SOCIAL GROUPS & PARISH LIFE

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7:30pm // Knights of Columbus Hall
Contact: The Grand Knight  kofc3434_gk@outlook.com, currently Jeff Schleis
Open to all men in good standing with the Catholic Church, the Big Thompson Council was founded in 1952. It is named after the Big Thompson River that runs through the Loveland valley. The Council works closely with Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church in providing funds for various projects. Our members are active participants in their parish. Weekly activities include Bingo on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday breakfast buffet after the 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.  Masses. Annual activities include Lenten Fish Fries, St. Patrick Corn Beef and Cabbage Seminarian Benefit Dinner, Adult and Children's Christmas Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and Tootsie Roll Drive for the mentally handicapped. Council 3434 also provides missalettes to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  Join the Knights!  

 

THAT MAN IS YOU!
Fridays, 6:00-7:00am // Knights Hall
Contact: Paul Diaczun, pdiaczun@comcast.net
That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers.  The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive.  It is particularly indebted to the teachings of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John Paul II.  Over the course of three years, That Man is You! successively considers the three most important relationships in a man’s life: his relationship with God, his relationship with his spouse and his relationship with his children.   

 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW)
The first Thursday of the month, September through May, at 11:30am // St. John’s Hall
Contact:  Ann Foley, momfoley8@gmail.com
Open to all women, the Council supports, empowers and educates all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service.  The CCW at St. John the Evangelist is part of the National Council of Catholic Women, an organization of more than 5,000 affiliated Catholic women’s organizations in parishes and dioceses throughout the U.S.  Our recent activities have included: Providing altar and baptismal supplies; funding, preparing and serving funeral luncheons/dinners; setting up and serving receptions for church functions; helping sponsor a seminarian; providing workers for a community kitchen; and hosting the 2005 Archdiocese of Denver CCW Convention.  Membership dues are $5.00 per year and we have approximately 150 registered members.  We need YOU!

 

SWEETHEARTS OF THE KNIGHTS
The first Wednesday of each month, September through June, at 6:30 p.m. // The Knights of Columbus Hall
Contact: 
The Sweethearts of the Knights were organized as an auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus Council 3434 for the purpose of lending support to the men of this council.   Membership is open to females over the age of 18 who support the ideals of the Knights (such as charity, defending the faith, and the sanctity of human life) and who wish to participate in Knight and Sweetheart activities. Dues are $12 annually.
The Sweethearts offer spiritual, charitable and social opportunities for the members, and assist the Knights with some of their social functions and fundraisers such as the Lenten fish fry, craft sales, bingo and dinner-dances.  The Sweethearts sponsor their own fundraisers to benefit Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School and the community. Some of their fundraising projects include the Soup Kitchen, Life Choices Pregnancy Center, Birthright, House of Neighborly Service, and Meals on Wheels. Additionally, the Sweethearts host the Knights Annual Father’s Day Breakfast and sponsor the Saint Gerard’s Baby Shower to benefit the local Birthright and Life Choices organizations. A live plant sale in May and a poinsettia sale before Christmas are also fundraisers they sponsor.

 

HOSPITALITY TEAM
Contact:  Parish Office, (970) 635-5800
Join us in creating a welcoming atmosphere at St. John’s.  From the Welcome Desk, to Inspiring People talks, to greeters, and coffee and donuts, the Hospitality Team is instrumental in welcoming parishioners in the spirit of Christ.

 

CATHOLIC SINGLES FELLOWSHIP
Meetings as needed
Contact:  Rob Forlenza, saintjohnssingles@outlook.com
The singles fellowship is not a dating group, but instead offers Catholic singles ages 21+ a chance to meet and engage in activities together.  Activities may include BBQ’s, hiking, wine tastings, white water rafting, game nights, and more!

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Sundays, 8-10:30am // Knights Hall
Contact:  Larry Hupka
Start the week serving the parish and enjoying a delicious breakfast!  You do not need to be a member of the Knights to help with this ministry.

 

MOM’S GROUP
Meets one Thursday evening per month at different locations
Contact: Mandi Richards, richards.mandi@gmail.com
Engage in fellowship with other Catholic moms! Join us for evening coffee breaks, Bunco, or special guest speakers.  Locations vary and are announced via email to those on our interest list. 

 

NURSERY
During 9:00am Sunday Mass // St. John’s Hall
Contact:  Parish Office (970) 635-5800
Children ages 1-4 are welcome to play in the nursery while their parent(s) attend 9 am Sunday Mass. The nursery is free and is a supervised and fun environment.  

 

MAINTENANCE, GROUNDS, & LANDSCAPING
Contact:  Parish Office, (970) 635-5800
St. John’s is very grateful to all who volunteer to keep our parish beautiful!  If you have talent in this area, we would love to have your help!  If you would specifically like to help with landscaping, contact Lois Peretti (970) 593-8575.

 

OFFICE SUPPORT TEAM
Contact:  Parish Office, (970) 635-5800
Help is always appreciated in the Parish Office and Formation House during the week.  If you can help with filing, spreadsheets, organizing, or just being a friendly presence to welcome visitors to the office, we would love to have your assistance.

 

FUNERAL DINNERS
Contact: Roberta Christopher, (970) 667-3802
As part of our service to the bereaved, St. John’s provides a reception following funerals.  One can be involved in preparing a dish to serve or by setting up, serving, and cleaning-up.