MAY 6, 2020
"Be watchful, stand firm in your faith,
be courageous, be strong."
NEW! As with so many events in our local & global communities these days, our St. John's Super Sale team has been taking time to discern if our annual sale will be possible this year. Knowing that this sale continues to serve a need in our community, perhaps even more so during these economic times, yet also giving strong consideration to the safety of all involved, we want to be prudent in how we proceed. 

At this time, we have decided to postpone the sale originally scheduled for June and are looking at options later into this year. Please pray for us as we look to make decisions based on what we estimate will best serve the St. John's & local Savage community. Stay tuned for further updates.
NEW! 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 (closed 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
Contact the Director of Kids Care, Olivia Skyberg at with any questions and make sure to ask about our 5 full days per week discounted rate! Use the link below to get registered today!
Over the past four weeks a group has been having virtual coffee on Monday's at 9AM. This has been a great time of fellowship and connection. Our next virtual coffee will be Monday May 11 at 9AM. If you would like to join the group, please send an email to Beth Prendi at and she will send you an electronic invite to join the Zoom call.
Let's meet virtually to discuss the book, Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart , by Jacques Philippe.

Zoom sessions will be held Tuesday mornings at 9:30AM beginning May 19 through June 9. We will discuss finding peace in a very disruptive Covid-19 world. Sister Eileen will lead us in prayer and discussion.

What is needed? Your book and study guide!

The book may be obtained by personal order online. The Study Guide can be printed by you OR will be printed for you. Pick up information will be forthcoming.

Please use this link to register. Once registered, you will receive an email with more information and the link to the Zoom meeting.
NEW! Come together as a family to grow in your faith and your relationships with one another – plus have some fun!

This is a simple retreat for families to be done at home, with activity choices to cater to older or younger children. The suggested date is Saturday, May 9, but feel free to schedule your family retreat on a day that works for you! Please note: some materials may need to be purchased in advance; see details in the  Retreat Guide .

This retreat, written and compiled by Andrew and Coreen Wagenbach (from St. Paul, MN), is dedicated to the renewal of family life. May each family use this time of uncertainty and quarantine together to rebuild and deepen the Domestic Church, the seedbed of saints and the hope to the world.
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!"
Given the Governor's extension of the Stay at Home Order until May 18, please note we will continue the following schedule through May 17 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
  • 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 church atrium is CLOSED.
  • Please contact Beth Prendi ( with regard to funerals and other pastoral care needs/concerns.
  • Please contact the parish office for baptisms at 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 9 at 3:30PM. This is a rectory drive-thru confession.

All events previously scheduled through May 17 will not occur as scheduled. Events that have the potential of being rescheduled will have details communicated as information becomes clear.
**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
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 . 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.
Thursday, May 7 at 9:30AM

Youth and their families are invited to join us each Thursday throughout the school year for a Mass dedicated to youth. You can click on the video to the left to join. You can also access the Youth mass Liturgy Guide using the link below.
NEW! The next few Sundays, Father Michael will be offering a livestream Latin Mass (also known as Extraordinary Form) at 8:30AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miesville. If you'd like to watch this, you can visit their website for more information HERE .
Sharing & Caring Hands in Minneapolis is in great need of lunch supplies for the children at Mary's Place. If you can donate PB&J sandwiches, cookies (bought/homemade), individual chip packages, or juice boxes please let Brenda Schroll know by emailing her at . Cash or check donations for food items should be sent directly to Mary's Place at: 401 N 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55405.
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.