St John the Evangelist Parish
October 14, 2020
Mass for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In-person Masses:
Sat., October 17th at 5pm & Sun., October 18th at 10:30am
The Vigil Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page.
We will not stream the 10:30 Mass.
Click here for the Vigil Mass worship aid.

(You do not need a Facebook account to stream the Mass
just click on the link above and it will take you to our page.)
A recorded version will be available on Sunday, 
or you can watch the Facebook version, it just won't be truly live.  :)
There is still room for you at Mass!
The October 17th and 18th in-person Masses still have space available.  
The sign-up will remain open until Thursday at noon.

Monday through Wednesday each week, we will be taking reservations for our in-person Masses for that weekend.  Go to and click on the Mass Reservations button for more information.
Weekday Masses
Thursday, October 15th at 3pm 
Click here for the worship aid.
Thanks for participating in the Called to Serve as Christ Giving Weekend! 
Thank you to everyone who prayerfully considered a sacrificial gift during our Giving Weekend. Your gift to the Called to Serve As Christ campaign supports the retirement and medical needs of our priests and women religious in the Archdiocese of Seattle. If you haven't had a chance to give, it's not too late!
Please visit to learn more and make a pledge. Thank you!
October 17 & 18 we will celebrate World Mission Sunday.
Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in next week's collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
October is the Month of the Rosary
Spend some time with the Rosary this month!
  • St John will be praying a decade of the rosary before each weekend Mass.
  • The Family Rosary Group is saying a Zoom Rosary, Saturday, October 17th at 7pm.  See details below.
  • If you don't have a rosary, come pick one up in the parish office.
  • Click here for instructions on how to pray the Rosary.
  • Click here for more information on the mysteries of the Rosary
St John Family Rosary Group is hosting a zoom meeting rosary every 3rd Saturday of the month at 7:00 pm.
October - 17
November - 21
December - 19
New meeting link!!
Join Zoom Meeting
(Meeting ID: 783 2032 3994  Passcode: 2WgKFE)
Join us for as many sessions as you can.
St John Book Club
For our next meeting we will be reading Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
The most nostalgic and reflective of Evelyn Waugh's novels, Brideshead Revisited looks back to the golden age before the Second World War. It tells the story of Charles Ryder's infatuation with the Marchmains and the rapidly-disappearing world of privilege they inhabit. Enchanted first by Sebastian at Oxford, then by his doomed Catholic family, in particular his remote sister, Julia, Charles comes finally to recognize only his spiritual and social distance from them.  Click here for more information.

We will meet Sunday, October 18th at 4pm. If the weather is nice, we will meet on the Marty's back patio.  We will have a Zoom backup if needed.  Email Sheila Marty to let her know if you would like to attend.
Date Changes for Fall First Reconciliation classes!

Please update your calendars. 

Opening Prayer Service (or opening video message from Father + catechists) - Monday Oct 26 at 7 pm
Reconciliation Class 1 - Thursday November 5 at 7 pm
Reconciliation Class 2 - Tuesday November 10 at 7 pm
Church Tour              - Tuesday November 17 at 7 pm
First Reconciliation service Saturday December 5th at 10 am. 
Private Prayer Update

Father wants anyone who needs to spend time in the church in Private Prayer to have that opportunity.  Having the church open only during certain hours on Tuesdays does not seem to be meeting that need.  We are going to take a break from that schedule and instead offer that if you would like to spend some time in the church, come by the Parish office and we will let you in on an individual basis.  The office is open from 8-12 and 1-4 Monday through Friday.
If you have questions email Sheila at
Finding Calm in the Storm
October 20

Practical Ways to Find Peace at Home.


A live webinar by the Archdiocese of Seattle
Office of Marriage and Family Life


Register here.

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Laudato Si In Action
Dark Clouds Over a Closed World
Last week I introduced Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, which in English means "we are all brothers and sisters." In the next few weeks, I would like to share with you more of this important and timely document. Today, we will take a look at Chapter 1: Dark Clouds Over a Closed World.
Chapter one asks the reader "to consider certain trends" which are counterproductive to "universal fraternity":  Read more...
This year we are joining with the school in studying the Beatitudes.
Walk humbly with God...
How does this theme look in our families, school, and community?
We can walk humbly with God through the beatitudes! In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught His disciples (and us) about how to be perfectly happy (Heaven with God). In other words, He taught us how, in our earthly lives, we can live out the purpose for which God made us. Jesus taught us 8 ways of living called Beatitudes, so that we can begin to be perfectly happy with God in Heaven.
Each month we will focus on one beatitude and how everyday saints, like you and me, can live out this beatitude.

Beatitude of the month
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
The poor include both literally poor people, in need of basic necessities, and figuratively poor people, who are aware of their spiritual poverty, people who acknowledge their need and utter dependence upon God.
The reward mentioned here is nothing less than the kingdom of heaven. What do we consider to be our family's greatest riches?
Flowers can help us to "see" the beatitudes in a different way.
The Columbine can remind us to be humble because it looks like it is bowing its head to pray. When we bow our heads and pray to God we humble ourselves before him. We are poor in spirit when we acknowledge that we are sinners who need God, and that everything we have comes from him.
Saint of the Month

Feast day: January 1
Patron: of all humanity
Birth: September 8, Nativity of Mary
Death: August 15, Assumption of Mary