VBS June 21 & 22

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Vacation Bible School is back for a TWO-DAY extravaganza, Wednesday and Thursday June 21 and 22. We will meet in the St. John School Ken Dillon Activity Center (Gymnasium and Cafeteria). The Armor of God is the theme; with crafts, music, prayer, Bible stories, memorizing, games, lunch, skits and more! Open to all students in Pre-School (3 year old and potty-trained please!!) through 5th grade. There is no fee, but we’d happily accept a $10 donation per student! If parents, grandparents or older siblings want to be part of the amazing VBS TEAM, please be sure to contact our Youth Minister Clare Kolenda!


Register by clicking HERE!



Liar, Lunatic, or Lord – What do you say?

Jesus really only offers us three choices as to who He is: liar, lunatic, or Lord.  He asks Peter, “Who do you say that I am?”(Matt 16:15).  Peter doesn’t call Him a good man, a teacher, a prophet; he doesn’t call Him a lunatic, either.  No, Peter calls Him the Messiah, the Son of God – Lord.


Fr. Mike Schmitz has some great teaching for us on this.  How do we know who Jesus is?  He tells us and then He proves it:



Please pray for our energetic and holy 2nd graders as they celebrate their First Holy Eucharist with Lord Jesus this weekend! We will have two celebrations, one on Saturday afternoon at St. Joseph Oratory and the other Sunday afternoon at St. John Church. If you know any of our little friends or their families, please congratulate them on this special day:

1st Euch LogoJoseph Aldrich, Madison Allen, Andrew Anderson, Bryce Behncke, Peyton Best, Maden Brady, Marissa Carreon, Faith Copeland, Sierra Copeland, Tierra Copeland, Brady Crawford, Brooklyn Daly, Danielle Delaney, Alex Delor, Lauren Doser, Jackson Fossitt, Christian Hall, Serenity Johnson, Ashlyn Knoebel, Matthew Knoebel, Brandon Kulka, Kennedy Laura, Lily Layne, Lincoln Levy, Collin Ludwig, Ethan Mann, Nevaeh Martin, Griffin Martin, Katelyn Milbourne, Joseph Mills, Sullivan Mohlman, Delanie Monica, Joseph Morgan, Christian Nedziwe, Annie O’Dowd, Thomas O’Neil, Eva Overmyer, Ryan Patterson, Selena Rodriguez, Connor Schauer, Chase Schirmacher, Kellie Stevens, Kiernan Terry, Nicholas Trudell, Daniel Walter, Ella Wilcox, Ashley Willett and Wyatt Wowianko.



Join us Wednesday May 10 as Fr. Chas presents the Precepts of the Catholic Church; the absolute minimum actions required of Catholics regarding the Church. The following week, May 17, Fr. Brian will celebrate a Teaching Mass in the Church; explaining the “why’s” as he celebrates an actual Mass. Each is part of our regular RCIA Classes (the “new membership” process) which are open to all parishioners as Catholicism 101.

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If you are a lifelong Catholic, but looking for a fresh “reboot”, or if you are someone considering becoming Catholic, or even just interested in learning more, we’d love to see you. The RCIA / Catholicism 101 sessions are weekly, 6:30-8:00 in the Parish Center. Note that the teaching Mass will take place in the Church and will probably be a little longer than the usual Mass time.


Holy Spirit Sundays!

WildGoose PromoPlease be welcomed to join Fr. Dave Pivonka for an amazing series on the Holy Spirit each Sunday during the Easter Season, from April 23 until the week prior to Pentecost, May 28. Cindy Smith will host this terrific look at the Holy Spirit with DVD, prayer, and discussion. “The Wild Goose” is what the ancient Celts called the Holy Spirit. Fr. Pivonka hosts several terrific episodes explaining, teaching, and helping us experience the Spirit. This will take the place of our usual Gamma Group on Sundays during the Easter Season; starting right after the 5:00 Mass, 6:15 in the meeting Room!