St John the Apostle Church

A Catholic Christian Community of people who gather in the name of Jesus to praise the Father in Word and Sacrament.  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.

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PARISH News and Information

Many of you did the Best Advent Ever last year. If so, you should have received the email from them, since it begins today. If not, or for anyone interested, go to https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever.  What Is Best Advent Ever? It’s a free email program that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season. You'll experience Advent in a whole new way—leading to the best Christmas of your life!


We are still collecting new socks for the homeless shelters. If you have a child in RE, you may send them to class. If you don’t, you can drop at the office or give to any student. (socks are being collected in grade 4, Meg King.)


Our Children’s choir will present their program on Wednesday, December 13 at 7 pm in the gym. Everyone is welcome! Thanks to Lisa Babb, Traci Quinn, and Derek Crafton for working with the children!


No religious ed December 20 and 27. We will resume January 3. Enjoy your Christmas break.


Advent small groups begin this week. If you want to join one, it’s not too late. Let Monica know right away.


JANUARY 10 – Meeting for all 10 and 11 graders and their parents to discuss Confirmation.  Parents will be emailed directly.


Prayer request list: When someone has a prayer request and they send it to me, I forward it to 150 people asking for prayers. If you would like to be on the receiving list (and are not already) let me know. If you every have a prayer request, send it to this email address and I’ll send it out as soon as I am able.  **My apologies to anyone who received a blank email today. Monica is am working to update my list.


Some of you were disappointed you missed our last paint party. (it was a lot of fun!) We will have another in January or February. I’ll keep you posted. Some of you also missed our rosary making class. If you are interested in learning to make them, we will offer it again. Let Monica know.


Gather – Liturgy of the Word for children grades K-4 will continued to be offered during the 11 o’clock Mass. If we see that there are enough children going to the 9 am Mass, we will consider offering it then as well.


Thanks to everyone who supported our JYM pancake and Santa breakfast and to everyone who took an angel off the angel tree!! We appreciate you!!


Have a blessed Christmas and 2018 is a wonderful year for all.

 

WOMEN'S JAIL MINISTRY

The total amount collected so far is $1705 for the women’s jail ministry.

We have been able to purchase over 60 sweat suits and t-shirts for the women at the Detention Center.

We are planning a Christmas dinner for the women on December 14th.  What a blessing this is.  Only by the grace of God and the generosity of people could this happen. God is good!  

Thanks to Debbie Thompson and her crew for their ministry with the women at the detention center. They gathered to make rosaries and distributed new sweats and t-shirts. (see pictures below) What a wonderful ministry that keeps growing! More donations are needed. If you are willing to help financially with this project, it would be appreciated! Make checks to St John with jail ministry in the memo or give directly to Debbie. Thanks so much to those who have already donated.