St John the Evangelist Parish
September 16, 2020
Mass for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
and Blessing of the Backpacks
There are still a few reservations available for the September 19th,
in-person Mass.  The sign-up will remain open until Thursday at noon.
Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page
at 5pm on Saturday, September 19th 
Click here for the worship aid.
(You do not need a Facebook account to stream the Mass
just click on the link above and it will take you to our page.)
A recorded version will be available on Sunday, 
or you can watch the Facebook version, it just won't be truly live.  :)
Monday through Wednesday each week, we will be taking reservations for our in-person Vigil Mass that weekend.  Go to www.stjohnsea.org and click on the Mass Reservations button for more information.
Weekday Masses
The next weekday Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday, September 17th at 3pm
Click here for the worship aid.
All Masses will be live-streamed on our Facebook page
Blessing of the Backpacks

Supporting the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program
Friday, September 18th
Food Donation Drop-Off at the Parish & School
Although this year is looking a little different from past years, our support of the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program is more important than ever. There are two easy ways to donate on Friday, September 18th: In conjunction with picking up t-shirts for the Jog-A-Thon, you can drop off non-perishable food at the school between 1:00-3:00 pm. If you are not picking up a t-shirt, you can leave donations in the box outside the door to the parish office from 8 am-Noon. Everyone is invited to celebrate the beginning of the new school year by providing for our neighbors in need!

Grab your backpack and tune in to the live streamed Mass on Saturday, September 19th at 5pm. Fr. Crispin will bless the donations at Mass and your backpacks virtually at home!

Donation Ideas:
* Monetary donations/grocery store gift cards to Broadview-Thomson PTA [a 501 c(3) organization]
* Canned food of tuna, condensed soups, baked beans, chili, Chef Boy-R-D and spaghetti sauce. We kindly request no glass containers.
* Dried food such as tuna helper, mac & cheese, beans and rice, raisins, cup-o-noodle and "just add water" muffin mix.
* Plastic jars of 12oz peanut butter.

Questions? Contact Teresa Gillett at 206-782-2810 ext. 355 or tgillett@stjohnsea.org
First Holy Communion Masses Scheduled!
The First Holy Communion Masses that were missed in May because of COVID-19 will be celebrated on Sundays at 10:30am the next four weeks.
These Masses are closed to the public,
but can be watched via Facebook live-stream
.
Sunday, September 20th at 10:30am.
Click here for the worship aid.
Sunday September 27th at 10:30 am.
Sunday, October 4th at 10:30am.
Sunday, October 11th at 10:30am.
The collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will be taken up this weekend. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to help support programs that empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their low-income communities.

Please visit the Archdiocese of Seattle website for online giving options to support this collection.

Click here to visit the website.
The St John Family Rosary Group is hosting a zoom meeting rosary every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm.
 
September - 19
October - 17
November - 21
December - 19
 

(Meeting ID: 975 837 436   Password: 758985)
 
Join us for as many sessions as you can.
Emergency Collection for Disaster Relief
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked that we take up an emergency collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Laura, the California wildfires, and other natural disasters. Your gift will support the humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted areas. Gifts of any amount are very much needed and appreciated! You can donate online now at bit.ly/EDonateStJohn and choose "Disaster Relief". If using a check, please make it payable to St John Parish clearly marked "Disaster Relief" in memo line. Thank you for your generosity and prayerful solidarity!
CYO Cross Country has gone Virtual!
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St John's Blessing of the Animals
on St Francis of Assisi Feast Day
The Saint Francis of Assisi ministry and the St John Girl Scout Troop are pleased to announce the Blessing of the Animals, held on the Feast of St Francis, Sunday, October 4 at 12:30 pm in the St John school yard. Bring your pets to be blessed by Father Crispin near the statue of Mary. All humans must be masked and be prepared to socially distance from others for everyone's safety. All pets need to be well behaved and be either leashed or carried in a pet carrier. 
New Hours for Private Prayer
Tuesdays
9-11am and 4-6pm
We are now offering an evening slot for those who can't make it during the day.   Come anytime between 9-11am or 4-6pm on Tuesdays to enjoy the peaceful sanctuary and spend some quiet time with God.   (Please wear a mask.)  If you are interested in being the on-site volunteer for one (or more) of these sessions, contact Sheila Marty at smarty@stjohnsea.org
Click here for guidelines on visiting the church.
 
We will evaluate as we go along and adjust days and times as necessary.
PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE/  MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Telephone: 206 296-VOTE (8683)
In person: King County Elections Office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton 98057- by appt. only.  Call 206 296-8683
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
 
Submitted by Joyce Farrell (Social Justice Committee)
Laudato Si' in Action
A Time to Return
We are in the midst of the Season of Creation, where Christians all over the world celebrate creation, God's gift to us all. 

This week I'd like to share another section of Pope Francis' Season of Creation message:

A Jubilee is a time to turn back in repentance. We have broken the bonds of our relationship with the Creator, with our fellow human beings, and with the rest of creation. We need to heal the damaged relationships that are essential to supporting us and the entire fabric of life.

A Jubilee is a time to return to God our loving Creator. We cannot live in harmony with creation if we are not at peace with the Creator who is the source and origin of all things. As Pope Benedict observed, "the brutal consumption of creation begins where God is missing, where matter has become simply material for us, where we ourselves are the ultimate measure, where everything is simply our property".  Read more...
Archbishop Etienne to Speak on Laudato Si
The Saint Francis of Assisi ministry invites everyone to consider attending Archbishop Etienne's virtual talk on Laudato Si at 5 Years and Beyond on Monday, September 28, 6:30-7:30pm.
This event is hosted by the St. James Cathedral Care for Creation Team.
For registration and Zoom invitation, please email
Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy
Saint of the Month

Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
Feast Day: September 29th