“Beauty is a key to the mystery and a call to transcendence. It is an invitation to savor life and to dream of the future. That is why the beauty of created things can never fully satisfy. It stirs that hidden nostalgia for God which a lover of beauty like Saint Augustine could express in incomparable terms: ‘Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you!' ”
Blessed John Paul II
Letter to Artists, #16
WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ

Liturgical Arts & Environment

The beauty of our Church artwork and environs reflects our recognition of the wonder of the Lord’s real presence in our midst. The mission of the Liturgical Arts & Environment committee is to provide direct support for creating a liturgically correct, reverent and prayerful environment in the Main Church and Our Lady’s Chapel throughout the year.

Artists, architects, florists, designers and craftsmen are encouraged to offer their gifts so our parish environs will fully reflect the glory of God.

For more information about this ministry, contact Kate Comello, thecomellos [at] aol.com.


Lenten Giving Tree

"Anyone who needs me, and whom I can help, is my neighbor."  Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est.

During the Lenten Season, we are asked to examine our hearts and find ways to draw closer to Christ.  This Lent, instead of "giving up" something, maybe consider "doing something extra" for others right here in our St. John's community.  Starting on Ash Wednesday, you will find the Giving Tree located on the side altar of the Main Church.  Please take one of the envelopes off the table and prayerfully consider what you might be able to give to someone in our Parish who is struggling with paying their bills or feeding their children.  Please return the envelope with your contribution to the collection basket or the box near the tree during Lent.  These funds are used by our Parish Social Concerns Ministry in reaching out to those in need right here in our midst.

 


Altar Flowers

The gift of flowers for the Sanctuary of the Main Church is a beautiful way to celebrate a birthday, marriage or anniversary or to honor a deceased family member or friend.

If you would like to donate flowers for the Main Altar, please contact Kate Comello, thecomellos [at] aol.com for more information.

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Divine Mercy Sunday

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School Fundraiser at Behnke's Nursery
May 3rd

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St. John’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge 5K and 2K fun run
Saturday, May 10th

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Prayer

You are my Creator, Eternal Trinity, and I am your creature. You have made me a new creation in the blood of your Son, and I know that you are moved with love at the beauty of your creation. I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you gave yourself to us in the fire of your love, O Triune God! Amen.

-St. Catherine of Siena (1337-1380)


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