WE WELCOME YOU A gracious welcome to all parishioners, guests, and visitors! It is a pleasure to welcome you to our Parish to share a life of faith in Jesus Christ, Our Savior. This is the House of the Lord.

Women's GuildHOPE SOUTH FLORIDA
The Women's Guild monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 am in the Parish Hall. The guest speaker will be Jackie Alers from Hope South Florida.

We will be collecting wine and spirits for the Holiday Bazaar 'Baskets of Cheer' and also gently used items.

Italian NightANNUAL ITALIAN DINNER We invite you to join us Saturday, November 16th, for this annual dinner sponsored by the St. John's Men's Club. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 18 & under. Doors open at 5:30pm. Tickets can be purchased before and after masses this weekend, November 9th/10th only. Please plan to join us for an evening of community, fun, and good food.


The Women's Guild Annual Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale
will be Saturday, November 23rd from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Sunday, November 24th from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The ladies are hard at work to make this event spectacular! If you would like to donate baked goods, please call: Bertha Martos at (954) 267-9854. Stop by to jumpstart your Christmas shopping or purchase your delicious Thanksgiving desserts!

THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN
FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

More than 46 million people in the United States live in poverty today. This collection supports programs that empower people to identify and address obstacles as they work to make permanent and positive changes for their communities. We appreciate your generosity this weekend.

Food Drive Weekend of November 16/17th. The St. Vincent De Paul Society food bank operates out of Blessed Sacrament Church. Let us remember those less fortunate by donating nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving. Your compassionate support means a great deal to these members of God's family. Thank you!

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE
In this month of November, we remember all those we love who have died. Please use the All Souls envelopes located on the tables by the exits to honor your friends and family members who have passed. The names will be kept on the altar for the month of November.

PRECIOUS LIFE LUNCHEON
Please join us for Respect Life's 3rd Annual Precious Life Luncheon and enjoy an afternoon in support of the Central Broward Pregnancy Help Center Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:30pm. RSVP: Joyce Rose at (954) 491-4897.

Please join us for daily mass. The Rosary is shared at 8:20 AM before the 8:45 AM Mass. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and celebration of the Mass.


Our Novena and Benediction service is every Monday after the 8:45 AM Mass.


SAINT JOHN'S PARISH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS!

We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to everyone who helped plan and celebrate St. John's 50th Anniversary on November 1st! We are privileged to have dedicated parishioners and blessed to share 'Our Journey of Faith' with one another. Brenda B Photography captured the evening in pictures that you can view by clicking below.

The images are available for download at no charge. All you need is your email address and the download PIN code. Simply find the picture you like and click on the download icon. You will be prompted to enter your email address and the download PIN: 4253. The image(s) will download to your computer. Once you enter the required information, download as many images as you would like.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

SIGNPOSTS ON THE FOOTPATH OF PEACE

The issues which confront us today can establish an atmosphere of doom and gloom where many are on the verge of frustration and even despair. Consider the economy, inflation, prices of materials such as food, gasoline, house mortgages, election promises etc. We can and we will emerge from these challenges as our nation has before. But for a moment reflect on guideposts which can offer you inner peace:

These are little signposts on the footpath of peace. The person who seeks God has already found Him.


A PRAYER FOR VETERANS DAY

Father, we could never thank our military men and women enough for their courageous service and sacrifice to our country and its people. Yet today we lift up our voices to express gratefulness and honor to these military troops both from the past and present. Show us ways in our communities, churches, and families to thank and love them better. Keep and protect these heroes and their families, in the powerful name of Jesus.


RCIA

RIGHT OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION (RCIA)

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic faith community? Are you a Catholic who desires to complete the initiation process by receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation?

If you answered Yes to one of these questions, we warmly invite you to entering the RCIA process. RCIA is designed to assist adults who have never been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian religion and want to become Catholic, or those who were baptized Catholic but have not received the Eucharist and Confirmation. For more information please email your contact information to church@stjohncc.org.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the thing that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.