Fleece Blanket Donation
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center provides fleece blankets to all children with whom they conduct sensitive interviews. At this time they are running out of blankets. We will be putting together blankets on Monday, February 25th at 6:30pm in the undercroft. If you are planning to help assemble the blankets please bring a sharp scissors and a ruler. We will be working with the fleece that was donated and if anyone had fleece purchased for this project we would appreciate your bringing it that evening. Please contact Marilyn Kromer, Bev Keene, or Shirley Reilly with any questions. Thank you.
Respond Now Needs Men’s Gloves!
Respond Now is asking for St. John’s help in collecting men’s gloves for this winter season. Any winter articles would be appreciated (hats, scarves, gloves, coats), but they have completely run out of men’s gloves to give out. Donations can be placed in the boxes at the top of the stairs to the undercroft.
Newcomer’s Reception – Friday, February 16th at the Rectory, 5:00 p.m.
St. John’s Table – Sunday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m.
The early church worshipped around the table, around a meal that we have ritualized into the modern mass. Join us as we reclaim an ancient form of worship, as we gather around the table and together seek the spirit’s movement in our own time and in our own community. Come to the Table!
There will be a Lector training session right after the 10 a.m. mass on Sunday, February 24. It shouldn’t last much more than 15 minutes. We have had a lot of changes and all lectors need to be informed of the tweaks in the ‘choreography.’ If you didn’t make the one last Saturday, please plan to attend this one. If you can’t make it, or no longer want to be a lector, please let me know. Thanks. Bill Moser.
The new Resource Room needs a 55-to-65-inch flat-screen television that can be mounted on the wall. It should have the capacity to connect to a laptop in order to run videos and Power Point presentations. Do you have such a TV in good condition that you can donate, or are you interested in donating a new one? If so, please contact Fr. Jeremy.
“Recognizing Hate,” Event in Homewood
The SouthWest Interfaith Team (SWIFT), of which St. John’s is a member, was invited to attend an event put on by the South Suburban Housing Center concerning hate crimes, how to recognize them, and how to address them. The event will be at the Irwin Community Center in Homewood on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 6pm to 8pm. If you have any questions please talk to or email Bryan Burke.
SWIFT Speakers’ Forum, March 17 at St. John’s
St. John’s will be hosting the South West Interfaith Team’s (SWIFT) Spring Speakers’ Forum on Sunday, March 17. The topic is “Environmental Stewardship in Our Faiths” and will feature a Christian, Jewish, and Muslim speaker who will present the perspective of each faith on our responsibility to God’s creation. Registration starts at 2:30pm with the forum running from 3:00pm to 5:00pm with a Q&A following that. Those who cannot stay for the Q&A are free to not attend. There will be snacks and light refreshments throughout. If you have any questions please talk to or email Bryan Burke or Rob McManamy.
Daughters of the King meeting Saturday 9:30-11:00am in the Guild Room.
All women of the Parish are welcome. We will be discussing our Lenten activities and planning for the Diocesan Meeting onApril 6th. We will also continue with the study: The Quest; An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God.