Scoop: April 7, 2016


Upcoming Family and Youth Events
Parish Retreat
Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., DaySpring
The Fathers Ministry is pleased to host a parish retreat at DaySpring, the Diocese of Southwest Florida’s scenic 92-acre campus in Palmetto.  The retreat is open to the entire parish family, including children and adults of all ages. Join us for a day of fellowship with canoeing and nature trail adventures, labyrinth exploration, tree-top canopy walk, and much more!  Participation in a low ropes course is an option as well for attendees 7 years old and up.
The retreat runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, but all are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the day. The cost for lunch is $10 for parishioners 12 years old and older, and $5 for children from 4 to 11. Children 3 and under eat lunch for free. An additional charge for the canopy walk ($3) and low ropes course ($10) apply. However, cost should never be a deterrent to parishioners wishing to participate in St. John’s activities, so please contact Fr. Connelly if you have a financial need. Click here to sign up for the retreat.
Our annual celebration of our graduating high school seniors will take place during the 9:15 a.m. service on May 8. Brief remarks given by some of our seniors will stand in place of the sermon at that service. The reception afterwards is hosted by junior class parents.

Senior parents: please turn in your decorated mortarboards to the parish offices by May 5.

RSVP to if your senior would like to participate. Junior parents, email Miranda if you can help with the reception.
Contact Miranda Harrison-Quillin to sign up or for more information.