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January 14, 2018

Dear Friends,

"St. John the Evangelist Parish, inspired by the Holy Spirit, strives to sow the Word of God through loving service of God and neighbor." This is our parish mission statement. It answers succinctly the questions, "Who are we? What do we do? By whose authority do we do what we do? How do we do what we do?

In order to fulfill the mission of the parish, we need a variety of resources and gifts: spiritual, intellectual, human and financial.  God has already given us the gifts to accomplish the mission.  "Know that I am with you always,"  Jesus says as he sends his apostles into the world.  As stewards of these gifts, we share the gifts in loving service of God and neighbor.

The gifts of time and talent are shared in our a rish family.  Our stewardship pledge allows each of us to commit in 2018 how we will share gifts God has given us to help our parish faily fulfill its mission of sowing the Word of God through loving service of God and neighbor.  Our Stewardship Council is hard at work to compile and organize all of the gifts of time and talent that have been offered to our parish.

Gifts of financial treasure are also shared by each of us to fulfill our parish mission.  Just as a family needs to have a budget so as to use those financial resources prudently, so too does our parish family.  Our Parish Finance Council invites you to a Parish Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, January 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center to provide a financial status of our parish financial operations.  This gathering allows you to ask questions about our parish budget as well as to share ideas of how we can continue to be prudent with our fiscal resources and to be faithful to our parish mission.

If you have specific questions about our parish finances, it would be helpful if you could submit your questions in advance of our town hall meeting.  You can email your questions to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish office this coming week at 620-545-7171 or you can drop your question on a card or note in the mailbox.  You do not need to include your name on your question(s) if you wish to remain anonymous.  The members of our Parish Finance Council want to be accountable and transparent to you as we move forward as a parish to sow the Word of God through loving service of God and neighbor.

In Christ's Service,

Fr. John 

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