Annual Report

A Time to Give Thanks:

Thanks be to God and all who have shared their time, talent, and treasure with St. John’s these past two years! I marvel at what God has done in such a short period of time through staff, volunteers, and parishioners of all ages.  As I write this letter, my heart is filled with gratitude to God and all who made these past years so fruitful. It truly has been a great blessing in my life to be assigned to the wonderful community of St. John’s!


In the 2018-2019 Annual Report you will find:

  • Status report on many St. John’s ministries and Strategic Planning Initiatives
  • Financial overview as of the end of the fiscal year (June 30, 2019)

A Time to Look Forward:

With God’s continued blessings and parishioner engagement we hope to:
  • Continue having the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta serve at St. John’s
  • Complete necessary technology upgrades
  • Provide more pastoral outreach to parishioners and those in our local community
  • Consider purchasing a columbarium and building a storage shed at our cemetery
  • Replace outdated phone system and upgrade our security cameras
  • Consider replacing music books which have outdated scripture translations
  • Host 3 IGNITE events for middle school youth
  • Move forward with capital improvement projects
  • Provide more financial resources for the religious development of St. John’s RE, school, youth, young adult, and adult faith formation programs
  • Increase revenue in St. John’s parish, school, and cemetery endowment funds
It is with gratitude and excitement that I wish each of you and your families words of thanks and joyful anticipation of fruitful years ahead as we strive to be “All In We are All In Heaven.”
In Christ, Father DeGrood

Father DeGrood answers questions and addressing concerns: