St John the Evangelist Parish
January 13, 2021
St John Live-stream Mass Schedule

Vigil for the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - 1/16 at 5pm

There is still space available for the in-person Masses on January 16th & 17th.  
Click here to sign-up now!

Masses will be live streamed on our Facebook page.
Visit our website for the worship aids.

(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.  :)
Zoom Rosary this Saturday
 
Join the Family Rosary Group in praying the Rosary via Zoom
Saturday, January 16th at 7pm.
 
 
Meeting ID: 783 2032 3994
Passcode: 2WgKFE
St John Book (sometimes movie) Club
"Silence" is a film by Martin Scorsese and book by Shusaku Endo about 17th-century Jesuit missionaries in Japan who travel there to track down their mentor, a fellow priest. 

"We all face trials that make us feel as if the world is stacked against us. We wonder whether God cares - or if God is even there at all. With unflinching honesty and insight, Endo tells a story in which two men must choose between their lives and their faith. In so many ways, "Silence" is the story of us all."

Read the book or watch the film, and join the book, sometimes movie, club on January 17th at 7:00 PM via Zoom.  

Contact Sheila Marty at smarty@stjohnsea.org or Diana Grusczynski at diana.grusczynski@outlook.com for the Zoom link.
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.  We will be open Tuesday, January 19th instead next week.
"Use me, God.  Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself."
Confirmation Update
It's not too late to join!
We will be beginning our Confirmation program in January.
We have been given a date for our Confirmation Mass
from the Archdiocese -June 9, 2021

Click here to visit the Confirmation page of our website.  
Click here for the registration form.

All those in grades 8 and above are invited to join the preparation sessions. Please contact Julia Rudden at jrudden@stjohnsea.org with any questions, or to return your form electronically.
I would like to thank the spontaneous and efficient volunteers who helped decorate and clean up the church for our Advent season at St. John! Mary McBride, Maha Sayah, Teresa Gillett, Josh Stutzman, Mike Mayhle, and Sheila Marty!                                      
                                                                     Patty Mayhle
Look for Your End of Year Tax Statements
Thank you to all who have supported St. John parish during the past year. Your continued generosity, even in these most trying times, has helped us to sustain our parish financially and to serve the ministries of St. John and the wider community.
 
As we do each year, we will be mailing a Tax Statement to all those on record as having made a donation to St. John Parish between 1/1/2020-12/31/2020. Look for them in your mailbox in the next week or so. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Teresa Gillett, Director of Parish Development, at 206-782-2810, ext. 355 or tgillett@stjohnsea.org with any questions you may have.
Join fellow Catholic parishioners for an amazing at home screening of this award-winning climate documentary.


Click here for more information and registration.

Once registered, you will be able to watch the movie any time you like from January 21st to February 6th. We will also have a discussion about the movie and solutions discussed in the movie on Sunday, February 7th.
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Our Lady of the Lake is hiring a Director of Faith Formation

Click here for more information. 

Your Input is Welcomed!
The Special Taskforce for Catholic Schools, focused on the Ministerial Covenant (employment agreement), is launching a survey to help inform their work and to assist them in providing recommendations to Archbishop Etienne.  Please read the December and Fall 2020 Special Taskforce updates here.  Then please take some time to complete the survey:



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

Act with justice...
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied."
This blessing is for people who hunger for justice in our world. Children have a great capacity to see wrongs and often possess a simple view of complex issues. Perhaps our kids can use their creativity to solve some of the local injustices in schools and communities.

Cactus Flower 
 
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God created cacti to be able to survive months or longer without water, unlike humans who can only go without water for a few days. We not only need daily nourishment for our bodies, but also our souls. We will only be satisfied when we seek God daily for his guidance. 
Saint of the Month