St. John Church
4:00pm Family Mass* 3:30pm Youth Choir Prelude and Carols
(simulcast downstairs in Powers Hall)
4:00pm Mass in Philbin Hall (Saint John School Hall)
10:00pm Mass 9:30pm Choir Prelude and Carols
10:30am Mass 10:00am Choir Prelude and Carols
*PLEASE NOTE THE NEW MASS SCHEDULE AT ST. JOHN ON CHRISTMAS EVE:
The Family Mass is now at 4:00pm
There is a new Mass time of 6:00pm
St. Paul Church
4:00pm Masses (Church and Parish Hall)
6:00pm Family Mass Children’s Choir and Pageant
8:00pm Mass 7:30pm Choir Prelude and Carols
12:00 Midnight Mass 11:30pm Youth Music Group Prelude and Carols
11:00am Mass 10:30am Choir Prelude and Carols
Please join us in Powers Hall on Tuesday evening, January 21 at 7:00pm for an evening of reflection on The Gospel According to St. John with Fr. Bryan Hehir.
The Gospel message of Christmas is one of peace, joy, glory, and love. And yet today, on the Feast of the Holy Family, we are faced with the reality of the world into which our Lord Jesus Christ is born, a world of danger, treachery, and terror.
In the lectionary for today, the Gospel for today skips over an important piece that is difficult to hear… Click to here for the full reflection.
Are you concerned about the environment? Is there a helpful Catholic response to climate change? How are the poor affected by what is happening to the earth, our common home? If you think about these questions, or if you just want to read and discuss a hopeful and challenging little book, join our Pastoral Care intern, Leo Racine, and other members of the Collaborative in an enlightening three-week study of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’: On the Care for Our Common Home”.
The group will meet on three Thursday evenings: January 30, February 6 and February 13 from 7:00 to 8:00pm at St. John in the Parish Center Boardroom.
Contact Leo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
Chris Holownia, our Jesuit seminarian, will be home and joining us for both the 9:00am and 11:00am Masses this Sunday, December 29! He will joyfully accompany both choirs on the piano and also say a few words after the homily about his current placement at Loyola University of Chicago, where he has been assigned for “First Studies.” Please plan to attend one of these Masses and say hello to Chris!
She brought forth into the world eternal light, Jesus Christ our Lord.
SCHEDULE FOR THE HOLY DAY
7:00am at St. John (Upper Church)
9:00am at St. Paul
12:00pm at St. John
Come for this special gift of Confession – there is no better way to prepare for Christmas!
Tuesday, December 24
10:00am – 12:00pm
St. John Church, Lower Chapel
Due to the storm and the forecast for continued snow and ice this evening, tonight’s reflection on The Gospel According to St. John with Fr. Bryan Hehir is CANCELLED.
We will reschedule in January – stay tuned for a new date!
Thank you to all our parishioners who gave so generously to our 2019 Christmas Wish Program. Our parishioners stuffed mailings, entered data, shopped, sponsored, donated and finally checked that every child had their special wish fulfilled. This truly is a magical program, which will make the lives of over 300 children significantly brighter this Christmas. We extend our prayerful gratitude to all who enabled us to carry out this wonderful outreach program again this year. Blessings to your families this Christmas!
Left: Long-time Christmas Wish drivers, Bill Logan & Steve Dufour.
Right: Organizing elves with all of our donations!
The Saint John School is hosting an online silent auction to reserve the third row pew (seats 8 people) and a parking spot at the 4:00pm Family Mass on Christmas Eve at St. John the Evangelist Church. This is a great opportunity to hold a spot for a larger family, or for 2 families to share the pew and bid together. All proceeds will go toward Saint John School scholarships benefiting Saint John School families in need of tuition assistance. To bid for the pew and parking spot, please go online: www.saintjohnschool.net
The online bidding will cease at 5pm on Sunday, December 22.
Thank you for all of your support and Merry Christmas from Saint John School!