St John the Evangelist Parish
September 5, 2018
The Phinney Ridge Youth Orchestra is looking for string players. The PRYO will be entering its seventh season this year.  We are dedicated to playing the string orchestra repertoire from the Renaissance until now.  We have premiered pieces written for the PRYO, played authentic film scores, as well as arrangements of popular music. We perform 3-5 concerts a year, including performing at the Royal Room and the Phinney Farmer's Market.
The PRYO is perfect for home-schooled students, students without a school music program, serious music students who may have started when they were older, or for families who can not afford the larger youth symphony associations.

Audition Dates:  9/6, 9/7, 9/8, and 9/10

Questions About the Catholic Faith?
Seeking Answers About the Church?
Our Door is Open!
Here at St John, we meet once a month, on the  second Wednesday, with those interested in learning more about Catholicism, about our church, and about our faith. The meetings are casual, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, and are open to all!

The next meeting is Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm.  
We will meet in the new Admin Building (former Rectory).
Check out our website for more information about 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Questions? Contact Julia Rudden:  
The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus' Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus' suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ's love for us. (

St John will pray the Stations 
Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm in the church. 
Contact Jim Russell if you would like to help.
Cub Scouts is now for Girls and boys from Kindergarten through 5th Grade! The mission of Cub Scouts, and scouting in general, is to build/guide/create/encourage children to become happy, healthy, helpful adults...and Pack 121 has been doing that at St John and north Seattle since 1936. If you are interested in learning more, please come to our Recruiting Night on Wednesday, September 12th from 6:30 to 7 pm in the St John's Egan Hall Auditorium. Afterwards we will have our first Pack Meeting of the year from 7 to 8 pm. If you have any questions please contact Alan Byars at or check out our website   

The Family Rosary-Prayer Group
will meet Saturday, September 15th
after the 5pm Mass in Egan Hall.
The purpose of the group is to:
1. Increase the engagement of our families, especially our children,
in the Catholic faith through prayer,
devotions, and connect with other families with
children and the same concerns.
2. Pray for our children and families.
3. Pray with our children and families. 
We meet once a month on a Saturday to pray the
Rosary, followed by a potluck and discussion.  
Please bring a dish to share. 
Interested in knowing more? Contact:
   Olga Sala:
   Shalini Pereira:
6th Annual Blessing of the Backpacks Mass
Supporting the Broadview-Thomson K-8 Food Program
Sunday, September 16th at 10:30am

This is a very special collection to support those in need right here in our community.  Bring your backpack to Mass to be blessed by Father for the new school year and donations for our friends at Broadview-Thomson.  

See the f ull flyer for more details and donation suggestions.
Young Adults
(20 and 30 somethings)
Sunday, September 16, 7:00 pm:   St. John YA group will meet in the new administration building (the former rectory, right next to the church) for fellowship on tap! Come enjoy some appetizers, some wine, and getting to know people your age in our parish. 
Join St. Ben's Young Adult group for Theology on Draft Sept. 12:
What : Theology on Draft is a chance to meet other young adults in the neighborhood in a casual and informal setting as we explore topics and issues related to the Catholic faith with Fr. Bryan. This event is aimed at people ages 21-40ish, but all are welcome.
Where: Blue Star Cafe and Pub, 4512 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
When: September 12, 2018, 7-9 PM; After the 6:30pm mass

Questions?  Contact Kristin Kent .
It's time to register for
First Communion Preparation. 
Click here for the forms.
We begin with a prayer service on Monday, Sept. 24th, at 7pm in the church.
N Seattle Catholic Youth kicks off with two back-to-back awesome events!

Fun Jump Celebration: Students in grade 6-12 are invited to jump around in the Kid Zone of the Bite of Broadview Festival for FREE and enjoy some ice cream to celebrate the start of the school year. Sat., Sept. 29, 8:00pm to 10:00pm, Christ the King B.O.B. Festival

Family Worship Night: Led by the band Refining Worship, in grades 6-12 and their families are invited to kick off NSCY and worship God, learn more about the ministries, enjoy fellowship and a meal. Sunday, Oct. 7, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, St. Catherine Parish, 814 NE 85th St.

Click here for the full flyer.

For more information or to register for NSCY, please go to or contact Kate Brown at
Ephesians.  Discover Your Inheritance
One of the most remarkable things about our Faith is that by God's grace, we have become his adopted  sons and  daughters.  In  your  day-to-day  life,  what  does it  mean to be a son or  daughter  of God-an heir to his promises and blessings? When you sit in the pews each Sunday, what does it mean to you to be part of his family, the Church?
To help you uncover this meaning, St. Matthew Parish will begin Ephesians: Discover
Your Inheritance on Wednesdays beginning 9/26/2018 - 11/14/2018 at 9:30am or 7:00pm .
For more information contact Sara Lane at 206.334.5350- or Maureen Sloan 206.419.7695 - or register online at:
Please join us on this journey to discover your unique gifts and calling as a member of Christ's Church; and help us to grow in fellowship as a parish as we grow closer to Christ together.

For more information  click here.
For September, the St. John Book Club is reading The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russel. It is a SciFi story of Jesuits colonizing another planet.
For October we will be reading Revolutionary Saint: The Theological Legacy of Oscar Romero by Michael Lee. Blessed Oscar Romero will be canonized in October, so celebrate his legacy with us.
Dates and location TBD.
CLOW begins October 7 at the 10:30 mass.  This is a break-out session for children from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  We gather right before the readings and return after the homily.  Children hear the readings at their level, and we have an interactive "homily" with a great message and some fun too.  Please contact Kristin Kent if you are interested in getting involved in the ministry!
Bump It Up  FUN raiser 2018!
BUMP, SET, SPIKE...or something close to it!
This is our Annual  FUN raiser Tournament to support St. John/St. Al Athletics!
Moms, Dads, Grads & Teachers, grab some knee pads or not, and join the upcoming BUMP IT UP! Volleyball Tournament coming in October. Be looking in your parent packet to find a registration form or contact me to get on a team. It's a great way to meet other parents and learn some volleyball.

Click here for more information.

We will be celebrating the sacrament of Baptism of infants at St John on the weekend of Oct 13 & 14. Preparation classes for those who have never baptized a child will be held in September. If you have a child under the age of 7 who you would like to baptize, please contact Julia Rudden at for more information.

Friday the 7th is the next (quarterly) Mercy Night at Blessed Sacrament. 
8 - 11pm.  Adoration, reconciliation, quiet prayer.
I gave you a couple of recommendations for Bob Goff's Everybody Always.  Here are a couple of final nuggets from Bob:
Chapter 1 is titled "Creepy People", and starts with a bang.  "We make loving people a lot more complicated than Jesus did.  Every time I try to protect myself by telling somebody about one of my opinions, God whispers to me and asks about my heart.  Why are you so afraid?  Who are you trying to impress?  Am I really so insecure that I surround myself only with people who agree with me?  When people are flat out wrong, why do I appoint myself the sheriff to straighten them out?  Burning down others' opinions doesn't make us right.  It makes us arsonists."
Chapter 5 is titled "Limo Driver".  The tagline is "Don't build a castle when you can build a kingdom."
Chapter 19 is titled "Be. Not. Afraid."  "Most people spend more time looking for their car keys than they do for their imaginations."  Also, "Faith isn't a business trip walked on the sidewalk; it's an adventure worked out on a steep and sometimes difficult trail."  {See you on the trail...}

If you have prayer nuggets you would like to share with the parish, email Bill Marty .  Thanks!
Saint of the Month

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
1774-1821, United States
Feast:  January 4