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Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/11/21

Dear Friends,

With the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, we conclude the season of Christmas, also known as Christmastide. On Monday, 11 January, we embark on the Ordinary Time when, instead of focusing on any one particular aspect of the mystery of Christ, we celebrate the mystery ... Read More »

Epiphany of the Lord, January 3, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/04/21

Dear Friends,

We have stepped into the New Year with renewed trust in the Lord and his mercy realizing that our lives are vulnerable and that our attempt to think that we are in charge is but a foolery. The Lord who reveals himself to the entire world on ... Read More »

Feast of the Holy Family, December 27, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/28/20

Dear Friends,

Many of us witnessed a spectacle in the sky on 21 December, the winter solstice, when Jupiter and Saturn moved to within 0.1 degrees of each other. This rare event is known as the great conjunction, so named because Jupiter and Saturn will be their closest since ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20, 2020

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

Dear Friends,

As we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent, we cannot help but speak of Christmas. Mary becomes the obvious focal point of the 4th Sunday of Advent. With her great FIAT, i.e., her acceptance of God’s invitation conveyed by the Archangel Gabriel, Mary becomes the perfect model ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/13/20

Dear Friends,

The entrance antiphon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent reads like this: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near.” These are words taken from St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (4:4-5). The Third Sunday of Advent is designated as Gaudete ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/07/20

Dear Friends,

With much happiness, we enter into the joyful season of Advent!  The stage was set last weekend, the First Sunday of Advent, with the invitation to be watchful and alert as we wait in anticipation for the coming of Christ. During this holy season, our focus changes ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/29/20

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! Although the calendar year begins in January, the new Liturgical Year – the Year of Grace in 2021 – begins with the First Sunday of Advent. The prophet Isaiah is one of the Advent characters who will dominate the scene. On this First Sunday of ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 22, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/22/20

Dear Friends,

On the 22nd November we celebrate the Feast of St. Cecilia, the Patron saint of musicians. This year since it falls on a Sunday it will not be celebrated. However, we want to take this moment for the many musicians and cantors and choir members our community has ... Read More »

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 15, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/15/20

Dear Friends,

As we enter into the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time we are in the penultimate Sunday to the last week of the Liturgical Year. The readings of the past few weeks were reminding us of the last days and how we must be prepared like the wise ... Read More »

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 8, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/08/20

Dear Friends,

At last, the excruciating wait for the election is over. As we live with the results of our choices, let us continue to pray for our leaders and our country that the Lord may protect us as one nation under God.

During the MONTH of November, we ... Read More »

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