Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, June 4, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday, June 6, 2021 – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ


Contemplation from Lectio Divina

What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

Where do you want us to go? 

Where is God calling me to share his love? How can I give my life to God more completely?

Make the preparations for us there. 

How can I rearrange my priorities to make more time for God? How can I rearrange my priorities to make more time to serve my brothers and sisters?

“This is my body…This is my blood.” 

How can I be more reverent toward the Holy Eucharist? How can I express my gratitude for the gift of Jesus’ body and blood?

Year of the Eucharist Begins June 6

General Dispensation to Be Lifted June 26-27

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 live-stream of the 9 AM Mass will continue as a ministry for those who are homebound or sick.


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 Pantry & Casserole Collection This Sunday, June 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 on Sunday, June 6 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the parking lot in front of the parish office.

Volunteers for both efforts will have their cars parked there for the drop-off, and they will remove your donated items from your vehicle. Please do not bring any items into the narthex or the church hall. Casserole pans and recipes are available in the bin in front of the parish office.

The recipe may also be downloaded from our website www.sjehydes.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/our-daily-bread.pdf. We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!

Family Fun Fest

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.

St. John School Reunion Note
Looking for a few good alum who are interested in working together as a committee to plan the type of reunion you’d like our April 2022 Grand Reunion to be. Have your say, influence the location, the cost, the food, the music, the decorations…everything from soup to nuts! Give Eileen Phelps a call 410-592-5985, ext. 101 or email at the school office.

History Group Seeking Photos

The SJE History Group is looking for photos of sacramental celebrations, such as First Communion, Baptisms, Weddings, etc. to add to the Parish History Exhibit through the coming year. If you have photos to share, contact Dick or Celeste Walter at r.t.walter@att.net or celestemw@att.net.

“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 – 1:30 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.