Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 27, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 9/27/20

Dear Friends,

Last weekend we all prayed for our catechists and realized how blessed we are to have them in our parish. I once again thank all of our catechists for their dedication to the ministry of handing on the faith. Thanks to our parents who have registered their children ... Read More »

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 13, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 9/20/20

Dear Friends,

Today we joyfully celebrate Catechetical Sunday. The 2020 theme is, “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and ... Read More »

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 13, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 9/13/20

Dear Friends,

Next Sunday, 20 September, we celebrate Catechetical Sunday. The 2020 theme is, “I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you.” Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the ... Read More »

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 6, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 9/06/20

Dear Friends,

I wish to begin by offering a huge THANKS to you for responding to our request for clothes for our homeless brothers and sisters at Daily Bread. Deborah Phebus who coordinated this effort was astonished as she had no words to express her amazement at the generosity of our ... Read More »

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/30/20

Dear Friends,

On this 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, let us each acknowledge the invitation from Jesus to follow Him closely as a disciple, mindful of one condition – to remain steadfast in carrying the cross. In the First Reading, Jeremiah tries mightily to avoid bearing the cross that would ... Read More »

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 23, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/23/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Peter’s defining moment, this one utterance that “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God,” merits him a special place in the Gospels and sets him apart from the rest of the crowd. When Jesus asked his disciples, ... Read More »

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 16, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/17/20

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to the children who received their First Communion on Saturday, 15 August 2020! Parents/guardians, thank you for your commitment to continued sacramental preparation in your homes during this unprecedented and challenging time. I am indebted to our Faith Formation team – catechists and staff alike – ... Read More »

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 9, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/09/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. While daily life is anything but “ordinary” these days and, for so many, filled with fear of the unknown, Jesus in the Gospel invites us to trust in Him. I would ask that you pray and meditate on His words ... Read More »

18h Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 2, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 8/02/20

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Gospel we see Jesus’ heart was moved with pity for the crowd, so he provided them a fantastic feast with the multiplication of loaves. The Psalm (145) for the day says, “The hand of the Lord feeds us; ... Read More »

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 7/26/20

Dear Friends,

On the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Scripture readings invite us to reflect on our approach to obtaining the most treasured possession of all, The Kingdom of God. What have you done personally thus far, and what will you do henceforth to perpetuate the values of the Kingdom ... Read More »

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