Pastor's Desk July 1, 2018

Jun 28, 2018

  • Life and death … are topics considered in our first reading and Gospel today. In the Gospel, Jesus raises up a girl who was sick to the point of death. We’re reminded that Jesus gives us life. But the life that Christ gives is more than earthly life. It is the promise of everlasting life for those who believe. What a comforting message! 
  • The second collection today… is the annual “Peter’s Pence” collection, and supports the work of our Holy Father, especially through emergency relief assistance to those throughout the world who suffer from war, oppression, and natural disasters. Your generosity is appreciated. 
  • “I once was lost… but now am found?” As I mentioned in my announcements at Mass last weekend, the contents of our “Lost & Found” basket have been placed on tables in the vestibule. If something is yours, please take it! There’s quite an assortment of items: rosaries, holy cards, religious medals, gloves, hats, socks, reading glasses, sun glasses, children’s books and toys, a pair of flip-flops, a single flip-flop, and other miscellaneous items. In addition, we have about a dozen lost coats on a rack inside the side entrance. 
  • Youth Ministry… Our parish Youth Minister, Doug Beasock, has been on our staff since October 2013. In addition to his part-time role here at our parish, Doug’s full-time job is in the financial sector. Due to recent increased responsibilities of his financial position, which includes extensive travel, Doug has discerned the need to resign his Youth Ministry position here at St. John Capistran. We’re grateful to Doug for all that he has done for our parish youth for nearly five years. Doug planned many wonderful opportunities for our young people. He was always organized and dependable. It was a joy to work with him. Thanks, Doug, for all you’ve done for us, and God’s blessings on your future endeavors. 
  • The 4th of July… is this Wednesday. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, may we enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday. Please note that the Parish Office will be closed on July 4.