Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

April 5th, 2020, Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/05/20

Dear Friends,

It is so surreal. I can’t believe we will be living what looks like a lengthy LENT, an endless desert experience unable to go to Mass and receive our Lord in Holy Communion.

Despite this grim situation that no one saw coming, we can still make the ... Read More »

March 29th, 2020, The 5th Sunday of Lent.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/01/20

Dear Friends,

Even as we struggle mightily to grapple with the “New Norm” of having to stay home due to novel Covid-19, our Lenten Journey continues as we step into the 5th Sunday of Lent. The church in her wisdom prepares us for the greatest of all feasts, that ... Read More »

March 22nd, 2020, The 4th Sunday of Lent.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/27/20

Dear Parishioners of SJE,

Due to the unprecedented efforts taken by the Federal, State and local governments to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the directives of Bishop John Noonan of the Diocese of Orlando, I am deeply saddened to announce the suspension of Masses ... Read More »

March 15th, 2020, The 3rd Sunday of Lent.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/16/20

Dear Friends,

On the third Sunday of Lent, we are invited to reflect on the insatiable thirst experienced by every human person, a thirst that can never be satiated until we encounter the true source of refreshment. The thirst for that living water began to plague humanity when our ... Read More »

March 8th, 2020, The 2nd Sunday of Lent

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/07/20

March 8th, 2020, The 2nd Sunday of Lent.

Dear Friends,

Our Lenten Mission was indeed a blessing and source of grace for those in attendance, our largest participation to date. Thanks to the Mission Committee, our Lectors, Christ Renews His Parish members, and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion ... Read More »

March 1, 2020, The 1st Sunday of Lent.

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/29/20

March 1, 2020, The 1st Sunday of Lent.

Dear Friends,

The holy season of Lent has begun in earnest. This is the great time of year when we accompany the catechumens seeking reception into full communion in the

Catholic Church. We are indeed blessed to have some wonderful men ... Read More »

February 23rd, 2020, The Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/22/20

 Dear Friends,

In this week’s gospel from Matthew’s account of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues to challenge us in a monumental way with his invitation to “be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” He posits the need to extend our capacity for love beyond that ... Read More »

February 16th, 2020, The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/12/20

February 16th, 2020, The Sixth Sunday in Ordinary

Time Dear Friends, Once again, you have proved your mettle! The overwhelming success of our International Festival was a resounding testimony to your love of neighbor and the catholicity of the Church. The highlight of the celebration was our collective witness ... Read More »

February 9th, 2020, The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/05/20

Dear Friends

I would like to thank you again for being such wonderful parishioners, each a blessing to this vibrant community!  Your enthusiastic participation in so many of our programs and ministries is humbling, but my sincerest wish is that more of you will make the commitment to belong ... Read More »

February 2nd, 2020, The Presentation of The Lord

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/03/20

Dear Friends

Last Sunday was a grace-filled day in our parish community as we solemnly celebrated the Sunday of the Word. I take this occasion to thank our Lectors and Cantors who tirelessly proclaim the Word and do so with joy. I am also grateful to all those who ... Read More »

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