Bulletin - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Church
San José Mission
800 Gornto Road, Valdosta, GA 31602
Phone: 229-244-2430 Fax: 229-244-5352
stjohns@stjohnevang.org bulletin@stjohnevang.org
February 1
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pastoral Staff
Fr. Brian LaBurt,
Fr. Paul Ladda,
Parochial Vicar
Pastoral Emergency 506-5483
Deacon David Lasseter
Deacon Columbus Carter
Deacon Pete Falkenhausen
Deacon James Burns
Deacon George Heise
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am, 12:00pm
Spanish Mass
Saturday Vigil: 7:00 pm at San José
(Lake Park)
Adoration Every Sunday (Chapel)
Silent-10:30-11:30 a.m.
Devotional-3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Daily Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 12:10pm
Wednesday: 6:00pm
Friday: 8:10 am
Saturday: 4:00pm
Nursery available during the
9:30 am and 12:00 pm masses
Deacon Paul Worth
Baptism Class: First Tuesday
7:30pm- CHAPEL
Church Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm
(Closed for lunch 1:00–2:00 pm)
Contact the church office at least 6 months in advance.
Dear Parishioners,
It is that time of year again when we are called to respond to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal for the Diocese of
Savannah. The goal for St. John the Evangelist Parish is $82,933.00 and with everyone’s help I am confident
we can reach this goal and beyond. The parishioners of St. John are very generous and collaborative. The
DVD which will be viewed at the Masses next weekend will feature the St. John’s Youth Choir. You will be
proud of them.
Our Diocese of Savannah is a missionary diocese with mostly rural parishes that are not self-sufficient. When
I came to the diocese, as a Glenmary priest in 1990, my first assignment was pastor for Swainsboro and
Metter. These parishes were buzzing with many needs and activities, previously uncharted in this diocese,
due in large part to the increasing arrival of Hispanic families and field workers. The funds raised by the BAA
enabled us to hire and train non-ordained pastoral workers to help carry the load and meet the needs of the
Hispanic families. The operating budgets for rural pastors usually exceed the actual offertory collected at
those sites. Funds from the BAA help to fill the gap. Although I am now a Savannah diocesan priest, I have
not forgotten my rural roots. While there are many other components to the BAA, I can only share with you
that which is part of my living memory.
As a diocese we cannot respond to the great commission, “To make disciple of all nations,” without the
help of each of you. We all cannot go to every site within our diocese, roll up our sleeves, and do the pastoral
work. But we all can contribute to the work of others who do the work of the Lord in our name. I would
encourage each of you to make an effort to contribute something to the BAA this year. If a high percentage of
parishioners contribute something, then I am confident we will reach our goal. Thank you for all that you
already do and already contribute to St. John the Evangelist Parish. Let us pray for one another.
In Christ,
Father Brian
Parish Morning of reflection
There will be a morning of Reflection on Saturday February 7, beginning at 10:00 am
in the Parish Hall. Our event will include the Hebrew background of the Catholic
celebration of the Eucharist. It will give you a deeper understanding of the Church’s
teaching of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Lunch will be provided
followed by a Eucharistic Adoration Holy hour in the church. To sign up please call
the church office by Wednesday February 4.
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Church Office Staff
Lynn Barfield, Office Director/
Religious Education for Youth
Michelle Kirkpatrick, Bookkeeper/
Bulletin Editor
Lynne Salek, Office Assistant
Mass Intentions for the week of
February 1, 2015
Saturday, January 31
5:00 pm
+ Fred & Helen Thomas
Sunday, February 1
7:30 am
People of the Parish
9:30 am
School Staff
+ Francisca Silva & Regeno Cabelin
12:00 pm + Christina Kija
School - 244-2556
Chris Wilson, Principal
Marian Mitchell, Secretary
Christy Hatcher, Bookkeeper
Monday, February 2
Solemn Vespers
8:10 am
Parish Ministries
Tuesday, February 3
12:10 pm + Louise & Anthony Criscuola
Parish Council 2014-2015
President, Lee Crosby - 251-6628
V.P., Ryan Hogan - 563-3001
Secretary, Terri Filtz - 247-1125
RCIA, Paul & Sue Worth - 263-5659
Nursery, Hanna Everitt - 247-8942
Campus Ministry,
Bethanie Brogdon - 561-4456
Children’s Liturgy,
Suzie Puckett- 242-8603
Wednesday, February 4 6:00 pm
+ Kenneth Carter
Weber Family
Thursday, February 5
12:10 pm Special Intention
Friday, February 6
+ Joseph Zur Schmeide
Mass intentions may be made at the church office. The 2015 Mass
book is open. If you are wanting a special date, please plan ahead.
