Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, June 11, 2021

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 

Welcome to Our Summer Seminarian

We warmly welcome Thang Pham to our parish for the summer. Thang is originally from Vietnam and will be attending seminary in Roland Park. We look forward to getting to know him, and encourage you to stop and say hello when you see him around campus this summer.

Best Wishes to Sister Carol

Although Sr. Carol Czyzewski, FSSJ retired from SJE in December of 2020, she has still been on campus volunteering her time to help with Bicentennial history tasks. In the coming weeks, she will be moving out of the area, and we wish her all the best and many blessings in her retirement.

New Website Design Coming Soon!

The parish website will get a new look in the near future as we migrate to a different provider. The URL will remain the same: www.sjehydes.org.

Father’s Day Novena

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20, beginning a novena of Masses. An envelope for intentions is included in this month’s packet; extra envelopes are available in the narthex and parish office.

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!

Saturday, June 19 | 6-11 PM
Food Trucks Start at 4 PM | Event Begins at 6 PM

Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Fest

The Family Fun Fest is shaping up to be a lot of fun! We’re excited to come together as a community on June 19, and we could use more volunteers to make the event a success. Please sign up to help here.

“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! 

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.