Parish Weekly Newsletter | March 31, 2021

Bulletin - Apr 4, 2021

From Our Pastor

Fr. Tuan, Fr. Pat, and the staff at St. John of the Woods wish you and your families a blessed Easter. We thank you for staying with us during these trying times.

We thank our Liturgical ministers who organized and assisted us with all of our Liturgical celebrations (during Holy Week (Triduum), Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday). We thank you for your time, talent, and your faithfulness to your Faith (practicing what you believe) and for generously sharing with us! You are truly blessed by our Risen Lord with joy and hope and His love is overflowing for you, which is so powerful that we can feel it on this day and throughout this Easter Season.

Happy Easter to you and your family!



Holy Triduum


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



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.




Divine Mercy Novena and Feast




Other information

  • RCIA Congratulations
    Congratulations and welcome 6 people
    Abby Mathis Hanson
    Marcus Mocorro
    Yaleani Arenas Ornelas
    (Luca) Audong Luong
    (Maria) Kim Ngan Huynh
    (Paul) Hy Dang

    who received sacraments on Easter Vigil this year: Baptism, first Eucharistic, Confirmation and some receive Full of Communion into the Catholic Faith. We welcome you to our Catholic Faith. Congratulations and May God continue to bless you and your families.

  • 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!

  • 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, 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