Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Parish, a vibrant Catholic Community of faith! To those who call this Parish your spiritual home, we welcome you and your participation in all aspects of our Parish life. To those who are visiting our Parish or searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you and invite you to join us. Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, know you are always welcome!


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Advent Wreaths from Trees and Trimmings Available This Weekend

This Sunday, November 29, is the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent wreaths from "Trees & Trimmings" will be available for purchase this  weekend  after the 7:30am, 9am, 11am and 5pm Masses, as well as at the 5pm Mass on  Saturday. No pre-order necessary!

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Our Collaborative Pastoral Council Members

I am pleased to announce our new Collaborative Pastoral Council members from St. John's: Jerry Kehoe, Carolyn Anderson, Mary Mullen, Jon Bonsall and Rosemary Donohue. Our new collaborative council members from St.  Paul 's are Doug Smith, Edward RyanThomas Ulfelder, Mary Kay Heath and Leah Cinelli.  My personal gratitude to these men and women who have generously accepted this vital position as our collaborative moves forward. I would also like to thank all those who were nominated and agreed to serve if selected, for their investment in Disciples in Mission.

I hope to meet with the new council the week after Thanksgiving on an evening to be determined.

Fr. Sepe,


--Fr. Sepe

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November 29: Religious Education Update

This Week: Sunday, November 29
No classes.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!

Wednesday, December 2
Grades 1– 6
Class 3:30 – 4:45 PM

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Leonard or Linda Messore.

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November 22: AFFC Update

A wonderful way for us to begin our Advent journey together. Come join us for prayer, reflection and sharing and a fabulous “Pot Luck”! Tuesday, December 1 in Powers Hall (Church Social Hall), 6:30pm start. Sr. Evleyn Ronan, SND Moderator
November 30-December 15 Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled
Explore the Scriptures of Advent and Christmas for a richer celebration of these seasons. In this course you will have the opportunity to break open the Church’s weekday readings for Advent, with emphasis on the dynamic of promise and fulfillment between the Old and New Testament readings as they are organized in the Lectionary. Then, take a closer look at the infancy narratives, and the distinctive approaches taken by the ...

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Evening for Women this Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm

A wonderful way for us to begin our Advent journey
together!  We gather on  Tuesday, December 1 at 6:30pm in the Church and Powers Hall (Social Hall) for an evening to reflect, pray, share and enjoy a wonderful potluck! Pope Francis sets the theme for this year’s program with the announcement of his Jubilee Year of Mercy - Putting Out Into The Deep… Where Mercy Dwells

So come join us for this year’s journey into the Deep - All Welcome! Moderated by: Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND (Bring your favorite Fall recipe)

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Trees & Trimmings - Saturday, December 5 from 9am to 5pm

Please join us for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School's annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees from Wilson Farm; our legendary custom decorated wreaths; boxwoods, poinsettias and roping; delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop; a Toy Raffle with this year's hottest toys; and Kids Corner  Boutique.  NEW this year - a Professional Photograph with Santa by Eric Barry! Please visit www.treesandtrimmings.com to book your photo & skip the 2 hour mall line! Both print & digital photos available - don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for your Christmas Card photo!

Our fresh and beautiful Advent Wreaths will be available for purchase on the first weekend of Advent. Saturday, November 28th, after ...

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2015 Annual Financial Report and Annual Appeal Collection

The St. John the Evangelist Parish Annual Financial Report, prepared by our Parish Finance Council, will be arriving at your homes this week. You can view the report now by clicking the links in this email, or by visiting the Parish Finance Council page on our website. Finance Council members will be at all Masses this weekend, November 14-15, to highlight the key points of the report.

The mailing also includes your 2015 Annual Appeal Collection pledge card. Our online giving program, ParishPay, can also be used for contributions to the Annual Appeal. Please visit the Online Giving page on our website for more information.

Although we are reaching out for your financial support, ...

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