Holy Spirit and Fire

Lent is all about LOVE.

As usual at St. John's, the Church will provide a multitude of ways to connect spiritually, in fellowship, and in service to others. This year especially, we hope to cultivate and grow your prayer life. We will offer opportunities to try new ways to pray, add different prayers to your repertoire, and foster that relationship with Jesus that can only grow through prayer.  You can also use this Lenten Prayer Booklet created especially for parishioners and/or friends of the St. John's Community to use to enrich, deepen, or strengthen their prayer lives. We hope you find it a great tool for prayer. You can download your digital copy by clicking the link below or pick one up at either church entrance.


See below for our Lenten schedule of events or CLICK HERE to print your own copy.

As a part of Almsgiving, we invite you to help the mission in Venezuela. 

In 1970, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis resolved to establish a mission in Latin America as a response to the directives of Pope John XXIII. After investigating various areas throughout Central and South America, it was decided that the Archdiocese would help serve the Church in the area of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, but later focused on other areas within Venezuela. Since 1998, the Archdiocese has been solely focused on pastoral care and ministry to the many barrios of San Felix from the parish of Jesucristo Resucitado.

We can help the mission in Venezuela in two direct ways this Lent: prayers and donations. Please keep the priests in ministry there, the Parish of Jesucristo Resucitado, and the country of Venezuela in your prayers. Donations are needed to directly assist the medical mission of outreach to the local people. Our collections can help support them as their parish center has space to address the medical needs of the people with a medical clinic, dentist office, and medical laboratory.

Here’s how you can help this Lent:

  • Pick up a collection box at Doors 7 or 10 on Ash Wednesday, or use the one you receive from SJB school or Faith Formation.
  • Use the collection box to collect your family’s monetary donations throughout Lent.
  • Place the box somewhere visible in your house to remind you to pray and give.
  • Use Lent as a time to abstain from a less-than-healthy habit (maybe foregoing a latte or a fast food meal once a week) and donate that money to the giving project instead
  • Let our small sacrifices benefit others in need this Lent!
  • Return your donations (in the box or an envelope marked “Venezuela Mission”) on Palm Sunday at church, or give to the parish or school office.
  • If you donate by check, make the check out to St. John’s and write “Venezuela Mission” in the memo line; or you can write the check directly to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with “Venezuela Mission” in the memo line and we will forward it. Cash and coins are welcome too!
  • If you fill the box up before Palm Sunday, great! Empty it out, send it in, and keep collecting!

To learn more about the Archdiocesan mission in Venezuela, visit www.archspm.org/venezuela . If you have questions about the Parish Lenten Giving Project, email .

Additional Lenten Prayer Resources:

For young children - https://www.holyheroes.com/Stations-of-the-Cross-s/130.htm&Click=45671 (but they are for purchase to use at home, so may not want to list it)
For adults, Bishop Barron's free video reflections on the Stations:  https://stations.wordonfire.org/stations-of-the-cross
EWTN Adoration session on FB or on YouTube 9AM ET to 6PM ET on ewtn.com/adoration or learn more here https://catholic-link.org/how-to-go-to-adoration-eucharist/


A Message from the Good Sisters

As we begin distance Religious Education, the Sisters of Pro Ecclesia Sancta offers some tips and tools for creating a good prayer life during this time (and beyond this time too!)