray the Stations 
Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm in the church. 
Contact Jim Russell if you would like to help.
Safe Environment Training at St John

Thursday, October 11th from 6:30pm - 9:00 in Egan Hall
(Child Care available)

You need this training if you volunteer on campus or in the classroom, coach, chaperone or drive for field trips, volunteer at the shelter, participate in the ministries of the church such as ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, sacristans, CLOW, etc.

The Archdiocese of Seattle requires all Church Personnel (defined as all clergy, all employees, and all volunteers who have ongoing, unsupervised contact with minors and vulnerable adults) to take part in our Safe Environment Program in three ways. They must:
  1. Successfully undergo a criminal background check every three years
  2. Complete the Protecting God's Children course within 90 days of beginning service
  3. Read and sign the Archdiocesan policies of conduct
You may complete these requirements by accessing the  Virtus database, our Catholic Risk Retention Group focused on the prevention of abuse.  New church personnel will need to create a  Virtus profile ( under the "Registration" tab.

If you have already taken the initial training, you will only need to update every three years.  Sign in at the volunteer computer in the school office to find out if you are up to date.

A Retreat for Young Adults
Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg is leading a young adult retreat entitled "Ordinary Holiness: America's First Martyr & You" Oct 12-14, 2018. Learn how to increase your ability to recognize and respond to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit speaking to you just as the Holy Spirit inspired Bl. Stanley Rother. This retreat will immerse you deeply into the life and faith of this "ordinary martyr" to inspire you in your own Christian discipleship. Note: This retreat is for young adults ages 18-30.  Click here for more details.

We will be celebrating the sacrament of Baptism of infants at St John on the weekend of Oct 13 & 14. Preparation classes for those who have never baptized a child will be held in September. If you have a child under the age of 7 who you would like to baptize, please contact Julia Rudden at for more information.
Garden Work Party
for Pat King, Saturday, October 27! 
Many of you know Ms. Pat King, who, until her recent move to Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle was a wonderful parishioner and neighbor to
St. John Parish.  In addition to attending daily Mass regularly, she gave 24 years of service at the King County Jail in conjunction with the archdiocesan Criminal Detention Prison Ministry. In honor of her many years as a St. John Parishioner  and proud 1949 graduate of St. John School, and in coordination with her neighbors and the new owner of her house, we are going to transplant many of her beautiful flowers and bushes to our Parish grounds. The new house owner will be doing extensive remodeling, and the plants will likely be killed in the process if we don't save them. Everyone who knows Pat knows how much time and love she put into her gardens and her roses, so we hope to make her proud! 
We really need your help during the transplanting process! It will be a lot of digging, shoveling, and hauling. Middle School and High School students needing service hours are welcome, too! Please come help this garden work party - stay for an hour or stay all day. Bring your gloves, trimmers, shovels! We'll be in front of the new Admin Building (old Rectory) from 9am to 2pm, Saturday, October 27.  

The sacrament of Confirmation for North Seattle Deanery Youth will be celebrated in 2019 at St. Mark's Parish and St. Catherine's Parish in early May. Date will be determined this Fall. ALL St John teens who will be 16 by May 2019 are invited to join!
We will host a Family Information Night on
November 13th at 7pm in Egan Hall.
Registration forms are online here:
Preparation classes will start in January and be hosted at two parishes. Confirmation candidates will have their choice of class time & location:
Option 1: St. Mark's Parish, Tuesdays at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Option 2: Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Saturday mornings (exact time TBA).

For more information contact Julia Rudden at
I received this delightful prayer nugget from Teresa Lombardi.  It doesn't need any elaboration from me.
I found this in a Bible study app written by Rick Warren.
When you read the Bible simply put your name in the place of pronouns or nouns in Scripture. For example, in John 3:16, it would look something like this: "For God so loved Teresa, he gave his one and only Son so that Teresa would not perish but have everlasting life."

Let God talk directly to you.
[Thanks, Teresa.]
If you have prayer nuggets you'd like to share, email Bill Marty,  Thanks!
Saint of the Month

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774-1821, United States
Feast:  January 4