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Easter Sunday 3/31/2024

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/29/24

Dear Friends,Welcome to the Joy of the EASTER SEASON! We are an Easter People, and Alleluia is our song!This past week we commemorated Holy Week. During that time, the power of evil was so evident in the darkness, sorrow, injustice, andsilence of the agonizing and humiliating death of an ... Read More »

Palm Sunday 3/24/2024

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/23/24

Dear Friends,

This is the Week of all Weeks. Holy Week. The Most Intense Week. The Week That Changed the World. The Week that revealed to us the immensity, the unfathomable depth of God’s love for us.

We begin Holy Week with the Palm Sunday and end on Holy ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent 3/17/2024

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/15/24

Dear Friends,As we enter into the 5th Sunday of Lent, you will notice a big difference within the sanctuary of the church: all thecrucifixes and statues are covered/veiled with purple cloth. Some of us may not know why we do this, so let’s look intothis ancient practice.The 5th Sunday ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent 3/10/2024

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 3/07/24


Dear Friends,

Can you believe that we already have moved past the midpoint of Lent? I am so happy to see many of us taking this Holy Season of Lent seriously and making use of all the opportunities available here at the parish. However, recently I have detected ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent, March 3, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 3/02/24

Dear Friends,

Let me start by introducing you to Fr. Patrick Hannon, C.S.C. who is taking time from his very busy schedule to be with us. He is here to offer our three-day Lenten Mission on the theme: Searching, Discovering, Celebrating the God Who Loves Us: A Lenten Journey. ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent, February 25, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/25/24

Dear Friends,

What a blessing it was to host the funeral Mass for Fr. Bob and his sister Sally Hoeffner on Tuesday, February 20. It was very sad to lose two such lovely people who served the Lord in their own way so dearly. It was so good to ... Read More »

First Sunday of Lent, February 18, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/18/24

Dear Friends,

The grace-filled season of Lent has begun. As we step into the First Sunday of Lent, we hear about the goal for all Christians. The Collect Prayer for the First Sunday of Lent says: “Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may ... Read More »

Sixth 10 Sunday in Ordinary Time, February, 11, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/09/24

Dear Friends,

This weekend we humbly call upon your amazing generosity as we again ask everyone to participate in Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) 2024. I thank those who have already responded to this year’s appeal. Our specific focus this year: to increase the percentage of participation. Remember, you promised: ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 4, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/03/24

Dear Friends,

What a blessing you are! I was thrilled to see that so many of you responded cheerfully to Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) 2023. I celebrate you for your support! In 2023, our parish topped the chart as the Most Improved Parish for the number of new contributors. ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 28, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 1/29/24

Dear Friends,

At the outset I want to thank those who faithfully responded to the call by our Bishop John Noonan to participate in Our Catholic Appeal (OCA) 2023. By your participation you made St. John’s very proud. You helped us not only to make our contribution goal but ... Read More »