St John the Evangelist Parish
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September 30, 2020
Mass for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are still a few reservations available for the October 3rd,
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, October 3rd 
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
Thursday, October 1st at 3pm 
Click here for the worship aid.

Funeral mass for Sylvia Vincent will be held on
Friday the 2nd of October, at 9am
.  
The mass can accommodate immediate family only. 
Please pray for the Vincent family.
The Mass will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Please see our website for the worship aid.
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 two weeks.
These Masses are closed to the public,
but can be watched via Facebook live-stream
.
Sunday, October 4th at 10:30am.
Click here for the worship aid.
Sunday, October 11th at 10:30am.
As the Called to Serve as Christ campaign continues, please spend some time in prayer this week to reflect on how you are Called to Serve as Christ and how you might support this important cause.
Click here for more information.
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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 #44091 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. Also at the event, the Girl Scouts will be collecting donations for the Seattle Humane Society. 
St John will also be praying the Rosary as a virtual community after the 3pm Mass on Wednesday, October 7th.  Join us on Facebook live.
Private Prayer Update

Father wants anyone who needs to spend time in the church in Private Prayer to have that opportunity.  Having the church open only during certain hours on Tuesdays does not seem to be meeting that need.  We are going to take a break from that schedule and instead offer that if you would like to spend some time in the church, come by the Parish office and we will let you in on an individual basis. 
If you have questions email Sheila at smarty@stjohnsea.org.
Liturgy Volunteers Needed
 
During these unprecedented times, many of our fellow parishioners who have faithfully assisted in the liturgy have been sidelined because they, or someone in their household, happen to be in a high-risk category. 
 
As a result, we are desperately shorthanded and need your help. We need volunteers in every ministry including Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Sacristans and Lectors. No previous experience is required and training
is provided. If you've ever thought about volunteering in one of these ministries, there's never been a better time!
 
Please email Joe Sullivan, Liturgy Committee Chair (joe.sullivan1020@gmail.com) if you have any questions, want to learn more about a specific ministry or are ready to step up and serve.
Click here for registration information.

Click here to read The Scroll, the weekly Young Adult Newsletter.
St John Book Club
For our next meeting we will be reading Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.  Click here for more information.

We will meet Sunday, October 18th at 4pm. If the weather is nice, we will meet on the Marty's back patio.  We will have a Zoom backup if needed.  Email Sheila Marty to let her know if you would like to attend.
Date Changes for Fall First Reconciliation classes!

Please update your calendars. 

Opening Prayer Service (or opening video message from Father + catechists) - Monday Oct 26 at 7 pm
 
Reconciliation Class 1 - Tuesday November 3 at 7 pm
Reconciliation Class 2 - Tuesday November 10 at 7 pm
Church Tour              - Tuesday November 17 at 7 pm
 
First Reconciliation service Saturday December 5th at 10 am. 
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 Restore
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 restore the original harmony of creation and to heal strained human relationships.

It invites us to re-establish equitable societal relationships, restoring their freedom and goods to all and forgiving one another's debts.  
Saint of the Month

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