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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 21, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 1/29/24

Dear Friends,

I am immensely grateful to all those who participated in the 40-Hour Adoration to mark the 150th Death Anniversary of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and also in the anniversary of the dedication of our beautiful sanctuary, which took place on ... Read More »

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 14, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 1/15/24

Dear Friends,

We have now ended the Christmas Season. On Tuesday, January 9, the day after the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, we entered Ordinary Time in Liturgical Year B. We will continue in Ordinary Time until Tuesday, 13 February, the day before Ash Wednesday.

Ordinary Time ... Read More »

The Epiphany of the Lord, January 7, 2024

Posted by SJE Admin on 1/10/24

Dear Friends,

We have stepped into the New Year 2024 with the assurance of God’s blessings as spoken through the Scripture: May God let His face shine on you, in His Mercy! And so, we carry on with the task at hand, confident of God’s presence with us and ... Read More »

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, December 31, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/31/23

Dear Friends,

Gratitude is the word that tumbles out of my mouth on the last day of the month of December and the last day of YEAR 2023!

One of my dear friends wrote me this note: “As I prepared during this Advent I counted my blessings and you ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/24/23

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy month indeed! I am so very grateful to you, my dear SJE family, for always being there for our parish. Your generosity is astounding, and it enables us to do so much more than one individual can possibly doon his/her own. The ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/17/23

Dear Friends,

I am so grateful to all of you for your wishes and prayers for my 60th birthday. I thank God and my parents for their gifts to me that allow me to serve you as I do. I thank each and every one of you for your ... Read More »

Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/11/23

Dear Friends,

Advent this year is going to be very short. We will be unable to celebrate the whole of the 4th week of Advent because Christmas Eve falls on the same day as the 4th Sundayof Advent. Therefore, wemaywant togo aboutour spiritual preparations a bitmore intensely.

The Second ... Read More »

First Sunday of Advent, December 3, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 12/05/23

Dear Friends,

Can you believe it is already the First Sunday of Advent? Everyone looks forward to Advent for so many reasons.   For us, the main reason is we want to ready our hearts and make way for the joy of our Savior’s birth at Christmas.

Let us make ... Read More »

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, November 26, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/24/23

Dear Friends,

We   have arrived at the last Sunday of Ordinary Time with a bang. After all that we heard and celebrated this past week, we now come to the end of Year A, the year during which we focus on the gospel of St. Matthew. Wow. And we ... Read More »

Thirty-2 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 19, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 11/19/23

Dear Friends,

I heartily welcome Fr. Jim Sichko to our St. John the Evangelist Community. He is here to lift up our spirits by offering an Advent Mission that will help us prepare for our Lord’s coming. What a blessing it is to have him with us. Fr. Jim ... Read More »