From the Desk of Fr. Pat!
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 9/30/22
Catholic Global Ministries will be held next week, October 8-9, 2022, supporting five causes important to Catholics aroundthe world: Catholic Relief Services supports charitable organizations that provide international relief and promote solidarity efforts. Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports missions in Appalachia and the Deep South, the Southwest, the mountain ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 9/22/22
St. John XXIII is embarking on the Love One Another campaign. This is an opportunity for our faith community to invest in needs of our parish and support important Catholic ministries for the poor and those in need, St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Catholic schools, and other vital ministries.
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Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 8/04/22
Thursday, August 11, we are hosting Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg for our morning Mass. For that Thursday only, we will move the Thursday Mass to our St. Mary Church site and the Mass will begin at the usual time 8:30 am. There will be NO Mass at our ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 2/04/22
The 2022 Catholic Stewardship Appeal kicks off this weekend! Here at St. John XXIII parish, it is evident that we recognize and are thankful for God’s gifts to us as individuals and as a parish by the generosity we continue to exhibit toward the CSA. As a parish, we ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 1/12/22
With the uptick in the number of cases of Covid infection, the Archdiocese reminds us to continue to be cautious when gathering in groups. We will continue to reserve sections in our church sites with every other pew blocked off so people can be separated. If you sit in ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 12/03/21
As this calendar year draws to a close, it’s time to kick off our 2022 Financial Stewardship Campaign. In the spirit of our recently celebrated Thanksgiving holiday, we’d like to express our deep appreciation for the support you’ve provided to St. John XXIII, be it financial or otherwise. Indeed, ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 4/01/21
Be Christ Inspired - Joyfully Live Our Call
I pray for the refreshment that the promise of Easter brings all of us: promise of new life, promise of forgiveness, promise of healing, and the call to joyfully share that Good News.
We have gone through a year of pandemic, ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 2/17/21
Be Christ Inspired—Joyfully Live Our Call
We began our Lenten journey a bit differently than past Lents...with the sprinkling of ashes and limited numbers of people who could be at Mass. We will have to work hard at keeping focused on our fasting, praying, and alms-giving these 6 weeks. ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 1/21/21
January 2021Dear St. John XXIII Parishioners, Families, and Friends,I look forward each year to the last week of January when we observe National Catholic Schools Week. As a parish, we recognize the value of Catholic education and support our families and school in educating our young people so they ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 3/24/20
Effective, March 24, 2020: The Archbishop has decided to continue the suspension of public Masses until the health crisis is over.
That means Holy Week services: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday will not be celebrated in parishes. Easter Sunday Masses will also not happen. Confirmations and First Communions ... Read More »