From the Desk of Deacon Mike McCormick

Divine Mercy Sunday Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Today is Divine Mercy Sunday, the 8th day of the Solemnity of Easter in which Saint Pope John Paul II said that we receive the Easter gift. What is that Easter gift? It is a … Continued

From the Desk of Fr. Chas Canoy

When Surrender Leads to Freedom! HAPPY EASTER! Today, we celebrate the victory of the Risen Lord Jesus Christ! He was victorious over all the evil that principalities and powers of this world threw at him. He was victorious even over death itself. If we surrender ourselves to Jesus, his victory will extend to our own … Continued

From the Desk of Shayne Slough, Director of Parish Life

Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord “The palms we take home and put in a special place serve to remind us that Palm Sunday is not lost to the ages but that by Christ’s victory we, too, can achieve everlasting life. ‘For us too, they [palms] must be symbols of triumph, indicative of … Continued

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