This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection
Sunday, June 13, 2021 – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Contemplation from Lectio Divina
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
The harvest has come.
What fruits can I bring to harvest in my life? How can these fruits serve God’s kingdom?
To what shall we compare the kingdom of God?
How do I envision God’s kingdom? How can I help to make the kingdom of God more present?
With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
How can I share God’s word more effectively? How can I grow in my understanding of all the Church teaches?
Important Parish Operations News
- Parish Office Hours will return to Monday-Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM; Friday 8 AM – noon
- Cry Room will be open during Masses
- Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 4-4:30 PM in the confessional room of the church
- Offertory Procession will resume
- Ministries (Prayer Ministry, Anniversary Blessings, Home Communion, etc.) will be able to begin again
- Morning/Weekday Masses will be held in the chapel, except for First Fridays, which will remain in the church
- 11:30 AM Outdoor Masses will be discontinued. The last outdoor Mass will be Sunday, June 20 (weather and conditions-permitting).
The Archdiocese of Baltimore has announced that the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass in person due to the COVID-19 health crisis will be lifted, effective June 26-27.
To view the notice, visit: https://www.archbalt.org/a-message-from-archbishop-lori-about-lifting-the-general-dispensation/
Our livestream of the 9 AM Mass will continue as a ministry for those who are homebound or sick.
Welcome to Our Summer Seminarian
Best Wishes to Sister Carol
New Website Design Coming Soon!
Bicentennial Commemorative Book
A letter was recently mailed to parishioners describing our hardcover Bicentennial Commemorative Book, which will capture all celebrations of the upcoming year in color and narrative!
This is a great opportunity to celebrate our Bicentennial by expressing your congratulations and gratitude for St. John’s with a special message or ad to be published in the book. Our goal is 100% participation.
We are grateful for your presence in our community!
Father’s Day Novena
Food Collection Thank You!
We are so grateful once again for the amazing generosity of our St. John parishioners! We collected more than 250 bags of food last Sunday to deliver to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry and 98 casseroles for Our Daily Bread. Your kindness and compassion touches so many hearts and lives. Thank you for your continual support! Food collections are every other month; our next collection date is Sunday, August 1 from 8:30 to 11:00 AM.
Please note: You now may bring your casseroles to the freezers in the church hall from where they will be picked up and delivered. The freezers will be marked and specifically designated for these casseroles. Please remember to check the freezer doors for closure before leaving. There will also be volunteers ready to accept casserole drop-offs near the parish office on collection days. The new time for casserole drop-off will be 8:30 to 11:00 AM on Sunday morning.
Family Fun Fest is NEXT Saturday – Spread the Word!
Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Fest
“Treasures in the Hall”
Come out and shop for treasures as you support our parish during this Bicentennial year. All proceeds benefit St. John Church.
Treasures in the Hall will be open for your shopping pleasure this weekend: Saturday 9 AM – 6:30 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 12:30 PM.
Treasures in the Hall will also be open during the Family Fun Fest on Saturday, June 19 from 6 – 11 PM. Call 443-417-5665 for more information or to make a shopping appointment.
What’s New at SJE? Find Out in the Weekly Bulletin and Our Website!