From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life

Last weekend’s Gospel and homily combo has been one that has particularly stuck with me throughout this week, pondering the idea, as Fr. Brian talked about, of the “four o’clock moments of life.” And as is the case for so many things within our faith, this concept is a truly a “both/and.” The “four o’clock … Continued

From the Desk of Ava Marcarelli, Administrative Assistant

Hello, St. John Parish Family! It’s been about three and a half months since I started working as St. John’s new parish secretary. I’ve enjoyed the brief encounters I’ve had with some of you, and I look forward to meeting even more people as I continue working at St. John and building community here in … Continued

From the Desk of Joseph Gruber, St. John Parish FOCUS Missionary

Dear people of Jackson!  I’d like to invite all of you to the SEEK2021 conference this coming February 4-7, Thursday-Sunday!  Every year, my organization, FOCUS, puts on a huge national/international conference, with some of the biggest Catholic speakers and best Catholic artists, representatives from dozens of religious orders, many bishops, priests, and deacons, and thousands of lay people … Continued

From the Desk of Todd Gale, Director of Faith Formation

SALVATION STORY LEADING TO SCRIPTURE For the last month or so in homilies and articles we have been revisiting the basic story of Salvation. All people have been created by a loving Father God who wants us with Him for eternity. Then we were captured by the enemy, with our own free will as an … Continued

From the Desk of Fr. Chas, Christmas Day

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Dear Parishioners & Visitors, Christmas 2020 is a Christmas like no other in our lifetime. And yet, as with every year, Christ is born for us to redeem this year…if we allow him to do so. God is once again inviting us to allow him to bring good even from the evils and … Continued