T H E F E A S T O F T H E B A P T I S M O F T H E L O R D
The baptism of Jesus is on his part the acceptance and inauguration of his mission as God's suffering Servant. He allows himself to be numbered among sinners; he is already "the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" [...] At his baptism "the heavens were opened” - the heavens that Adam's sin had closed - and the waters were sanctified by the descent of Jesus and the Spirit, a prelude to the new creation. CCC536
Last Sunday, the 1st Year students were given a prayer to breakdown and explain what each part means.
Food donation weekend Saturday & Sunday January 11&12 (all masses)
Needed are: cereal; peanut butter & jelly; canned fruit & vegetables; rice; pasta & pasta sauce; pork & beans; and canned tuna. unopened items only. Baskets are located at entrances of church for your donations.
St. Vincent de Paul office, locates behind the church, is open on a regular basis M/W/F, 4:00 pm—5:00 pm. Your donations of food and clothing ay be dropped off on those days, at those times. When office is closed, please DO NOT leave donations in doorway as Vincentians are not on duty and the items are subjected to weather and, sadly become damaged & unusable.
We are continually grateful for all that you do to help those among us who are in need. Your Vincentians
“The 2019 Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets were a success this year thanks to the food drive and help from the St. Johns school students. The sixth and 8th graders did a great job filling the baskets and handing them out to our neighbors in need.
Also, thank you to St. Johns church for their food donations and clothes donations. We helped 55 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The donations were blessed by Father Joseph who always comes by to enjoy the children and can see what work we do for our congregation and surrounding community.
Thank you to my hard working Vincentians who volunteered hours every month all year long helping our people in need.
God Bless you all, LeNora Carroll, President of St. Vincent De Paul."
There will be a PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Sunday, January 26th from 8am to 11am at the St John Gym. This event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 3518, will raise funds to help St. John Catholic School students in need of tuition assistance. Donations are: $8.oo for Adults and $5.oo for children.
I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.
May the light of Jesus always be present in our lives. Like the Magi, it guarantees us peace and immense joy.
Happy return from vacation to our journey of faith with Jesus.
Children's Faith Formation Coordinator
Many, many thanks to everyone who was took part in our Christmas Concert on December 18, 2019. It could not have been the successful event that it was without all the wonderful people involved: our musicians, our English and Spanish choirs, our Spanish children's choir, our St. John's Catholic School First Grade and School Choir; our office staff; our Confirmation Class greeters; our ushers; money counters; those who provided food and beverages at our reception; and all who helped with setting things up and cleaning up afterwards. I would also like to give a very special thanks to all of you who attended our Christmas Concert, for your presence, your smiles, and your generosity.
With love and prayers,
Helena Dietrich, Music Director
St. John CYO
CRAB FEED 2020
Saturday. February 1st
6-7 PM No Host Cocktails
7– 9 PM Dinner & Raffle
9 PM—12 AM Dancing
$55 PER PERSON INCLUDES:
All you can eat crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread
No Outside Alcohol– No one Under 21 Allowed
Get your tickets today!
Come by the school office Monday—Friday from
Call Kristen 510-331-16525