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 February 18 -

 » 9:00 AM Joan Kunkler (Margie Layman & Julia Kilbarger)

 » 5:00 PM Joann Jones (80th Birthday - from Family)

Sun February 19 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

 » 8:00 AM People of the Parish

 » 10:00 AM Diane Schmeltzer (Barb Schmeltzer)

Mon February 20 -

 » 8:00 AM Ruthie Hart (Wilma Courtney)

Tue February 21 - St. Peter Damian

 » 8:00 AM Paul Krannitz (Jean Krannitz & Family)

Wed February 22 - The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

 » 10:00 AM Fr. Thomas Kessler (First Reconciliation Students)

Thu February 23 - St. Polycarp

 » 8:00 AM Chapel Open

Fri February 24 -

 » 8:00 AM James H. Kilbarger (Ed & Deb Mohler)

Sat February 25 -

 » 9:00 AM Fr. Joseph Losh

 » 5:00 PM Irene Louisa (Jeannette Frazier & Family)

Sun February 26 - Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 » 8:00 AM Amy Mohler (Mom, Dad & Family)

 » 10:00 AM People of the Parish


The Hold Spirit

Weekly Announcements

Altar Server Training will begin Wednesday, Feb 22. All interested adults and students in the 3rd grade or higher are encouraged to attend. Contact Kevin Kerns for more information (385-8608) or if you are interested but not able to make the Feb. 22 meeting.

More Altar Servers are needed for 5:00 p.m. Mass. If you would be willing to occasionally serve for that Mass or to switch your serving preference to 5:00 p.m., please contact the church office.

Fish Fry: The Knights will have a Pre-Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 24, from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Church Hall to support Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter. Their regular fish fries will begin March 3 and run through April 7.

Attention High School Youth: We would like you to be involved in the Liturgy!  Any high school freshman or older interested in lectoring at Mass should contact Matt Shaw (740-385-8297), and any high school junior or older interested in being a Eucharistic Minister should contact Carol Shelton (740-385-3790). Thank you for your consideration.

Squires: Mark your calendars for the State Squires Lenten Retreat Saturday, Mar. 4, to Sunday, Mar. 5. We are hosting it, so I need for every Squire to be involved, even if you can’t be there the whole time. Those considering joining Squires are also invited, and can be admitted that weekend, in an investiture performed by the State Squires Officers. Call Stephen Proctor at 740-603-0208 for more details.

St. Mary Parish Mission: St. Mary Church, Lancaster, will host a parish mission from March 6-9 at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Thomas Blau, OP, as the presenter. Their Parish Lenten Penance Service will be held during the mission on Tuesday, March 7. For more info., please go to saintmarylancaster.com and click on the mission article in the events section. All are welcome to attend.

St. Mark Parish Mission: A parish mission will be held March 6, 7 & 8 (Mon. thru Weds.) at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, Lancaster. Elizabeth Ficocelli presents: “Discovering, Living and Sharing Our Mission.” Elizabeth is an international speaker, award winning author of 15 books, a frequent guest on Catholic radio and television, and the host of “Answering The Call” on St. Gabriel Radio AM 820. All are welcome to attend.

Knights 50/50 Drawing: Parishioners are urged to purchase a ticket after Mass each weekend in the Church Hall to support our school’s window project. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The Fairfield-Hocking “Holy League” of Catholic Men meets on the last Sunday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at various locations around the Fairfield-Hocking area on a rotational basis. Below is the schedule of future meetings. Please call John Bradford at 614-679-6761 for more information.

  • 2-26-17 St. Joseph, Sugar Grove
  • 3-26-17 St. Mary, Bremen
  • 4-30-17 Schmelzer’s Grove, Bremen

PSR CLASSES for children K-9 are being held each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. All children not attending Catholic schools are expected to attend.

Adult Religious Education: Classes for the fall session are on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Hall. All are welcome!

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.

St. John Youth Group is now on Facebook. Facebbok

Thoughts from your Pastor:

Thank You!.....and Several Needs

I want to thank everyone who took part in last weekend’s “Beyond 175” Parish Pastoral Retreat and all those who helped to organize it. We had over 70 parishioners participate, which is a phenomenal number. With the assistance of outside speakers Mr. John Bradford and Fr. Joshua Wagner, we had a stimulating discussion in small groups and as a large group about the mission of the Church, the societal cultural challenges in which we are currently operating, our current parish strengths, and how we’d like to be more effective in our mission as we look ahead into the future over the next decade, especially for the benefit of the next generation of our parish. Not all the small group ideas and answers were able to be discussed in the large group setting, so I am collecting the written responses from the small group leaders (as well as Fr. Wagner’s large-group assessment tool that he had us use) and I’ll be discussing them with our Parish Council over the coming weeks to discern “where we go from here”. More information will be forthcoming. But thanks again to all who participated, as well as those who helped with its planning, including members of Parish Council, the Knights of Columbus and the Squires, and the Youth Group.

We do have some more immediate needs that I’d like to share and encourage all to consider:

  • Reminder on School Window Donations: Our project to replace all remaining school windows for safety reasons continues; thanks to all who have made donations thus far, and who have been participating in the Knights of Columbus/PTA 50/50 raffle effort. While we have raised most of the monies we need to supplement the Catholic Foundation Grant we have been awarded, we could still benefit from some more donations. If you haven’t had a chance to do so yet, please contact me or Mrs. Bonnie Thompson in our office.
  • Confirmation Retreat Fund-a-Student: This year, we have 8 teenagers preparing for Confirmation in June, and as part of their preparation, we are making use of a new weekend retreat opportunity. The new Damascus Catholic Mission Campus (home of the Catholic Youth Summer Camp) is offering weekend Confirmation retreats using the same high-quality intense Catholic programming that our summer campers have enjoyed for many years. The testimonies already received from students from other parishes over the past year are remarkable to read: teens’ lives are being changed by this Confirmation retreat experience. This is a critical age to have our teens experience in their heart a powerful relationship with Jesus and how relevant their Catholic faith truly is, when the studies show that 5 out of 6 teens nationally are leaving the Church. All this is why I wanted our parish teens to attend the Damascus Confirmation Retreat this year. However, all good things come with a price tag: the retreat costs $115 per student. In order to make this experience as accessible as possible to our families, I would like to ask for private donations to help defray the cost of sending our Confirmation teens to this powerful retreat. Please consider “adopting” a student (or, at least “half” a student…though that sounds a bit interesting – either way, no saws will be used in the funding of our teens…). Let me or Mrs. Bonnie Thompson know if you would like to make a donation.
  • Stewardship Leader and Fair Booth Leader: We are in need of individuals who would like to serve as leader of our Stewardship planning team, as well as a leader of our annual Hocking County fair booth effort. These, of course, can be separate individuals. Neither effort involves a great amount of time, but it is helpful to have individuals who can assist with the logistics that do come up with these important parish efforts. Let me or Mrs. Marian Gall know of your interest, or for more information.

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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. You haven’t heard from me in a while because, well, I’m a cat, and cats do sleep a lot. I just woke up from a 3-week long nap! Yes, we cats are experts at napping, especially in the winter. Lots of animals do what we call “hibernating” – they sleep all winter. We cats don’t hibernate, but we do need lots of sleep to keep us healthy and keep us full of energy when we suddenly have to attack something, like a wild hyena, or a fierce coyote, or….OK…..a toy mouse. Good rest also helps you to keep from getting sick. Have you been getting plenty of rest this winter? Try not to stay up too late at night playing games or watching TV; be like us cats and make sure you get lots of sleep and stay healthy! 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
  • Momday, December 25, 2017, 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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