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					St. John’s Newsletter
Email: Dates in May May 12 – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m. May 18 – The Ladies of St. John will meet at 6:00 p.m. at Jib Whites for a meeting and social. All the women of the parish are invited and encouraged to attend. May 19 – The Holy Hour will begin at 7:00 p.m. May 23 – The Pro-Life Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. We pray the Rosary at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday before Mass. On the first Sunday of each month, the Knights of Columbus lead the rosary. On the second Sunday of each month, the Catechists lead the rosary. On the third Sunday the Youth Group and on the fourth it is the Ladies of St. John. Everyone is invited to come early on Sundays and join each of these groups. It is a beautiful devotion to begin your worship on Sunday mornings. If you are a member of any of these groups, make an extra effort to come early to pray. If you have a prayer request for the newly formed Prayer Chain, please call 872-8284 or e-mail Please be as specific as possible when providing the information of the person(s) to be “prayed for.” The volunteer “Prayers” will keep your request in their daily prayers for one week, unless requested to do so for a longer time period. If you would like to be a member of the Prayer Chain, call 872-8284. Please pray for our sick: John Ceslovnik, Erica Flint, Anne Frontino, Dominic Grindo, Damon Hanshaw, Sheila Meadows, Joe Pabian, Paul Platt, Butch Racer, Sue Roncaglione & Pam Workman

May 2009 Please pray for our service men & women: Ken & Carla Nickle and Glenn Marusa. Mondays are Father Cooney’s day off. Please schedule calls and requests for another day of the week unless an emergency or serious situation exists. The Sunday morning choir is always looking for new members. If you are at least Youth Group age (7th grade), can carry a tune and are available for practices, we would love to have you. Just come to practice any Wednesday night at 7:00 or talk to Debbie Ceslovnik or Brian Morriston. The Peter’s Pence envelope in your boxes was incorrectly dated by Our Sunday Visitor. The collection is supposed to take place on May 10, 2009. The envelope is dated May 31, 2009. We will have the 2nd collection on May 10th. Please take note and use the Peter’s Pence envelope on the 10th. If you have any questions, please call the rectory at 304/872-2554 between 9 and noon on weekdays or call Debbie Ceslovnik at 304/619-9045. The Ladies of St. John held their monthly meeting on April 20th. There were 11 women present. The Ladies have decided to sell brooms again as a fund raiser. They are 18 oz. brooms, made of 100% broom corn with a hardwood handle. We have sold these brooms before and they were well received. We have been asked to support a Bake Sale to benefit the Craigsville Fire Department on May 2nd at Wal-Mart. We will host the Summersville Christian Women’s annual dinner sometime in May at Marist Hall, we changed the Salad Luncheon from June 8 until July 13, due to a scheduling conflict and we are organizing the Confirmation Dinner for the confirmandi and the Bishop on June 14, 2009. We will Summersville, WV

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also celebrate our High School graduates with a cake and donut social on May 31st. The Ladies are helping with the Spaghetti Dinner that benefits Catholic Radio on May 3, purchased a new stand for the Book of the Gospels for the altar and are in the process of organizing our annual Rummage Sale, which will be held on July 30, 31 and Aug. 1, 2009. Our next meeting will be a social meeting at Jib White’s home on May 18th at 6:00 p.m. with all women asked to bring a snack and a beverage. We encourage all women of the parish to attend. The K of C wishes to congratulate Brian Morriston, Logan Payton, Lance Raffo & Tom Swanick in receiving their 1st degree exemplification on Saturday, April 18th. ECI Spaghetti Dinner Sunday, May 3rd 11:30 am – 6:00 pm Adults: $7.00 Children: $5.00 Quart of sauce with 6 meatballs - $10.00 Tickets can be purchased from ECI There will be new minister schedules generated the week of May 11. These schedules will cover the summer and probably the first part of September. If anyone wishes to change their availability for the summer, be removed from the schedule or anything else pertaining to minister schedules, please email Debbie at or call at 304/872-2554. The schedules are generated by a computer program, so plugging in vacation days and so forth is really not too big a deal. If you have any questions, please speak to Debbie. From Light of Life Ministries: Mother Nadine and the Intercessors of the Lamb have permitted us to distribute CD's of her teachings on Contemplative & Intercessory Prayer from last February's God's Weekend 2009. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

If you would like to receive a copy, let us know your mailing address and whether you want an mp3 version [1CD playable on most computers] or an audio CD version [3CD's playable on most CD players]. A donation of at least $4 per CD is suggested to cover materials and mailing costs. Please send your donation to Light of Life Community, 132 Carubia Drive, Core, WV 26541. May God continue to bless you. Pro-Life Prayer for Our President and Public Officials Lord God, Author of Life and Source of Eternal Life, Move the hearts of all our public officials and especially our President, to fulfill their responsibilities worthily and well to all those entrusted to their care. Help them in their special leadership roles, to extend the mantle of protection to the most vulnerable, especially the defenseless unborn, whose lives are threatened with extermination by an indifferent society. Guide all public officials by your wisdom and grace to cease supporting any law that fails to protect the fundamental good that is human life itself, which is a gift from God and parents. You are the Protector and Defender of the lives of the innocent unborn. Change the hearts of those who compromise the call to protect and defend life. Bring our nation to the values that have made us a great nation, a society that upholds the values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Mary, the Mother of the living, help us to bear witness to the Gospel of Life with our lives and our laws, through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Summersville, WV

Intercepted email from Lorraine Hasse: Ever wonder about the abbreviation A.S.A.P.? Generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives.. Maybe if we think of this abbreviation in a different manner, we will begin to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way. ************* There's work to do, deadlines to meet; You've got no time to spare, But as you hurry and scurryASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER In the midst of family chaos, 'Quality time' is rare. Do your best; let God do the restASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER. It may seem like your worries Are more than you can bear. Slow down and take a breatherASAP - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER God knows how stressful life is; He wants to ease our cares, And He'll respond to all your needs A.S.A.P. - ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER.

2. Interview the children in your family (both young and old) on what special things they love most about their mother. Record the sentiments on video or transcribe the thoughts in a special album. You could also record special memories, favorite family recipes, her best maternal words of wisdom...anything you want to remember about your mother. 3. Make a Blessing Book. Cover a composition book or hardbound journal with patterned papers and include photos of each of your mother’s children, as well as a special pen for her to record what she is most grateful for in this world. Here are step-by-step instructions for creating such a book. 4. Help a mother in need by donating money, clothing, or other household items to organizations that help mothers and children. 5. Make a donation to your mom’s favorite charity, in her name. 6. Get together with your family and friends and create handmade cards for your mom. Make sure to include a heartfelt, handwritten letter. 7. Send flowers to a new mom in celebration of her first Mother’s Day. 8. Make a tablecloth memento. Start with an oversized tablecloth and some fabric pens. Ask each member of the family to sign the tablecloth with a special message to mom. Kids can make their handprints, too. This is a keepsake that you can add to each Mother’s Day. 9. Write a letter to your children about how being their parent has enriched you. Save these letters in a special journal or album to give to your children when they become parents themselves. 10. Spend some time looking through your scrapbooks and reflecting on the bounty of love that comes to you via family and maternal love.

Mother's Day Traditions: 10 Memorable Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day A mother’s love is one of the most powerful forces in this world. Here are 10 ways to celebrate her love this Mother’s Day: 1. Create a Memory Jar. Fill a jar with slips of paper, each detailing a special memory you and your mother have shared. The more specific the memories, the better. Present her with the jar, and sit beside her as she reads each memory. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Summersville, WV

May 2009
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

2 Mass 5:00 pm

3 Mass 9:00 am CCD 10:15 am Confirmation Class 6:00 - 8:00 pm 10 Mass 9:00 am

4 No Daily Mass Youth Group 7:00 pm

5 No Daily Mass Eucharistic Adoration 5:00 – 9:00 pm

6 No Daily Mass Choir Practice 7:00 pm

7 No Daily Mass


9 Mass 5:00 pm

Happy Mother’s Day
17 Mass 9:00 am CCD 10:15 am Retreat ends 11:30 am 24 Mass Ascension of Our Lord 9:00 am 31 Pentecost Sunday Graduation Mass 9:00 am Reception after Mass Confirmation Class 6:00 - 8:00 pm

11 No Daily Mass Youth Group 7:00 pm 18 No Daily Mass Ladies Meeting 7:00 pm Youth Group 7:00 pm 25 No Daily Mass Youth Group 7:00 pm

12 K of C Meeting 7:00 pm

13 Choir Practice 7:00 pm


15 Confirmation Retreat 4:30 pm 22

16 Mass 5:00 pm Retreat Continues 23 Mass 5:00 pm

19 Holy Hour 7:00 pm

20 Choir Practice 7:00 pm



27 Choir Practice 6:30 pm



30 Mass 5:00 pm

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

Summersville, WV

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