APRIL 13, 2020
"The stone was rolled away from the door,
not to permit Christ to come out,
but to enable the disciples to go in." 
-Peter Marshall
NEW! Important Alert!

We have heard from several parishioners who have recently received a text message appearing to be from Fr. Little.  THIS IS A SCAM. PLEASE DISREGARD (DO NOT REPLY) AND BLOCK THE SENDER.  Unfortunately there is very little we can do to prevent these evil doers outside of informing you that Fr. Little, Fr. Barsness nor St. John’s will NEVER reach out to you in this manner asking for you to reply. Feel free to continue to report these into our office at welcome@stjohns-savage.org but most importantly do not answer these messages or follow through on their requests. If you have questions about a message you are receiving, please contact the parish office.
NEW! 2020 Leading with Faith Awards
Deadline for nominations is April 17  

Do you know a great Catholic who is in a leadership position at his/her place of business? Tell us, and we’ll tell everyone else!  Nominating is easy.  The online and printable nomination forms can be found HERE .

The annual Leading with Faith Awards will be presented at a luncheon with Archbishop Hebda on Thursday, August 13, at University of St. Thomas. Any questions, contact Annie Colling, 651-251-7709 or  collinga@archspm.org.
**our website will continue to host the most up-to-date information for your easy reference; if you know someone who needs to be added to the Daily Update please email communications@stjohns-savage.org.
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
Given the Governor's extension of the Stay at Home Order until May 4, please note we will continue the following schedule through May 3 and continue to keep you updated through frequent, although not daily, email updates. This is the best way to stay connected to parish liturgies and events. To get added to this list, please send an email to welcome@stjohns-savage.org.
 
  • The parish office REMAINS CLOSED. 
  • Messages can be left on parish office voicemail or email welcome@stjohns-savage.orgEmail is the best way to contact us.
  • Door #11 is open daily from 9AM-6PM Monday-Saturday and noon-6PM on Sunday to allow entrance for those wishing to pray only.
  • The school office/building IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED..
  • The church atrium is CLOSED.
  • Adoration is TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.
  • Please contact Beth Prendi (bprendi@stjohns-savage.org) with regard to funerals and other pastoral care needs/concerns.
  • There are no baptisms at this time.
  • Livestream Masses will continue to be offered on Sundays at 10AM and M-F at 8AM; all Masses are recorded so they can be viewed at anytime on our youtube channel.
  • Next opportunity for confession is: Saturday, April 18 at 3:30PM.

All events previously scheduled through May 3, per the national order, will not occur as scheduled. Events that have the potential of being rescheduled will have details communicated as information becomes clear.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
Celebrate God’s Gift of Mercy
Divine Mercy Sunday-April 19

This year we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday via livestream immediately following the 10am Mass. See the links below to learn more about the devotion of Divine Mercy. Our Lord gave St. Faustina the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a 9 day Novena to prepare for this devotion. If possible, you should go to confession and pray this Novena of Chaplets beginning on Good Friday and continue for the nine days leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday.

Our Lord told St. Faustina “ By this novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls. Especially at the hour of death ” (Diary 796) (1224) “ Jesus, I Trust in You ” (327) “ I am Love and Mercy itself ”(1074)... Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet (699)... My Mercy is greater than your sins and those of the entire world (1485).
  
In addition to the links below, pamphlets to pray the Novena can be picked up inside the parish office using door 11 during open church hours.      

COMING UP
NEW! LIVESTREAM WINE & WISDOM!

Adults 21+ are invited to join Father Ben this Thursday, April 16 at the virtual Wine & Wisdom event at 6:30PM. Pour a glass of wine, or your favorite beverage, and join this virtual discussion via our YouTube channel (linked above). Through YouTube, you are able to be a part of the discussion. You can chat your questions live and Father Ben will answer them. The topic this week is "Survive & Rise!" Given the current state of pandemic we live in, this topic allows us to dig deeper into how we can really lean into our faith during this challenging time and not only survive, but truly rise into who we are called to be. Will you join us? We hope so.
RESOURCES
How can we be praying for you? How can we help you with any special needs? Click the button below to indicate how we can pray for you or if you are in need of help or resources. We want to support you during this difficult time.
DAILY MASS
We are pleased to be able to bring St. John's daily Mass into your homes.Feel free to invite family and and friends by sharing the link to our YouTube Channel (below) or invite them to search for us at St. John's Savage. Here is a link to todays Mass! (4/13).
WAYS TO GIVE
Envelopes:  
If you currently use envelopes provided by St. John’s, those can be mailed to the church. Contributions can be mailed in any manner even if you do not have the envelopes we provide. You can also drop off your envelope during building open hours (M-F from 9AM-6PM) through door #11.
On-line giving:  
A special thank you to all who currently give electronically. eGiving is faster, more secure and provides much needed donation consistency. If you’d like to register to give in this manner (either with an on-going contribution or one time gift), or make a change to your existing gift, please click   here .
Text to give:  
Electronic and traditional givers accustomed to texting can now give through text giving as well. Make one-time or recurring offerings by simply texting the amount you wish to give to our secure account at 833-351-0063. It's a convenient solution when you can't attend services or don't have cash or checks with you. *A minimum $5.00 donation is needed.