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!

ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play Open Auditions on January 21st at Xavier Fine Arts Theatre

ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play Open Auditions on January 21st at Xavier Fine Arts Theatre

Open auditions for ALL RISE! The Northeast Wisconsin Passion Play, a dramatic musical based on the life of Christ, will be held on Saturday morning, January 21st, at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre (1600 W. Prospect Avenue in Appleton). Adult and student performers, grades three through twelve, of all faiths are invited to audition. Director Jim Romenesko seeks singers, dancers and actors for the community production. 

Performances dates for the 2023 season are March 30th through April 2nd, with a special performance for Religious Education groups on March 29th.

Chorus, lead and supporting roles, both singing and non-singing are available.  Those auditioning will also be asked to do a simple movement/dance audition.

Performances and rehearsals are held at the Xavier Fine Arts Theatre, 1600 W. Prospect Avenue Appleton on Sunday evenings with soloists & actors in leading roles also rehearsing on some Sunday afternoons. Peter Leschke is the show’s musical director. Mary Doverspike, Jr. is the choreographer.

For more information visit the show’s website: www.newpassionplay.org and click or tap the “Join Our Cast” button near the top of the page.

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!

St. John Nepomucene – Members needed for Adult Faith Formation Committee

St. John Nepomucene – Members needed for Adult Faith Formation Committee

Are you wishing to become involved with helping parish adults deepen their faith? Then please come and join our Adult Faith Formation Committee!

We are seeking 10 new members to share and deepen our faith in prayer, education and fun fellowship opportunities! If you are interested, please contact Sarah in the parish office at (920) 788-9061 or via email at: szteske@stjn.org.