The Man of Sorrows – William Dyce, 1860

Lenten Challenge!
St. John’s Youth Ministry invites you to take this Lenten Challenge of reading Rediscover Jesus with us throughout the 40 days of Lent. There are 40 chapters and 40 days in Lent, so we are embarking on this challenge and talking about our reading each week at youth group. Take up the challenge of reading through this together with us and open up some conversations about Jesus in your own homes and with your friends and neighbors. Watch how you are changed as a result of getting to know Jesus in a deeper and more personal way!

Save the Date! Designer Handbag Bingo
On Friday, April 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm, St. John’s Youth Ministry will be hosting our 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo featuring bags from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, and others! All proceeds from the event support our Youth Ministry and the teens traveling to Steubenville, El Salvador, and World Youth Day 2016. Now is the time to mark it on your calendars and get your group together! Tables of 8 or more can be reserved for the event. The cost to attend is $30 per person in advance or $35 the day of the event. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks. In addition to the beautiful handbags, we put together an assortment of raffle baskets for the Bingo event. We are in need of any new items that could be used for these baskets. If you have extra Christmas gifts, we would gladly accept them for the baskets. We are looking for gift cards to local businesses, household items, electronics, tickets to local events or sports teams, candles, wine glasses, handmade items, and anything else you’d be interested in donating to the Youth Ministry. Thank you for your support! You can contact Maria Parker about making a donation or dropping items off at the Parish Office for the Youth Ministry.

NEW! Photo Gallery
Check out the album of pics from our recent visit to the Vatican Splendors Exhibit at the Franklin Institute and the Mount 2000 Retreat.

Jesus Rejected in Nazareth – Alexandre Bida, ca. 1850

 

NEW! Photo Gallery

Check out the album of pics from our recent visit to the Vatican Splendors Exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

Save the Date! Designer Handbag Bingo

On Friday, April 1st from 7:00-10:00 pm, St. John’s Youth Ministry will be hosting our 2nd Annual Designer Bag Bingo featuring bags from Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, and others! All proceeds from the event support our Youth Ministry and the teens traveling to Steubenville, El Salvador, and World Youth Day 2016. Now is the time to mark it on your calendars and get your group together! Tables of 8 or more can be reserved for the event. The cost to attend is $30 per person in advance or $35 the day of the event. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks. In addition to the beautiful handbags, we put together an assortment of raffle baskets for the Bingo event. We are in need of any new items that could be used for these baskets. If you have extra Christmas gifts, we would gladly accept them for the baskets. We are looking for gift cards to local businesses, household items, electronics, tickets to local events or sports teams, candles, wine glasses, handmade items, and anything else you’d be interested in donating to the Youth Ministry. Thank you for your support! You can contact Maria Parker about making a donation or dropping items off at the Parish Office for the Youth Ministry.

Weekly Youth Group Meetings

Our High School Youth Group for teens in 8th-12th grades will be meeting this Sunday evening from 6:00pm-8pm in the Parish Office Building and our Jr. High Youth Group for youth in 6th-8th grades will be meeting this Friday, February 5 from 7-9pm. Permission forms can be found online at the St. John’s Youth Ministry website. All youth are invited to join us for these weekly meetings!

Steubenville Conference 2016 Informational Meeting

We will have an informational meeting today Sunday, January 31st in the Parish Center Meeting Room A from 1-2pm for any youth who are interested in our summer Steubenville trip for June 24-27, 2016. This trip is open to any youth currently in grades 8-12 and their friends also in these grades. You and your parents will need to attend the meeting to gain information about the trip, meet our chaperones, and find out what activities are part of the experience leading up to this fabulous weekend. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Catholic Conference 4 Moms Attention all moms! St. John’s will be hosting the Faces of Mercy 2016 Catholic Conference 4 Moms here at our parish on Saturday, February 20th in the Parish Office Building. We will watch Jennifer Fulwiler live-streamed, watch other videos from popular speakers prepared especially for moms for this event, participate in discussion groups, and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet together with moms from all over the world. This is a fantastic Lenten retreat opportunity right here in our own parish! Join us as we experience God’s mercy in our lives and learn to live His Mercy with others. For more information, please contact retreat coordinator Lucy Fronheiser at lucy.donnellan@gmail.com.

Catholic Conference 4 Moms