We are a Catholic community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We strive to meet the spiritual and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, fellowship and social justice.
In the spirit of faith, service, and community, we strive to bring people closer together and closer to God.
We accomplish this by:
- Building our lives in the image of Christ through worship and prayer.
- Contributing to the growth of our parish by spreading the Gospel by word, witness, action and evangelization.
- Inviting everyone to serve, in this way meeting the needs of our parishioners and the broader community.
- Being faithful stewards of St. John the Apostle, accountable to God for by responsibly sharing our time, talents and treasures.
- Lending support to the parish leadership and working together to fulfill the mission.
- St. John the Apostle, the son of Zebedee and Salome, was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus
- Also known as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos and the Beloved Disciple
- Was a fisherman
- Brother of Saint James the Greater
- Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple
- James and John were called Boanerges, or “sons of thunder,” by Jesus, perhaps because of the zeal exemplified in Mark 9:38 and Luke 9:54, when John and James wanted to call down fire from heaven to punish the Samaritan towns that did not accept Jesus
- Disciple of Saint John the Baptist
- Friend of Saint Peter the Apostle
- Took part in the Last Supper
- Upon hearing of the Resurrection, he was the first to reach the tomb; when he met the risen Lord at the lake of Tiberias, he was the first to recognize Him
- Wrote the fourth Gospel, three Epistles, and possibly the Book of Revelation.