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.
ACH: (Auto check/savings withdrawal) As the new year begins, you may want to consider using this method of tithing. There are advantages in using ACH. For one, we cut down on the amount of envelopes that we send out and when you move we don’t have to worry about address changes. If you go south for the winter you don’t have to worry about stopping your envelopes. Please consider this option for 2017. If you wish to make a change contact Pam in our finance office at 715-384-9565 ext 215. She will answer any questions or concerns you may have.
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.
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.
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.