Calling All Bakers: Our Parish bake sale will take place Feb. 4th and 5th at all weekend masses. Please consider helping by donating your homemade baked items. You may bring your items to any of the masses that weekend. All proceeds go to help defray the costs of adult educational opportunities. Questions? Contact Connie at 715- 305-6742. Thank you from the St. John Education Committee.
Evenings of Recollection: The next Evening of Recollection to be held at St. John’s will be Thursday, January 19th from 6:30-8:00pm. The recollection for the night will be a Pro-Life message. The evening will begin by exposing the Blessed Sacrament followed by a half hour meditation. After that there will be time for silent adoration and confession. Benediction will close the evening.
Baptism Class for those requesting the baptism of their children will take place Tues., Jan. 31st, 5:30-8:00pm in Columbia Room. Pre-registration is required and you can do so by calling 715-384- 9565 ext 2. For those not registered in the parish, information will be given on how to do so. This class is for all parents of their first child and/or those who have not yet taken Father Martin’s Baptismal class
St. John’s Book Exchange “If a man wants to always be in God’s company, he must pray regularly and read regularly. When we pray, we talk to God. When we read, God talks to us.” St. John’s provides a wonderful opportunity to come closer to God by providing a variety of books that are free and meant to be taken and read. You are welcome to keep the book, pass it on, or return it to the shelf when you are finished. Please come browse the books which can be found in the hallway leading to the Bride’s room.
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 meet on Jan. 25th at 3pm to set up, serve the meal at 5pm and finish with clean-up by 6:30pm. If you are able to help, call Jane at 715-387-2019
St. John’s Advent & Christmas Concert CD! If you were not able to attend this year’s Christmas concert of our very own choir, you are in luck! We have available in the parish office the Christmas CD. Cost is $5 and may be purchased during the regular office hours.
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.
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.
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