“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10).
For to everyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. (Matthew 25:29)
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contribute all she had, her whole livelihood.” (Mark 12:44)
Please consider sharing your time, talent, and treasure. Use your gifts for God’s great glory!
Dear parishioners and friends of St. John the Apostle:
In the absence of being able to provide an offering as we usually do at Mass, our parish now has a GoFundMe page. We completely understand that many people are temporarily not receiving income from their job at this time and we pray that will change very soon… but for those who can give at this time, the GoFundMe page could be a convenient option. The GoFundMe page is like placing your offering in the basket.
For those who would like to continue to donate using your offering envelopes, you can mail the offering to:
St. John the Apostle Church
1805 Penbrook Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036
And if you are already contributing with online giving, it’s perfectly ok to continue to do so.
As we place our trust in Jesus Christ during these challenging times, we know that His grace will sustain us.
St. John the Apostle Church started Electronic Giving after receiving many requests for this convenience from parishioners who organize their other regular expenses in this manner. Using Electronic Giving assures that our parish receives your offering in the consistent manner that you intend. A wonderful sense of communion with our faith happens when we recognize the presence of God in our lives and how we help build up His kingdom with our acts of good stewardship.
Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Rev. Robert G. McBride
Once a month we host Hospitality Sunday in the Library after 10:30 mass. We are looking for people who can come early to help set up, make coffee or possibly help with purchasing the food. Please thing about helping with this fun way to get to know the people you attend mass with.
Did you know that St. John’s church has a Facebook page?
We would like to continue to keep our parish and surrounding community informed of the many social and spiritual activities at our parish. We are currently looking for a new moderator for our Facebook page. The job would be to post pictures, event details, etc.
Please contact: Mary Hom email@example.com
COME SHARE YOUR TIME & TALENT
Have you attended any of the fun social events St. John the Apostle parish hosted this past year? We are excited to start a “new organization” to continue building our church community by having social events. There are so many ways that we can do this. So far we have had Casino Night, Family Game Day and Parish Picnic. We are looking for people who are interested in bringing new ideas for these types of events.
Please contact: Judy Golden firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be the week of July 9th! Anyone entering 8th grade in the Fall is welcome to volunteer, as well as high school students. All volunteers must provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach to Deacon Mike, email@example.com, 732-388-1253. There are a limited number of volunteer positions available, which will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers must be available for all 5 days.
Almighty God, we thank you for all the gifts You have given us: our lives, our loved ones, all that we have and all that we are. Most of all, we thank You for Jesus, your Son and our Redeemer, who came among us to show us the way to eternal life. Jesus was the perfect steward of your gifts, showing that complete trust in You is necessary, and that giving of self is a most important part of following Him. May the offerings of our time, our talents, and our material resources be made in the same spirit of sacrifice that Jesus taught us by His life and death for us. Amen.