THE GIVING TREE

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St. John’s 8th grade class is working with Catholic Charities to provide Christmas presents for 10 local families in need. Starting Nov. 17th, please take an ornament (or two!) from the tree in the church foyer, purchase the gift indicated, and return the unwrapped gift with the original ornament tag to the tree by December 12.  Students will take care of everything else!  Questions? Contact the School Office: (970) 635-5830

ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS MASSES & CONFESSIONS

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Friday, December 7
6:15pm (bilingual, English & Spanish, Anticipatory)

Saturday, December 8
8:30am (English)
12:10pm (English)

Regular Saturday/Sunday Confession and Mass schedule follows the Immaculate Conception Masses.

PENANCE SERVICE

December 18, 7:00pm - Penance Service

CHRISTMAS EVE/CHRISTMAS

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Confessions
No Confessions on December 24, 25, 26.

Masses
Monday, December 24

4:00pm (English)
6:00pm (English)
8:00pm (Spanish, Español)
10:00pm (English)
No Midnight Mass

Tuesday, December 25
8:00am (English)
10:00am (English)

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

No Confessions on December 31 or January 1

Masses
Monday, December 31

6:15pm (bilingual, English and Spanish)

Tuesday, January 1
8:30am (English)
10:00am (English)

RESERVE 2019 MASS INTENTIONS

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Parishioners can begin scheduling 2019 Mass Intentions starting Monday, November 5, by visiting the Parish Office.  Due to the size of our parish, there is a limit of 3 Mass intentions per family and only 1 of them can be a weekend Mass.  The Mass book fills up quickly, so reserve yours ASAP!

For questions, please contact the Parish Office at (970) 635-5800 or click here.

BETHLEHEM HANDICRAFTS RETURNS

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Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, After all Masses // St. John’s Foyer

The Bannoura family of Bethlehem Handicrafts imports products from the Christian community of Bethlehem.  As Joseph taught Christ the trade of carpentry in Nazareth, the Bannoura family passed the trade of olive wood artisanship from generation to generation until the present. They take great pride in this distinct and traditional craft, which is one of the principal sources of income for the small but resilient Christian community.

 On Nov. 17th & 18th, they will visit St. John’s with handcrafted olive wood items for sale.  Any number of items ranging from Nativity sets to Christmas ornaments will make ideal Christmas gifts for family, friends and coworkers.  Other items such as statuettes and rosary beads will make for excellent Baptismal, First Communion and Confirmation gifts throughout the year. For more information and to view available products, please visit www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com.

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

 The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is built on the site traditionally understood to be the home of Mary. It is just one of many places you will visit on the Holy Land Pilgrimage.

The Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth is built on the site traditionally understood to be the home of Mary. It is just one of many places you will visit on the Holy Land Pilgrimage.

Join Father Steve on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land!

Informational Meeting:  Sunday, November 18, 3:00pm // St. John’s Hall

Dates of travel:  October 7-17, 2019

Have you ever wanted to see, and experience firsthand, the places you have read about in scripture?  Is God calling you to an encounter with Him in the Holy Land? 

Walk where Jesus walked as you visit holy sites such as Bethlehem, Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, and many more.

Pick-up a brochure in the foyer and come to the informational meeting to learn more about the Holy Land Pilgrimage with Fr. Steve.

Meeting with: Fr. Steve Adams and George Bannoura of Bethlehem Handicrafts and Good Shepherd Travel.

RAISING TEENS & PRETEENS WITH DIGNITY IN TODAY’S CULTURE

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Raising Teens and Preteens with Dignity in Today’s Culture

Thursday, November 8, 7:00pm // Knights Hall

Presentation contains mature content not suitable for children.  SJE Inspiring People and St. John’s Catholic School invite you to Culture 5:11 - a presentation for parents interested in learning how modern media is affecting teens and preteens socially and impacting their ability to form genuine connections.  We will discuss the temptations kids face in the digital age, how parents can encourage discipline around the use of social media, and how to avoid the destructive nature of pornography.

Learn more at www.culture5-11.com 

 

PRAY THE ROSARY WITH US

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According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:
“The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ's spirit dwells.” Learn more from the USCCB.
Please join us in prayer!

Men’s Rosary
Meets Wednesdays, 5:30-6:00pm
St. John’s Hall

Legion of Mary
Meets Mondays, 9:45am,
St. John’s Hall.  Also meets for First Friday and First Saturday devotions after morning Masses.

Whole School Rosary
Thursday, October 25, 1pm, Church Sanctuary.  Join with our Catholic School students in praying the Rosary.

Rosary for Reparation and Healing of the Church
Meets in the Sanctuary 25 minutes before each weekend Mass.

 

HALLOWEEN FAMILY FEST

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Saturday, October 27  // School Parking Lot and Knights Hall. 

Set-up 5:30pm, Treats 6-8pm, Awards 7pm.

You’re invited to this year’s Halloween Family Fest presented by SJE Catholic School PTO and the Knights of Columbus!  This event replaces the Halloween Carnival and will feature a chili cook-off, campfire pits, S’mores Kits ($2 each), outdoor movie, trunk contest, and more!  $5 Entry Fee for each trunk or chili.  Contact Jeff kofc3434_gk@outlook.com or Kim tkwyant@yahoo.com  for info.  We hope to see you there!