Dear Friends in Christ,
I want to extend to you and yours blessings and prayers as
we gather to celebrate with families and loved ones this Thanksgiving. I know how grateful that I am this year to be
here at St. John Parish and so appreciative of the warm and heartfelt welcome
that you have extended to me. As we bow
our heads around our family table, know that I will be remembering all of you
and giving thanks to God for your faith and support.
I am very pleased to share with you that Chris Berg is our
new Parish Facilities/Maintenance Supervisor.
We were blessed with many excellent candidates for the position. Chris and his family are members of St.
Thomas Parish in Camas. You will see
Chris working here on campus Sunday through Thursday. Welcome Chris!
I also received a note from Fr. Achilles that his bishop has
once again given him permission to travel to the U.S. again this year. He will be here in the Archdiocese from
December 4th to February 4th sharing his time with us and
with Fr. Armando’s parish in Renton. I
look forward to his time with us here at St. John and learning more about how
the parish can continue to support his work in Uganda.
Finally, I am so grateful to the 413 households who have faithfully
and prayerfully submitted their Financial Stewardship Pledge Cards. Your prompt and generous response is most
appreciated. If you have yet to do so, I
look forward to receiving yours soon.
Please join us for Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday evening at
6:30 p.m. or Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
You are welcome to bring an item from your Thanksgiving table to be
blessed at Mass.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us on the St. John Parish