New Parish Mission Statement:
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Johnson
City, TN gathers as a diverse and welcoming Eucharistic community
baptized in Jesus Christ to proclaim the Gospel.
We celebrate the sacraments and serve our community through works of compassion, love, and mercy.
JPIC will be promoting the
St. Francis Pledge
Catholic Climate Covenant
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2014 LENTEN MESSAGE
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Pope Francis' Intentions
The Pope's universal prayer intention for April
That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources.
His intention for evangelization is: That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness.
Pulpit Announcements for
April 19th and 20th, 2014
A huge thank you to all who participated in our Lent, Holy Week
and Easter liturgies. Father Manuel, our Deacons, Choir, and all our Liturgical Ministers. A special thank you to Kendra
Dowlashathi and our RCIA teams. I
apologize if I left anyone out. It takes an entire parish to build the
Kingdom and celebrate the Mysteries. We are truly spirit-filled with all
of our generous parishioners.
We are giving away free Easter Gifts for the
of the Diocese of Knoxville.
The books are on the table in the Gathering Area.
Donations are happily accepted.
Tickets for the annual auction to benefit
St. Mary’s School are
after Mass in the Gathering Area.
The parish youth will be doing a
Chik Fil A
fundraiser on Thursday, April 24th to benefit the Youth's trip to
Steubenville, a Catholic retreat to help further the middle and high
school's knowledge of our beautiful faith. Just bring the
flyer and hand it to the clerk and St Mary's will get a percentage of
Our annual parish school auction will be next Saturday night.
It is a wonderful event and I hope many of our parishioners can support it.
CCW will celebrate the Feast Day of our Patroness, Our Lady of
on Saturday, April 26th.
Plan to join us for the 8:30am Mass.
After Mass, we will go to Shoney's for breakfast.
Parish newcomers are invited to a reception at the rectory,
Sunday the 27th at 7 PM.
Second Sunday of Easter Sunday of Divine Mercy
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During Lent, I offer this prayer which is based on Pope Francis' message for Lent this year:
our Father, you sent your son in weakness and poverty into the world
that you love so much. During this season of Lent, we ask that
you help us to imitate Jesus by sacrificing ourselves for our brothers
and sisters who are materially, morally, and spiritually destitute. Let
us see Jesus' face in the poor and the outcast. By serving them, may we
love them and serve Christ. Let us be joyful
heralds of your Gospel message of mercy and hope. And finally let us
not be afraid to feel the hurt through our charity for then we know that
it is real. We ask all these things through Our Lady and her son Christ
The Joy of Mercy