From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, Parish FOCUS Missionary

Dear St. John the Evangelist Parish, “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea” (Mark 9:42). These are harsh words from Jesus in … Continued

From the Desk of Dcn. David Etters

Measuring Greatness “I am the greatest! I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. I am the greatest!” Those showy, bragging words were famously spoken throughout the 1960s and 70s by world champion boxer Muhammed Ali. As a youngster, I grew up watching him dance around the ring and thump his way to … Continued

From the Desk of Todd Gale, Director of Faith Formation

Our Faith Formation Team here at St. John Parish is a robust and dedicated bunch, with Todd Gale, Angel Koerkel, Valentina Piotrzkowski, Catechists who teach Children’s Liturgy and Sacramental Preparation, Joseph Gruber with FOCUS, and many wonderful volunteers. We’ve been guided by the vision of our Good Pastor, Fr. Chas, and we have soaked this … Continued

From the Desk of Dcn. Mike McCormick

As we enjoy this weekend, we realize that for all practical purposes, summer is over. Most of us have taken the time for a vacation, our children are returning to school, and most businesses have reopened. We are trying to put behind us a year and a half of COVID-19, the pandemic that all but … Continued