|Pray for the ill and for those who have asked for prayers. Please pray for Skip Alfson, Gary Abel, JoAnne Whicker, Patty Berndt, Denise Lahn, Pat Silver, Joan Meyer, Cy Mauch, Doug Loeks, Gregory and MaryLou Herding, Wayne Krump, Emma Althoff, Gail Gabel, Bryan Gabel, Brandon Gabel, Scott Heitkamp, Kerri Krump, Arlo Safratowich, Chastity Medenwald, Teresa Trangsrud Dahlstrom, Lee Haring, Ed and Rita Mauch, Kathy McKinnon, Julie Heying, Mary Peterson, Shirley Fox, Irene Hruza, Irene Manikowski, Robert Abbott, Margaret Pausch, Norma Poppe, Amelia Zimmerman, Donna Olson, Gregory Waite, Ed Straus, Richard Myers, David Goroski, Diane Shorma, Sue Braun, Debbie Flanders, Marietta Webster, Lola Freitag, Donald Freitag, Cindy Packard, Sophia Geray, John Miesen, Ila Leinen, Ardel Kressin, Tim Lietz, Richard Kurowski, Theresa Thompson, Agnes Railing, Marilyn Basore, Elarine Pelzl, Mary Busta, James Parow, Audrey Peplinski, Deborah Landphere, Hayden Asche, Dawson Wienbar, Shawn Wieser and Matthew Wieser. Praying for our sick is a Corporal Work of Mercy for us all. Please notify our office if a name needs to be listed in our bulletin and please also let us know when a name can be removed.
|Father Tim Schroeder will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Grafton invites you to join him for a Mass of Thanksgiving at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 2nd. Dinner and a program will follow. For planning purposes, your RSVP by calling 701-352-1648 or emailing email@example.com by May 22nd would be appreciated.
Msgr. Paul Watson DVD Now Available: Overview of the Documents of the Second Vatican Council. Msgr. Watson spoke on the importance of Vatican II and how it still applies to us 50 years later.On this DVD are 2 one-hour presentations; the first hour was recorded at St. Anthony’s, Fargo, and the second at St. Thomas, Newman Center, Grand Forks. To order a DVD please complete the order form online, click here or contact Katie Dubas at (701) 356-7908. Cost: $10.00
They Are Finally Here! All new from Lighthouse and Dynamic Catholic, CD’’s and books for your summer enjoyment!There are especially titles for May the month of Mary, the upcoming feasts of Pentecost, the Trinity and Corpus Christi PLUS special CD’s for young adults and families. We hope you enjoy these new offerings.
A Living Rosary in reparation for Abortion, will be held Sunday, May 19th at 1:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church in Breckenridge. We are in need of 60 people to lead a Hail Mary or Glory Be. If you are willing and available to do this, please contact Lucille Krump at 218-643-3847. If you do not wish to be a bead, please come and be a participant in the pews.
Please join us in prayer and Eucharistic Adoration at the church on Wednesdays during the hours of 8:00 am - 12 noon for an end to abortion and all crimes against life.
FirstChoice Clinic’s 19th Annual Golf Fore Life Marathon will be held at Fargo’s Rose Creek Golf course Tuesday, June 4th. Al Brandt, Fr. Greg, Brent Muehlberg and Mike Schroeder have joined the golf team to make a difference for Life. In the following weeks they will raise pledges for the event. Please be generous in your support. Funds raised provide life affirming services for vulnerable moms and their families. FirstChoice Clinic, the region’s largest pregnancy help clinic has sites in Fargo, Bismarck and Devils Lake. For information call 701-237-5902 or toll free 1-888-277-6530 or www.teamfirstchoiceclinic.com
St. John’s School is now accepting applications for part time elementary music teacher for the 2013-2014 school year. Applicant must be licensed in North Dakota. To apply send letter of application, copies of college transcript and teaching license to Renee Langenwalter, Principal, 212 Dakota Avenue, Wahpeton, ND 58075.
