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 January 13 - St. Hilary

 » 9:00 AM No Mass

 » 5:00 PM People of the Parish

Sun January 14 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 » 8:00 AM Amy Mohler (Mom & Dad)

 » 10:00 AM Carol Batina (Felicia Emerson)

Mon January 15 -

 » 8:00 AM Stacy Daley (Wilma Courtney)

Tue January 16 -

 » 8:00 AM Joan Kunkler (Ed & Ann Kilbarger)

Wed January 17 - St. Anthony

 » 10:00 AM Jeannette Frazier (Keith Geiger & Family)

Thu January 18 -

 » 8:00 AM Chapel Open

Fri January 19 -

 » 8:00 AM No Mass

Sat January 20 - St. Fabian; St. Sebastian

 » 9:00 AM No Mass

 » 5:00 PM People of the Parish

Sun January 21 - Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

 » 8:00 AM Haven Ruth Visintainer (Misty Swaim)

 » 10:00 AM John J. Krannitz (Mike Krannitz)


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Weekly Announcements

Adult Education Classes are continuing each Wednesday in the Church Hall at 7:00pm and will resume on Wednesday, January 3.  Our topic is “Divine Mercy.”  All are welcome.

Altar Server Training will begin on Wednesday, February 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the church for students grade 3 and up and for any interested adults. Contact Kevin Kerns (385-8608) if you are unable to make this meeting but interested in becoming a server.

Free Throw: The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Council Competition will be Monday, Jan 15, at the Logan Church of the Nazarene. Registration runs from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and the contest starts at 10:00 a.m. for boys and girls ages 9 through 14. You can register that morning or call Stephen Proctor at 740-603-0208 for more details. We will also hold the district competition for the winners at the same location on Feb. 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Family Movie Night: Saturday, January 27, in the Church Hall following the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The movie will be “Woodlawn”, which is about a gifted high school football player who must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field. Snacks will be provided. All are welcome.

Fisher Catholic Spaghetti Dinner: Sunday, Jan. 21, noon to 6:00 p.m., at Fisher Catholic High School, 1803 Granville Pike, Lancaster. Price for adults is $8. 12 & under price is $6.

Hocking County Right to Life will sponsor its annual Rally for Life on Jan 19, 2018. The solemn candlelight procession will begin at Worthington Park at 6:30 p.m. and end at St. John Church where an evening program will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. Our featured speaker is Deborah Gregory-Tims, Community Outreach Coordinator of Pregnancy Decision Health Center. All are encouraged to attend.


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Thoughts from your Pastor:

March For Life – Our Teens on the Front Lines

This week, thousands of people will be congregating in our nation’s capital for the annual March for Life. This is an annual gathering on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision to send a clear message to our government officials that that decision was an inappropriate application of the law, and an inappropriate violation of the respect due to all human life – no matter how small, young, or its location.

This year, I will be attending the March for Life as chaplain for a student group from Fisher Catholic High School. The group “Irish 4 Life”, which includes several of our own St. John’s teens who attend Fisher Catholic, has a large number of students who will be taking an entire bus to Washington, DC, to join thousands of others to give witness to their faith in the sanctity of life.

The pilgrimage will take place from early in the morning Thursday to late at night Saturday. It will also include visits to the St. John Paul II National Shrine, Arlington National Cemetery, and other important locations.

We should be proud that our Catholic teens are willing to stand tall and witness to our Catholic belief in the sacredness of human life. This is a brave thing to do in a culture which often does not value life, and which encourages teens to simply think of themselves and not about the larger meaning of life. Our parish teens and the Fisher Catholic teens should be commended for “pushing back” against the prevailing secular orthodoxy. Their going to the March for Life, to peacefully witness in a spirit of prayer and promoting positive alternatives to abortion, is a sign of hope for the future of our society and of our Republic.

Please pray for our Fisher Catholic teens – and for me – as we embark on a bold and brave mission: to do battle with the forces of darkness and death, and to witness to the forces of light, life, and the love and mercy of Jesus and Mary. Pray for the success of this pilgrimage; and pray also for the interior healing of all those hurting from the effects of past abortions. May Jesus the Good Shepherd guide us all to His Sacred Heart of healing, love, and life!

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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.  I’m having a tough time. Father Ferguson says he is going to leave me for a few days. He says he has to help lead a group of big kids to a far-away city (Washington, D.C. – that’s the capital of our nation!) on a special “pilgrimage” to tell our leaders how important all human beings are, no matter how small or how young. I really want to go with him! We cats are curious, and I want to go and walk around the big city and sniff everything, see what plants I can chew on, scare away any big dogs I see, and also visit some special places like the National Cat Hall of Fame. I really want to go! But, Father said I can’t go with him. That made me mad! Have you ever wanted to go somewhere really fun and your parents told you that you couldn’t go? Maybe there’s some good reasons. Father did tell me that Washington is a big city, and that I might get lost or get hurt. And maybe that’s why sometimes your parents don’t let you go some places, too. It’s tough, but I suppose I have to trust what Father decides, and to make the best of it. After all, if I stay here, I’ll get more naps in, anyway. Why don’t you and I also pray for those big kids who are going to our nation’s capital? Have a “purr”-fect week!

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2017: Holy Days of Obligation

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

  • Sunday, January 1, 2017, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017, Ascension of Jesus
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 , All Saints' Day
  • Friday, December 8, 2017, Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • Monday, December 25, 2017, Christmas

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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