Dear Parish family,
Blessings to you.
This weekend we celebrate the feast of the Lord’s baptism. At the same time, we conclude the celebrations that mark holy Christmas. The Lord’s baptism constitutes the foundation for our baptism, even as his death and resurrection form the basis of our hope for eternal life with God.
Consequently, we rejoice in the baptism we have all received. At our baptism, we receive gifts, which enable us to serve and support the church and beyond. Here at St. John’s, so many parishioners are involved in various parish ministries. Some have served over the years and are no longer able to do it, while others continue to serve joyfully.
As we conclude the Christmas season and step deeper into the new year, I wish to render gratitude to all parishioners for your continuing presence and support for the parish. It takes all of us to build the church. The spiritual and financial support you render to the parish is the source of the vibrancy and aliveness of our joyful and welcoming church.
Just to give you an idea of the number of parishioners involved in serving our family of St. John:
Staff-6, Pastoral Council-9, Finance Council-7, Sacristans-4, Communion Ministers-45, Lectors-19, Altar Servers-42, Greeters/Ushers-24 families, Music- 24, Faith Formation Commission-8, Liturgy Committee-7, Social Justice-6, Environment and Grounds-9, Social Justice- 8, Evangelization Committee-8, Auction Committee-8, Religious Education-47, RCIA-6, Community Connection Group-3, Baptism Catechisis-8 and Youth Ministry & Confirmation-14. There are still others serving in different areas.
Thank you for your services in the past year and your willingness to keep serving our beloved parish.
Happy New Year!