25th Sunday in Ordinary Time with Father Leonard
Daily Mass 8:30 am
Saturday Vigil 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:00 am & 12:00 pm (Children's Mass)
Confession: Saturday 2:30 - 3:45 pm
Sunday 10:00 am Mass - Live Streamed Online and Mass Streamed to Tent - WEATHER PERMITTING
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October Feast Month Activities
October 1 - Golf Tournament at the Ards
October 3 - Mass with Bishop Estevez and Reception in Tent
October 9 and 10th - Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche
October 17th - Parish Anniversary and Feast Day Celebration
October 22nd - Beacon of Light Gala
SJPII Parish First Anniversary and Saint John Paul II Feast Day Festival
Save the date!! Sunday, 10/17/21: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Please join us to celebrate our First Parish Anniversary and Feast Day of St. John Paul II on Sunday, 10/17/21, from 1 PM- 4 PM
Entertainment for Adults and Children:
- Musical Performances and Karaoke
- Food Trucks
- St. John Paul II Trivia
- Silent Auction
- Ministry Showcase
- First Responder Demonstrations
Admission to the Event is Free!
To volunteer or for any questions about our festival: Please contact DonnaMarie Kelley: [email protected]
FAMILY OF FAITH – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Adult and Family Volunteers are needed for our SJPII’s Family Faith Formation program!
We are looking for volunteers to assist with this year’s Family of Faith program as a “Support Catechist/Faith Coach” or “Mentor Family”! Responsibilities are as follows:
- Attend the first Thursday Parent Teaching Meeting session monthly (Sept-April)
- Attend one other Thursday/Sunday Community Meeting session monthly
- Assist with text/email communication with 10-15 families from your session, occasional encouragement emails, answer questions, offer support, etc.
- Moderate a session (optional), help with set-up/clean-up, assist with food or activity at the session, be present to the large group in case assistance is needed
- Commit to pray for the Family of Faith Outreach each day
- Attend Protecting God’s Children if needed
- Join additional teams such as Monthly Mtg Planning Team, Food/Hospitality Team, Facilities Team (optional)
If interested, please contact: Dominic Salamida at 904-330-0153, ext.104 or [email protected]
Walking With Purpose
Opening Your Heart Starts Soon!
We are thrilled to announce that the women's Bible study and fellowship program Walking With Purpose will be coming to SJPII in September! WWP offers women of all ages and backgrounds a chance to grow in their faith and learn more about scripture while connecting with other ladies. The group will meet weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 - 11:45am, beginning on September 28th, with the possibility of an evening session (virtual or in homes) as well.
Opening Your Heart is a foundational study that meets women exactly where they are. We will dig into topics like prayer, the role of the Holy Spirit, and what exactly is the point of suffering. This study is a must for all women, regardless of where they are in their faith journey.
In order for this new ministry to be as successful as possible, we need support and assistance from the ladies of the parish. We are in need of several Small Group Leaders to facilitate the weekly discussions, a Hospitality Coordinator to set up decorations and coffee each week, and 3-4 individuals (2 per week) to help provide childcare during the meetings. Anyone watching the children will need to take the Protecting God's Children class and be fully cleared by the diocese.
For more information contact Stacy Meyers and Stephanie Hardin at [email protected] or visit http://bit.ly/wwpsjp2 . Come build authentic friendships and learn more about how Scripture applies to your everyday life! We hope you will join us!
Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche
Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche
In the early 1600s, Spanish settlers brought with them to the New World a special devotion to Our Lady of La Leche y Buen Parto. Four hundred years later, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche has kept this devotion alive through countless people of faith. And the Holy Father himself has recognized the importance and sanctity of this devotion by granting a Canonical Coronation for Our Lady of La Leche on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. This once-in-a-lifetime and completely unique event is an incredible blessing for the Diocese of St. Augustine and the oldest Marian shrine in the United States!
A canonical coronation is a formal act of the pope to crown an image of Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary, or St. Joseph in the name of the Holy Father. The crowning acknowledges that the specific image, while having local significance, also has universal importance for the Catholic Church as it pertains to the Salvation Christ won for us by the Paschal Mystery of his death and resurrection. The practice began in the 17th century but became increasingly popular in the late 1800s. Many people are familiar with a May crowning as many parishes and schools annually have one as a sign of their devotion to Mary. A canonical coronation is different in that this will only happen once to this specific image of Our Lady of La Leche.
SPIRITUAL BOUQUET from Saint John Paul ll parish FOR OUR LADY OF LA LECHE
Our Bishop Filipe Estevez is inviting all of us in the Diocese of St. Augustine to participate in the Rosary Congress in anticipation of the Canonical Coronation of Our Lady of La Leche.
To honor this our parish will be praying on September 29, starting with Mass at 8:30 followed by Adoration and concluding at 4:00 PM. Prayer helpers are needed to fill every hour beginning with Mass and throughout the day during which we will offer hourly Rosaries and Divine Mercy Chaplets, in gratitude and thanksgiving for favors granted through Our Lady of La Leche. You can lead a mystery, a chaplet or just come and pray in community. Every person present at Mass and participating in the Rosary/Divine Mercy prayers will be multiplied and counted for the SPIRITUAL BOUQUET which will be presented to Our Lady at her Coronation Mass October 10.
Let’s make our JPll bouquet huge!
