Browsing the 2022 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, December 25, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/24/22

Dear friends,

I have heard it said that the month of December is the most Charitable month of the year. I beg to differ. At St. John’s, every month is a charitable month. With joy and gratitude, I want to share how this is.

My heart brims over at ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent,December 18, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/19/22

Dear friends,

The time of our waiting continues. But we will arrive at the scene very soon. Please remember, on Tuesday, December 20, we have a spectacular opportunity to meditatively reflect on the important scenes leading up to Christmas through our “Stations of the Crib.” It has proved to ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/11/22

Dear friends,

The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, heralded in the beginning of the antiphon at the introit. Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin, and the rose-colored vestments worn by the priests and deacons on this day are indicative of the joyful expectation of our ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/04/22

Dear friends,

I thank all those who attended the Advent mission presented by Karl A. Schultz. May St. Joseph and Mother Mary continue to guide us as we journey through this beautiful season in preparation for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Karl also explained in great detail ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/26/22

Dear friends,

This First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the Liturgical Year of Grace 2023 which follows the Sunday Year A cycle and the Weekday Year I cycle.  There are several resources available to help us walk this journey through the Advent season together as we prepare ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 20, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/23/22

Dear friends,

Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. With this celebration, we come to the end of liturgical Year C and the grand finale of acknowledging Christ as our Lord and King. In his letter to the Colossians (1:18), St. ... Read More »

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 13, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/23/22

Dear friends,

I wish to give thanks to our loving God, Bishop John Noonan, and YOU, our amazing community of faith, for the lovely celebration we shared on Sunday, November 6th. The completed works of phase 1 of God’s Heart Our Dream 2.0 were blessed by the bishop, and ... Read More »

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 6, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/06/22

Dear friends,

As we begin the month of November, our thoughts and prayers go to our faithful departed.  On the 1st of November, we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints, joyfully honoring all those who, through merit of their faithfulness, stand in the presence of God.  Some have been ... Read More »

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 30, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 10/30/22

Dear friends,

A very special thanks to all of you for your generosity in supporting the Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Collection to aid in the restoration and rebuilding projects throughout our state.

This weekend, we are honored to have with us Fr. Selva Raj from the Diocese of Kumbakonam ... Read More »

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 23, 2022

Posted by SJE Admin on 10/24/22

Dear friends,

It is with such joy that I greet you following my return from pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines.  What a blessed privilege it was to celebrate Mass at the beautiful shrines and cathedrals in Europe and to keep the St. John’s community as the focal point of ... Read More »