2019 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

2019 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

December 29th, 2019, The Feast of the Holy Family

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/30/19

Dear Friends

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  The church in her wisdom is holding up the Holy Family of Nazareth as our model. Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God as witnessed by the Holy Family.  The ... Read More »

December 22nd, & 25th, 2019, The Fourth Sunday of Advent & The Nativity of Our Lord, Year A

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/21/19

Dear Friends

Today we enter the 4th Sunday of Advent. This Sunday we are invited to get into the shoes of Mary and Joseph as they grapple with the divine child in the womb. You could imagine the struggle Mary might have had and the dilemma of Joseph wanting ... Read More »

December 15th, 2019, 3rd Sunday in Advent, Year A

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/14/19

Dear Friends

We are already into the third Sunday of Advent. This Sunday is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, so called from the first word of the antiphon at the introit. Gaudete (“Rejoice), taken from the Latin translation of Philippians 4:4-5, sets a tone of joyful expectation for the ... Read More »

December 8th, 2019, 2nd Sunday in Advent, Year A

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 12/06/19

Dear Friends

Let me begin by congratulating Gail Sullivan for her Family of the Month award in November 2019. Like so many of you she deserves our appreciation for her almost insane commitment to her faith and her parish community. Great is her love for the parish and especially ... Read More »

December 1st, 2019, 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/29/19

Dear Friends

Just how proud I am of you all for your unstinting support of our parish is beyond belief. You are amazing. Thank you for your support of the Children’s Hunger Project. This year on Saturday, 16th November 2019 we packed 5250 food packages for the Children who ... Read More »

November 24th, 2019, Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/23/19

Dear Friends

Thanksgiving sentiments are in the air as we draw closer to the Day of Thanksgiving. I take this occasion to primarily Thank God for leading us as a flock that is pleasing to him. God our Father loves to hear us utter those indispensable words “Thank You” ... Read More »

November 17th, 2019, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/15/19

Dear Friends

I am so deeply grateful to all of you for being such great parishioners. Without your support we would not be able to accomplish so much in our parish community. Besides our uplifting liturgies and the many spiritually enriching programs and sessions and presentations we also reach ... Read More »

November 10th, 2019, 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/09/19

Dear Friends

I am so pleased to see our friends (SNOW BIRDS) who have come back after spending some summer months away. While we have missed them when they were away, we are glad to see them back in the pews to worship with us. May your stay in ... Read More »

November 3rd, 2019, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 11/02/19

Dear Friends

Deacons play a vital role in our parish and we are grateful to our wonderful and committed deacons. We thank all those who have served our parish including Dcn Jim Seidel who is retired and Dcn Don Durden of happy memories and especially those serving presently: Deacons ... Read More »

October 27, 2019, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C  

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 10/27/19

Dear Friends

 Today we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The scripture readings invite us to continue to focus on our need to pray and pray with humility as exemplified by the prayer of the tax collector: “O God, be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18: 13). ... Read More »

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