Arts & Environment
Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Loaves & Fishes
Religious Education Advisory Committee (REAC)
Knights of Columbus
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Loss of Spouse
Children's Shopping Spree
School Advisory Committee (SAC)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Funeral Lunch Ministry
Home and School Association
Seasonal Item Collections
Senior Care Ministry
Parish Pastoral Council
St. John's Annual Super Sale
Pastoral Care Commission
Easter Egg Hunt
Early Childhood Faith Formation
St. John's School Jubilee 2017
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Sick and Homebound
We Care Weekend
Child Care for Events
Elementary Youth Faith Formation
Growing Through Loss
Holy Family Prayer Group
Vacation Bible School and SON Days
Depression Support Coalition
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
Sewing Baptism Gowns
Cultural Outreach Committee
Parish Resource Guide
Essential Piece Invitation
The Christmas season is one filled with fun and festivity! A long standing tradition at St. John's is the Children's Shopping Spree. The Spree invites young children to come and shop in a safe and secure environment for parents, siblings, and others. Parents wait for their child as they are escorted through the shopping area by a personal shopper and visit the elves who help wrap their gifts. Santa is even known to make an appearance to the children's wonder and delight! While fun for children, it's also a great opportunity for parents to meet others over coffee and donuts in the waiting area.
New for 2017: Open Saturday and Sunday! Shopping hours are 4:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, December 2, and 8:00am-12:30pm on Sunday, December 3.
No parents allowed in the shopping area! Children (age 12 and under) do their own shopping while parents enjoy a holiday snack. Santa will visit, and his elves will assist shoppers in choosing from hundreds of new items priced $.50 to $4.00 (includes gift wrapping)!
Donations of nicely handcrafted or new, unwrapped gifts for all ages can be dropped off at the parish or school office by November 29.
Adult and Youth Volunteer Elves Needed: Come for all or part of any shift!
Setup: Saturday, December 2, 9:00am-1:00pm or so
Saturday sale: Saturday, December 2, 3:30pm-7:30pm
Sunday sale and cleanup: Sunday, December 3, 7:30am-2:00pm
Adult volunteers are required to have completed the Essential Three: background check, VIRTUS training, and Code of Conduct, as required by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Policies of Protection of Children and Youth. Adult volunteers, please contact RE@stjohns-savage.org or call 932.890.9434.
Youth volunteers (grade 7 to 18 years old) should complete a permission form from the RE office, or contact Andi Little at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 952.890.9434, ext. 249.