The Latest School News
May Crowning of Mary
St. John Parish will have a May Crowning on May 1 at the 11am Mass to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. If you would like your children to be part of the processional, please contact Samantha Romero at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 843-0109. Please indicate how many children you will have processing and their ages. Following the 11am Mass, there will be cake and punch served in celebration of the month of Mary! All are welcome!
Carnival and Book Fair
The St. John School PTO Carnival is Friday, May 13, from 5:30-7:30pm. We need about 70 volunteers to make this a success for our children. We need people to help with set up, games, and especially clean up. Volunteer Spot will be posted next week. Each family is asked to donate TWO 2-liter bottles of pop or juice for the Pop Toss and ONE baked good for the Cake walk.
Admission bracelets are $20. They may be billed to school accounts. If you have any questions, please contact Gillian Allen at (785) 760-3957 or email@example.com.
2016 Living Stations of the Cross
On Thursday, March 24, in preparation for the Triduum, students at St. John re-created the stations of the cross. Each station was narrated and the congregation was led in song by a student choir.
A Note from Fr. Jeff
Dear Parish Families,
We are a stewardship parish which means that all of our parishioners are invited to become active stewards and encouraged to return a tithe to God in thanksgiving for all the blessings we experience. This tithe is present in our stewardship of prayer, generosity, and service.
All parishioners are asked to commit time to prayer, study, parish programs, and ministries. This is the return of time and talent. Financial stewardship involves returning a per- centage (a tithe being 10% as referenced in the Bible) of our pre-tax income to God through support of our parish and other charities. School families are encouraged to tithe as follows (keeping in mind the cost of educating one child at St. John is $4900):
- 4% to our parish (encouraged in light of parish subsidies for your child’s education at St. John)
- 5% tithe to our parish towards St. John parish Annual Operating Budget
- 1% to the Archdiocesan Call to Share/or other Charity of your choice
Parish families in return for their active engagement in stewardship are not charged tuition for attendance at our parish school. It is a blessing to have this opportuni- ty! Our goal is that every parish school family under- stands and embraces this stewardship way of life and gives sacrificially for the education their child receives. It takes all of us!
Fr. Jeff Ernst, Pastor
Mrs. Pat Newton, Principal