This Week’s Gospel Reflection
Sign Up for Mass September 5 & 6
We invite you to come back to Mass! The safety of our parishioners, volunteers, and staff is our top priority. As such, we have put important protocols and safety measures in place for your protection. Our worship space is sanitized after every Mass and we follow strict social distancing and safety measures. We also offer an outdoor Mass every Sunday at 11:30 AM (weather-permitting) in front of the Conference Center building. Come and receive the Holy Eucharist!
We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass (check-in not required for outdoor Mass), as well as to help us gauge attendance. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, September 5. Here’s how:
- Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
- Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
- If you’re already in the Flocknotes database, the system will recognize you when you click the sign-up button. If not, enter a contact name and email or phone number if prompted.
- Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
- You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email includes options to cancel or modify your registration after you’ve signed up.
Parish Office & School Closed on Monday for Labor Day
Have a safe and relaxing Labor Day!
Join us for a Virtual Parish Mission “God Gives Us Gifts…What Are Yours?”
During this mission, David Sanborn will help us to answer God’s call for us. We will explore our gifts and learn how to cultivate them. Then, we will hear how we can apply our gifts to advance the mission and vision of St. John Parish.
You are invited to participate in this live Zoom event from the comfort of your own home – no masks required! The talk will be presented via Zoom, so you’ll need a computer or other device to download Zoom (free) and access the webinar. Once you register, detailed instructions will be emailed to you. The Mission will also be recorded and will be available via our website after the Mission for later viewing.
What are your spiritual gifts? Take the survey and find out!
Learn About Our 2021 Pilgrimage Trip to Greece & Turkey!
You’re invited to an information session on October 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM in the Church Hall to learn more about the pilgrimage trip planned for October of next year to commemorate our 200th Anniversary, “Greece: In the Footsteps of Paul the Apostle,” featuring sites specifically related to St. John the Evangelist.
Come and learn about this amazing opportunity to travel to Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey, where Paul the Apostle lived for three years during his ministry, and where the Virgin Mary spent her last days.
RSVP for the information session by October 2 to Debbie Carroll at email@example.com.
For more detailed information on the trip before the info session, click HERE.
Become a Member of Our Catholic Faith through R.C.I.A.!
- Gather Us In
- Glory to God
- Psalm 34: Taste and See
- Gospel Acclamation
- Memorial Acclamation
- Lamb of God
- Sing a New Song
(Mass parts taken from Mass of Joy and Peace)
Electronic Worship Resources
Other News & Notes
Mar-Com for the Mission! – Creative Volunteers Needed
We’re looking for experienced professionals to volunteer their expertise in graphic design, copywriting, PR, media, marketing, communications, advertising, social media, digital photography, web design, etc. for various projects throughout the year as well as for the upcoming Bicentennial Celebration.
Put your skills to use to help create promotional materials such as flyers, posters, banners, slideshows and brochures; write letters and press releases; post content on social media; take photos at events and more.
This is a great way to get involved and use your God-given talents in service to the mission of our parish. Contact Jenn Ehrlich, Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-592-6206, ext. 104 for more info.
Submit & Showcase Your Work for SJE Art Exhibits
Our Daily Bread Casserole & St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry Collection – This Sunday, September 6
We will be collecting frozen casseroles for Our Daily Bread as well as non-perishable food items for the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry this Sunday, September 6 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the parking lot next to the chapel/bell tower.
Volunteers for both efforts will have their cars parked there for the drop-off, and they will remove your donated items from your vehicle. For safety’s sake, please wear a facial mask when dropping off. Please do not bring any items into the narthex or the church hall.
Disposable casserole pans and recipes are available in the plastic bin in front of the parish office. The recipe may also be downloaded here.
We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!
“Treasures in the Hall” Parish Fundraiser – Shop by Appointment
Contact Pat Loeffler at 443-417-5665 to make an appointment to shop in the church hall.
All proceeds benefit St. John Parish.
Virtual Book Discussion Group
Tuesday mornings, beginning September 15
Don’t delay or you will miss out on this wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow parishioners. In the six sessions, the group will address life issues we all encounter. You will learn effective, Bible-based strategies to help you cope. The group will be facilitated by the book’s author and SJE parishioner, Adele Gill.
Please call or email the parish office to register: email@example.com or 410-592-6206. Order the book from Amazon (in paperback or for Kindle) using this link: https://www.amazon.com/How-Broken-Blest-Adele-Gill/dp/B088VYSPRL/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=how+to+go+from+broken+to+blest&qid=1597063086&s=books&sr=1-2.