St. Francis Center
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Sr. Nuala Mulleady
Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10:00-2:00
2nd Saturday of each month
The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, “Candlemas” is on
February 2, 2015. Bring your candles to be blessed at the 8:10am
mass or at the 6:00pm solemn Vespers. The tradition of carrying
candles on Candlemas Day can be traced back to the 5th century.
It represents the entry of Christ, the light of the world, into the
temple of Jerusalem. Bringing the candles into the home is a sign
that Christ is with you in your everyday life.
Phone Numbers
Convent - 244-0050
Parish Center - 249-9281
Knights of Columbus - 247-4913
Mass of the anointing of the sick
Next Weekend’s Readings
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8
Job 7:1-4, 6-7
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23
Mark 1:29-39
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 is The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
There will be Mass of the Anointing of the Sick at the 12:10pm and
6:00pm in the church.
Altar Flowers
In memory of
Fred & Helen Thomas
From their Family
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church www.stjohnevang.org
Sacred Heart Church in Warner Robins was delighted to
host the St. John’s Youth Choir for two of our masses on
January 4. Under the direction of Mrs. Donna Farwell,
the beautiful voices of these choristers inspired and
enhanced our liturgies celebrating the Epiphany. What a
blessing these young people are for your parish! Many
thanks for sharing them with us and, be assured, they are
welcome to return at any time.
Sacrificial giving
Week of January 18
Debt Reduction
$ 615.00
Lindsey Skinner
Director of Liturgy and Music
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Warner Robins
Your generosity
is a blessing to
your Parish.
Come enjoy a great meal and 10% of ALL SALES
will be donated to the St. John Youth Choir for
their trip to Rome, Italy!
Zaxby’s 3250 Inner Perimeter Road
Monday, February 2
5:00-8:00 pm
Thank you for shopping
At Publix
St. John School received a check for $601.07,
thanks to all of you that have been using your Publix Partners cards.
Publix donates 1% of your grocery bill to our school. If you need a
card, you may pick one up at the back of church or in the church
office. Thank you for your support!
Food Service Opening
St. John School
St. John the Evangelist School is accepting applications
for Food Service provider. The School seeks individuals
who are energetic and dedicated to providing a daily hot
lunch that is healthy and high quality for St. John School
students. The successful candidate should have food service
experience. ServSafe training preferred. To apply, submit
an application to St. John School office or via email to
Online giving
Sign up for online giving
at www.stjohnevang.org
and select the Online
Giving link. Call the
Church office if you need
assistance. Online giving
is a way to remember
your church even when
you are away.
Diocesan loan balance
January Payment
Debt Reduction $108,652.59
Total Payment
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church www.stjohnevang.org
Prayer Requests
For Those Who Have Died
Ann Joseph
Andy Rumker
Marion Rybinski, father of Margaret Vickers
Henry Plonski, brother of Loretta Reilly
Marie Beam
Joan Francis
Pete Crognale, brother of Rose Nowell
Joe Hellstern, father of Sue Hellstern
Joan Francis, mother of Charles Francis
Anna Rordam,
grandmother of Christine Cabral
Anastacio Sanchez Sr.,
brother of Amy Pruner
Sick or in the Hospital
If you have a family member in the
hospital, please call the Church office
so they may be included in the hospital
visits made by our priests and deacons.
For our sick
George Pruner, Salina Rumker,
Jose Antonio Sanchez,
Terri Filtz, Stephen Brenner,
Michele Bishop, Jerriann Levy,
Mauring Lathron, Jay Delaney,
Teresa Wetherington
Ben Stubbe, Fr. Dan O’Connell,
David Delaney, Hal Woodward,
Joe Stavoli, Louise Okuma,
Joan Sheets, Marion Kovach,
Rob Roy Ashton, Tex Brantley
Stephen Boinski
Robert & Rosario Beier
Richard & Susan Hartnett
Richard & Judy Pye
Please contact the Church office
if you would like someone added
to the prayer list. Names will be
published for one month, unless
otherwise notified.
