Welcome to the St. John the Evangelist Church family and to our Website. Here you will find information about parish ministries, groups, activities, and organizations. You may wish to participate in one or many of the groups. Contact the leader directly or call or send an e-mail to the parish office, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate person. We hope that this Web site will strengthen the already vibrant St. John Community and lead to new friendships and closer associations.
Yours in Christ
Father William Ferguson
Sat October 1 - St. Therese of the Child Jesus
» 9:00 AM Carol Batina (Nick, Matt & Scott Poindexter)
» 5:00 PM People of the Parish
Sun October 2 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
» 8:00 AM Dec’d Members-Saving & Harwood Fam. (The Family)
» 10:00 AM George Pace (Family)
Mon October 3 -
» 8:00 AM Mildred Paul (Wilma Courtney)
Tue October 4 - St. Francis of Assisi
» 8:00 AM James Kilbarger (Gina Call)
Wed October 5 -
» 10:00 AM Jeff Riggs (Marie Auflick)
Thu October 6 -
» 8:00 AM Chapel Open
Fri October 7 - Our Lady of the Rosary
» 8:00 AM Robert Parry (Marcie & Ron)
Sat October 8 - Blessed Virgin Mary
» 9:00 AM Lillian Comonyak (Laura Clark)
» 5:00 PM Irene Louisa (Mike & Kathleen McGreevy)
Sun October 9 - Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
» 8:00 AM Catherine Londergan (Rosamond Wilson)
» 10:00 AM People of the Parish
The St. John Retention & Recruitment Team Needs You! We are forming a team to help us promote all of the benefits that our school has to offer our current as well as prospective students. You can control your level of involvement--minimal (offer input and ideas), intermediate (distribute flyers, provide a testimonial, etc.) or advanced (become a team leader or organize a marketing effort). For more information on this opportunity, contact Heidi Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights Breakfast will be held in the Church Hall today (Sunday) after the Masses.
The Knights of Columbus shall be conducting a Programs Organizational Meeting on Monday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Hall. All Program Directors are strongly encouraged to attend. All Knights are welcome to come and provide input and ideas for the upcoming year. Our October Business Meeting is scheduled for October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Church Hall.
Kairos: Thank you for your past support of our Kairos Prison Ministry. Our next Kairos Retreat at Hocking Correctional Facility will be held Thursday, October 6, through Sunday, October 9. Once again we need your help. You can do this by baking cookies, by your prayers, financial help, becoming a team member or being part of the kitchen staff. For additional info., please call Deacon Robers at 740-385-0447.
RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process designed for those non-Catholic who are curious to learn more about the Catholic faith. Classes for 2016-17 will be held Tuesdays evening at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to register, please call Marie Auflick at 740-385-4762.
PSR CLASSES: Theses classes are for children in kindergarten to the 9TH grade at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All children not attending Catholic Schools are expected to attend.
Adult Religious Education: Classes for the fall session are on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Church Hall.
Special Collections: Father Goofed
On rare occasion, the Bishop asks parishes around the diocese to hold a “special” second collection for extra needs that come up. These are separate and distinct from the “regular” second collections that are normally scheduled throughout the year (such as for the Church in Latin America, Campaign for Human Development, Black and Indian Missions, etc., and for which, in our parish, we provide envelopes in the yearly envelope packets to handle.) This fall, we are being asked to take up two “special” extra collections: one for the Louisiana Relief Effort (which is an immediate, unforeseen need due to a natural disaster), as well as for the Military Archdiocese (which is a once-every-three-years collection for the needs of our military chaplains and pastoral services to military personnel).
As we support these collections this fall, I want to clarify that I made an error a couple of weeks ago at the Saturday evening Mass when I announced the first of these special collections. The collection that weekend at all the Masses was supposed to be for the Louisiana Relief Effort. However, I inadvertently announced the Military Archdiocese collection at the 5:00 Mass. (The Louisiana collection was correctly announced at the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses).
Therefore, in order to respect the principle of “donor intent”, I have asked our bookkeeper to direct the 5:00 donations toward the Military collection effort. What I will do, therefore, on the upcoming weekend intended for the Military Archdiocese collection (November 5 & 6) is to give the 5:00 Mass the chance to donate to the Louisiana Relief Effort (and then, of course, collect for the Military Archdiocese, as planned, at the 8:00 and 10:00 Masses).
I wanted to clarify this situation so that everyone is aware and assured that collected monies are actually being directed to the destinations actually being announced at Mass, and also to alleviate confusion in case individuals happen to attend multiple Masses and may wonder why “different” collections are being announced.
Thanks for your patience as your Pastor tries to juggle countless administrative issues while providing for the pastoral care of our parish. As always, with any matter, never hesitate to come and ask me any questions you may have about any aspect of parish life or administration. I would much rather clarify confusions and put people at ease, than to have folks “wondering” and all full of anxiety. Thanks again for your support
Hi boys and girls! My name is “Jackie”, and, as you know, I am Father Ferguson’s cat. We are now in a new month: the month of October! Did you know that October is also known as “Respect Life Month”? That’s right! It’s the month when we Catholics give special thanks to God for the gift of our human life on this Earth! Could you imagine how sad it would be if you were not alive on this Earth? You would not be able to play on the playground, or learn all kinds of things at school, or go fishing, or play with your friends. You’d also miss out on eating pizza and indulging in tuna-flavored ice cream! Most of all, you would not know how much Jesus loves you! Our life is so special. And so are the lives of everyone else: your mom and dad who helped bring you into this world; your teachers; your best friends; and even…..it’s sometimes hard to believe….even the lives of your brothers and sisters are special, too! So, we want always to show respect to everyone else. As we begin “Respect Life Month”, why not take a moment today to tell your parents how much you love them? And if you have brothers and sisters, think of something nice you can do for them! Have a “purr”-fect week!
'Revolution' needed to combat climate change. Welcome with an open heart, read Pope Francis'Encncyclical'. His Address to Congress, Also, read the important information concerning marriage from the USCCB and other importasnt books from our library.
All Sundays are obligatory to participate in the celebration of the Mass
Please be reminded that any parishioner is welcome to ask that Masses be celebrated for deceased or living loved ones, Catholic or non-Catholic, or for anniversaries of important occasions. Intentions can be made for Sunday and weekday Masses, and are published in the Bulletin and read out loud in the General Intercessions of Sunday Masses. The suggested donation, set by the Bishops of Ohio, is $10.00. Such donations, of course, are not for "purchasing" the graces of God, but for the temporal support of the priest. Masses will be scheduled for specific dates on a first-come first-served basis. To schedule a Mass Intention, please contact Marian Gall during office hours at 385-2549, or place a note in the collection basket.