Every activity and work of parish life offers an opportunity to grow in friendship with those Christ calls together here in love. All St. John's parishioners and their friends are encouraged to participate in these upcoming parish events:
Fri Nov 15th: 6 - 9:00pm (Fri evening opening night is only for adults.)
Sat Nov 16th: 9am - 4:00pm (Saturday opens to the entire parish and public.)
Make time to connect with old friends, make some new ones and enjoy the festive Christmas shopping and fun events for the children! Like the bazaars of old, our Christmas Bazaar is a marketplace with gift items, art and crafts from our quality vendors and traditional SJE booths.
We are looking for volunteers to lead the Treasure Trove! A huge and heartfelt thank you to Dan Redmond and Alan and Maggie Dieringer for their many years of leading the Treasure Trove! They have asked to take a break but are happy to training the new organizers.
Calling All Crafters & Artists for St. John’s Christmas Bazaar! If any parishioner knows of a crafter/artist who would be interested in getting a jump start on the Christmas season, please mention our wonderful Christmas bazaar. For more details, see the vendor registration form or contact Peg Daly at email@example.com or Michelle Fuster firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit Parish Photo Galleries to see pictures from SJE Annual Christmas Bazaar.
Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 7, 2013
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why (sing it with me): Santa Claus is coming to St. John's! Save the date for Saturday, December 7th for the kids' favorite SJE tradition, Breakfast with Santa! Make your reservations today by downloading our Reservation Form.
Would you like to advertise your business or extend holiday wishes from your family to your SJE family? We are currently accepting sponsorship from businesses and parish/school families who make this event possible. Your 4-color message in the souvenir program is seen by hundreds of local families in the Silver Spring, Wheaton, and Kensington areas and print sales offset the cost of the event so any extra money is fundraising for SJE. Download our Sponsorship and Advertising flyer to pass along to friends and employers!
Call for Volunteers
To make this beloved event happen and to put a sparkle in every child's eye, we need an army of volunteers! You'll make a child's day and it rockets you to the top of the Nice List! We need volunteers for decorating on Friday as well as kitchen support, serving, and clean up on Saturday. Contact us if you can add your much needed hands to this special day. It can't happen without your help!
iPad Air Raffle
YES, WE HAVE IT! No need to waste precious family time standing in line at the Apple store. We're selling chances for the just released iPad Air (16GB) at both seatings of Breakfast with Santa---one winner to be drawn at the end of the second seating. If you can't be there and still want your chance to win this year's hottest gadget, contact us to order your raffle tickets directly. Also, we'll be selling at the bazaar and after masses. Grab your tickets before they're gone!
Thank you for all your help and support!
Helen Cyr, TeamRutz@yahoo.com (301-237-4114)
Ashleigh Manuel, email@example.com. (301-237-2525)
Jessica Love, firstname.lastname@example.org (301--776--7824) (for program ads)
Please visit Parish Photo Galleries to see more pictures from Breakfast with Santa 2012.
Every winter, SJE’s Girl Scout Brownies invite the seniors of the parish to enjoy an afternoon of tea, homemade treats, and good cheer in the Kennedy Room. The girls build teamwork and leadership skills as they create decorations, serve food, perform songs, and even participate in “oral history” by interviewing guests about their lives. Grandparents and senior parishioners have the chance to socialize with friends and to make connections across generations in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. This year, Troop 4775 will host the Senior Tea on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Room.
WHERE? SJE Auditorium
Come with a dish to share and your dancing shoes! This will be a night to remember!
Don't miss this fabulous, faith-filled week of fun! Sign you children up soon to save your spaces!
Download the Partcipant Registration form here.
Adult volunteers needed for VBS 2013. If you are interested in volunteering this summer, visit our sign-up page for available volunteer opportunities: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0845ABA72F4-summer
Youth volunteers, 5th grade through high school, are needed for VBS! Please sign up on the Youth Volunteer sign-up page and download the Youth Volunteer Form also.
Download the Youth Volunteer registration form here.
A heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended St. John the Evangelist's Fall Gala and Auction, An Evening in Paris. The evening was a dazzling success and we deeply appreciate your participation in the Paris trip drawing, silent auction, live auction, and all of the exciting aspects of the event. A very special thanks to the dedication and hours of the many volunteers who made the gala possible. Your generosity of talent, time and treasure helped us raise thousands (the official tally is still being counted!) to benefit the programs of our beloved parish. Again, thank you.
Fall Gala & Auction Co-Chairs,
Kyra Lyons and Maureen Hathway
Please visit Parish Photo Galleries to see more pictures from "An Evening in Paris".
All photos taken by Mary O'Neill-Wood.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Thank you to all our supporters for making the 2012 dinner a great success. We especially want to thank all the workers behind the scenes for stepping up to cook the spaghetti and tomato sauce, the meatball crew for rolling over 1000 meatballs and the 8th grade class for serving everyone in attendance. A fun time was had by all. Congratulations to Lilly C. for winning the 50/50 rafflle! Thanks to Nancy Leonard for providing our musical entertainment.
Please visit Parish Photo Galleries to see more pictures from this year's CYO Spaghetti Dinner.
Once or twice each school year, the parish holds a fun family bingo evening to benefit St. John the Evangelist School. This year, as a cure for our winter blues, we are holding a family bingo night on February 1, 2013. Come join the fun as children (and some adults) ecstatically yell “BINGO”, munch on dinner (pizza and beverages), win games and prizes galore.