St John the Evangelist Parish
December 23, 2020
St John Live-stream Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve Vigil - Thursday, December 24th at 4pm
Christmas Day Mass - Friday, December 25th at 10:30am
Saturday Vigil for the Holy Family - December 26th at 5pm

Masses will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

Visit our website for the worship aids.

NO Mass Sunday, December 27th

(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.  :)
Thank You for Donating to the Giving Tree!
Once again, the St. John community came together to help those in need! Thanks to so many of you who donated to the Giving Tree this year. Although it was done a bit differently, the outpouring of gifts and gift cards to help support Noel House, St. Martin de Porres and the Broadview Thomson K-8 Food Program was amazing! Over 25 grocery bags filled to the brim with socks, blankets, gloves, etc. and over $1,200 in gift cards were picked up today for delivery! 
Thank you to the Wiseman Family and Strigen Family for organizing this important service for our neighbors.
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.
Asante Sana!
Asante Sana to the wonderful St. John community who continue to support the Parish in so many ways, especially during this past year of such turmoil and uncertainly. It is because of your commitment that we remain the strong and vibrant Parish that we are. We wish each and every one of you and your families a Blessed and Merry Christmas! On to 2021!
2021 Calendars

The 2021 Calendars from Hoffner Fisher & Harvey are here!  You can pick one up in the vestibule of the Parish office between 8-4 Monday through Friday or in the vestibule of the Church during Mass times. 
Call the Parish office with any questions.  206-782-2810
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