Upcoming Jubilee of Mercy Events with Bishop Callahan: Mass for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 3rd at Sacred Heart parish in Eau Claire at 12:00 p.m. If you cannot attend, consider joining our neighbors to the south for their patronal feast day Mass at 5:30 p.m. on June 3rd. Mass on Sunday, September 4th at the Cathedral in La Crosse will celebrate Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s canonization. This Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Callahan at 10:30 a.m. and all are invited to attend.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is beginning on September 8th, 2016 with full entrance into the church occurring at Easter of 2017. RCIA is the process whereby a person learns about the beautiful Catholic faith that we sometimes take for granted. Please pick up a brochure at the entrance of the church if you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or if you just want to deepen your understanding of the faith. This will be an excellent way to grow closer to God by learning about Catholicism and how it promotes heroic goodness! For more information, contact Dcn. Jeff Austin at 715-676-3186 or Jane Gerend at 715-387-2019.
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 May 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
Baptism Class for those requesting the baptism of their children will take place Tuesday, June 7, 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
Save the dates: Our 4th Annual Parish Pull is scheduled for Friday, July 8th. Our 5th annual church picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 14th. It’s not too early to mark your calendar and imagine all the fun we’ll have together this summer
Attention Engaged Couples: Registration is now open for the Married Love: Two Becoming One classes in Marshfield starting this fall. The dates for 2016-2017 are: August 20th, November 5th, February 18th, and April 8th. Couples should first contact their priest and then plan to attend a class at least six months before their wedding. Register early because classes fill quickly. To register, contact Alanna Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-650-7310.
Please consider signing up for one hour a week to adore our Lord. Openings are Fri. from 8-9am, Sat. 7-8pm and Sun. 1-2pm at Pope St. John Paul II Chapel. Why Adore: "It is a privilege that I cannot pass up that I could spend personal time with the God of the Universe face to face. Jesus is with us in spirit anytime, anyplace. Here He is with us in full comprehension." Call Jean at 715-387-0571 or Dale at 715-383-2262 for your holy hour or more information.