St John the Evangelist Parish
October 7, 2020
Mass for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are still a few reservations available for the October 10th,
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 10th 
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
Thursday, October 8th at 3pm 
Click here for the worship aid.
First Holy Communion Masses Scheduled!
The last First Holy Communion Mass that was missed in May
because of COVID-19 will be celebrated this Sunday.
This Mass is closed to the public,
but can be watched via Facebook live-stream
Sunday, October 11th at 10:30am.
Click here for the worship aid.

It's not too late to register for First Communion classes!
Click here for the registration form.
Click here for more information.
Blessing of the Animals
On October 4, over 20 masked parishioners brought their pets to be blessed by Father Crispin on the Feast Day of Saint Francis. The event began with a reading and general blessing followed by individual blessings for each of the pets and their owners. And every dog or cat that was blessed got to leave with a special Saint Francis medal commemorating their blessing.

Girl Scouts Raise Money for Seattle Humane
Girl Scout Troop #44091
Our Girl Scout troop chose to support Seattle Humane
as our community service project to help animals
and give back to help animals in need.
Our troop loves animals!
Some of us even adopted our pets from Seattle Humane!

To support the Girl Scout Fundraiser click here.

October 17 & 18 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday.
Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in next week's collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
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
Click here for registration information.

Click here to read The Scroll, the weekly Young Adult Newsletter.
Finding Calm in the Storm
October 20

Practical Ways to Find Peace at Home.


A live webinar by the Archdiocese of Seattle
Office of Marriage and Family Life


Register here.

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. 
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

Fratelli Tutti
On Sunday, October 4th, the feast day of Saint Francis of Assissi, Pope Francis released a brand new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, which means in English "we are all brothers and sisters."

Pope Francis' third encyclical begins:

"FRATELLI TUTTI". With these words, Saint Francis of Assisi addressed his brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel. Of the counsels Francis offered, I would like to select the one in which he calls for a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance, and declares blessed all those who love their brother "as much when he is far away from him as when he is with him". In his simple and direct way, Saint Francis expressed the essence of a fraternal openness that allows us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity, regardless of where he or she was born or lives. Read more...
This year we are joining with the school in studying the Beatitudes.
Walk humbly with God...
How does this theme look in our families, school, and community?
We can walk humbly with God through the beatitudes! In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His disciples (and us) about how to be perfectly happy (Heaven with God). In other words, He taught us how, in our earthly lives, we can live out the purpose for which God made us. Jesus taught us 8 ways of living called Beatitudes, so that we can begin to be perfectly happy with God in Heaven.
Each month we will focus on one beatitude and how everyday saints, like you and me, can live out this beatitude.

Beatitude of the month
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
The poor include both literally poor people, in need of basic necessities, and figuratively poor people, who are aware of their spiritual poverty, people who acknowledge their need and utter dependence upon God.
The reward mentioned here is nothing less than the kingdom of heaven. What do we consider to be our family's greatest riches?
Flowers can help us to "see" the beatitudes in a different way.
The Columbine can remind us to be humble because it looks like it is bowing its head to pray. When we bow our heads and pray to God we humble ourselves before him. We are poor in spirit when we acknowledge that we are sinners who need God, and that everything we have comes from him.