June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

June Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Pope Francis, in his Pentecost Sunday homily, provided  powerful examples of how to recognize the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

“The Holy Spirit will never tell you that on your journey everything is going just fine.  No, he corrects you; he makes you weep for your sins; he pushes you to change, to fight against your lies and deceptions, even when that calls for hard work, interior struggle and sacrifice.

The evil spirit pushes you to always do what you think and what you find pleasing. He makes you think that you have the right to use your freedom any way you want. Then, once you are left feeling empty inside – it is bad, this feeling of emptiness inside, many of us have felt it – and when you are left feeling empty inside, he blames you, becomes the accuser, and throws you down, destroys you.”

Let us keep these words in our hearts and minds as we continue to make important choices in our daily lives. Come, Holy Spirit! Fill us with joy and peace.

TREASURER TRUSTEE – Position available at St. John Nepomucene

TREASURER TRUSTEE – Position available at St. John Nepomucene

Each parish in the Diocese of Green Bay must have Trustee elections. This year, St. John Nepomucene must elect a TREASURER TRUSTEE. This elected Trustee automatically becomes a member of the Finance Council and the term of office is for two (2) years.

At this time, we are asking for names of those who may be interested in this position. Candidates must be at least 21 years old and a practicing Catholic who is interested and involved in parish life. You may submit your own name or the name of another person, as long as you have first sought their permission to do so. You may submit a name by writing it down on the nomination form that is at the Information Desk in the Gathering Space. Also, for an individual to be on a ballot, a person must receive 10 nominations. 

Elections will be held June 18th and June 19th and the nomination form will be available in the Gathering Space starting this weekend.

If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at (920) 788-9061. Thank you!

May Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

May Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Preparing hearts for the Ascension of the Lord

Ascension is a time to teach our children that by living the faith, the day will come when “we all shall be taken up in clouds to meet Christ and to be with our Lord forever.” As joint heirs of heaven, we must keep before their eyes and ours the fact that this was the reason for our creation. We must also stress the words of Christ, our Brother, words of consolation for us at His Ascension: “I go to prepare a place for YOU.”

Our prayers for Ascension Sunday (May 29th) must indicate triumph, because Jesus has accomplished the world’s redemption. They must also express the joy with which the angelic choirs are preparing to lead Him to His throne and to adore Him. “Lift up your gates, oh ye princes, and the King of glory shall enter in.”

Source: www.catholicculture.org