June 8 Daily Prayer & Update

Today’s Prayer – June 8

by Shawn Blair, Business Manager

Merciful Jesus, there could be no greater lesson for our nation, in this time, than the Beatitudes.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. While we must do our best to comfort those who are victims of injustice, we pray for the blessing of the comfort only You can give.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. May this assurance keep each and every one of us fighting for the righteousness that will be achieved when no one feels like their life doesn’t matter to others, particularly those who have been discriminated against for centuries. May the Holy Spirit give each of us the courage to step forward and acknowledge the problems we face and the work we must do as a country. As our own Archbishop recently asked the Holy Spirit, “Shake us out of complacency over the pandemic of racism and to fill us with fiery determination to defeat this heresy and sin, and to do so with the truth and love of Christ, poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.”

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Thank you, Jesus, for the peacemakers of our divisive time. We see them when police officers and protesters pray together, hug each other and try to understand each other’s point of view. We see them when unarmed civilians stand in front of a store they don’t own to ward off criminal behavior. They are the peacemakers of our time.

O Mary Conceived Without Sin, Pray for Us Who have Recourse to Thee.

St. Anthony of Padua, Pray for Us.

Amen.

Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website here.

Today’s Update- June 8

Weekend Recap
It was wonderful to see so many of you at Masses this weekend – both in-person and online! We are thankful that things went so smoothly overall for our reopening weekend.
While a virtual venue for overflow capacity was available in the church hall, we were able to accommodate everyone in the church for all three Masses this weekend. Here are the attendance numbers:
  • Saturday 5 PM:  62
  • Sunday 9 AM:  83
  • Sunday 11:30 AM:  40

Many thanks to the volunteers who helped make things run smoothly – we couldn’t do it without you…we, all of us, are St. John!

Sign Up for Mass – June 13 & 14

To sign up for Mass the weekend of June 13-14, please click on the button of the Mass you’d like to attend below and you’ll be directed to the Sign Up Genius for that Mass. Kindly sign up by 4 PM on Saturday, June 13.

Online sign-up is intended to facilitate the record-keeping of those who have attended Mass at St. John for contact tracing purposes. Signing up will help save time when you arrive to check in before Mass, but please understand that signing up in advance does not reserve or guarantee seating.

If we reach maximum capacity in the church, we will offer a virtual Mass venue in the church hall with limited overflow capacity. We suggest arriving 15-20 minutes before the scheduled start of Mass.

To sign up:
  1. Click the button for the Mass you’d like to attend below.
  2. On the Sign-Up Genius page, click the “Sign Up” check box.
  3. Click “Submit and Sign Up” at the bottom of the page.
  4. Complete the form and click “Sign Up Now.”

June 13 – 5 p.m – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BA9AA2BA2FA7-june4

June 14 – 9 a.m. – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BA9AA2BA2FA7-june6

June 14 – 11:30 a.m. – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F054BA9AA2BA2FA7-june5

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Thank You

“Thanks to our St. John’s Family who donated food items for St. Elizabeth’s Food Pantry.  Special thanks to the generous monetary donation from Telephone Pioneers (and Mary Weber who did the shopping) and the food donated by the Knights of Columbus. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to collect 270 bags of food!  Another unbelievable outpouring of love from our parishioners for providing food for the people that St. Elizabeth’s Food Pantry serves.  Thanks again and God Bless you all!”  ~ Mike and Patti Griffin

 Our Daily Bread Thank You

“Thank you to all who contributed casseroles to Our Daily Bread this past weekend. We collected 130 casseroles and those at Our Daily Bread were so impressed and grateful. Our parishioners are the BEST! We truly appreciate your unfailing dedication to helping those in need, even during this most unsettling time. God Bless you all for your love and caring of our brothers and sisters in Christ.” ~ Phil and Maria Miller

Click here to view more photos of Sunday’s food drop-off.

 
Our next drive-thru drop off date for frozen casseroles and food pantry items will be Sunday, July 12, between 8:30 and 11:30 AM 
in the parking lot by the Bell Tower.