Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church

The Catholic Christian community of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Deer Park, Ohio, gathers to worship, proclaim God's Word, and celebrate the sacraments. As an inclusive, active parish, we strive to be a sign of God's presence in the world, welcoming all and reaching out to those in need.



 

Sunday Mass 11:00 AM at St. John

Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 PM at St. Saviour

Sunday Mass 9:00 AM at St. Saviour

Friday of the First Week of Lent
Daily Mass Readings

Friday February 26th, 2021 

Week Ending 2/19/2021

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St. John Lenten Fish Fry    *UPDATED 2/24/21*
St. John Fish Fry is back!  Mark your calendars for March 5th, 19th, and April 2 (Good Friday)

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t will be drive-thru only from 5:30 - 7:30  p.m..  Just come to St. John's big parking lot and follow the signs.  There will be no need to get out of your car - we will do everything for you.

This year our menu choices will be:

  • Main:  Fried or Baked Fish, Shrimp, Famous Salmon, Italianette Pizza
  • Sides:  Mac n Cheese, French Fries and Cole Slaw
  • Limited desserts:  Carrot Cake, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Pecan Pie, & Cherry Pie. 
Everything will be boxed in "to go" containers.  It's the same delicious food and Dad's & Men's Club Members to serve you.  Any questions or to volunteer to help call The Braun's at 513-984-6574.  

Proceeds from the fish fry's help pay for large repairs, such as fixing the roof.  Hope to see you all there!!!

Help Save Lives   
 *NEW*
This spring, Cincinnati is uniting with hundreds of cities around the world for the 40 Days for Life campaign.  Believers are invited to join together for 40 days of fervent prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil for an end to abortion.  Meet in front of Planned Parenthood on Auburn Avenue in Cincinnati.  Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday, March 28th.

Learn more at www.40daysforlife.com/cincinnati or you can contact Mary Clark at cincy40days@fuse.net or 513-791-4039.


St. John 1891 Campaign    *UPDATED*
Thank you for all that you do for St. John Parish.  Parishioners should have received a letter and brochure in the mail asking for support of the 1891 Fund at St. John’s.  St. John’s was founded in 1891 and has served the local community for 130 years.  The Parish started the 1891 Fund to replace lost revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand that this Pandemic has affected many, if not all our parish families. Please prayerfully consider a gift.  Please know that we are grateful for any financial support and prayers you can provide in these difficult times as we continue to live our faith in Jesus Christ. 

If you haven't received a brochure or would like to donate electronically, you can click on the 1891 Campaign menu option at the top of this page to see the brochure or to donate.  You can also donate cash, make a pledge, or donate by placing an envelope marked "1891 Fund" and put it in the collection basket.  

Or Mail:  "St. John 1891 Fund"
4136 Myrtle Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45236

For gifts of STOCK, or any questions, please contact Chairman Bill Davis with any questions at 1891Fund@stjohndp.org  

Thank you very much.  You and your loved ones are in our prayers.  And May God graciously bless you!

St. John Dad & Men's Club
The St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is a group of men dedicated to the continued support of St John the Evangelist Parish. Our primary contributions are through time and talent.  We also run many fundraisers (Fish Fry’s – Las Vegas Night – Corn hole Tournament – 250 Club – golf outing - Festival set-up and tear-down - etc.)  Through our time, talent and fundraisers, we have remodeled the gym and Letterest Hall; helped pay for new roofs floors and windows; replacement, repairs and upkeep of the boilers; paid for and replaced sidewalks around school and streets, among many other projects. 

One of the most important aspects is the fellowship that we foster for our group and the St. John parish as a whole. We meet every first Monday of the month at 8pm in Letterest Hall.   New members are always welcome.  Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 for more information.

250 Club Drawings   *UPDATED*
St John Dad’s and Men’s Club is started our weekly 250 Club drawings Sunday Feb 7th  for the 2021 year. The 250 Club is a fundraiser where we draw a number for a $75 winner each week after 11:00 Sunday mass. The cost is $75 per number (no limit) for the entire year. 

Contact either Don Braun 513-984-6574 or John Bunker 513-519-9545 or download the form 250 club form in the Documents & Links section of this page, fill out, and throw in the collection basket at church.

Lent
In 2021, Lent began on February 17 (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 1 (Holy Thursday), as the Mass of the Lord’s Supper begins. Easter Sunday is April 4.

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA)
The 2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal is in progress throughout the archdiocese! The CMA is our opportunity each year to support the work of six vital ministries all of which operate right here in our archdiocese.

