Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, May 28, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Sunday, May 30, 2021 – The Most Holy Trinity

Contemplation from Lectio Divina

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

They worshiped, but they doubted. 

What things increase my doubt? What things give me hope and confidence?

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. 

What holds me back from sharing the truths of the faith with others? How can I observe God’s commandments more carefully?

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age. 

When do I most need to feel the Lord’s presence? How can I help to make Christ’s healing and reconciling love more present?


June’s St. Joseph Prayer



Bicentennial History Exhibit Open House – Sunday After 9 AM Mass

There will be an Open House for the St. John History Exhibit Tours in the Koontz House on Sunday after the 9AM Mass. Bring your family to meet the guides who can help acquaint you with the historical items or just explore for yourselves.

The History Exhibit will also be open during the Family Fun Fest on June 19.  Just go to the Koontz House Front Porch during the Festival to inquire.


COVID-19 Mass of Remembrance & Healing

May 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM – Trinity Sunday

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us. Join us for a special Mass to pray for the victims of COVID-19 and the front-line medical professionals who have worked tirelessly during the pandemic.

We invite you to come, fill out a card, and place the names of those who have died or are currently battling COVID-19 at the altar for remembrance and healing. Special prayers and music will be offered during this Mass.

We will also celebrate those who have survived COVID-19 and honor the remarkable work of the front-line medical professionals who continue to battle this deadly virus.


Parish Office Closed on May 31

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, May 31 for the Memorial Day holiday.

Next Food Pantry & Casserole Collection is 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.

“Treasures in the Hall” Extended Hours This Weekend

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 extended hours this weekend:  Saturday 9 AM – 6:30 PM; Sunday 10 AM – 1:30 PM; and Monday 9 AM – 1 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.

This effort, spearheaded by dedicated parishioner Pat Loeffler, has made $5,500 for SJE to date this year! Many thanks to Pat, a true SJE treasure!


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.