St. John’s Catholic Book Club: After a bit of a hiatus the parish book club is back in business. We will come together on Nov. 29th to discuss Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired A Nation by Rick & Karen Santorum. 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. For more information call Mari at 715-207-7744.
Angel Tree Christmas: St. John’s Social Justice Committee in partnership with Prison Fellowship & St. Vincent de Paul will once again provide gifts to children of prisoners. Sign up for “angels” will begin the weekend of Nov. 12th-13th in the main church entrance. If “angels” remain they will continue to have sign-up the weekend of Nov. 19th-20th. Gifts should be returned to church, unwrapped but in a box by the weekend of Nov. 26th-27th before Mass. On Nov. 28th committee members will sort and wrap the gifts with a few other helping hands. Arrangements will be made for home gift delivery by parishioners the weekend of Nov. 29th–Dec. 11th. Questions? Contact Jane at 715-387-2019 or Donna at 715-384-3080.
Fellowship Meals at St Vincent 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. Meals are served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. St John’s Parish volunteers have been serving a meal the last Wednesday of every other month. Volunteers are also needed to serve the meal one Friday a month.. Following are the details in putting on a meal:
-Food is provided, often by KC’s, the hospital, and local businesses
-Duties include setting-up the room, heating the food, serving guests and cleaning-up.
-Volunteers are needed from 3-6:00pm with most help needed between 4:45-6:30.
-It is best to have 6 to 7 volunteers each night. Dates of future meals: Fri. Nov.18th and Wed., Nov.23rd. Please consider participating in this important, rewarding service. If you are able to help at any of these meals, please call Donna at 715-384-3080.
PCCW NEWS: The PCCW is in need of raffle items for their Christmas Sweepstakes. A few suggestions are: handmade afghans/ blankets, gift certificates (ex: restaurant/gas/grocery), themed baskets, hotel stay, and religious items. Your donations are greatly appreciated! Questions? Contact Susan Youngwith at 715-384-4343.
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.