April Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

April Explanation Station from St. John Adult Faith Formation

The Beauty of the Paschal Mystery
Let’s take a look at the word Paschal. It comes from the Hebrew word PASACH which means to PASS OVER. This refers to the first Passover when the Lord passed over the homes of the Israelites while striking down the firstborn of Egypt. In that case, the Israelites smeared the blood of a lamb on their doorposts to signify their belief in the one true God. The sacrificing of an innocent lamb became the means of their salvation and their deliverance from captivity in Egypt. In the same way, God sent His Son to be our paschal lamb. The essence of our faith is this: that Jesus came to die for us, to free us from sin, and so that we might have a new and eternal life.

Source: www.catechistaide.com

During these last days of Lent, let us set aside time to learn all we can about this Paschal Mystery. We hope you will take part in all three days of the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. 

Easter Flower Fund at St. John Nepomucene

Easter Flower Fund at St. John Nepomucene

Each year at this time, St. John Nepomucene welcomes donations to the Easter Flower Fund in memory of departed loved ones. Donations, in any amount, can be made at the parish office from now until April 11th. This fund enables us to decorate St. John Nepomucene not only during Easter, but throughout the entire year!

Rite of Sending and Rite of Election – St. John Nepomucene

Rite of Sending and Rite of Election – St. John Nepomucene

Angela Becker, Adam Lamers and Josh McGregor were officially “sent” after the 10 am Mass (Rite of Sending) on Sunday, March 6th to St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay for Mass and a blessing by Bishop David Ricken (Rite of Election).

Angela, Adam and Josh have been taking part in the RCIA Program for several months with Deacons Dave Van Eperen and Bruce Corey in anticipation of becoming fully initiated into the Catholic faith at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 16th. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this beautiful liturgy.

Parishes from across our diocese, and throughout the world, annually welcome new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). We pray for Angela, Adam and Josh, and all who desire to become Catholic. Those who have not yet been baptized are called Catechumens, and those who have been validly baptized in another Christian tradition and now seek full communion in the Catholic Church are called Candidates. Angela, Adam and Josh will receive the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. Josh, as a Catechumen, will also be baptized. 

If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please contact the parish office at (920) 788-9061 for more information or click this link. Lessons begin Monday, September 12, 2022 and you will be welcomed into the Church on Holy Saturday which will be held on April 8, 2023. We look forward to journeying with you!

So much energy last weekend at St. John Nepomucene!

So much energy last weekend at St. John Nepomucene!

What a blast it was to have the Holy Grounds Coffee Bar reopened and for the return of our Fellowship Sunday that the Knights of Columbus puts on! Not only did we get to celebrate Father Ron and Deacon Bruce’s birthdays as a parish family, but Children’s Liturgy returned to our 10 am Mass and we had 75 children attend! You could feel the energy!

Our Confirmation students and sponsors attended our 10 am Mass as well and St. John’s Little Flowers’ Girls Club were amazing greeters last weekend too! Thank you to everyone who was able to be there and help celebrate with us and those that joined us via livestream!

Join us this weekend again for Mass and then coffee, cookies and juice at the Coffee Bar. Children’s Liturgy will be at the 10 am Mass again!