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
- Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
- Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
- 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.
- Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
- 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!
We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!
Haiti Outreach Weekend
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
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 email@example.com.
Next Weekend’s Poor Box
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
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
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!
Christmas Cash Raffle
1 Tickets = 3 Chances to Win!
The holiday season is right around the corner, and who couldn’t use some extra cash at Christmas?
The St. John Christmas Cash Raffle is a great way to support the parish while giving yourself and your loved ones three chances to win with every ticket. Tickets are $25 each, and they make great Christmas gifts! For every 10 tickets purchased, you’ll receive the 11th ticket FREE!
Grand Prize = $3,000
White House Christmas Ornaments
“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.