2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

2020 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 18, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 10/18/20

Dear Friends,

On the 29th Sunday A in the Gospel of Matthew (22:21), Jesus makes it abundantly clear that we must pay to God what belongs to God. What a timely challenge for us! In the first reading, the prophet Isaiah (45:5) conveys the passionate cry of our God: ... Read More »

28h Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 11, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 10/13/20

Dear Friends,

Last Sunday, Tom Buddington helped us to reflect on the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith on the important theme of LIFE. “SAMARITANUS BONUS” reaffirms for us the fact that every life is unique and unrepeatable and not ours to take away. It focuses ... Read More »

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 4, 2020

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 10/04/20

Dear Friends,

October is the month dedicated to LIFE. We are called to protect, respect, and value all stages of life, from conception to its natural end. Even the child in the womb, the unborn, bears the image of Christ. In his exhortation on the call to holiness, Gaudete ... Read More »

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 »

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