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 Our Prayerful Journey Through Lent

Prayer in its purest and most genuine form can release prisoners, build bridges, forgive enemies, heal those suffering from pain, and show love beyond measure.  Prayer offers us a relationship with God that we may not have given a second thought to simply by opening our hearts. How often have we been apprehensive to open the lines of communication with God because we felt unworthy, embarrassed, angry, or feel that we just do not have the time to pray? God is always listening regardless of our current situation and prayer is the way we talk to Him. The beauty of prayer is that there is no wrong way to pray

Did you know that as Catholics we are blessed to have Five Forms of Prayer? Take a few minutes and read about the Five Forms of Prayer below and consider taking advantage of the many ways you can pray with us here at St. John the Evangelist during Lent. Whether it is through Reconciliation, Adoration, Benediction, Morning Mass, Stations of the Cross, personal meditation, song, and as always the weekend liturgy, there are so many ways that prayer can be and should be an integral part of your life.

Prayer can take a moment but its effects will last an eternity. Consider joining us on our Prayerful Journey Through Lent and see what a difference it will make in your life…..

 THE FIVE FORMS OF PRAYER

Prayer of Blessing and Adoration

Prayer of Confession

Prayer of Petition

Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Thanksgiving

For additional inspiration on how to "Pray your way through Lent", consult  the online version of Our Sunday Visitor at OSV Newsweekly.

For creative ways to help children understand our Lenten customs, try some of the activities on catholicicing.com

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St. John's Players Presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

Join 38 of our parish children as they present a production of Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. May 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 4th at 3 p.m. As an added bonuse, our parish adults will be performing an Afterhours Variety Show immediately following the Friday and Saturday perfomances. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students and seniors.  Children under the age of 5 admitted free. See our Upcoming Events page for more information.



CRUSH Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner May 3rd and 4th

CRUSH Youth Ministry will be hosting a delcious spaghetti dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3rd and from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 4th.  Dinner includes pasta, garlic bread, salad, soft drinks and coffee. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 5-11.  Children under the age of 5 eat for free.  See our Upcoming Events page for more details.



St. John's School Receives Nomination

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School has been nominated by the Council for American Private Education to be a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.

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St. John the Evangelist Students Collect a Hair Raising Amount for Charity

Three School Employees Offer to Shave Their Heads to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

 Students at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Streamwood, rose to a challenge offered by three beloved school employees to collect a “hair raising” amount of spare change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Called "Pennies for Patients", each class had a goal to raise $200 to achieve a school wide fundraising goal of $2000.  

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