St John the Evangelist Parish
December 9, 2020
Third Sunday of Advent
There are still spots open for the in-person Masses:
Sat., Dec. 12th at 5pm & Sun., Dec. 13th at 10:30am
Click here to sign up
The Vigil Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page.
We will not stream the 10:30 Mass.
Click here for the Vigil Mass 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.  :)

This year, because we are not able to gather for our Parish Reconciliation service, Father will be offering Reconciliation for 30 minutes after each weekday Mass and 30 minutes before each weekend Mass in December.
You do not need to make an appointment.  

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:45pm.
Saturdays at 4:30pm
Sundays at 10:00am

Please wear a mask and sit in the back rows of the church
until Father is ready for you. 
Christmas Mass Registration

Christmas Mass registration will open at 9am on Monday, December 14th and close on Friday, December 18th.  Find the link on our website or call the Parish office and leave a message at 206-782-2810.
You will receive confirmation by Tuesday, December 22nd.
Christmas Eve Vigil at 4pm and 6pm
Christmas Day Mass at 10:30am
Advent Giving Tree

This year, we will have two Advent Giving Trees. One is in the back of the church, and one in the Parish Office.

There are two options for you to donate:
1. Pick up your ornaments at the Saturday, 5pm Mass or Sunday, 10:30am Mass. At this time, the Parish office is open on Mondays, 8am-4pm ONLY, so pick up and drop off there will be on Mondays beginning on November 30.
2. No need to pick up an ornament. Choose an item(s) from the list attached and drop them off at the Church during Mass times or the Parish Office on Mondays.
Thank you so much for your generosity in making this a wonderful Christmas for the homeless and needy in our community. This year your donations will be supporting: Noel House, St Martin de Porres and Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program. 

Many thanks to Mary Wiseman, Grace Wiseman, and Georgia Strigen for coordinating the Giving Tree this year.

Please contact Teresa Gillett with any questions at or call 206-782-2810, Ext 355
Upcoming Events Around the Archdiocese

Young Adults
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December 10, 10 am
Juvenile Detention Ministry Town Hall.

December 12
Sambang Gabi

Watch livestream. 
A Filipino tradition celebrates a novena of Masses meant to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.
LEARN more

December 19, 10am
Live-stream Ordination of 21 Permanent Deacons 

Archbishop Paul D. Etienne will ordain 21 men to the permanent diaconate.
This will be the first class of permanent deacons ordained for the archdiocese since 2012. The discernment process for this class began in 2015.
Watch on Facebook or Vimeo @ArchdioceseofSeattle
Laudato Si In Action
Buy Nothing: good for the neighborhood and the planet
Ever look around your house and realize you have too much stuff? We did. And while the instinct is to make a run to Goodwill or St. Vincent de Paul store, there is an alternative. In your neighborhood, there is most likely a "Buy Nothing" group on Facebook where neighbors offer up items they wish to rid themselves of, so other neighbors can pick them up from your front porch or other agreed upon location. (Alternately, you can do something close to this which is to put the item out on your parking strip with a "FREE" sign attached to it. This works better for larger items and when the weather is better.)  
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 meek, for they will inherit the land."

The meek are people who are humble and patient.
A person who chooses other ways to resolve conflicts without
resorting to violence is meek. The reward is great wealth.
How do we resolve conflict in our families?

Daisies are bright spots in any field. People who
leave them to grow soon discover that they can quickly take over an entire field creating a sight to behold. Daisies can remind us that kindness and gentleness are much more effective than forcefulness. Those who are meek will conquer evil and inherit the earth.
Saint of the Month