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
RCIA sessions continue following the 9:30 Mass in the Parish
Center conference room (10:45-11:45 AM). You are welcome to
attend any of these sessions. For more information contact
Deacon Paul at 229-263-5659
or e-mail deaconpaul@stjohnevang.org
We will explore the following topics:
February 1 – Jesus as Prophet, Teacher and Lord
February 8 – The Problem of Evil
February 15 – Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, Purgatory
February 22 – Rite of Election in Savannah, no RCIA today
Altar flowers may be
purchased from the florist
of your choosing. Please
call the church office to
check the calendar for
brick Garden
Honor a loved one or special
occasion with a brick in our
Brick Garden. Bricks are $100
with an inscription of your
choosing. Come by the church
office to order.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay Catholic
organization for men and women
who serve the Church on a voluntary
basis in almost every country.
Meetings are Mondays at 10:00am. in
the Parish Center Conference Room.
For information please call Betty
Murphy at 229-247-6610.
Sunday Morning Adult Education
We continue to watch and discuss Catholic speaker
and teacher Father Robert Barron’s renowned
ten-part series Catholicism. This week’s topic:
Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
Meet in the Maturi Room from 10:45 - 11:45 AM. Each
film in the series is independent of the others so that
you can attend all or certain ones that interest you.
Protecting Our Youth
Diocesan policy requires that all diocesan adult
employees and volunteers who minister to the
youth of the diocese attend VIRTUS
(safe environment) awareness
training. For more information call
(912) 201-4073/4074 or visit
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church www.stjohnevang.org
Parishioners with school-aged children are encouraged to discover the difference at St. John
School. Don't let the financial aspect discourage you from exploring the option of a Catholic
education for your child. There are several financial aid options available including parish
assistance and Grace scholarships.
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church www.stjohnevang.org
What’s Happening At St. John This Week
Monday 2/2/15
Solemn Vespers - 6:00pm Church
Jr. Pro Girls Basketball - 6:00pm Parish Center
Tuesday 2/3/15
Jr. Pro Girls Basketball - 6:00pm Parish Center
Webelos Meeting - 6:00 pm - 7:00pm Conference Room
Boy Scouts - 7:00pm Maturi Room
Wednesday 2/4/15
Bears Meeting 5:30pm - 8:00pm Maturi Room
Wolves Meeting 6:00pm - 7:00pm Room B
Thursday 2/5/15
Girl Scouts 6:00 pm - 7:30pm Maturi Room
Council of Catholic Women 7:00pm Parish Center
Friday 2/5/15
St. John School Dance 7:30pm - 10:30pm Parish Center
Saturday 2/6/15
Parish Morning of Reflection 10:00am - 1:00pm Parish Center
Lenten Faith Sharing Groups SIGN UP WEEKEND
Sign up after all masses this weekend or, until February 8, you can call Sue Worth at 229-263-5659 or e-mail
sworth@valdosta.edu The groups will meet once a week for about 1 ½ hours for each of the six weeks of
Lent. Groups will begin meeting the week of Feb. 15. If you sign up, your group leader will call you to
confirm the location with you and will have your material when you arrive at the first meeting.
Here are the groups we have available:
Sundays – 6:00-7:30 pm at the Parish Center Conference Room
Mondays – 10:00-11:30 am at 4901 Meadowood Circle, Hahira (North Valdosta/Hahira area)
Tuesdays – 10:00-11:30 am at 3344 Plantation Drive, Valdosta
Tuesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm at the Parish Center Conference Room or the Teacher’s Lounge at our school
Wednesdays – 7:00-8:30 pm at 815 Valerie Place, Valdosta
Thursdays – (YOUNG ADULT GROUP for ages 22-35) 7:00-8:30 pm at 1211 Lakeview Drive, Valdosta
Fridays – 9:30-11:00 am at the Maturi Room
Saturdays – 3:15-4:45 pm at the Maturi Room
Get rid of your clutter and help St. John School at the same time! On March 14,
2015, SJS is hosting the BIG, FAT YARDSALE, with a community twist! You can
either rent a lot for $25 and sell your goodies yourself OR you can donate your
treasures to the school's portion of the sale. For additional information, to
donate or to arrange pick of your items, please call the school office or contact
Laura Wood either by phone at 229-560-8270 or email at laura6401@yahoo.com.
Thank you for all your support of our school!!
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church www.stjohnevang.org