St John the Evangelist Parish
December 30, 2020
Wishes for a Happy and Blessed New Year!
As we ring in a new-and what we pray will be a better-year, Asante Sana to our wonderful St. John community. You continue to support our Parish in so many ways, especially during these trying times. It is because of your commitment that we remain the strong and vibrant Parish we are. May each of you and your families welcome the New Year with hope for the future and faith in God that 2021 will bring relief to so many in our community and beyond.
St John Live-stream Mass Schedule
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God -
Friday, January 1st at 10:30am
Saturday Vigil for the Epiphany - January 2nd at 5pm

There is still space available for the in-person Masses on January 2nd & 3rd.  
Click here to sign-up now!

Masses will be live streamed on our Facebook page.
Visit our website for the worship aids.

(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.  :)
Confirmation Update
We will be beginning our Confirmation program in January.
We have been given a date for our Confirmation Mass
from the Archdiocese -June 9, 2021

There is still time to register.
Click here to visit the Confirmation page of our website.  
Click here for the registration form.

All those in grades 8 and above are invited to join the preparation sessions. Please contact Julia Rudden at jrudden@stjohnsea.org with any questions, or to return your form electronically.
Look for Your End of Year Tax Statements
Thank you to all who have supported St. John parish during the past year. Your continued generosity, even in these most trying times, has helped us to sustain our parish financially and to serve the ministries of St. John and the wider community.
 
As we do each year, we will be mailing a Tax Statement to all those on record as having made a donation to St. John Parish between 1/1/2020-12/31/2020. Look for them in your mailbox in the next week or so. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Teresa Gillett, Director of Parish Development, at 206-782-2810, ext. 355 or tgillett@stjohnsea.org with any questions you may have.
St John Book (sometimes movie) Club
"Silence" is a film by Martin Scorsese and book by Shusaku Endo about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan who travel there to track down their mentor, a fellow priest. At the time, Christianity was banned in Japan, and those who practiced the faith were tortured and executed. Tens of thousands of Japanese Christians were persecuted, tortured and killed over the 250 years that the religion was outlawed. The two priests are forced to choose between apostasy and death. Read the book or watch the film, and join the book, sometimes movie, club on January 17th at 7:00 PM via Zoom.  

Contact Sheila Marty at smarty@stjohnsea.org or Diana Grusczynski at diana.grusczynski@outlook.com for the Zoom link.
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