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.
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:
- Be glad of life, because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars;
- Be satisfied with your possessions, but not contented with yourself until you have made the best use of them;
- Despise nothing in the world except what is false and mean;
- Fear nothing except what is cowardly;
- Be guided by what you admire and love, rather than by what you hate;
- Envy nothing that is your neighbors except his kindness of heart and gentleness of manner;
- Think seldom of your enemies often, of your friends and every day of Christ;
- Spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit in God's presence.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.