MAY 14, 2020
" I would like to remind you that on 14 May, believers of every religion are invited to unite themselves spiritually in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus.
-Pope Francis
COMING UP AT ST. JOHN'S
Wine & Wisdom:
wine a little, learn a lot
VIEW FROM THE *VIRTUAL* PEW:
THE MASS EXPLAINED

Now that we're all watching the livestream Mass, we have a different viewpoint; we're seeing things we've not noticed before. Questions arise such as "What is he whispering?" or "Why is he wearing that robe?" or "What's all the 'dishwashing' going on?" To offer help and facilitate a conversation, Fr. Little is going to use live Zoom technology to walk us through a video of a recent livestream Mass, adding commentary along the way and pausing to help answer our questions. This unique meeting offers you an opportunity to learn more about the rituals of Mass in an effort to increase our active participation. As a community, we will draw closer in our understanding of this sacred celebration of the worship of God.

Mark your calendars for Wine & Wisdom— Thursday, May 21 at 6:30PM . Contact
re@stjohns-savage.org with any questions.
*ZOOM LINK WILL BE UPDATED WEEK OF 5/18*
SUPPORT THE SISTERS
With great joy, we invite you to our Virtual Gala for the project of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Convent. It is a great gift that friends and family from all over will be able to join us.

Tuesday, May 19 at 7PM
 
Register to attend by clicking on the button below. We will send you the link to join us the day of the event. 
WEEKEND CONFESSION
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.

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!"
IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
NEW! NEW!  The Governor's "stay at home" order will expire on May 18. He has put into place a "Stay Safe MN Order" effective May 18 through June 1. We will continue to provide updates via email periodically on any changes at St. John's. 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHURCH IS NOT OPEN WHILE THE LIVESTREAM MASS IS IN PROGRESS (Sundays at 10AM, M-F at 8am and Thursdays at 9:30AM). We request that you do not enter the church during this time.
  • The school office/building IS CLOSED THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
  • 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.
  • Please contact the parish office for baptisms at welcome@stjohn-savage.org or leave a message with the parish office at 952-890-9465.
  • 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, May 16 at 3:30PM. This is a rectory drive-thru confession.

With the exception of livestream or Zoom events, all events previously scheduled through June 1 will not occur as scheduled.
**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.
MASS SCHEDULE
We are pleased to bring the daily Mass into your home Monday-Friday each morning at 8AM. We are also happy to bring you Mass each weekend. On Sunday at 10AM we go live on our YouTube channel or using the link to your left. You can also find the weekend liturgy guide under resources on our website HERE .

For your convenience, we have added a quick link at the top of our website and at the top of this email that takes you directly to our YouTube channel. You can then scroll through upcoming livestream services.
SUMMER KIDS CARE REGISTRATION
**REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE! USE THIS LINK: bit.ly/SJBsummercare

Summer Kids Care provides care for students from all districts. Parents have many options when choosing our summer care program. Parents may choose full-day or half-day options and may choose their days of the week as well. Kids Care’s mission is to offer parents who work or go to school a Christian, caring, safe, supervised, recreational, and enriching environment for their school-age children.

The Summer Kids Care program begins on June 8 and runs through August 28 (close July 3). We ask that families commit to a schedule (minimum of two days per week) so that we can staff the program appropriately. The summer options are listed below:
Full day = $38/day
Half day = $20/AM or PM half day session
Drop in Full day = $45/day
Drop in half day = $25/AM or PM half day session
Ask about our 5 full days a week discounted rate! Contact Olivia at oskyberg@stjohns-savage.org with any questions!
FINANCIAL 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.