Do you have a prayer request? Then visit our brand new prayer request page and let us and others pray with you.
Why do we pray? We pray to be in communion with God; to raise our mind and heart to God in thanksgiving; to praise His glory and to request good things from God.
Can’t we simply pray for ourselves? Yes and you’re encouraged to do so but James 5:16 states we must also pray for one another and that the fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. With this in mind, we want to join you in your prayers.
Click here to visit our Prayer Request Page
Parish Council Meeting
Our next Parish Council meeting will be held on 14 October at
12:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. All parishioners are invited to attend.
St. Francis Center
The St. Francis Center is an outreach Ministry at St. John's and they are expanding every week. They are in need of cereal, rice (1 pound bags), pasta/sauce, canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, pork and beans, chili and soup.
They are also looking for volunteers to help out on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm.
If you would like to donate items please bring them by the Chapel to Room 11. If you would like to volunteer please all the St. Francis Center at (229) 242-8656 and speak with Sr. Nula.
Knights of Columbus, 50's, 60's & 70's Dinner Dance
The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Dinner Dance on October 4, 2014 to help raise funds for the new St. Anthony of Padua Church in Ray City, GA which combines with Queen of Peace Church in Lakeland. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by calling Queen of Peace Church Office at (229) 896-7549, Rita Henkels (229) 300-2867 or purchased at the Knight of Columbus Hall. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Blessing of the Animals
There will be a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 4 at 10:00 am at the St Francis Center at 520 E. Mary St.
The St. Francis Center invites pet parents to bring their special furry friends for a Blessing of the Animals, in recognition of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Pets of all kinds are welcome, but please be sure to have your pet in a secure carrier or on a leash. If you pet doesn't like crowds or is will, you may bring a picture to be blessed.
For more information contact the St. Francis Center at (229) 242-8656.
Church Community Pictures
Mass in the Grass
The parish celebrated its annual Mass in the Grass at Grassy Pond in September. The day started with religious education kick off followed by Mass then a pot luck lunch.
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Fr Steve's Retirement
Chaplain, Lt Col Stephen Voyt retired from the Air Force after 31 years of faithful service. He served as the Wing Chaplain at Moody AFB for the past 4 years.
Fr Steve's retirement ceremony was held on 4 August.
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