Browsing the December 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 »