• Our Mission Statement

    "To find faith and share faith; to believe in the Spirit, and the Spirit's work in our world; to make one's life a gift to God, and to live as Jesus did."

Sweetheart Gala

St. John Catholic School’s 17th Annual Reverse Draw will be held Saturday, February 14th, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center.  Festivities will begin at 6:30 PM (Preview at 6:00).

Tickets are $100 and include an evening of prizes, dinner, 2 free drinks, dancing to a live band, silent and live auctions, fellowship, fun and a chance to win $10,000!  Tickets are limited and will be on sale after Masses for the next few weekends.  They may also be purchased in the school or Church offices.

Contact Korey Henderson or the school office for more information.


Lenten Preparation

Lent is quickly approaching.  Ash Wednesday is February 18th.  Besides the Faith Sharing groups, here are some other ways to help you prepare for this season of penance and prayer:

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, “Candlemas”, is on February 2, 2015.  Bring your candles to be blessed at the 8:10 a.m. Mass or the 6:00 p.m. solemn Vespers.  The tradition of carrying candles on Candlemas Day can be traced back to the 5th century.  It represents the entry of Christ, the light of the world, into the temple of Jerusalem.  Bringing candles into the home is a sign that Christ is with you in your everyday life.    Note:  There will not be a 12:10 Mass on that day.

A Parish Morning of Reflection will be held Saturday, February 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Parish Center.  Our event will include the Hebrew background of the Catholic celebration of the Eucharist.  It will give you a deeper understanding of the Church’s teaching of the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.  Lunch will be provided followed by a Eucharistic Adoration Holy Hour in the Church.  Please call the church office by Wednesday, February 4 to sign up.

Faith Sharing Groups sign up

In preparation for Lent, we are again organizing Lenten Faith Sharing groups.  The material we will be using is Disciples on the Journey.  You can register by calling, e-mailing or signing up after Mass.  Sign up weekend is January 31 and February 1 after Mass.   You can also contact Sue Worth ~  sworth@valdosta.edu  from January 31 to February 8.

Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Thursday, January 22 is a National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.  After the 12:10 Mass and at 6:00 p.m., we will have prayers for the protection of life from conception until natural death.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held at 6:00 p.m.  Please join us.

Parish Chili Supper & Cook-Off

Beat winter’s chill at the Parish Chili Supper and Cook-Off following the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, January 24th.  Serving will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Sample each contestant’s chili and cast your vote for your favorite recipe!

Parish Life will provide chili fixins, cornbread, beverages & dessert.  Grilled cheese sandwiches will be available for the little ones. Please make reservations after Mass at the Parish Life table on January 17th/18th.

If you wish to enter and compete in the cook-off, please contact Christine Cabral at christinecabralart@gmail.com.

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