Sign up sheets will be available in the foyer and after the Masses 9/25-26, also on a sign-up genius link or Karen Gilbert at 904-838-7932
Bible Study on Thursdays – 9:30 to 11:00am
Beginning September 9th, 2021 ACTS: The Spread of the Kingdom
All Masses Oct 2nd & 3rd
Please support Catholic Charities Food Bank in St Augustine, and help those families, individuals, and seniors in need. This food drive continues to be very important as St. Augustine Catholic Charities Food Bank strives to meet the increased needs of our community.
Your generous support by donating food this weekend at all Masses will help the hungry and undernourished in our community and St Johns County.
Catholic Citizen Essay Contest
The annual Knights of Columbus Essay Contest is now open for participation! The contest promotes our youth to foster a connection between the community and their faith. The essay should be 500-750 words on a specific topic and is open to any Catholic youth from 8th to 12th grade. Participants will be assessed on creativity and vision while retaining grammar, style, and clarity of presentation. The Knights of Columbus invites all youth in 8th to 12th grades to take part in this contest.
For more information, please send email to [email protected]
Prayer Shawls Available
The Ministry of Consolation Prayer Shawl Program has Prayer Shawls are available for our community. Shawls may be given to those in need of God’s presence, strength, and blessings. Recipients of shawls may be suffering from an illness, a death, or experiencing a difficult time. Shawls may also be given to a family or individual who may be helped from a tangible demonstration of God’s love.
To request a shawl or for more information, please contact the Program facilitator:
Mary Therese Capone:[email protected]
The Prayer Shawl Program meets the first and third Thursdays, from 2:00 – 3:30 PM in the back of ST John Paul II. All are welcome to join this special program of the Ministry of Consolation!
Donations of yarn and/or 1 ½ yard of fleece are gratefully accepted.
Enjoy a fun family activity and help those most in need in our community. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. John Paul II is sponsoring a “Friends of the Poor Walk” on Saturday, September 25, 2021, beginning at the Church.
Start time is 9am with Check-in beginning at 8am. Visit our secure online link: https://www.fopwalk.org/event/2633 to register individually or form a team challenge within your family or group!
If you register by August 30th, you can choose your T-shirt size and receive a personal size Holy Water bottle. Suggested donation is $25.
Not a walker? We would appreciate your participation by going online and making a donation. Or come watch others walk and join the fun! Proceeds from the walk are used to assist those in need with rent, utilities, food, medical and other expenses. Have a fun day and help your neighbors by sharing your time and treasure!
Please contact Robert Hopkins for additional information. 904-330-0153 Ext. 4 or [email protected]
Dear Faith Formation Parents,
This year we are excited to continue with K-6 family-centered, parent-led catechesis using a
new curriculum called “Family of Faith” by Sophia Institute Press! The two main parts are (There are no weekly classes):
1) The first Thursday of the month there will be a Parent Meeting with a brief teaching
(recorded for later viewing if you are not able to make it), sharing and prayer. You will be
equipped to guide your children through the topics of prayer each month and build
friendships with other parents. Jesus unites us in one faith and mission!
2) There will also be one additional gathering a month where your whole family will attend
a Family Community Meeting for experiences of encounter with God and with other
families. You may select from options to come on Thursday or Sunday. Through this we
hope to encourage parents and build community as we celebrate Catholic life together
through common prayer, service to others, social activities, and liturgical celebrations.
Confirmation Year 1 (7th grade) will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm
starting on September 15th and Confirmation Year 2 (8th grade) will take place on Sunday
evenings from 6:30-8pm starting on September 12th. High School Youth Ministry is in the
works, so be sure to register for that as well! First Reconciliation and First Communion
preparation sign up will take place in October.
Mark your calendars for a Parent Information Night on Thursday, August 19th at 7pm.
Instructions to register online can be found on our parish website here:
May these words of our beloved patron inspire you to fulfill your noble parental calling;
“Family Catechesis…precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis. Thus, there
cannot be too great an effort on the part of Christian parents to prepare for this ministry of being their own children’s catechists and to carry it out with tireless zeal.”
-Pope St. John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae
Family Life Coordinator
At St. John Paul II Catholic Church we are a community of the faithful who seek connection with Christ and with each other through prayer. By staying connected to the church through digital media, such as Parish App, and through social media, such as FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, we can continue to grow spiritually and to help each other grow closer to Jesus.
Find Your Path
Whether you are new to the church or have been a parishioner for awhile, if you are a teen, single, married, or enjoying your Golden Years, anyone may be seeking a closer relationship with Christ and His Church. Come discover your path.
Are you in need of assistance? Many people, especially those who live alone, may need some extra help: getting groceries, refilling medications or needing spiritual and emotional support. Others are challenged with adapting to changes in their daily routines. Whatever your situation, if you need some assistance, please reach out to us.
RESOURCES & MEDIA
People search for meaning throughout their lives. Sometimes we need comfort; other times guidance. It may come from the Scriptures, a reflection or a particular homily. We invite you to explore our library of resources and hope that you find something that speaks to you today.
Homilies and Reflections Live Stream Masses Divine Mercy Novena Live Stream Devotionals Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary Prayers Notes from the Pastor Bulletins SJPII in the News Faith Formation - Videos for Kids The Catholic Talk Show
EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS GUIDE LINKS
The safety of our parishioners and our neighbors is important to us. Being prepared for any form of emergency is vital. Our local government agencies have prepared the following Emergency Management Preparedness links for your safety: The State of Florida, Duval County-Jacksonville, and St. John’s County.
STATE OF FLORIDA https://www.floridadisaster.org/planprepare
JOHN’S COUNTY http://sjcfl.us/emergencymanagement/
DUVAL – JACKSONVILLE https://www.jaxready.com/Preparedness/docs/2020-Web-EPG.aspx