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Mass for Healing and Comfort

Wednesday, December 6
9 a.m. in the SJN Chapel

Many people are experiencing pain, even and sometimes especially, during this hopeful season of Advent. Christmas can be a particularly painful time for many people.
The special intention of the Mass for Healing and Comfort is to offer consolation for those suffering pain in mind, body, or spirt and for all who accompany those suffering.
Please join us for healing and comfort.

The Sacrament of Anointing will be offered.

Michael McGrath, OSFS/www.bromickeymcgrath.com

Gifts for Kids Program 2023

Our annual Gifts for Kids Drive provides 200 children with presents und the Christmas Tree. In a gesture of compassion, this drive collects gift cards for the families, which provides parents with the dignity and joy of shopping for their children’s Christmas gifts.
Tags will be available for pick up after all Masses the weekend of November 18-19.
Gift cards with tags are due back to SJN by December 3rd.
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Kay Crain at crain3106@outlook.com.
Click below if you would rather donate to the Gifts for Kids fund:

2023 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me. ” (Matthew 25:40)

Feed the Hungry is the first Corporal Works of Mercy. Based upon Jesus’ teachings, works of mercy guide us in responding to the basic physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors.
In Matthew, Chapter 25, Jesus teaches that what we do for the least of our neighbors, we do for Him. Let us come together this Thanksgiving to care for our neighbors. SJN will be provide food for the Thanksgiving tables of 170 families in our community.
The 2023 Thanksgiving Food Drive will be collecting food October 22-November 12.
The following items are needed for this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive:
  • Canned vegetables (please no green beans)
  • Canned fruit
  • 24 oz plastic bottles of olive or canola oil
  • Instant potatoes, macaroni & cheese, stuffing
  • 2–5 lb. bags of rice
  • Boxed biscuit or muffin mix
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Snack items— pretzels, Ritz crackers, Triscuits, etc.
  • Boxed dessert mix — brownies, cookies, cake and icing, etc.

Food donations will be collected in clearly marked bins near the hallway counters.

We are also accepting monetary donations to support the Thanksgiving Food Drive. You may choose to donate online using the link below, drop off a donation to the SJN parish office, or place a donation in the Mass collection basket (please clearly mark checks as designated for the Thanksgiving Food Drive). Thank you for supporting the Food Drive!

Faith Formation Information

Each student in our Faith Formation program is asked to donate $3, which will be used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys, and the grade-level food item as directed on the flyer below.
Faith Formation donations will be collected in clearly marked bins in the Faith Formation classrooms. Any questions may be directed to Phil Prinzivalli (K-5) or Angela Davis (6-8) as noted on the following flyer.
Thank you for your support!

SJN ACTION Committee Presenting
the Highly Acclaimed Film
“By the Grace of God” on August 25

On Friday, August 25, at 7 p.m., our SJN ACTION Committee will present the highly acclaimed 2019 film “By the Grace of God,” in the Brown-McCarthy auditorium. 

“By the Grace of God” tells the story of  how three men, abused by the same priest in their childhoods, embark on a fight for justice that will expose their personal lives and bring into question the relationships they have with family and colleagues.

Please find the official movie trailer and an RSVP for number of attendees below. Thank you!

The true story, upon which the film is based, is a scandal that happened in France with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon and Father Bermard Preynat.

The film is only suitable for adults (18+).

The film is presented in French with English subtitles.

Please join us for this important film. There will be an intermission and light refreshments.