St John the Evangelist Parish
September 9, 2020
Mass for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are still a few reservations available for the September 12th,
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 12th 
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 and click on the Mass Reservations button for more information.
Weekday Masses
The next weekday Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday, September 10th at 3pm
Click here for the worship aid.
All Masses will be live-streamed on our Facebook page
Click here for larger view.
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 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!
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
The collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will be taken up next week. 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.
New Hours for Private Prayer
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
Click here for guidelines on visiting the church.
We will evaluate as we go along and adjust days and times as necessary.
The Cub Scout Pack 121 at St John is gearing up for the new year with a new website. Please check it out at
We will be holding 2 virtual recruiting events this year. They will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and on Wednesday, September 16th from 7 to 8 pm. You only need to attend one. You can join the meeting with this link
If you have any questions you can contact Alan Byars, Cubmaster, at
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.
The new edition of Family Faith Formation is available,
as well as a webinar to help find balance in these unsettled times.
Is your family life feeling overwhelmed?
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7 PM
Join us for a webinar to learn practical ways
to bring peace and balance to your home life.
Visit this page to register or learn more!
Faith Formation for Young Adults

Grab your favorite beverage and
join us for an evening of fellowship
and conversation via Zoom
Telephone: 206 296-VOTE (8683)
In person: King County Elections Office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton 98057- by appt. only.  Call 206 296-8683
Submitted by Joyce Farrell (Social Justice Committee)
Laudato Si' in Action
Jubilee for the Earth
As mentioned last week, we are in the midst of the Season of Creation, where Christians all over the world celebrate creation, God's gift to us all. Pope Francis released a message to the faithful on September 1 that addresses the Season of Creation.

This week I'd like to share the beginning of Pope Francis' Season of Creation message:

I am very pleased that the theme chosen by the ecumenical family for the celebration of the 2020 Season of Creation is Jubilee for the Earth, precisely in this year that marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day.

In the Holy Scriptures, a Jubilee is a sacred time to remember, return, rest, restore, and rejoice. Read more...
Saint of the Month

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