From The Pastor's Desk

18 July, 2021

I have a variety of items to pass onto you this week.

Through God’s grace of invitation and the ministry of Father Rafa, vocation director, our province is blessed with 8 new postulants who have responded to God’s grace and expressed their desire to become members of our province either as a priest or brother. They arrived at St. Padre Pio Friary in Frankford last Sunday and were invested with the postulant habit (garb) on Wednesday, July 14th. This is joyful news for our province and the Capuchin Order as many men are responding to our way of life in imitation of St. Francis of Assisi. Please keep these men in your prayers as well as our province.

Please do not forget St. John’s. It’s vacation time. If you are planning to be away from St. John’s, please remember to either mail in your weekly envelope or make up for the time you are away when you return. The bills still keep coming in. Thank you.

Leave a Legacy or Honor a Loved One. Please remember St. John the Evangelist in your will and estate planning. Memorial gifts to St. John’s perpetuate the memory of a loved one or honor a living person. Your thoughtfulness and support will enable the parish to continue its presence, ministry, and service to the larger community.

Historical Preservation Endowment Fund
$439,215.65
 
Thank you for all you do for our parish and for your commitment to ensure that St. John’s is “Good News in the Heart of Philadelphia.”
 
Peace and God’s blessings!
Father John