St. John’s Parish Family has the opportunity to aid the less fortunate in our area by serving a fellowship meal in the Gathering Room of St. Vincent de Paul Center. We next meet on Dec. 28th at 3pm to set up, serve the meal at 5pm with clean-up by 6:30pm. If you are able to help, please call Richard at 715-387-2763.
St. John Catholic Book Club Our next meeting will be on Tues. Jan. 3rd. We are currently reading and will discuss Chiara Corbella Petrillo - A Witness to Joy by Simone Troise & Cristiana Pacini. The Zoo Keeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman will be our January book. We choose our books by consensus, not strictly Catholic tomes or authors, but after considering persons or topics we believe we should be aware of as Catholic Christians. If you would like to join us please call Mari at 715-207-7744.
Teaching the Way of Love: Jeff Arrowood will present this talk to parents and their children in grades 8 - 10 on Wednesday, January 4th. It will be held in the Columbia room from 6:15 - 8:15pm. Adolescence is a time of great change for youth and that change can be confusing. Parents are the ones that create a firm and secure foundation from which a young adult can confidently become the person that God intends them to be. Topics Mr. Arrowood will cover are highlights from Theology of the Body, Self-Worth vs. Self Esteem, Marriage in God’s Plan as well as hold vital discussions. All CCD 8th grade students should report to the Columbia room for this presentation. All high school students (with parent) are invited to attend. For more information, contact Deb Mlsna at 715-659-4480 ext 3.
Adult Confirmation Class: A confirmation class for baptized Catholics will be offered in Jan-Feb. This class will prepare participants to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on March 5th. Class will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00pm beginning on January 16th, 2017. Registration is required – for more information and to register please contact Deb Mlsna at 715-659- 4480 ext 3 or at ReligiousEd@frontier.com as soon as possible. Please note this is not an RCIA class.
Catholic Kiosk Thanks to the generous support of our Marshfield Deanery Catholic community and the amiable rental relationship with the Marshfield Mall, the Catholic Kiosk has been a source of evangelization in our community for 3 years! As we approach the Christmas season, we are hoping to "beef up" the Catholic Kiosk's inventory of Catholic Bibles, Catechisms, Lighthouse Media and/or Dynamic Catholic Institute books and CD's. We are also always very appreciative of monetary donations to pay for the monthly $150 rental. Please contact Mandy at 715-387-1317 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help support the Catholic Kiosk, a Marshfield Deanery Catholic Community evangelization effort.
Prayer Shawl Ministry is a way to offer a sense of prayer, comfort, support & love to an individual in times that are difficult such as: death of a loved one, a serious diagnosis, or a life’s struggle. Fleece comfort shawls are now also available. These may be used for young and old alike. All are available in the Bride’s room. For more information contact Lori at 715-387-0244.
In need of inspiration or experiencing Jesus' presence or healing? He will provide for your needs in ways we cannot always anticipate. Come be with Jesus in adoration at Pope Saint John Paul II Adoration Chapel, 510 S. Columbus Ave. Fridays at 9pm-10pm or Saturdays at 1am-2am are openings needed to be filled. Please call Jean, 715-387-0571 or Dale, 715-383-2262 to schedule your hour.