• 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."

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 10 is Ash Wednesday.  Masses will be at 8:10 am, 12 Noon and 6:00 pm in theChurch.  Ashes will be distributed during Masses.  Begin your Lenten journey by attending Mass.

Beginning February 12th, please join us every Friday of Lent at 7:30 pm for the observance of The Stations of the Cross. There will be different readings each Friday.  This is another of the many ways to add to your spiritual growth during Lent.  We are also offering the book Rediscover Jesus, Lenten discussion groups, and the Parish Mission, which will be March 4th through March 8th.  Please note that Stations will not be held on March 4th due to the Parish Mission. 

2016 Lent Discussion Groups

2016 Lent Discussion Groups

Build your faith by participating in St. John’s annual Lenten Discussion Groups! This is a great way to get to know other parishioners and grow closer to God.

  • Six meetings during Lent to discuss the upcoming Sunday Scripture readings.
  • Groups have 8-12 parishioners who meet for about 90 minutes each week.
  • Meetings begin the week of February 7th.
  • Groups use “Disciples on the Journey,” a Catholic discussion guide that fosters meaningful conversation. 

View available groups and sign up online, or sign up after Masses on January 16-17 or 23-24.


Holy Endings: Seminar on Dying Well

Holy Endings: A Free Seminar on Dying Well

Saturday, February 13, 2016 

8:45 a.m. – Noon   ~ St. John Parish Center

Whether for yourself or a loved one, tending to the myriad details of dying is less stressful when the planning is  in place before it is needed.  We have no guarantees of tomorrow.  This seminar will help you plan today.  It is one of the greatest final gifts you can give your loved ones.  Several topics will be addressed, including Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements, a Wake, Funeral Mass and/or Graveside ceremony; Pre-Planning for Incapacitating Illness and Estate Disbursement, and Pre-Planning Good Stewardship as a Last Gift of Gratitude.

Sign-in is from 8:45-9:15 a.m.  During that time we will gather together for a light breakfast, compliments of Music Funeral Services.  We will begin the seminar with prayer at 9:15.

There is no charge for this special seminar.  Please sign up in advance so food preparation may be planned accordingly. Registration before February 10 is required.  Sign up is available in the church vestibule or by calling the Church Office at 229-244-2430.

Fish Fry

The First Friday of Lent is February 12th.  Let the Parish Life Committee serve you that evening at our annual Fish Fry Supper at 6 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Carter’s Catering(Adel) will provide fried fish fillets, hush puppies, coleslaw and grits.  We will have grilled cheese sandwiches for the little ones, dessert and beverages.  Paid reservations are required and the cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.  Make your paid reservations at the Parish Life table after Masses on January 30/31 or February 6/7.  Please plan ahead so we can order the fish accordingly – we will not be able to sell meals at the door.



To help bring parishioners together in a spiritual activity and promote devotion to Mary, the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the Fifth Sunday Rosary Program.  All parishioners are invited to join Knights and their families to pray the rosary as a corporate body every time a 5th Sunday occurs during the month.

The next 5th Sunday Rosary will be conducted (before the 9:30 Mass) on Sunday, January 31st.

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