12 September, 2021

I hope you and your family had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend. I can’t believe we are close to Summer’s end, where did it go? I have a few items to pass on to you this week.

As members of the Body of Christ we are called to pray for our sisters and brothers in other countries and ours as well who are suffering greatly: the people of Haiti who are living with the devastation caused by the earthquake; the people in Louisiana, the people in the Eastern region of our country who were also devastated by Hurricane Ida; the people still in Afghanistan and those who fled that country trying to resettle and begin life all over again.

This weekend there will be a second collection in support of the relief efforts for the victims of the earthquake that devastated Haiti.

St. John’s LGBT Prayer Group.. St. John’s invites all LGBT members and their friends to a monthly prayer group meeting every 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the parish center. The meeting will consist of prayer, monthly discussion topics and a social. The prayer group is open to ALL members of the parish and their friends. Please contact Michael Flynn at microsflyn@aol.com for more details.

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.

Speaking of memorials. Recently I had to purchase a new Roman Missal, the book of prayers the celebrant at Mass uses. The reason for the purchase had to do with the disrepair and deteriorating condition of the replaced missal. The cost of the new missal is $183.55. If anyone is interested in memori-alizing the missal: In Memory of (deceased person(s) or In Honor of (living person(s), please let me know.

Historical Preservation Endowment Fund
$498,998.39
(includes interest and dividends)
 
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