APRIL 20, 2020
Consider spending an evening with Bishop Cozzens to chat, ask questions, and hear about how Bishop Cozzens is handling the quarantine. Join their YouTube stream at 7PM on Thursday, April 23 or do so by clicking the graphic above.
**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 CLOSED.
  • 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, Thursday at 9:30AM, 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. This is a rectory drive-thru confession.

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.
WEEKEND CONFESSION
NEW! CONFESSION THIS WEEKEND!
Confession will again be offered in a drive-thru style this Saturday at 3:30PM outside the rectory. Cars are asked to enter the parking lot through the west and exit north. You can see the visual map below for specific logistical information.

Those receiving this sacrament are asked to be mindful of those around you to respect privacy and go one at a time. In addition, we encourage you to "be bold, be brief, and be gone!"
COMING UP
SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY!

On May 2 at 7PM, we will join together “virtually” to share stories, support each other, and help make that greater difference. The evening will include virtual entertainment, FANTASTIC live auction items to bid on, and raising funds for not only our immediate St. John’s financial needs, but the needs of others in our Savage community. 

JUST A FEW OF THE EXCITING ITEMS UP FOR LIVE AUCTION . . .

Big Sky Montana Condo: 1 week in summer or 4 nights during ski season!
Ely Lakehouse: 1 week condo for 8 this summer!
Dinner for 8 with Archbishop Hebda!
Savage Mayor-for-a-Day!
Mass then dinner for 8 with Bishop DeGrood at the Bishop House in Sioux Falls!
And many more!

FINALLY, HOLD ON TO YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS!
The raffle of the pilgrimage trip valued at $8000+ and 4 cash prizes will still occur but the date has moved to coincide with AutumnFest! Continue to purchase or sell the tickets and hold on to the stubs!
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 and SUNDAY 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! (4/20).
KNOW A MAGNIFICENT MOM?
How many "Magnificent Moms" do you know in your life?

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and School are proud to be one of the sponsors for this contest honoring the phenomenal mothers in our lives. Take a minute to nominate a magnificent mom you know using the button below.

Tributes will be in the May 7 and 9 Savage Pacer and winners will be randomly drawn to win a beautiful planter and cookies for a year from Eileen's Colossal Cookies.
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.