Welcome to St. John Catholic Church, Logan, Ohio

Are You Interested in Learning More About the Catholic Faith? - come and see with our weekly inquiry discussions known as the "RCIA" - we cover a wide variety of questions and topics in a friendly environment - no obligation - Tuesdays at 7:00 in the Church Social Hall. For more information, contact Marie Auflick at 385-2549.
Father William Ferguson

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

Masses for the Week:

Sat May 26 - St. Philip Neri

 » 9:00 AM No Mass

 » 5:00 PM Catherine Ucker (Joe & JoAnn Murtha)

Sun May 27 - The Most Holy Trinity

 » 8:00 AM People of the Parish

 » 10:00 AM Phyllis Keels (Wilma Courtney)

Mon May 28 - Memorial Day

 » 8:00 AM Jim Larimer (Marie Auflick)

Tue May 29 -

 » 8:00 AM Sheryl Hutchison

Wed May 30 -

 » 10:00 AM James Krannitz (Anna Mary Krannitz)

Thu May 31 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 » 8:00 AM Chapel Open

Fri June 1 - St. Justin

 » 8:00 AM Amy Mohler (Ed & Ann Kilbarger)

Sat June 2 - Sts. Marcellinus & Peter

 » 9:00 AM Sue Bucheit (Pat & Marian Gall)

 » 5:00 PM David Schmeltzer (Shirley & Bill Harwood)

Sun June 3 - Corpus Christi

 » 8:00 AM Reva Mango (Her Friends)

 » 10:00 AM People of the Parish

 

The Hold Spirit


Weekly Announcements

Ministry Schedule: Copies of the new ministry schedule are available near the entrances to church. Please pick up a copy if your name is included in the schedule.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will take place this coming Friday (June 1) to Saturday (June 2). Please remember your adoration time.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal: Our goal this year is $37,663.76. If you haven’t filled out a pledge envelope yet, please consider doing so. You may return it in the collection basket or drop it off at the church office. Thank you for your consideration!

Catholic Foundation Grants: Two monetary grants were awarded to us this year through the generosity of The Catholic Foundation. $13,250.00 was awarded to our church for funding our Rectory and Church Exterior Repair Project. This project entails repairs to the rectory roof, repairs to the church brick by the choir door, and plaster repairs inside our church. Don Robers’ prison ministry at Pickaway Correctional Institution was awarded $870.00. This money has been used to purchase bibles, missals, religious study courses and inspirational movies for inmates. We are grateful to The Catholic Foundation and to the many donors who make these grants possible. The Catholic Foundation is committed to touching the lives of the poor and hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned, and those wanting to live a life in Jesus Christ. If you are interested in donating toward this non-profit organization or would like more information about the work that they do, please call James Anzelmo at 614-443-8893.

Summer Lunch Program: St. Vincent de Paul Society will again provide summer lunches to families with children who received free or reduced-priced lunch during the school year. Distribution of food will take place each Monday from June 4 through August 13 between 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the School Hall.

ST. JOHN’S HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP!View Fall Events PDF Here

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Thoughts from your Pastor:

Positive Things

Many positive things are happening within our parish and diocese:

  • PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS: Yesterday, Saturday May 26, our diocese was blessed to have five men ordained to the priesthood to serve within the Diocese of Columbus: Fr. Brett Garland, Fr. Thomas Herge, Fr. T.J. Lehigh, Fr. Ed Shikina, and Fr. Christopher Tuttle. Two of them (Fr. Herge and Fr. Lehigh) I got to know quite well as they were “summer seminarians” stationed different summers at my last parish in Buckeye Lake where I supervised their learning of pastoral work. We thank the Lord for blessing our diocese with more vocations. We also want to promote vocations here locally; St. John’s has a good historical tradition of producing vocations both to the priesthood and to the religious life, and we want to continue that trend. Please pray for and encourage our parish boys and girls to consider such a vocation. There are few things more “successful” in life than bringing souls closer to the Lord and preparing people for eternity.
  • END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR: Please pray for our youth as they conclude their school year. We had a great end-of-the-year send-off for our school’s 6th graders. We also thank Mrs. Mohney and Mr. Rimkus for their years of service to our school. Pray too for our senior graduates, that they remain strong and holy disciples in their future endeavors in a secular world.
  • MEMORIAL DAY: Today, our Knights of Columbus will host a Veterans’ honoring ceremony after the 10:00 Mass. Please plan to stay and take part in showing gratitude for those who have served to defend our Republic.
  • REPAIRS: Any day now, our parish will begin repairs to fix the tuckpointing of the “eye-level” church brick in the vicinity of the “choir door” to stop water leakage and eventually to repair the damaged plaster near the choir steps and rear nave. The project will also include long-needed repairs to the rectory eaves, along with removing the exterior old attic entrance platform and to restore the associated attic dormer. Most of the cost of this project has been covered by a grant from the Catholic Foundation. But not all: the remainder will be covered by funds raised from the “overage” of the BAA appeal, if we exceed our BAA goal. Please consider a BAA pledge if you haven’t done so already.

Want more "Thoughts from your Pastor", visit the Archive

 

Thoughts for our Parish Children by "Jackie", the Pastor's Cat.

Hi boys and girls! My name is “Jackie”, and, as you know, I am Father Ferguson’s cat! Kids, I don’t know about you, but I feel really guilty today. As you know, school has been out for a couple of days now, including my “Kitty School” where I learn what it takes to be a good cat. Well, instead of starting my summer vacation out on a good paw….or a good foot….and doing some reading or helping around the house, I decided to lay around and watch TV all day. I didn’t mean to, but I was channel-surfing, and I came across a show on the National Geographic Channel called “Wicked Tuna”. Well, as a cat, that caught my attention. You should see the size of the tuna they fish out of the northern seas! I watched one show of “Wicked Tuna”, and then another, and then, well, another….I have to admit, boys and girls: I watched 5 hours straight of “Wicked Tuna” episodes! Then I felt guilty about wasting so much time, when I could have been playing with friends or helping somebody out! I promise to do better the rest of summer vacation. What have you been doing on vacation? Don’t get lazy, but do things that will help you to stay strong and holy and smart! “Have a “purr”-fect week!”


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2018: Holy Days of Obligation

All Sundays are obligatory to participate in the celebration of the Mass

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, Ascension of Jesus
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 , All Saints' Day
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018, Christmas

Mass Intentions

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.

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