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Fr John's Weekly Message

Fr John's Weekly Message

2nd Sunday of Easter, April 11, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/14/21

Dear Friends,

The staggering number of people who came to celebrate the Easter Masses with us fills my heart with joy and gratitude to God. Praise the Lord! Alleluia! Christ is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

Along with that sentiment I am indebted to so many of our friends in the ... Read More »

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 4/06/21

Dear Friends,

After battling our sinful inclinations for 40 days, we gathered in community to share the wondrous gift of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper and venerated the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, accompanying his lifeless body to the tomb. Today, we REJOICE in receiving the ... Read More »

Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/31/21

Dear Friends,

After five weeks of penance and purification during the Lenten season, we now enter into Holy Week, the summit of the Church’s Liturgical Year. Palm Sunday, with its reverberating acclamation of Hosanna as Jesus enters the holy city of Jerusalem, is the messianic proclamation of his Paschal ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Lent, March 1421, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/22/21

Dear Friends,

The Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, on 19 March was a special occasion for us to remember and appreciate the crucial role that Joseph played in salvation history. Our celebration, which included a High Mass and some social time afterwards, also commemorated ... Read More »

4th Sunday of Lent, March 14, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/16/21

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to over 500 of our parishioners who have pledged to read and listen to “The Bible in a Year” podcast! I am very proud of you but kindly request that more of you make the commitment to just START reading, no excuses. Pope Gregory the Great ... Read More »

3rd Sunday of Lent, March 7, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/11/21

Dear Friends,

For the first time ever, three parishes administered by Holy Cross priests joined together to reflect on our collective Lenten journey, specifically addressing the powerful symbolism and understanding of the Sacred Triduum, that of the miracle of abundant and everlasting life. Thank you, Fr. Hugh Clearly, C.S.C., ... Read More »

2nd Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/01/21

Dear Friends,

A lot is going on in our Parish. Praise God! I am so proud of your engagement in your spiritual life that we are encouraged to offer you so many opportunities of prayer and reflection during this sacred time of Lent. Please do not feel overwhelmed, but ... Read More »

1st Sunday of Lent, February 21, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/22/21

Dear Friends,

Roll up your sleeves, and let’s get to work on this First Sunday of Lent! The season of Lent offers each of us the opportunity to grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Master. Let us not regard this time as drudgery but, ... Read More »

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 14, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/19/21

Dear Friends,

Please know that I remain ever grateful for your continued generosity to the needs of our parish and to those of our diocese. That being said, I invite you to participate in this year’s Our Catholic Appeal with even more enthusiasm. While we did meet our financial ... Read More »

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 7, 2021

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 2/14/21

Dear Friends,

On this weekend, I am both thrilled and proud to present to you the results of Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) 2020, which was released by the diocese just a few days ago.

Congratulations to each and every one who participated last year! Your generous support has catapulted ... Read More »

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