SJS School News
Our last Weekly Children’s Mass will be this Friday, May 24th at 1:00 pm. Please join us as we celebrate another school year coming to a close. Parents, Grandparents and all parishioners are always welcome!
Graduations: Kindergarten Graduation - Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Church.
Sixth Grade Graduation - Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00 pm at St. Johns.
Early Dismissal: Students will be dismissed at 2:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and 24th. Buses will run at that time or arrange to pick up your child(ren) early.
Our last day of school is Friday, May 24th. We want to thank everyone from our parish for their continued support for St. John’s School. We truly appreciate all that you do for us. Have a safe and wonderful summer!
Registration for the 2013-2014 school year has begun. If you are interested in 4 yr. old Preschool or K - 6 Catholic education, please call 642-6116 as soon as possible. Classes fill quickly and Preschool has limited enrollment.
Youth Education News
Vacation Bible School will be held May 28th 31st. Please send in your registration as soon as possible!
Reminder to Catholic: There is a meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be at St. Mary’s School. Contact Tom for more information.
Heart Participants: Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors. We are so proud of your success in our community! May God Bless your future endeavors.
No Open Gym this Wednesday as Tom will be at a meeting.
Would you like to be an Altar Server? Boys and Girls who have received Confirmation and those older are welcome! Please call Andrew at 642-6852 or 403-4404 to schedule a training time that fits for you.
Set up helpers needed: We will be setting up and doing some decorating for the Vatican Express VBS on Friday, May 24th at 3:00 pm and on Monday May 27th at 6:00 pm. If you could help at any or all of these times, please call Melissa at 899-0823 or drop by.
Youth Group blog: www.openwidebenotafraid.blogspot.com.
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Prayer Requests: Please call Lorraine Wieser at 642-5062 or the parish office with prayer requests.
|Happenings at St. Johns
Sunday, May 19th
Senior Recognition Breakfast
Monday, May 20th
10:00 am Bible Study
Tuesday, May 21st
1:30 pm Foresters
Thursday, May 23rd
After 7:30 am Mass Changing out missalettes
7:00 pm Pastoral Council
And around the area
Sunday, May 19th
1:00 pm Living Rosary at St. Mary’s
Wednesday, May 29th
5:00 9:00 pm Cruise in Car Show in Wyndmere Contact Rick Foertsch 640-8185
Online-Giving: St. John’s Church now provides Online Giving - a convenient and safe way to make a one-time or recurring donation. Getting started is easy - just visit our website, www.stjohns-wahpeton.org and click our Online Giving link. When you participate, your gift will be securely transferred directly into the parish bank account. And you won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! If you have any questions contact Pat or Betsy in the parish office. A great way to remember St. John’s Church when you are away from home!
Interested in becoming Catholic or in getting back into being Catholic? Soon we will be gathering for our fall sessions of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) where we try to answer questions and concerns about the Catholic way of life. You may be married to a Catholic, someone who has always wondered about Catholics, or someone who is considering becoming a Catholic or someone who was once a Catholic. You might be baptized or would like to get baptized. Anyone of good heart is warmly welcomed. You assume no obligation or commitment in attending these introductory sessions. You may, however, find some satisfaction and some answers or perhaps a more informed way to continue your search! Dates will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, feel free to call the parish office if you wish to register (not required, but helpful for our hospitality plans)
Need assistance getting to Mass? The parish would like to offer transportation to mass for anyone who may need a ride. Please contact the parish office if you need a ride to mass.
Hospitalization and Your Pastor: Your pastors want to visit you when you or someone you love is hospitalized. Due to federal privacy laws, however, no one from the hospital automatically notifies us that you are there. In spite of everyone’s best intentions, it is also possible that we are not notified of your wishes even if you have signed a release or have given verbal permission. The surest way for us to be notified is for you personally or someone who loves you to notify us. Any Catholic in an acute medical state should be anointed with the Sacrament of the Sick by a priest as soon as possible. If someone is dying, a priest should be called for the Church’s Rites especially if death is near and before death occurs. If death has already occurred, a priest should still be called. (Office: 642-6982 Residence: 642-4985)