St. John the Apostle Catholic Church celebrates the diversity of our families and unites our parish as a worshiping community by reaching out to all people with the word of God. Our mission is to enrich the mind, body and spirit by fostering Christian ideals and beliefs for all; especially for the youth, elderly, sick, and poor.
Are you new to the parish?
Did your address change?
Are you a Young adult no longer in school?
If you are new to the parish, please introduce yourself to
Father Kevin & fill out your Welcome packet.
For changes, registration cards are available at the doors
of Church or by contacting the parish office.
Return them in the collection basket or to the parish office.
Last Parish Council Meeting Minutes (16 Nov 16)
Practice Makes Catholic - Did you know?
The majority of us are not actively involved in burying the dead.
There are those who work at funeral homes not only preparing
the dead for burial, but also preparing services & comforting the
grieving. Many others work at cemeteries taking care of the
grounds, preparing burial sites, etc. Funerals give us the opportunity
to show others support during difficult times. Through our
prayers & actions during these times we show our respect for life,
which is always a gift from God, & comfort those who mourn.
We can comfort someone who has lost a loved one by sending
a card with our prayers & personal condolences. We can visit
cemeteries to pray for loved ones who have passed. Another
way we can follow this directive is to spend time planning our
own funeral. Going through the order of the Mass, choosing
readings & meaningful music, this helps relieve our loved ones
from the burden of these decisions during their grief.
People that you know, or even those you don't, die nearly every
day. Your presence at their funeral helps to raise prayers on their
behalf, comfort their loved ones & remind you of your own
mortality. Signing up to sing in a resurrection choir, or to bring
food for a funeral luncheon are simple ways that we can respect
this directive. Take a meal to a family, even a week or longer
after the service, because grieving doesn't stop after the service.
It's easy to find ways when you reflect on how you & your loved
ones would want to be treated.
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