Parish Weekly Newsletter | Mar 24, 2021

Bulletin - Mar 28, 2021
Bishop Statement Against Hatred



Many hands make quick work planting 600 little trees in 3 hours.  Thank You to our many wonderful volunteers who came out at 9am Saturday morning to plant trees even though the skies and weather reports promised rain.  Thank You to the ladies who made sack lunches for us and JDS Forestry for donating the 600 baby trees.  We are so grateful to everyone who made this work party so successful!!



Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday 

Palms blessed at back of church, ushers will pass out palms.  Due to the limited amounted of palms for distribution one palm per person. One palm per family, extra palms distributed later to parishioners.

Holy Thursday (April 1st) 7:00 p.m.

Mass as usual with ringing of the bells while Gloria is recited

After communion ciborium is left on the altar.  Those who will be staying for adoration in the hall are invited to accompany the Blessed Sacrament to the altar of repose.
All others are asked to remain in church until Fr. & candle bearers return, then leave in silence


Good Friday (April 2nd) 7:00 p.m

No procession

Liturgy of the Word

Solemn Intercessions, remain standing throughout prayers. 

Veneration of the cross:  

If the church is not crowded: Process the same way as when receiving communion bow to the cross, make the Sign of the Cross and return to their pew by the middle aisle as at Communion. 

If the church is crowded:  all remain in pews and bow together. People can come up to venerate the cross after the liturgy is ended.

Blessed Sacrament is brought to the altar by EM for distribution.

Easter Vigil (April 3rd) 8:00 p.m

No fire.   Preparation and lighting of Paschal candle. Simply blessing at entrance of church.

Fr. enters church carrying the candle proclaiming the Light of Christ, at midpoint in church stops proclaiming the Light of Christ, the lights in back half of church are turned on,  at step to sanctuary repeats the Light of Christ, lights in front half of church are turned on  a moment later sanctuary lights are turned on.

Easter proclaim is sung (Exsultet) 

Liturgy of the word  OT reading #3 Exodus 14:15ff, # 5 Isaiah 55:1ff. After the readings a period of silence, the Prayer, and the next reading, silence the Prayer. 

Gloria recited bells are rung 

Epistle - Gospel - Blessing of the Water & Renewal of Baptismal Promises, sprinkling of the people.   

 Liturgy of the Eucharist as usual.

Easter Sunday (April 4th) 8am & 11:30am



Lord God, here I stand, at the start of this holy week, in which your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death. And I am distracted by many things. Turn my eyes now to the One who comes in your name, the One who opens the gates of righteousness, the One who answers when we call. And may praise him with a pure heart. And may walk in the way of his suffering, And share also in his resurrection. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.




Stewardship of Time and Talent

As we journey with Jesus Christ on the way of the cross during Holy Weel , we are asked to think about our unique role in the Body of Christ, the Church. In working together, we find joy in doing God’s will here on earth. We believe strongly that each member brings special gifts to enrich our parish. You are invited to join with us as we pray, work, and serve together. 

Next week, you will receive a mail with Ministry flyer inside. We ask you to prayerfully consider your God-given talents and make a new commitment or re-commitment to a ministry in which you want to serve. 

Our parish is grateful to many parishioners who have been serving God and others in different ministries at St. John of the Woods Parish. 




Divine Mercy Novena and Feast




Other information

  • Lenten Retreat
    Tomorrow Thursday Mar 25
    Mass @ 8am and followed by Reflection

    Location: St. Ann Church
    You can join in livestream service through St. Ann Facebook & Website

    Monday Mar 29: Easter Vigil Retreat
    Saturday Apr 3: Candidates practice from 9-10am. Elects practice from 10-11am. Mass for confirmation and full of communion at 5:30pm in church

  • Rice Bowl Return

    Holy Thursday, Apr 1, is the perfect time to return your Lenten Rice Bowls, and also to bring a food item for the needy.  These will be taken up to the altar during Mass to be offered as our gift.

    If possible, please convert coins in your Rice Bowl into a check or bills for simpler counting.  Thank you!



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, James Moe, Karen Knobbe, Dave Casey, Remedios Laurente, Robert Lumas, Anna Kaperick, Dorothy Harris, Anne Gannon, Isaiah Williams Larry Anderson, Damian Roldon, Joan Ellis, Larry Luedke, Evelyn Allen, Gary Wilke, Betty Polansky, Isaako Malo, Donna & Dick Severson, Keith Browne, Liam Chisholm, 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