St John the Evangelist Parish
April 10, 2019
Questions About the Catholic Faith?

Seeking Answers About the Church?
Our Door is Open! 

Here at St John, we meet once a month, on the second Wednesday, with those interested in learning more about Catholicism, about our church, and about our faith. The meetings are casual, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, and are open to all!

The next meeting is tonightWednesday, April 10th at 7pm.  
We will meet in the Admin Building.
 
Check out our website for more information about 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)  bit.ly/BecomeCatholic
 
Questions? Contact Julia Rudden:   jrudden@stjohnsea.org
Reconciliation Opportunity
Father will be offering reconciliation from  6pm to 7pm in the church by the Shrine of Our Blessed Mother on  Thursday, April 11th for those who could not make it to the Parish Reconciliation Service.
The Blessed Sacrament will also be exposed for those who would like to spend some time in Adoration.

There will be  NO Reconciliation on April 13th.
You will be receiving your quarterly statement from the parish this week.  Please take a look and make sure it matches your records. 
It is much easier to correct mistakes early in the year!
Thank you!
2019 Seattle Camino de Santiago
You're invited to join us on Saturday, April 13th, "Palm Saturday", for a mini-pilgrimage. We'll pray stations of the cross at St. John's,
Blessed Sacrament, St. Patrick's , St. Joseph's, Immaculate Conception,
St. Ignatius' Chapel at Seattle U., and St. James Cathedral. We'll start with light breakfast snacks at St John's at 8:15 am, say our first stations at
St. John at 9 am and finish at St. James at around 1 pm.
 
Along the way we'll walk about 2.5 hours and take two short Metro bus rides.

The St. John's 12-passenger bus will be at St. James Cathedral to provide rides back to St. John's.  
 
Visit our web site at seattlecamino.org for more information.
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Palm Sunday and the Triduum
 
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Vigil Mass April 13th at 5pm
Mass - April 14th at 8:30am & 10:30am
(For the 10:30am Mass, please meet in the courtyard at 10:15am for the procession.)
 
Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper
Mass -April 18th at 7pm
Adoration until 10pm in the Reservation Chapel
 
Good Friday of the Passion of the Lord
April 19th
Stations of the Cross at 2pm 
  Liturgy at 7pm
 
Holy Saturday
The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Mass - April 20th at 8:30pm
 
Easter Sunday
The Resurrection of the Lord  
Mass - April 21st at 8:30am & 10:30am
Bring your bells to Holy Thursday Mass!

The whole congregation is invited to ring bells during the Gloria at Holy Thursday Mass.  Bring your bells and help  "make a joyful noise" !
St Francis of Assisi Ministry
St John's newest ministry, Saint Francis of Assisi, will meet next at 7pm on Monday, April 15. We will be discussing Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si. We are asking everyone to try and read the encyclical -- or as much as you can -- prior to the meeting. Please join us if you share our concern regarding the environment, climate change, or the treatment of animals. More information about the group and where to get a copy of Laudato Si can be found at our website at SaintFrancisSeattle.wordpress.com.

Come pray with us this Thursday evening!  Would you like to add a bit of prayer to this season of Lent?  Come to the parish admin building this Thursday at 7:00 pm.  We'll talk about the day's gospel reading and pray together.  Be home by 8:00!  
 
SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMPS! 
(email Kristin Kent to sign up for any of these  kkent@stjohnsea.org)  
  • High School Service Week:  August 5-9.  Roughly 9 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.  We'll volunteer at a different service agency every day.  We'll also have some fun each day.  
  • Vacation Bible School:  August 19-23.  9:00 a.m. - 12:30.  For children going into K through those going into 5th grade.  Led by the wonderful Mrs. Jessup and Mrs. Castillio, this week is called "All Aboard the Queen of Heaven Express!" 
  • The Youth Migrant Project camp is almost full:  We have just one spot left for the August 18 - 23 trip to Sedro-Wooley.  Thank you to those who have signed up! 
Are you willing to help with coffee and donuts one time over the next few months?  If so, please email Kristin ( kkent@stjohnsea.org)!  We'd like to keep this welcoming ministry running throughout the summer.  It's a fun and friendly volunteer gig.  Thanks for considering!
Teens Save The Date...
High schoolers from St. John, St Anne, Our Lady of Guadelupe and St James are invited to spend the week of July 21-26th in a powerful mission experience with Youth Migrant Project working in fields, playing with migrant children and volunteering in a foodbank.  We will meet on May 19th (at OLG) and June 30th (at St James), from 5-7pm, for learning, planning and team building.  If you are interested in this please contact Lisette.nenninger@gmail.com.
Young Adults, here is something very special for you!
 
  • Join us for the 8th annual Holy Thursday Pilgrimage for Young Adults! Watch, Walk and Pray with Our Lord as the Church celebrates the Triduum, the holiest days of the year. The pilgrimage begins at 8:00pm on the steps of St. James Cathedral, and includes stops at St. Mary's, Immaculate Conception, and the Chapel of St. Ignatius on Seattle University's campus before concluding inside St. James Cathedral. Please contact Megan Pepin at megan.pepin@seattlearch.org with any questions.
CRS Rice Bowl
Encounter Ona

We encounter Ona in Gaza, where despite lack of economic opportunity, people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How do your daily choices impact others throughout the world? How can your choices support the dignity of workers? Click here for more.
Turn in your Rice Bowls!
All donations collected on Holy Thursday are earmarked for the poor through our Rice Bowl program.  If you been collecting money in your Rice Bowl you can turn it in on Holy Thursday, any weekend Mass, or in the Parish Office.  Thank you! Your Rice Bowl donations support the  work of CRS in roughly 45 different countries each year supporting hunger and poverty alleviation efforts.
St John Book Club
The St. John Book club will be reading Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. This book focuses on the need for laypeople to be saints in their own way. The book consolidates letters St. Francis had written to one of his congregants and provides all sorts of advice on meditation, anxiety, sadness, friendship, humility. . . and a host of other topics to live the devout life. It is remarkably accessible given that it was written 400 years ago.   
The book is still in publication. It is also available in pdf, you can listen to it here, and EWTN also has a program on his life.
 
We hope to see you on Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 PM in the Admin Building.
Vacation Bible School 2019
Dates : Aug 19-23     Times : 9:00 am - 12:30 pm   
Location : St John School
(with Teachers Molly 
Jessup and Vanessa Castillo)

Get Your GOLDEN TICKET & Track Mary All Over the World!

The Queen of Heaven Express is leaving the station!
Mysteries & Messages Revealed at Each Stop!
Discover how Mary brings us closer to Jesus
through the POWER of the ROSARY.

Click here for a pdf of the flyer.
A Family Blessing

Lord of all,
Bless our families.
Be they formed by blood or by circumstance,
Make them holy.
 
May we find you in our relationships.
In our marriages, in our families,
In our households, in our communities,
In our global humanity.
 
May we look across all that divides us
And see family,
And embrace as a family does.
And love as a family ought to.
 
For where two or three gather in your name,
There are you.
 
Amen
 
[From Catholic Relief Services, via Loretta Fletcher.
Thanks, Loretta!]

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Saint of the Month

Saint Catherine of Sienna
Feast: April 29th