Weekly Prayer & Update – November 6

This Week’s Gospel Reflection

Sunday, November 8 – 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Written by Jennifer Ehrlich, Communications Coordinator

Jesus, You are the bridegroom for whom I wait with anticipation. I know neither the day nor the hour when my time on earth will be over, nor do I know when You will come again. Am I well-prepared to greet You? Do I have enough oil to keep my lamp lit while I wait? Or will I be caught off guard, scrambling at the last minute?

Lord, grant me the wisdom to live a life that is pleasing to You. Thank You for the many gifts and talents You’ve bestowed upon me, and guide me to serve as a conduit for Your great works. Help me to be ready to joyfully answer when You call.


Sign Up for Mass November 7 & 8

*PLEASE NOTE: Sunday 11:30 AM Mass is now indoors

We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass, as well as to help us gauge attendance. Pre-registering is not required, however. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 7. Here’s how:
  1. Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
  2. Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
  3. 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.
  4. Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
  5. You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email gives you the ability to modify or cancel your registration after you’ve signed up.

Thank You for Helping to Feed the Hungry! Next Drop-Off December 6, 8:30-11:30 AM

Thank you to everyone who donated 95 Our Daily Bread casseroles and more than 250 bags of food for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry last weekend!

Our next casserole and food pantry collection date will be Sunday, December 6 from 8:30–11:30 AM in the Bell Tower parking lot next to the Chapel. 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!

Haiti Outreach Weekend

November 7-8

Only through your generosity have we been able to provide so much assistance to our brothers and sisters in the parish of St. Michel de Atallye. We ask that you continue to help these POOREST OF THE POOR. Yellow Haiti Envelopes will be available in the narthex this weekend for your donations.

Veterans Appreciation Mass

Sunday, November 15 at 9:00 AM
We will have a special Mass honoring veterans, those currently serving in the military, and their families on Sunday, November 15 at 9:00 AM. Veterans and active military are encouraged to wear their uniforms. We will have special blessings, prayers and music at the Mass. Kindly sign up for the Mass here.

St. John School Chik-fil-A Night

Tuesday, November 10, 5-8 PM

Come support our St. John school by purchasing food at the Perry Hall Chick fil A on November 10 from 5 – 8 PM.   There are 3 options listed on the flyer (click here) as to how we can get credit. For all Mobile Order Pick Up’s – you MUST choose to pick up inside and you MUST mark in the app part of the notes that you are here for a Spirit Night. We will be receiving 20% back, and an extra $1 for each #3 Meal (12 Nugget meal) sold.  Questions?  Email hasa@stjohnschoollgv.org.

Next Weekend’s Poor Box 

The Poor Box November 14-15 will be for the Knights of Columbus “THANKSGIVING FOOD PROJECT.”

Blood Drive

Saturday, November 21

6:30 AM to 12:00 PM in the Church Hall

Sponsored by the LGV #8736 Knights of Columbus. Please Give the Gift Of Life!

The need for donated blood is constant, and the CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able. For those who may be concerned about donating blood during the pandemic, click here to learn more about important safety precautions from The Red Cross.

To schedule your donation, contact The Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE BLOOD, Mike Talipan at 410-557-2886 or at talifam@verizon.net.

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be on Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 AM in the church. There will be no collection of non-perishable food at the Mass this year.

Christmas Mass Schedule & Seating Limitations

Due to capacity and social distancing restrictions, all seating for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses will be via PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. The Christmas Mass Schedule is:

Christmas Eve (Thurs., Dec. 24)        Christmas Day (Fri., Dec. 25)

1:00 PM                                                                    9:00 AM
4:00 PM                                                                 11:30 AM
7:00 PM
10:00 PM

All Masses will be held in the church, as well as livestreamed on Facebook. Once registration capacity is reached in the church for a given Mass, registration for a Virtual Venue in the Hall to view the livestream and receive Communion at that Mass time will be opened.

Online registration will be live from December 1-20. Those without a computer or internet access may call the parish office during office hours to register during that time period.

More details to come!

White House Christmas Ornaments

The Knights Ladies will be taking orders for the 2020 White House Ornaments in honor of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy. The cost will be $25 each. To place an order, call Janie Zaegel @ 410-941-5386 or email mjzaegel@comcast.net by November 28.

“Peace of Mind” Policy for Pilgrimage Trip to Greece & Turkey

Sign up Now for October 2021 Trip

As you may already know, St. John the Evangelist is presenting a special pilgrimage tour next year to celebrate our 200th Anniversary. Many of you may be thinking, “That is the last thing on my mind,” because of the current health situation.

We wanted to encourage you, however, if you’re interested in the trip, but have been holding off on registering, that Collette’s “Peace of Mind” Policy has you covered.

As long as you purchase Collette’s travel insurance:

  • You will have the ability 60 days prior to departure date to change your tour/date without a change fee, but subject to new rates.
  • You have up to April 7, 2021 to cancel and receive a full refund including insurance
  • After April 7, 2021, you have the ability to cancel right up to the day before departure and receive full money back minus cost of insurance.

If insurance not purchased:

  • Deposits are non-refundable after April 7 and, after final payment date cancellations will result in escalated penalties

By putting a deposit down to reserve your spot, and purchasing the travel insurance, you can be assured Collette has you covered for all the above scenarios.

If this has helped alleviate your concern, and you would like to register, you can go to:  https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1038273

If you have any questions regarding these options, please feel free to call Debbie Carroll at 410-746-7892.

What’s New at SJE? 

Find Out in the Weekly Bulletin and Our Website! 

Be sure to check out the full Sunday bulletin to stay in the loop. Our website, www.sjehydes.org, is another great resource to stay connected.