The St. John Westminster Christmas Eve Masses will be held in the Ag Center, and the Christmas Day Masses will be held at St. John’s main church. Please visit sjwest.org/christmas for more information!
Next weekend, Saint John will launch our 2019 Annual Appeal for Catholic Ministries at our parish. Formerly known as the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal, the same support for the spiritual and corporal works of mercy in our local church is being requested under a new name and a new brand. With the support of Annual Appeal monies, the Archdiocese of Baltimore provides pastoral, educational, and charitable ministries to parishes and families throughout the Archdiocese.
Fr. Mark shares with us a few words as we celebrate Thanksgiving and cultivating an “attitude of gratitude” and counting our blessings at all times.
50 of our teens participated in the Steubenville Youth Conference in Steubenville, OH on July 14th-16th. Our very own, Deacon John Martinez was with them. Upon their arrival home, one teen remarked that this was “the best retreat ever and totally a life-changing experience.” Thank you to all of our parishioners for making donations and sponsoring students. It would not have been possible without you. You can certainly be sure that we were praying for you!
We are celebration our One Year Anniversary on Facebook. Get the latest information, interact with your fellow parishioners, get informed about your faith and become more fully a part of your parish family. When you are coming to worship at Mass, attend faith formation, pray in our adoration chapel or having fun at Vacation Bible School don’t forget to check-in. It’s a great way to evangelize and let others know that your faith is important to you! With over 800 Likes our FB presence continues to grow. Like, Follow and Share HERE. In addition, find out whats happening with our young disciples of Saint John School HERE.
Fr. Mark, our pastor, will serve as a delegate for the USCCB’s Convocation of Catholic Leaders from July 1-4, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. He had the opportunity to sit down with Colleen Dulle from Catholic News Service to reflect upon how the Church will form missionary disciples in our own time and season. Her article with Fr. Mark can be found HERE.