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From the Desk of Deacon Dave Etters

Livin’ Out of a Suitcase Last month, Marcia and I had one of the most unique vacations we have ever taken. It was longer than any of our previous ones, extending almost three weeks, and we did not simply stay in one location. No, that would be way too simple, straightforward, and reasonable. Rather, we … Continued

From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life

Dear Fellow Parishioners, As Fr. Chas and Fr. Brian kicked off our Lenten Season here at St. John Parish with a powerful homily series focused on Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving, I feel like I’ve understood how to enter into Lent even more fully than I have in the past. In all of it, the Lord … Continued

From the Desk of John Richards, Director of Parish Operations

It has been roughly a year since I took the Director of Parish Operations position here at St. John.  It certainly has been a learning experience for me. I stepped into the role right when Covid hit last year.  What timing!  The operations of the parish haven’t been “normal” due to the pandemic.  So while … Continued

From the Desk of Todd Gale, Director of Faith Formation

Something awesome this way comes! Can you feel it? Can you sense it? We so often see the downward spiral of statistics showing the Catholic Church of the Western world in decline. We’ve seen here in Jackson over the last 40 years a dramatic down-shifting in the numbers of parishes, schools, vocations, and participating members. … Continued

From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, Parish Focus Missionary

Dear Parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Parish, A few weeks ago, we hosted local participants of the international SEEK conference—usually people come from all over the country and the world to this conference. This year, the conference came to all parts of the country and to the world, including to over 100 of us … Continued