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From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life

Happy Father’s Day! On this Father’s Day, we invite you to pray for all fathers! We also take this opportunity to thank two of our spiritual fathers, Fr. Chas and Fr. Brian! Thank you, both, for teaching us, praying for us, guiding us, and bringing us Christ in his Word and in the sacraments. Next … Continued

From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, Parish FOCUS Missionary

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them This Sunday’s Gospel includes the very important line, “Through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit.” There is something mysterious about how fruit appears. The farmer creates favorable conditions and plants seeds, but he can’t … Continued

From the Desk of Todd Gale, Director of Faith Formation

THE MASS IS THE CLASS Our Faith Formation Team here at St. John Parish is a robust and dedicated bunch, with Clare DeWitt, Angela Koerkel, St. John School, Religious Education Catechists (“catechist” is a churchy word that means religion teacher!), Joseph Gruber with FOCUS, those who teach Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW), and many … Continued

From the Desk of Deacon Dave Etters

“You’re Talking to People!” The Blessed Trinity…it has been called the preacher’s nightmare, or the ultimate Rubik’s cube of theology. After all, what could a homilist say other than, “It’s a mystery?” Well, in fact, my first preaching assignment was – drum roll – you guessed it, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. My … Continued

From the Desk of Fr. Chas Canoy, Pastor

Dear Parishioners, Welcome Back! With the end of Bishop Boyea’s dispensation from Sunday Mass, we are so happy to be reunited as the St. John Parish family on Sundays! While the Church recognizes that individual instances of health concerns still exist and certainly are legitimate reasons for continuing to participate in the Sunday liturgy from … Continued