St John the Evangelist Parish
September 23, 2020
Mass for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are still a few reservations available for the September 26th,
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 26th 
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
There will be no weekday Mass
Thursday, September 24th due to a funeral Mass.

Funeral Mass for Adoracion (Doris) Jumaquio will be held on Thursday the 24th of September, at 11:30am.
The mass can accommodate immediate family only. 
Please pray for the Jumaquio family. 

The Mass will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
Click here 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 three weeks.
These Masses are closed to the public,
but can be watched via Facebook live-stream
Sunday September 27th at 10:30 am.
Click here for the worship aid.
Sunday, October 4th at 10:30am.
Sunday, October 11th at 10:30am.
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 ( if you have any questions, want to learn more about a specific ministry or are ready to step up and serve.
Please Make a Lasagna for the Men at St. Martin de Porres THIS SUNDAY, the 27th!
St. John parish is going to provide a lasagna dinner for the 50 men at St. Martin de Porres again on Sunday the 27th.   We need 10 people to make lasagna, 5 people to provide a veggie tray, and 5 people to donate a dozen rolls.  Please email Kristin Kent at to let her know what you can provide.
Bring your item to the flagpole in front of St. John school at 3:00 pm THIS SUNDAY the 27th.  We will drive the food downtown to the shelter. 
On behalf of St. Martin de Porres, thank you for helping the most vulnerable of our community!
Blessing of the Backpacks Food Drive is a HUGE SUCCESS!
THANK YOU does not begin to convey the gratitude for all the food that was collected. The donations dropped off last Friday from the parish and the school to benefit the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program just kept coming and coming, and coming!

Samantha Woogerd, the BTK-8 Food Program Coordinator, said this was easily more than double of what they have ever received from St. John during this food drive-2 SUV's were filled to the brim and one more had overflow. Because there is such great need for help at this time, the food was put out for people to pick up this week.

Thank you to the kids who came to Mass on Saturday night, and those who came virtually, to get their backpacks blessed by Father. It was a beautiful Mass!
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!
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. 
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.
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)
Click here for resources against racism from the Archdiocese.
Laudato Si in Action
A Time to Rest
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:
In his wisdom, God set aside the Sabbath so that the land and its inhabitants could rest and be renewed. These days, however, our way of life is pushing the planet beyond its limits. Our constant demand for growth and an endless cycle of production and consumption are exhausting the natural world. Forests are leached, topsoil erodes, fields fail, deserts advance, seas acidify and storms intensify. Creation is groaning! 
Archbishop Etienne to Speak on Laudato Si
The Saint Francis of Assisi ministry invites everyone to consider attending Archbishop Etienne's virtual talk on Laudato Si at 5 Years and Beyond on Monday, September 28, 6:30-7:30pm.
This event is hosted by the St. James Cathedral Care for Creation Team.
For registration and Zoom invitation, please email
Patrick Barredo, Director of Social Outreach & Advocacy
Saint of the Month

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