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Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 2, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 10/02/22

Dear friends,

The Staff, Fr. Vincent and I along with the core team for the picnic have been meeting for over 8 times on Monday and Tuesday (26 and 27 Sept) to decide on the impact of hurricane IAN as it kept tricking us with lots of changes on ... Read More »

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 25, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 9/25/22

Dear friends,

It is already one year since last September 26th when your unworthy servant was installed as the pastor of this wonderous family of St. John’s. I almost forgot about it until one of you had sent a lovely card to remind me of the occasion. I take ... Read More »

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 18, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 9/19/22

Dear friends,

On 14 September, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  Although a great feast, it is not one associated with the Congregation of Holy Cross.  However, the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows is strongly associated with our community.  In fact, because ... Read More »

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 11, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 9/12/22

Dear friends,

Today, we celebrate the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  This week’s rather lengthy Gospel reading from Luke contains three parables that Jesus uses to describe his love for us.  Each of us means so much to him that it is almost absurd to consider the lengths to ... Read More »

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 4, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 9/04/22

Dear friends,

Today, we celebrate the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, and Jesus’ message to his followers is even more demanding than his previous “hard sayings.”  We hear in the Gospel of Luke that “anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple” (Luke ... Read More »

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 8/28/22

Dear friends,

It was so good to see our children and families last Sunday at our “Welcome Back to Faith Formation” event.  We missed all of you over the summer and look forward to meeting the many newcomers to our area and parish.  If you are not yet registered, ... Read More »

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 21, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 8/22/22

Dear friends,

It is so good to be back in the swing of things, most of us having returned safely from our vacations and visits with family and friends. Praise the Lord! Our children are back in school, and we are all together again, back in the pews for ... Read More »

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Auguat 14, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 8/22/22

Dear friends,

In our last section of “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” we hear our call to spread the message of the Eucharist. All of us are called to be missionaries of the Eucharist. May this experience of learning more about the Eucharist ... Read More »

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 7, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 8/22/22

Dear friends,

This week in our section from “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” we read about a number of saints and “blessed” who recognized the Eucharist as an essential part of their lives. Because of their love of the Eucharist, we as a ... Read More »

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 31, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 7/31/22

Dear friends,

This week in our reflection on the USCCB document, “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church,” we focus on the necessity communion and example when receiving the Eucharist. May our shared celebration of the Eucharist connect us more deeply with each other.

Be blessed!

With love, Fr. John The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church (Our Response: Part ... Read More »

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