The PCCW Ladies will hold their Meeting and Potluck Christmas Party on Dec. 13th in the Columbia Rm. The potluck meal will start at 12:30pm followed by a brief business meeting, the drawing of the sweepstakes winners, & bingo. All ladies are invited. Come and enjoy a variety of delicious food and an afternoon of fun. We will host two foreign exchange students from Columbus High school.
Retirement Fund for Religious: Aging religious need your help. In the United States today, there are more than 33,000 senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. These religious worked tirelessly in Catholic schools and hospitals usually for little or no pay. As a result, many religious communities lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare. For those receiving envelopes a special envelope to be used for this collection is included in your December packet. For those using ACH, Religious retirement envelopes can be found in the boxes as you enter church. Your gift helps provide medications, nursing care, and more. Please be generous.
Any donations you wish to have included on your December 2015 statement must be dated no later than December 31st, 2015 and must be in the parish office by 10:00am on December 31st.
Communal Penance Services during Advent:
December 10th Sacred Heart 5:30pm
December 17th St. John’s 5:30pm
St. John’s will also offer more Confession time during the weeks before Christmas. Watch the front of the bulletin where the added times will be listed.
Movie of the Month: The featured movie for December is the Frank Capra classic It’s a Wonderful Life. We will watch this on the big screen in the Columbia room at 3:00pm on December 20th.
Divine Mercy Convent ~ Save the Date! January 15th-16th, 2016! Fr. Leo, the cooking Priest from Grace Before Meals, will give us a weekend of savoring our faith! Following is a brief itinerary:
- January 15th: Inspirational talk at 1:30pm to CCS students & parents on the “Call to Holiness”.
- January 15th: Cooking demo at the UW-Wood theater. Doors open at 6:00pm. Book sale & raffle with a chance to sample Fr. Leo’s cooking.
- January 16th : Cooking class in the Columbia room with Fr. Leo. Tickets for this event - $50. Available for the first 40 people.
St. John's Eucharistic Adoration is every Monday from 7:30am until 12:00pm. The power of our parish prayers will do untold good for all of us, for our nation, and for peace in the world. I hope you'll join us in this noble effort! If you're able and interested, please call Phyllis Kollross at 715-652-2451.
To have a prayer added to St. John’s Prayer Chain, please call Shirley 715-384-3613 and Donna 715-384-2479 (there are 2 lists).