The Adoration of the Magi (detail) — Andrea Mantegna, ca. 1500

 

THANK YOU!
We would like to take the opportunity during this Christmas season to once again say thank you very much for all of your support with our ministry! We are so very grateful for your love, support, prayers, and participation in our events and fundraising opportunities. You are making a difference in the lives of so many here at Saint John the Evangelist Parish and we are honored to be members of such a wonderful faith community. We ask for your prayers in a special way as we embark on this new year and continue to engage in service to the Gospel. This Year of Mercy has already been providing us with a beautiful spirit of service and openness to God’s will and we see that not only continuing, but growing as the year goes on. We are praying for you and we are truly hum- bled to walk along on this faith journey with you closer to Christ. Thank you again and have a fabulous week!

ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE
Mark your calendars to join us! We will be traveling to Washington D.C. this January 22 for the March for Life. All ages are invited to come with us for this parish outing. All youth are free and adults are just $20 per person for the bus. We leave St. John’s at 6:00 am and get home that evening by 7:00 pm. Email or call Ed Barry to be put on the list for the bus at barrys1860@gmail.com or 215-295-4335. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE AT ST. CYRIL’S
Our group will be traveling to St. Cyril’s Church on Satur- day, January 30th for a one day Steubenville event with Bob Rice. This event is open to all youth in grades 8-12 and is highly encouraged for anyone who would like to travel to Steubenville 2016 with us. Registration is completed online at St. Cyril’s website. A carpool will be set-up for those who are interested in riding together for the event. We hope to see you for this awesome day!

MOUNT 2000 RETREAT
A group of 12 of us will be traveling to Mount 2000 from February 5-7 at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmits- burg, Maryland for a dynamic retreat weekend. We ask you to please keep us in your prayers that we are able to hear the Lord’s voice in our lives, travel safely, and come back re- newed in our faith. Thank you so very much for these prayers, they mean so much to us.

 

JESSE TREE SORT
Everyone is invited to join us for the Jesse Tree Sort after the 11:30 am Mass in the school cafeteria on Sunday, December 13th. This is a great opportunity for families to spend some time in service together for the Christmas season. We will be sorting the gifts for the different agencies and the afternoon will run from 12:30-3:00 pm. Please email Pam Webb if you are interested in joining us for this annual event. 

WEEKLY YOUTH GROUP
All of our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade youth are invited to join us for youth group most Fridays from 7-9 in the Convent Meeting Room. We will be meeting again on Friday, December 11th. All of our 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade teens are invited to join us for youth group most Sundays from 6-8pm in the Convent Meeting Room. We will be meeting this Sunday, December 6th. Bring a friend and come join us!

NEW PHOTO ALBUM Photos from the Junior CYO Retreat which was held at St. John the Evangelist Parish on November 21st are now posted in the Parish Photo Gallery.

CHRISTMAS GIFT DELIVERY AT MANOR CARE
Are you and your family looking for a way to serve others this Christmas? Our group will be traveling to Manor Care Nursing Home on the morning of Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to the residents there. We will travel to the various rooms, pass out gifts, and share the spirit and joy of Christmas with those we have the opportunity to meet. All are welcome to join us. You can email Tom Burke to find out more information and join us for this special event.

ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE
We will be traveling to Washington DC this January 22 for the March for Life. All are welcome to join us for this parish outing. All youth are free and adults are just $20 per person for the bus. We leave St. John’s at 6am and get home that evening by 7pm. Email or call Ed Barry to be put on the list for the bus at barrys1860@gmail.com or 215-295-4335.

FESTIVAL OF PRAISE AT ST. CYRIL’S
Our group will be traveling to St. Cyril’s Church on Saturday, January 30th for a one day Steubenville event with Bob Rice. This event is open to all youth in grades 8-12 and is highly encouraged for anyone who would like to travel to Steubenville 2016 with us. Registration is competed online at St. Cyril’s website. A carpool will be set-up for those who are interested in riding together for the 10am-5pm event. We hope to see you for this awesome day!