Browsing Fr John's Weekly Message

Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 7, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 5/06/23

Dear Friends,

Hurray, the electricity is restored at the Grotto. Praise God! You can now enjoy the full splendor of this oasis of prayer and peace. Please come - bring your chair, relax, and pray.

We are also happy to share the good news that one of our A/C ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 30, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 4/29/23

Dear Friends,

What a blessing you are! I thank God continuously for you and for all our families, and I pray that we may continue to be beacons of peace, love, and joy.

The Grotto work is finished except for a few items for which we are still waiting, ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Easter, April 23, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 4/26/23

Dear Friends,

WE DID IT AGAIN, ST. JOHN’S! The Grotto is complete! Kudos to you all! I am deeply grateful to God for enabling us to rally together to create such a fabulous place in which to honor our Mother Mary. In the Grotto, we also relish Mary in ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday, April 16, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 4/17/23

Dear Friends,

Mercy is the greatest attribute of God, and the Second Sunday of Easter is celebrated as The Sunday of Divine Mercy. It is a day during which the depths of Jesus’ tender mercy are open for all to draw upon.

Jesus’ desire that all know and call ... Read More »

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 9, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 4/17/23

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Forty days ago, we set out on our Lenten Journey with a firm resolve to walk with Jesus as he journeyed toward Calvary and prepared to embrace the Cross. Some of us have been very successful and some did not quite make it as planned. ... Read More »

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, April 2, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 4/09/23

Dear friends,

Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Lenten Long Sleeve Shirt Drive to benefit the Farmworkers. Special thanks to Sherry and Karen for coordinating this effort. All the goods collected have been distributed to the Farmworkers. Your generous donations this year filled almost 100 extra-large trash ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 26, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 3/26/23

Dear friends,

I would like to start out noting that I was edified to see so many of you avail yourself of the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. This sacrament is one of the best ways to keep our focus on our ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Lent, March 19, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 3/19/23

Dear friends,

On the 13 March 2023, Pope Francis celebrated the 10th anniversary of his election. We take this opportunity to thank God for his ministry. We thank Pope Francis as well for tirelessly reminding us that our true mission is to proclaim the Gospel to all and for ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Lent, March 12, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 3/11/23

Dear friends,

Thank you for your overwhelming support for --and especially your presence at -- the Lenten Mission offered by Fr. Tim Daly.  We were truly blessed to have had his presentation during this time when we are turning our gaze toward our Eucharistic Lord in this year of ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Lent, March 5, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 3/06/23

Dear friends,

It is now the Second Sunday of Lent, and we have really gotten into this holy season committed to draw closer to God. But some may be struggling. We might have trepidation or fear or anxiety or dread, even apathy, or some other visceral response to this ... Read More »