St John the Evangelist Parish
photo by Teresa Gillett
September 2, 2020
Mass for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
There are still a few reservations available for the September 5th,
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 5th 
See our website 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 www.stjohnsea.org and click on the Mass Reservations button for more information.
Weekday Masses
The next weekday Mass will be celebrated:
Thursday, September 3rd at 3pm
Click here for the worship aid.
All Masses will be live-streamed on our Facebook page
Adult Faith Formation Opportunity
Begins tonight!
St Bridget Parish Presents:

Beginning Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at 7:15 pm via Zoom, join Fr. William Heric and Director of Faith Formation, Carla Loucks as we take a walk through the Liturgy of the Mass with Bishop Barron. You'll be transformed by his insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ on this side of heaven. The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.  Click here for more information.
The St John Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, September 6th at 6pm to discuss the book Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle.
"In this book Gregory Boyle distills his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another."
Weather permitting we will meet safely distanced in Sheila Marty's backyard. Zoom will be our backup plan. Email smarty@stjohnsea.org to let us know you plan to attend.
New Hours for Private Prayer
Tuesdays
9-11am and 4-6pm
We are now offering an evening slot for those who can't make it during the day.   Come anytime between 9-11am or 4-6pm on Tuesdays to enjoy the peaceful sanctuary and spend some quiet time with God.   (Please wear a mask.)  If you are interested in being the on-site volunteer for one (or more) of these sessions, contact Sheila Marty at smarty@stjohnsea.org
Click here for guidelines on visiting the church.
 
We will evaluate as we go along and adjust days and times as necessary.
The Cub Scout Pack 121 at St John is gearing up for the new year with a new website. Please check it out at www.GreenwoodScouts.com.
We will be holding 2 virtual recruiting events this year. They will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and on Wednesday, September 16th from 7 to 8 pm. You only need to attend one. You can join the meeting with this link
If you have any questions you can contact Alan Byars, Cubmaster, at cubmaster.chiefseattle121@gmail.com.
The new edition of Family Faith Formation is available,
as well as a webinar to help find balance in these unsettled times.
 
Is your family life feeling overwhelmed?
Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7 PM
Join us for a webinar to learn practical ways
to bring peace and balance to your home life.
Visit this page to register or learn more!
Faith Formation for Young Adults
Spend an evening with other young adults as we celebrate
the beauty of our local Church through the Eucharist.


Grab your favorite beverage and
join us for an evening of fellowship
and conversation via Zoom
We have modified the space for Reconciliations to allow for appropriate air flow, social distance, and sanitation. Reconciliation will take place with a draped screen between you and Father for everyone's safety.  Please enter through the side doors, wear a mask, use the hand sanitizer or wipes that are provided, and practice social distancing.  Please sit in the back pews of the church until Father is ready for you.  Thank you!
PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE/  MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Telephone: 206 296-VOTE (8683)
In person: King County Elections Office, 919 SW Grady Way, Renton 98057- by appt. only.  Call 206 296-8683
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT
 
Submitted by Joyce Farrell (Social Justice Committee)
Laudato Si' in Action

World Day of Prayer for Creation
September marks the end of summer and back to school. September also marks the start of the Season of Creation. Pope Francis released a message on September 1st on the Season and the World Day of Prayer for Creation:
 
Each year, particularly since the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si', the first day of September is celebrated by the Christian family as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation, which concludes on the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi on the fourth of October. During this period, Christians worldwide renew their faith in the God of creation and join in prayer and work for the care of our common home.
 
If you missed the World Day of Prayer for Creation this year, don't fret. You can still celebrate it a few days late by saying a prayer for all of creation, and by vowing to reduce your carbon footprint and work to care for our planet and all those who inhabit it.
 
Here's a short video released by the Vatican and Global Catholic Climate Movement to celebrate this year's Season of Creation:
 Next week, I will share more of Pope Francis' message to us on the Season of Creation.
 
Working together, we can help take care of our common home. 
 Paul Litwin
Saint of the Month

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