2022 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Pat!
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 12/05/22
Reconciliation during Advent will be every Saturday at 10:30 am at our St. Peter Church site with the exception of December 24. There will be no communal penance service this Advent, but there will be one additional Reconciliation opportunity on December 21 at 6:30 pm, also at our St. ... Read More »
Posted by Amy Jo Schmit on 10/19/22
We kicked off the ‘public’ phase of our Love One Another Capital Campaign last weekend. As I reported at the Masses, we are at 35% of our goal of just over 1.7 million (that’s approximately $603,000) from 50 of our most generous supporters. We have a long way to ... Read More »
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 »