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Our Community « St. John the Evangelist

St.John the Evangelist Financial Council
St. John the Evangelist Financial Council meets every 3 months to look into the financial situation of the parish, its income and expenses, how the money comes and how wisely it is spent taking into account the suggestions of the council members. We plan for future maintenance of the facilities.

The financial council is an important aspect of the parish for the smooth running of different ministries.

 

Stewardship committee
We, the Stewardship Council of St. John the Evangelist Church, a body of diverse individuals come together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit to promote the mission of the Word of God. This is accomplished by encouraging and supporting the development of volunteerism in the Parish through the ministries, managing God’s gifts (stewardship), and fellowship. The stewardship of our time, our talents, and our treasures expresses the continuous accountability to God and the shared responsibility to each other, to the community, and to the world.

  • Stewardship Sunday: We encourage parishioners to share their time, talent, and treasures with the parish community
  • Coordinate the Advent and Lenten Retreats to facilitate parishioners formation and sense of community with the parish
  • Seniors’ Luncheon to honor the majority group that share their time, talents, and treasures with the church
  • Fundraising activities to encourage parishioners to share their treasures with the parish 

 

Divine word Missionaries
Society of the Divine Word was founded by Arnold Jansen in 1875 in Germany. It is a missionary congregation which sends missionaries all over the world to proclaim the Kingdom of God and evangelize people.

The principal activity of the Divine Word Missionaries is to preach the Word of God wherever it is not preached and if preached insufficiently, we go to such places as are in need of it.

We are over 6000 members, brothers and priests, working in 78 countries in 5 continents. This work is challenging and fulfilling. If you are interested in taking up this challenge please visit the website: www.svdvocations.org or www.dwci.edu  Phone numbers: (800)-553-3321 – (563)876-3332 or write to: National Vocation Director, 102 Jacoby Drive, P.O. Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045.

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society’s Mission Statement
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angles is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayers and personal involvement in charitable works.

The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish- and community-based groups called Conferences and programs called Special Works. The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.

 

Neo-Catechumental community
The Neocatechumenal Way, which began at St. John the Evangelist in 1978, in the words of St. John Paul II, is “an itinerary of catholic formation valid for our society and our times”.

The Way is composed of small, parish-based communities that follow a way of Christian initiation to rediscover Baptism and what it means to be a Christian.

“The Way” began in Spain during the 1960s in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, and has expanded to more than 100 countries with the enthusiastic support of the last five popes.

At St. John’s, the Neocatechumenal communities meet weekly, on Wednesday evening, to celebrate a liturgy of the Word, and Saturday to celebrate the Eucharist.  Community members have witnessed the rebuilding and strengthening of families, vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and the return of once far-away Catholics to our own parish.

Responding to Pope Francis’s call to reach all the “peripheries in need of the light of the Gospel,” the communities at St. John organize popular missions in different parts of Los Angeles to announce the Good News and invite people to discover “the joy of the Gospel.”

As fruit of this itinerary of faith, during the years, lay catechists and families from St. John have evangelized in different parts of the US, two vocations for the religious life, both male and female, have arisen, and many youth are rediscovering faith and participation in the life and activities of the Church.

 

LMH & LMDA
Lay Mission-Helpers and Mission Doctors Association were founded by Msgr. Anthony Brouwers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to make it possible for Catholic Lay people to serve in their professional capacities as an expression of their faith.

Since 1955 LMH and MDA have sent and supported single people, married couples and families who have served for 3 years and more in 36 countries around the world.

The four month residential formation program takes place at the organizations Mission House adjacent to St. John the Evangelist. St. John’s has hosted commissioning of teachers, nurses, physicians and more who serve to share their gifts and live their faith.

To learn more visit the web site for Lay Mission-Helpers:  www.LayMissionHelpers.org  – www.MissionDoctors.org