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1900 West Main Street - Russellville, AR 72801
Telephone - 479-967-3699    Fax - 479-967-6215
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Mass -
8:00 a.m. - English*
(* In Chapel)
5:00 p.m. - English

Sunday Mass -
   7:00 a.m. - Spanish
10:00 a.m. - English
Church email: stjcatholic@suddenlinkmail.com
Webpage: sjccwebmaster@suddenlink.net
© 2015 Saint John Catholic Church
Sacrament of Reconciliation

English Confession:
 Saturday - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Spanish Confession:
Friday - 6 p.m.
        Announcements

Catholics Returning Home
six week series began January 20, 2016.
Follow link for more information

Atkins Valentine's Meal - Church of the Assumption in Atkins, Saturday February 13th. Follow link for more information

Stations of the Cross - 
Every Friday, at 6:00 PM we will have "Stations of the Cross". Followed by a Meatless Meal in the Parish Hall.

Parish Information
Saints and Readings of the Week...
Pastor
Rev. Jack E. Sidler

Associate Pastor for Hispanic Ministry
Rev. Mauricio Carrasco

Hispanic Ministry
Sr. Mayela Baez Briones, MCSC
Sr. Maria Magdalena Esparza de Lira, MCSC
Sr. Maria Teresa de Loera Lopez, MCSC
Norma Cano - Secretary-Hispanic Ministry
SAINTS OF THE WEEK:
Monday: Ss. Jerome Emiliani and
Josephine Bakhita
Thursday: Our Lady of Lourdes

READINGS FOR THE WEEK:
Monday: 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13; Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: Jl2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-18
Thursday: Dt 30:15-20; Lk 9:22-25
Friday: Is 58:1-9; Mt 9:14-15
Saturday: Is 58:9-14; Lk 5:27-32
Sunday: Dt 26:4-10; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13


Monday - RCIA 6:30 PM...
SACRAMENTAL DATES FOR 2016
Confirmation Retreat for the 9-10th graders − Friday-Saturday,
February 12-13th. (required retreat)

First Reconciliation Retreat for those preparing − Saturday,
February 20th at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

First Reconciliation for those preparing − Saturday,
February 27th at 9:00 a.m. in the main church. (required retreat)

Confirmation Mass for 10th graders (year 2) − Saturday,
March 5th at the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

First Holy Communion for those preparing − Saturday,
April 16th at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. (required retreat)

First Holy Communion Mass for those preparing Sunday,
April 17th at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.

Weekly Events

Tuesday - Bingo 6:30 PM
Wednesday - Rosary in the Chapel
6:30 PM
We pray the Rosary on Wednesday evening at 6:30 PM. Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 6398 direct the Rosary in the Saint John Chapel.

Catholic tradition tells us that the Rosary was given by the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1214 to Saint Dominic
(Santo Domingo de Guzman), the founder of the Order of Preachers or Dominicans. The word rosary comes from rosarium, meaning a garland of roses. This prayer is a mantra like recitation of Our Father's and Hail Mary's that is used as a vehicle for meditating on the mysteries of Our Lord's life.
From the institutionalization of the rosary by Pope Pius V in 1569 until 2002, the rosary contained fifteen mysteries each consisting of the recitation of one Our Father, ten Hail Mary's, and a Glory be. The mysteries were divided into three categories: Glorious, Joyful, and Sorrowful.
In 2002 Pope John Paul II added five optional mysteries under the heading Luminous to the rosary.
RCIA
The First Sunday of Lent, those in RCIA are called before the parish, which prays for them and sends them forth to present themselves to the bishop. They are presented to the bishop because he is the chief pastor of the diocese and admits them to the Easter Sacraments on behalf of the entire Church.

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to learn more about our faith. Sessions focus on the teachings and experience of Church and prepare
individuals to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during the Easter season.
There are separate sessions for children or youth. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm
accepting setting. For information please contact Linda Nichols at 479-967-3699.



Sacramental Dates for 2016......

St. John is seeking Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Shut-Ins. 
If interested contact the Parish Office.

HARVEST HOUSE:  Our current need is for cereal,canned meats, canned vegetables, snacks, bread,shelf milk, spaghetti, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter,jelly, and toiletry items.


St. John's Yard Sale will be held on Thursday, June 2nd, through Saturday, June 4th.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION -
Sunday Adult Faith Formation class is held on Sunday morning, 8:30-9:45am in the Adult Center.

YOUTH NIGHT -
Youth Night is the name of our weekly gathered youth ministry program for JH and HS school youth.
 It is held on Wednesday nights during the school year.  See the weekly bulletin for more information.

CALENDAR WEEK AHEAD:
Feb 07 Faith Formation 8:30AM
Feb 08 English as Second Language 12:30PM
Feb 08 Hispanic Choir Practice 6:00PM
Feb 08 RCIA 6:30PM
Feb 09 Bingo 6:30PM
Feb 10 Ash Wednesday
Feb 10 KC Rosary in the Chapel 6:30PM
Feb 10 Catholics Returning Home 6:30PM
Feb 11 Y.A.M. Bible Study 5:30PM
Feb 11 Charismatic Renewal Meeting
In Adult Catechetical Center 6:00PM
Feb 11 Charismatic Vocal Prayer in
Chapel 6:30PM
Feb 11 Choir Practice 7:00PM
Feb 12 Stations of the Cross 6:00PM
Feb 12 Hispanic Choir Practice 7:00PM

COMING EVENTS:
Feb 14 First Sunday of Lent
Feb 14 Valentine's Day
Feb 15 President's Day
Mar 07 Lenten Reconciliation

About our Parish                                           Ministries                                               Liturgy & Sacraments

Church Information                                                 Youth and Religious Education                                            The Holy See

Calendar                                                                    Liturgical Information                                                           The Sacraments

About our Pastor                                                      RCIA - Becoming Catholic                                                    The Holy Rosary

Newcomer Information                                            Catholics Returning Home                                                                                 

Parish Organizational Chart                                    Altar Society

Parishioner Registration                                          Saint John School
                                                                                       
Parishioner Resource Page                                     Knights of Columbus Council 6398
 
Weekly Bulletin                                                         Catholic Women's Union

Sign up for Weekly Bulletin by e-mail                     Boy Scout Troop 210    

Community Life                                                         Cub Scout Troop 210

Catholic Links  and parish organizations

Diocese of Little Rock                                                                                           

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