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From the Desk of Angel Koerkel, Sacramental Prep Coordinator, 9/17/23

The Sacraments of Initiation While there are seven sacraments in the Church, the three that are the “Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life,” (CCC 1212, emphasis original*) and usually at this time of the year we begin to get a lot of inquiries from parents … Continued

Celebrating 150 Years of St. John School!

1873-2023…150 years of Catholic Education at St. John School…Join us as we celebrate! Wishing to contribute to our school?  Click here and choose St. John Elementary School. Here’s to 150 Years In just a few days, we begin another year of school. There is excitement, nerves, and maybe a few tears (from maybe a kindergarten … Continued

We Invite You to Come and See! 9/10/23

Dear Parishioners, 1856. In this year, the “Mother Church of Jackson” laid its cornerstone, and from that moment on, parish life at St. John the Evangelist Parish began! This year, we celebrate our 166th year as a parish and our 150th year of St. John School! So first, a big THANK YOU… We have over … Continued

From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life, 9/3/23

Happy Labor Day and Happy Rest Day! “For everything there is a season…” God so beautifully built into his plan for us time for work and time for rest (the Sabbath).  Being a “do-er”, I’ll admit, I’ve never been the best at balancing these two things!  But lately, I’m really working on it!  (Monday is … Continued