Your gift to the CMA supports:

  1. Catholic Charities & Catholic Social Services
  2. New Evangelization
  3. St. Rita School for the Deaf
  4. Retired Archdiocesan Priests & Senior Clergy
  5. Seminary and Vocations
  6. Campus, Hospital, and Prison Ministries

Families should have received a CMA mailing from Archbishop Schnurr by now. Please prayerfully consider giving.  You may complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided, or bring your completed pledge card and envelope to Mass.  For more information or to donate online, please visit www.AOCstewardship.org. Thank you!

Saint Vincent De Paul
THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  A very big THANK YOU to St. John Parishioners and Friends for your amazing support of our St. Vincent De Paul.  The need is very great, and we could not serve our brothers and sisters without your continued generosity and ongoing support of our food collections and your financial support as well.  God Bless you!!!   If you are looking for a meaningful way to help others, please reach out to John Piening at 513-984-1950 and ask him about volunteer opportunities with SVDP!

Regional Prayer Line
Did you know we have a regional prayer line?  Do you or someone you know need prayers for safe travel, a successful surgery, healing in a relationship, or are at a loss for the next step?  If you have any prayer requests, whatever they are, we have a prayer chain of people who will pray for your intentions.  

To have our prayer chain pray for your intentions, please call the regional office at 791-9004 or email Jenny at Jennye@blr.church.   Your prayer intentions are communicated via phone and email to our prayer warriors.  If you’d like to be a part of this mission to receive the daily prayer requests and lift these intentions up in your prayers, just call or email and let us know!

Region 11 News Regarding Staffing
Fr. Matt Feist will not be returning as pastor of the Region of St. John the Evangelist and St. Savior.  Fr. Matt would like to thank everyone for their kindness, cards, and prayers.  He'll receive a new assignment in the upcoming months and asks for your continued prayers.  Bishop Joe Binzer will remain as our parochial administrator until another pastor is assigned to our Region - likely July 1, 2021.

In addition, our regional business manager, Lori Brison's last day was Tuesday, January 19th. We wish her the best of luck as she returns to her career as a Certified Public Accountant and pray for her success.  We would like to thank her for all her hard work and contributions over the past several months

2020 Charitable Contributions
The parish office has recently mailed the 2020 charitable contribution statements to all parishioners.  For the 2020 tax year only, there was a change in the Federal tax law (IRS) that allows 2020 charitable contributions to be deducted on your taxes whether you file an itemized form or you take the standard deduction.  If you have not yet received your statement for the 2020 tax year, please contact the regional office (513-791-9004).  Any tax reporting changes for the 2021 tax year are unknown at this time.


Recent Bulletin Insert Regarding Morality of Vaccines
The Catholic Bishops in Ohio issued a letter to parishioners addressing questions and concerns being raised regarding the use of covid-19 vaccines. Of particular concern to many Catholics are various issues related to application of the Church’s moral teaching to the development, distribution, and reception of vaccines. The letter outlines the following principles:

  • Any vaccine must be developed in a morally acceptable manner;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for vaccine development to be done in a morally acceptable manner throughout every stage; 
  • The vaccines developed by Moderna and Pfizer to combat COVID-19 may be taken without moral reservations;
  • Catholics are obliged to advocate for the just distribution of a vaccine so that those most vulnerable may have access.

Pandemic Mass Reminder
The Archbishop of Cincinnati has dispensed the faithful from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  Please do not come if you feel sick. Those who are vulnerable may consider coming to a less crowded weekday Mass.

Parish Info Update
Pastoral Council is updating parishioners’ personal information to more efficiently communicate parish news and happenings.  You can update your information by calling the parish office, or you can download and print out a form by using the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.  You can mail the form to the parish office or drop it off in the collection basket.

Scrip Gift Cards
Scrip Gift Cards are available after the 11:00 AM Mass on Sundays. Buy gift cards from your favorite brands to use for your daily purchases.  St. John gets a percentage of the purchase amount & you have a gift card for the full amount.  It's a great way to support St. John.  To ask questions or to place an order, send an email to scrips@stjohndp.org.  Download the updated scrips order form by clicking the link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Market Day!
Order your favorite Market Day premium frozen foods online & support St. John at the same time.  Food is delivered straight to your door and St John receives 10% of all sales! Go to www.marketday.com and register to support St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park.  See our Market Day brochure by clicking the
 link in the "Documents & Links" section of this page.

Online Giving is available!
For parishioners, WeShare Online Giving is an alternate method to the traditional Sunday envelope and the Direct Withdrawal (EFT) methods.  For friends of the parish and guests, WeShare Online Giving is a way that you can make an immediate online donation to St. John's parish.  Weshare Online Giving can be used for either a one time or recurring gift.  Just click on the "Donate Online" button on this page.

 

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