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Deacon Dave - November 25, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/20/18

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Daylight - Farewell

Dear Friends, Over the past several years, it has been an amazing privilege and joy for Chris and me to be part of and to serve this great Catholic community of St. John the Evangelist. We now have come to the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 18, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/16/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you are well aware by now, since August of this year we have had the privilege of having a new house of formation for young men discerning priesthood in our diocese. The Father Deydier House of Discernment at the Sacred Heart campus ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 11, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/09/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As you are reading this, I am working on Women’s Cursillo #95. I pray the weekend has been good and fruitful for you! What a wonderful celebration we had with our 150th anniversary party. It was wonderful to have so many to come ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - November 4, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 11/02/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This week is truly a week of anniversaries!  In addition to the celebration of our 150th anniversary as a parish, we are also celebrating another smaller but also important anniversary. On the 7th of November we are also celebrating the 8th anniversary of ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 28, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/26/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In the vein of last week’s article on the sanctity of human life, recently a movie was released in theaters that might be one of the most important films you have never heard of. It is titled Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 21, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/19/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we are no doubt well aware, there is a midterm election on the horizon.  Unfortunately, these non-presidential elections are benignly ignored by a large portion of the voting bloc of the nation. For some reason, if the person ‘at the top’ (the ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 14, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/12/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Monday on the Roman Calendar, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Theresa of Jesus, otherwise known as St. Theresa of Avila. She is one of the great saints of the Counter-Reformation, or the Catholic movement to reform the Church from ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - October 7, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 10/05/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Wednesday the 3rd, we celebrated the relatively new feast day of a recently canonized local saint: Mother Théodore Guérin. Guérin was the founder of the Sisters of Providence at St. Mary of the Woods near Terre Haute, IN. She was born in France ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 30, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/28/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Monday the 1st of October we will celebrate the memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, also known as St. Therese of Lisieux or the Little Flower. Therese is perhaps one of the greatest and most beloved saints in Modern times. ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Article - September 23, 2018

Posted by Lisa Spitz on 9/24/18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I simply want to encourage folks to once again take advantage of the many great programs we have available here at St. John’s and around the area.  I know I’m always beating the drum of catechesis and how important it is to know ... Read More »