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Honoring Mary and Mothers

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Happy Mother’s Day

Today we honor Mary, our Blessed Mother and Mother of Jesus Christ, as well as all mothers – living and deceased. In churches across the world, there were May Crownings and special blessings for Mothers.

This day has become a commercialized holiday in many parts of the world, especially in the United States. Hopefully that doesn’t change the underlying reason for the special observance – honoring those loving women who have given the precious gift of life. It is fitting that they be the recipient of gifts and loving affection today.

Some Facts about Mother’s Day History

The history of Mother’s Day is centuries old. During the 1600’s, the early Christians in England celebrated a day to honor Mary, the mother of Christ. By a religious order the holiday was later expanded in its scope to include all mothers, and named as the Mothering Sunday. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent (the 40 day period leading up to Easter), “Mothering Sunday” honored the mothers of England.

Later, as Christianity spread throughout Europe, the celebration changed to one honoring “Mother Church”, the spiritual power that gave them life and protected them from harm. It then evolved into a celebration honoring all living and deceased mothers on “Mothering Sunday”. This celebration was discontinued when the settlers came to America but it would later resurface during the Civil War era.

President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother’s Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war. On May 9, 1914, he made the first official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May. He asked Americans to give a public expression of reverence to mothers through the celebration of Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day Today we honor Mary, our Blessed Mother and Mother of Jesus Christ, as well as all mothers – living and deceased. In churches across the world, there were May Crownings and special blessings for Mothers. This day has become a commercialized holiday in many parts of the world, especially in the United […]

St. Joseph’s Table 2018

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St. Joseph Table

The Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their annual St. Joseph’s Table on Sunday March 18th. This is always a very popular event open to the parish of St. John’s. It will be held in the Parish Center following (7:30 AM – 1:00 PM )  masses.

Mark your Calendars – you won’t want to miss this annual event.

Saint Joseph’s Day, March 19, the Feast of St. Joseph is in Western Christianity the principal feast day of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

LADIES: Please bake finger food items and package in non-returnable containers. Drop off will be March 17th

Set up will be Saturday March 17th at 2 PM.  You can bring your donations of finger food before 4:30 PM mass Saturday or before your Mass on Sunday.  Just put it in the kitchen of the Parish Center (either in the refrigerator or on the table).  Please wear our colors (red/black) Sunday if you plan on helping to serve etc.   I would like to thank everyone in advance for helping to make our event a huge success.   All monetary donations, as in the past, will be given to the Food Pantry.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Joni.

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  St. Joseph Table The Ladies Auxiliary will be sponsoring their annual St. Joseph’s Table on Sunday March 18th. This is always a very popular event open to the parish of St. John’s. It will be held in the Parish Center following (7:30 AM – 1:00 PM )  masses. Mark your Calendars – you won’t […]

2017 Fish Fry Dinners

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Lenten Suppers – Fifth Year

For the 5th year, the decision of what to serve for Friday meals during Lent was an easy one. Parishioners, families, and friends came to St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood for their Lenten Suppers. The suppers were served in the Parish Center every Friday from March 3rd – April 7th (No Lenten Supper was held on Good Friday – April 14th).

 

This was a parish event with volunteers from parish including the Knights of Columbus who cooked, the Ladies Auxiliary who served, and the Boy Scouts who helped setup and cleanup. Besides the chance for a good meal, it was also an opportunity for socializing and most importantly praying the Stations of the Cross after the supper. Here are a few images from the suppers.  Thank you to all that volunteered and to all that supported the event with your attendance.

Lenten Suppers – Fifth Year For the 5th year, the decision of what to serve for Friday meals during Lent was an easy one. Parishioners, families, and friends came to St. John the Evangelist Church in Streamwood for their Lenten Suppers. The suppers were served in the Parish Center every Friday from March 3rd – April 7th […]

Joint Holiday Party

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Annual Holiday Party for Knights & Ladies

Christmas Party
Giving TreeDecember 21, 2016
Parish Center
Set up 6 – 7
Party 7:00 PM
Please come

Our Annual Pajamarama
Rather than a grab bag
please bring PJs that will be
donated to the Community Crisis Center in Elgin

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Annual Holiday Party for Knights & Ladies Christmas Party December 21, 2016 Parish Center Set up 6 – 7 Party 7:00 PM Please come Our Annual Pajamarama Rather than a grab bag please bring PJs that will be donated to the Community Crisis Center in Elgin Save Save Save Save

Pink & Blue Silent Auction and Banquet

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The Ladies Auxiliary and Respect Life Committee were in charge of the Silent Auction/Raffle for the Pink and Blue Banquet for the McGivney Center of Hope and Healing. The annual fundraising banquet was held in August at the Belvedere, 1170 W. Devon Ave Elk Grove Village. Preparation for the auction began months in advance, as donations were obtained and baskets created by the ladies. Fifteen Ladies were on hand for the event, several Knights were also in attendance, and both groups had ads in the dinner program booklet to help support this worthy cause.

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Father Michael J. McGivney Center of Hope and Healing is a 501c3 corporation which provides Grants to Homes in Illinois that empower women who choose LIFE.  The Homes they support are an extension of the work of Pregnancy Assistance Centers. Each woman is treated on an individual basis. Recognizing the talents of the human person, programs are designed to help each person to use their talents to achieve eventual self‐sufficiency to help themselves and their child. Residents are eighteen years of age or older, usually referred by one of the more than 300 Pregnancy Assistance Centers in the State of Illinois and of various racial/ethnic backgrounds.

Requests for funds to support this mission were over $250,000.  Last year they were able to award grants to five Homes for a total amount of $75,000.     As you can see they fell far short of what is needed to help these homes provide help to Women and Babies. For more information, or to contribute to their efforts, see the Father Michael J McGivney Center of Hope and Healing gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/2s2cm4s

The Ladies Auxiliary and Respect Life Committee were in charge of the Silent Auction/Raffle for the Pink and Blue Banquet for the McGivney Center of Hope and Healing. The annual fundraising banquet was held in August at the Belvedere, 1170 W. Devon Ave Elk Grove Village. Preparation for the auction began months in advance, as […]