Browsing Fr John's Weekly Message

First Sunday of Lent, February 26, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/26/23

Dear friends,

I wish to express my overwhelming sense of gratitude to all of you for the outpouring of support and generous love you offered to Fr. Brad as we bade farewell to him on Monday, February 20, 2023.  Your presence at his Funeral Mass was an evident sign ... Read More »

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, February, 19, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/19/23

Dear friends,

It’s good to be back. Thank you for your prayers while I was in India.  Thanks to Fr. Vincent for holding the fort in my absence.  I had to cut short my vacation just to be back in time to celebrate Our Catholic Appeal weekend.  I want ... Read More »

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 12, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/13/23

Hello Everyone!

This week we, as an entire diocese, begin Our Catholic Appeal. We heard at Mass an invitation from Bishop Noonan to join in the work of the ministries of the diocese. We saw small snippets of the good work within the diocese that happens through: encouraging all ... Read More »

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 5, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 2/05/23

Dear friends,

Last week, I wrote about preparations before the Mass. Mass is the most important event we will participate in during the week. This week I want to focus on the parts of the Mass. Yes, I know that the flow of the Mass is familiar. However, I ... Read More »

Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time - Sunday, January, 29, 2023

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/28/23

Dear friends,

Hello again everyone! We are still in the midst of the Eucharistic Revival emphasis in our country. I know Fr. John has mentioned this revival before, and I only echo his emphasis. I want to use these next two weeks for working toward a deeper appreciation for ... Read More »

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - Sunday January 22, 2023

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/20/23

Dear friends,

Hello everyone! While Fr. John is away in India, I’ll be filling in for the usual weekly bulletin column. 

One of the frequent joys/duties/responsibilities within the life of a parish priest is presiding over funerals. As a result, I have been to a lot of funerals.  I ... Read More »

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, January 15, 2023

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/14/23

I am so excited to know that our parishioners are heavily involved in our many ministries, not only in the area of liturgy and worship but more so in our outreach ministries. As I described in my letter in December 2022, we are reaching out to so many people ... Read More »

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord - January 8, 2023

Posted by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Community on 1/06/23

Dear friends,

The church all over the world is mourning the passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who died on 31 December 2022.  As a community, we prayed for the repose of his soul at all the Masses on 1 January 2023. Thank you for continuing to pray for ... Read More »

Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, January 1, 2023

Posted by SJE Admin on 1/01/23

Dear friends,

As enter into another year of God’s gift, I wish you a very Happy, God-filled and Grace-filled New Year!

My prayers for all of us comes from the words of the Psalmist: “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed” (Psalm 20:4).

... Read More »

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 »