SPIRITUS Ministries is offering a “Come and See” Weekend!

SPIRITUS Ministries is offering a “Come and See” Weekend!

SPIRITUS Ministries is offering a Come and See weekend for young adults who are interested in learning what it is like to become a SPIRITUS missionary. Visit https://www.spiritusministries.org/comeandsee to learn more.

-Live in the missionary residence (by gender)
-Observe a SPIRITUS led retreat
-Meet the current missionaries
-Enter into the prayer life of the missionaries
-Tour the retreat center & facilities
-Have an opportunity to discern missionary life
-Opportunity for in-person interviews

Available Dates:
Friday, November 18th – Sunday, November 20th

Friday, January 13th – Sunday, January 15th

Friday, March 10th – Sunday March 12th

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.

SPIRITUS Missionary Opportunity!

SPIRITUS Missionary Opportunity!

Do you know a young adult who lives out their faith and is eager to share it with others?

SPIRITUS is looking for Catholic young adults, between 20-29, to join the SPIRITUS missionary team this August. SPIRITUS ignites the faith in thousands of young Catholics through retreats and parish youth ministry each year! Missionaries live in community and travel to parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin; receiving training, formation, spiritual direction, lodging, food, a monthly allowance, health insurance and a $3,000 stipend upon completion of the 9-month program. It is a unique opportunity to live out the mission of our Catholic faith, serve our Lord and help the next generation of Catholics grow in faith.

For more info visit: https://www.spiritusministries.org/beamissionary

To apply click HERE

For questions/comments contact Sarah at: recruiter@spiritusministries.org

Or give us a call at: (920) 722-8918 x7 !

February Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

February Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

Why Catholic Bibles have more books than Protestant Bibles

The Catholic Church is entirely responsible for the composition of the Bible, which books are included, as well as the breakdown of the chapters and verses. There are 73 “books” in the Catholic Bible and 66 in the Protestant Bible. Protestants removed seven books because some verses were inconsistent with their theology.

Martin Luther removed Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach and Baruch. He attempted to remove James and Revelation, but this was rejected by his followers and those two books stayed. Catholics are often accused of adding seven books, but despite this common belief, it is false. Older, pre-Protestant, Catholic translations of the Bible include them. 

Source: http://www.Catholic.org

Volunteers needed for various committees!

Volunteers needed for various committees at St. John Nepomucene! Please prayerfully consider!

St. John Nepomucene is a vibrant parish and we have many great committees that make-up the dedicated teams that are the hands and feet of Jesus, using their time, talents and treasures to respectfully and lovingly serve others at our parish. As such, we are currently looking for MANY new individuals to join the following committees:

* Finance Council (1 position open, 2-year term)
* Adult Faith Formation Committee
* Connection Team
* Ambassadors
* Information Desk
* Technology Committee
* Care Ministry (30-35 individuals needed to be divided amongst hospitals, homebound and three retirement homes)

If you are interested, please contact the parish office at 788-9061.

For more information about our various committees, please click here!