Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday 8:00 AM
Wednesday 8:00 AM
Third Friday of the Month 10:00 AM at Liberty Village Nursing Home
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Outreach Ministry Hours: Monday & Wednesday
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Please pray for the following:
Nursing Homes: Millie Frese, Don Jackson, Marie Riegel
Prayers for the sick:
Janet Ashby, Kay Bailey, Connie Brown, Phyllis Fehr, Cornelia Harpenau, Roy Harrold, Mary Hirsch, Steve Lighthall, Tina Mannix, Jon Menter, Joni Mollet, Mary Jean Ochs, Steven R. Smith, Angie Walden, Rita Williams, Brett Willits, Guy Wisegarver, Todd Wolfe.
1st WEEK OF ADVENT
The first candle of Advent (purple) symbolizes Hope. It is also considered the "Prophecy Candle", in remembrance of the Prophets, especially Isaiah who foretold the birth of Christ.
Read Luke, Chapters 1-7. Isaiah 7:14 and 9:6.
2nd WEEK OF ADVENT
The second candle, also purple, represents Faith. It is also called the "Bethlehem Candle" as a reminder of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. Consider John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus. John the Baptist appears in the tradition of the great prophets, preaching repentance and reform to the people of Israel. To affirm this, Luke quotes at length from the prophet Isaiah. John baptizes for repentance and forgiveness of sins, preparing the way for God's salvation.
Read Luke Chapters 8-13. Isaiah 11:1-10,and 11:5. Psalm 72:1-7 and 18-19, and Matthew 3:1-12.
You can have a song of your choice played on the church church bell carillon on a specific day and time of your special intention. The cost is $10 for a weekday and $15 for weekend.Just stop by the Parish office during normal business hours. On Saturday, Nov 30, the carillon played "Oh come, Oh come Emmanuel" in honor of Ethel Austin's 89th birthday donated by Ellen Donovan.
Since the Immaculate Conception lands on Sunday this year, the Holy Day is transferred to Monday, December 9th. However, the obligation to attend Mass is not required.
The Advent Penance Service will be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm at St. John's Church. The people of St. John's, Sacred Heart, and St. Patrick's of Wapella are encouraged to join us for this act of preparation.
St. John's will be participating in this year's Community Christmas Cantata which is held this Sunday, December 8th, at the Methodist Church at 5pm. St. John's and Presbyterian Choirs will again be joining together for this event. We invite members of Sacred Heart and St.Patrick's Wapella to do join us. It is a wonderful experience and we hope you will join us. Please help us bring the the season of Christmas to the community and support the DOVE program as well. For more information please contact Debbie Askins.
Sunday, December 8th is our Breakfast with Santa! It will be after the 8:30 Mass. It is an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 5-12. Join us for Breakfast with Santa!
The Altar & Rosary Society Christmas Party will begin at at the DeWitt County Museum Homestead on Wednesday, December 11th. Please see the event calendar for more details.
The St. John's cleaning crew will be giving the church a good cleaning on Thursday, Dec 9th, at 10 am for the Christmas season. Anyone who would like to lend a hand is more than welcome. All supplies will be provided.
Please check the event calendar for all events happening in our Parish!