February Explanation Station – St. John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

February Explanation Station – St. John Nepomucene Adult Faith Formation

Why do we praise God?  Imagine never being taught to say thank you. We would never be truly appreciative of anything we receive in life because we would simply expect it to be done.

The priest, in the introduction to the Eucharistic Prayers, says, “Let us give thanks to the Lord our God!”  We respond, “It is right and just!”

We give praise because it is right to praise God’s goodness. God could easily be less merciful and still be perfectly just. The praise we give to God is partly our just duty but also keeps us mindful of His goodness and love. Let us shout out often during each day: “Lord, I thank you and I praise you!”  Let us remember to do it especially when things are not going well.

Pancake and Porkie Breakfast – Knights of Columbus

Pancake and Porkie Breakfast – Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will be holding a Pancake and Porkie Breakfast on Sunday, February 5th from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

There is NO CHARGE to this event! All are welcome!

Any freewill offerings collected will benefit Vocations. Thank you!

St. John Nepomucene Prayer Shawl Ministry – Blessed Prayer Shawls on January 15th

St. John Nepomucene Prayer Shawl Ministry – Blessed Prayer Shawls on January 15th

Our lovely prayer shawls will be blessed during the 8:00 a.m. Mass on January 15th. Please feel free to take one for yourself, a loved one or for someone you may know that would enjoy having one.

Also, please feel free to stop and ask for a blessed Prayer Shawl at any time at the parish office. We can help you pick out the perfect one!

January Explanation Station from Adult Faith Formation Committee

January Explanation Station from Adult Faith Formation Committee

WHY CONFESSION?

If God knows everything, why can’t we just tell him we’re sorry when we do something wrong?  There is a big difference between God “knowing” what we did and his ACT of forgiveness.

For true reconciliation to take place, God wants us to actually say the words, that we are truly sorry, and then to hear the words, spoken by the priest, that we are forgiven. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he gave his divine power of forgiveness to his first priests, the apostles. They, in turn, passed that power to others throughout the centuries.

Therefore,  when a priest says, “I absolve you of your sins,” we must hear Jesus Himself, as the human face of God, saying those same words to us. We, as Catholics, are blessed to have this powerful sacrament in our lives. 

St. John Nepomucene Mission Club – Need of Wool Sweaters

St. John Nepomucene Mission Club – Need of Wool Sweaters

The St. John Nepomucene Mission Club is in need of wool sweaters! Our wool mitten supply is seriously low! Any size sweater will work as we wash and shrink them to make our wool mittens.

Please consider donating your wool sweaters to the Mission Club! You may provide them to the parish office during normal business hours. Thank you!