Parish Weekly Newsletter | Apr 7, 2021

Bulletin - Apr 11, 2021
Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes - March 2021

From Our Pastor

Happy Easter to you! May the Resurrection of Christ, who was raised from the Dead, continue to be present with you and send His blessings upon you and your family, as He had said to us after His Resurrection, “Peace be with you.” We thank our parish’s volunteers who spent time to clean up the parish’s grounds, mowed the parish’s field and worked on the landscape to make our parish’s grounds look beautiful and welcoming to all those who come to our holy place to worship God, who loves and heals us from all sadness and sorrow and replaces them with joy and happiness

We had a blessed Easter Sunday celebration, and we welcomed all new members to our Faith Community! It was a blessed and joyful Triduum celebration for our parishes, which was one big celebration consisting of three days celebrating the Paschal Mystery of Christ. We thank all Ministers and volunteers in different committees who prepared and assisted us with all different tasks during our Triduum celebration. We also thank them for their support on Easter Sunday as we welcomed many people who have come back after a long period of being away from our parishes, because of the pandemic.



Divine Mercy Novena and Feast




Stewardship of Time and Talent

At St. John of the Woods Parish, there are many ways God wants you to use your unique role in the body of Christ to glorify Him. Generously sharing your God-given gifts helps you to encounter Jesus more deeply, and committing (or recommitting) to a ministry helps to proclaim the gospel message regularly.

You are invited to prayerfully consider a ministry to which you feel called, list some of the gifts/skills/passions that you would be willing to share with our parish, and fill out the Ministry Commitment Form below.


Ministry Commitment Form

As we encourage you to take this next step in your faith journey, we also want to thank you for the ways your gifts are already supporting the mission of St. John of the Woods Parish.




Pondering Scripture
and change of start date

You are invited, beginning Tuesday, April 20, to join a small group in reading and discussing and praying with the Sacred Scriptures to be used on the following Sunday.

There is a book which publishes the Readings plus thoughts for consideration which we’ll use to facilitate our discussions.  Ponder, year B by Mahri Leonard-Fleckman is available at Amazon for $17.99. Nancy Baskett will be ordering the books, so please contact her so she can include you.

Our meetings every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm will take place on zoom until we are able to meet in person.   If you are interested and would like more information, please call Nancy Baskett at 253-224- 2884 or Brenda Kelly at 253-922-6569.



Other information

  • First Reconciliation & Communion
    Mon Apr 19: First Reconciliation @ 6:30pm
    Sun May 16: Rehearsal @ 10:15am for First Communion
    Sat May 22: First Communion Mass @ 10am

  • Senior Lunch

    Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month from 11:30am to 12:30pm; our next date April 7th. Come pick up lunch at the parish hall.
    You must call to reserve your lunch by the Mondays before
    Contact Paula 253-507-5705 or Pat 253-537-4077 Let’s give this change a chance, see you then.


  • Summit Christian Preschool
    Summit Christian Preschool is now accepting registration for the fall 2021-22 school year that will begin in September. Our newly redone classroom here at St. John of the Woods is bright and welcoming. Our curriculum of "play-based learning" has proven successful for over 30 years. We have openings for 3 years old and 4 years old.
    Please call Laurel Samples at 253-536-1687 for more information.



Prayer List 


Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Rita Pangelinan, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Natalie Vieria, Gordon & Nichole Chisholm III, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Kari Tinsely, Susan Kitaji, Rod Stormshak, Helen Wilke, Connie Bender, Bill Miller, Evymae Sablan, Isaiah Williams, James Moe, Larry Anderson, Damian Roldon, Joan Ellis, Larry Luedke, Karen Knobbe, Keith Browne, Dave Casey, Remedios Laurente, Robert Lumas, Anna Kaperick, Dorothy Harris, Anne Gannon, Liam Chisholm, Evelyn Allen, Gary Wilke, Betty Polansky, Isaako Malo, Donna & Dick Severson, Carol Kalapus, Lucille Romo, Larry & Ivern Rubida, Irene Simon, Danny Sneed, Wendy Hanchett

Victims of COVID-19.

Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, & WO-1 Stephen Adelman