Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, January 8, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Readings available at www.usccb.org/readings

Sunday, January 10

Contemplation from Lectio Divina
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

One mightier than I is coming after me. 

How often do I try to rely on my own strength rather than on God? How can I nurture my trust in God’s might?

I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. 

How am I called to serve God? How can I grow in humility?

 You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased. 

When have I felt most beloved by God? How can I make my life a more pleasing sacrifice to God?

Sign Up for Mass January 9 & 10

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, January 9. 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.

Christmas Cash Raffle

Food Donation Thank You!

Our Daily Bread: Last Sunday, we here at Saint John started off the New Year with a bang! We collected 92 casseroles for Our Daily Bread and several “wish list” items. Thank you to all of our dedicated parishioners. You will never know how much this is appreciated by those benefiting from Our Daily Bread services, especially during this cold, wintery season. May God bless you and your families with a healthy and Happy New Year.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: Thanks to everyone who donated food for St. Elizabeth’s Food Pantry last Sunday. Although the weather wasn’t the best, it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who came out to donate. We had another incredible collection this month of over 250 bags of food and household items! We are ever so grateful for the generosity and compassion shown by our parishioners. What a wonderful way to start the New Year! It will certainly assist the Food Pantry in starting the year off right for the people it serves.

Our next food collection will be on Sunday, January 31 from 8:30-11:30 AM. We will be located in front of the Parish Office during the winter months.

Casserole pans and recipes are available in the bin in front of the parish office. The recipe may also be downloaded from our website here. We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!

Q & A Session: “Annulment: Fact & Fiction”

Pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey – Book Now!

COVID-19 Reminders

Attendance at Masses/Activities

For the safety of all, please remember that if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of a person for a period of 15 minutes in the aggregate over a 24 hour period) who has tested positive for COVID-19, please follow appropriate quarantine protocols and do not attend Mass or other activities until 10 days have passed since being exposed or you have received a negative test after waiting 5 days from the initial exposure. As always, please also do not attend Mass if you are experiencing symptoms, are awaiting test results, or have had close contact with someone who is experiencing symptoms, even if they have not yet tested positive.

Parish Office Hours During COVID-19

Please note that the parish office is open for business from 8 AM – 12 PM Monday through Friday during the pandemic. Kindly call ahead prior to coming to the office whenever possible in order to save time and limit contact.

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.