Blessing of the Easter Baskets

Our Easter Basket Blessing here at St. John’s will take place on Holy Saturday at noon. Please come and bring your baskets! The blessing of the Easter Basket has been a cherished Catholic ritual for centuries among families of Eastern European origin and adopted by...

Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Meditations

This will be the 26th year we have had our unique celebration of Good Friday Stations and Meditations at St. John's. The Meditations come from a writer's idea of the reactions Jesus may have received from people He met along His way to Calvary and reactions of people...

Restoration of the Chalice on Holy Thursday

At the center of the Church’s annual liturgical calendar is the commemoration of the Lord’s death and resurrection during the Three Days. Lent will end late in the afternoon of Thursday, April 18. The Three Days will begin this Thursday evening, April 18, with the...

Tenebrae

Please join us for the prayerful observance of “Tenebrae” this Holy Week.  The word itself is Latin for "shadows" or "darkness."  The service is unique among our religious practices, because of its focus upon the gradual darkening of the church.  Candles are...

Easter Egg Hunt Items needed

We are in need of donations - candy, cookies, brownies, etc. Candy must be individually wrapped. (individual mini fun sized bags of M&M's, little individually wrapped gummies, etc) Baked goods will be eaten as refreshments following the Easter Egg Hunt. There are...

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Needed

This Sunday, April 7th, we will be recruiting Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.  This ministry gives one a more intimate sharing in the Mass, as these ministers share the Bread of Life and the Cup of Blessing at Mass.  Those who are so trained are also...