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3/29/2018 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holy Thursday

At the conclusion of Lent, the Christian community assembles to celebrate the great three days of the Easter Triduum, the death and resurrection of Christ. These days constitute the highpoint of the liturgical year.

 

Every year, the Jewish people recall the first Passover, when their ancestors, slaves in Egypt, shared a sacrificed lamb before they crossed the Red Sea to freedom. Every year Christians gather to remember Christ's passing over to the Father, when he offered himself for our liberation from sin and left us his body and blood for our nourishment. Paul hands on the tradition as it had come to him: within a ritual meal of thanksgiving, Jesus interpreted the meaning of bread and cup in a way never before imagined. He gave his body and blood for us in death, and even now offers it to us in Eucharist. During the action of the Mass, we are present at Jesus' self-offering and are invited to make it our own. The Lord's washing of his disciples' feet serves as an example of the love and service we owe one another in imitation of his perfect love. As we gather to give thanks, to eat the bread of life and drink the cup of salvation, Christ forms us into his body, a community of mutual love and service.

We are encouraged to spend some time in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

Adoration will continue until midnight. 

The front doors of the Church will be open.

We leave the church tonight in silence as we prepare ourselves to return for tomorrow’s celebration of the Passion of our Lord. 

The Solemn Liturgy of

Good Friday is at 
11 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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3/30/2018

Good Friday 11 am and 3 pm

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

The second day of the Triduum begins in silence, continuing from last evening's celebration of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper.

This is the darkest and brightest hour of our Lord Jesus Christ, God made man. In total obedience to His Father, He was humiliated and convicted of blasphemy, was punished and convicted to die, carried His own cross of destruction and death, was nailed upon this cross, and died on this cross: darkness came over the land. The suffering, death and burial of Jesus are indeed the revelation of God's love and glory. Today, we walk with Christ into His death, not for death and destruction, but for salvation, redemption and new life.

Truly, this cross is a sign of Jesus' triumph over death, and we glory in his triumph, for we cannot separate passion and death from resurrection. The vestments worn today are red, signifying the blood that was sacrificed, and the victory of the cross.

The liturgy today consists of three parts:

the readings of Scripture, the veneration of the cross, and Holy Communion.
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3/31/2018 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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4/10/2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

KC O'Leary Council - 2nd Tuesday

KC O'Leary Council meet on 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
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4/14/2018

Confirmation #4

Confirmation Session #4
St. John's Upper Hall

9:30 am - 11: 30 am or 

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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4/17/2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CWL Meeting

CWL Meeting - Every Third Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 pm (Please note change of meeting time as of October 17, 2017)

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4/20/2018 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Ladies Craft Night

Ladies Craft Night, St. John’s Upper Hall
Third Friday evening of every month.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm,
We have knitters, crocheters, quilters, cardmakers. If you want to try something new or finish something old we will help you and if you just want to sit and visit you can do that too.  
Call Sunata @780-487-2497 for more information.

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5/5/2018

Confirmation Retreat Day Option #1

Confirmation Retreat  Option # 1 (All Day)
Candidates and Sponsors
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

 

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Registrations for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation 2018 - 2019

Do you have a child ready to receive these sacraments?

Preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, takes place when children are about seven years old and in Grade 2, or later. Preparing for Confirmation takes place when children are about 11 or 12 years old and in Grade 6, or later. It is never too late to prepare for and receive these sacraments.

Our Parish will start preparation programs for these sacraments in the fall. Please call or email the Parish to arrange a meeting with Sophie, the Pastoral Assistant, and you and your child to register. Meetings starting in June and during the summer months are encouraged. Your child’s Baptismal certificate will be needed, and a registration fee will help cover the costs of the programs.

The dates for the preparation sessions will be set by the end of June. A parent meeting for Reconciliation and Eucharist preparation will be held before sessions begin in October. A separate parent meeting for Confirmation will be held later.

Is your older child asking about Baptism? We can prepare your child for Baptism at any age. Please contact Sophie through email or phone for more information, and check our Parish website.

RCIA and Confirmation for Adults

Everybody is welcome, whether you are a cradle Catholic or new or newer to the faith. If you wish to receive the sacraments, please call the office, we welcome you!

Marriage Preparation Course

Marriage

We have completed our Marriage Preparation Course for 2018.

Marriage Preparation at St. John the Evangelist

For couples getting married in 2019, our Marriage Preparation Course will be on February 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2019

Cost: $200.00 per couple. 

Due to hall limitations we can only accept 18 couples, please sign up early.
There is $50.00 administration fee.  

Where:  St. John Evangelist Parish,
9830 – 148 Street
780-452-3988
stjohnevangelist.edm@caedm.ca

2018 Marriage Preparation Registration Form

YESS Emergency Shelter: Donations for young teens (please check their website for current needs http://yess.org/donate/in-kind-donation)

 



CHILDREN & YOUTH EVENTS

  • Children's Liturgy, Sunday at 10:30 am from October  - June .
  • Sacraments: Registrations for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation 2018- 2019

Do you have a child ready to receive these sacraments?

Preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, takes place when children are about seven years old and in Grade 2, or later. Preparing for Confirmation takes place when children are about 11 or 12 years old and in Grade 6, or later.  It is never too late to prepare for and receive these sacraments.

Our Parish will start preparation programs for these sacraments in the fall. Please call or email the Parish to arrange a meeting with Sophie, the Pastoral Assistant, and you and your child to register.  Meetings now and during the summer months are encouraged. Your child’s Baptismal certificate will be needed, and a registration fee will help cover the costs of the programs.

The dates for the preparation sessions will be set by the end of June. A parent meeting for Reconciliation and Eucharist preparation will be held before sessions begin in October.  A separate parent meeting for Confirmation will be held later.

Is your older child asking about Baptism? We can prepare your child for Baptism at any age. Please contact Sophie through email or phone for more information, and check our Parish website.

LADIES EVENTS

  • CWL, meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1:00 pm (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)
  • Ladies Bible Study day time, will resume in October 2017. Bishop Robert Barron’s – Word on Fire, The Pivotal Players.
    Please contact Sophie at the Parish Office 780-452-3988.
  • Ladies Bible Study evening, will resume in October 2017 CSS – 1st Corinthians.
    Please contact Sunata about scheduled meetings,
    780-487-2497  
  • Ladies Craft night, 3rd Friday, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

MEN’S EVENTS

  • KC O’Leary, meet every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00 pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE

LOCAL

  • Food Bank, Wednesdays, we are always looking for retired individuals that would be interested in helping on Wednesday, either in the morning or in the afternoon. Please call the parish office for more information.
  • Refugee Committee – Melanie McCallum and or Mary Anne and Fred MacDonald (please call Parish office for more information)
  • St Vincent de Paul, (acronym SSVP) meet every 4th Tuesday at 7:00 pm

    MISSION STATEMENT

    The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

    To request help or donate furniture, call 780 471-5577.  To donate, you can also

    e-mail: ssvpdonations@gmail.com. 
    Website: ssvpedmonton 

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