2021 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Pat!
Season’s Greetings St. John XXIII Parishioners/Parish Families!
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 »
Lent in a Pandemic 2021
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 »
Catholic Schools Week
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 »