Browsing the 2024 archive of Fr John's Weekly Message

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 14, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 7/21/24

Dear Friends,

As we enter the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, we are invited to reflect on our responsibility to be witnesses to the transforming presence of God’s love. We are called to imitate the twelve disciples whom Jesus sends out two by two to preach God’s transforming lovebyaskingall ... Read More »

Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time - July 7, 2024

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 7/06/24

Dear Friends,The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time invites us to ponder the mystery of Christ. He is not a mere prophet, or only a spectacularmiracle worker, or just a profoundly gifted teacher. As Christians, we are asked to delve deeper: to know that He IS God and tounderstand His ... Read More »

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 30, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 6/30/24

Dear Friends,

The 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, brings us a wonderful and reaffirming message of hope: a message that God LOVES LIFE and HATES DEATH. In our first reading, the Book of Wisdom (1: 13-15; 2: 23-24 puts it marvelously:

God did not make death, nor ... Read More »

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 23, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 6/22/24

Dear Friends,

Praise God indeed that all our major events for this academic year have come to an end. A huge thanks to all those who made our Vacation Bible School this year a very successful and exciting one for our children.

We are also grateful to God for ... Read More »

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 16, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 6/16/24

Dear Friends,

I am immensely grateful for the fitting homage that you offered our beloved Founding Pastor, Fr. Larry through your prayers and your presence at his Funeral Mass on Monday, 10 June 2024. I am also grateful to all who assisted the Funeral Ministry Team: the liturgical ministries, ... Read More »

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 9, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 6/10/24

Dear Friends,

I am deeply saddened as I tell you of the passing of Fr. Laurence (Larry) M. Olszewski, C.S.C., on Monday, June 3, 2024 around 8.45 p.m. at Holmes Regional Hospital. He fell 7 days ago, which caused a brain bleed and a possible stroke. The bleeding required ... Read More »

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, June 2, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 5/31/24

Dear Friends,It was so wonderful last Saturday to have with us Most Reverend Bill Wack, C.S.C., Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. He came to confirm our teens and some adults as well. He also stayed until Sunday to celebrate the 11:00a.m. Mass with and for us. Please continue ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 26, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 5/25/24

Dear Friends,

We are now back in the Liturgical Season called Ordinary Time, and this Sunday we move into the 8th Week.

We have had the privilege of celebrating some “biggie” Sunday solemnities over the past almost two months: Divine Mercy, the Ascension and Pentecost. This week is yet ... Read More »

Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 5/17/24

Dear Friends,

Happy Birthday to our Mother Church! The Church was born this day, when the Holy Spirit of the Lord descended upon the Apostles and our Mother Mary. Fulfilling what Jesus promised, the Holy Spirit comes with power. This power allows us to continue experiencing the life of ... Read More »

The Ascension of the Lord, May 12, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 5/11/24

Dear Friends,

Congratulations again to our children who received their First Communion last weekend. Congratulations to their parents, grandparents, and godparents! I hope you are very proud of our children. I truly pray that you will continue to support these children in their faith journey. A special thanks to ... Read More »