|Welcome To St. John Church Website|
|St. John Parish Mission Statement
Called in faith in Baptism, we, the members of the Parish family of St. John, Cromwell, unite in the celebration of the Liturgy.
In joyful spirit we give witness to our Roman Catholic faith through Perpetual Eucharist Adoration and through sharing in Christ’s mission by proclaiming His word, building His community, and serving His people.
By working together we strive to make the presence and love of Jesus Christ known and felt by all.
|News & Events|
|Bethany Lutheran & St. John Ecumenical Gathering|
|We are inviting members of our two churches to come and spend an evening together on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church on 50 Court Street. We will learn about recent developments in the relationship of the Lutheran Church and the Catholic Church. Join us to learn about this development over coffee and dessert.|
|Ash Wednesday, March 1|
|Ashes will be distributed following the 9:00 a.m and 5:30 p.m. Masses and the 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service.|
|Stations of the Cross|
|Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays in March on March 3, March 10, March 17 & March 24 at 7:00 p.m. There will be no Stations of the Cross on March 31.|
|Ecumenical "Soup & Bread" Events|
"Soup & Bread" Events will be held at 6:00 p.m. as shown below.
Please join us for an eveing of fellowship, prayer, soup and
♦ March 8 - St. John Church
♦ March 15 - Bethany Lutheran Church
♦ March 22 - Covenant Village - Event Center
♦ March 29 - Hilltop Covenant Church
♦ April 5 - First Congregational Church
|Mark Your Calendar - St. John Church Lenten Mission|
|Sunday, March 12 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ♦ Monday, March 13 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ♦ Tuesday, March 14 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.|
The theme of the 2017 Lenten Mission is "Growing Pains: The Demand of our Lenten Journey - Truth, Courage and Love". The mission will be presented by Mother and Daughter, Carol and Kristen Kurivial. Each evening will be followed by refreshments and admission is free.
The Demands of Truth - The Demands of Truth begins with a dramatic interpretation of Christ’s Passion from the eyes of Claudia Procula, the wife of Pontius Pilate, who at the hour of Jesus’ sentencing, sent a letter to her husband begging him to seek and defend the truth by releasing “that righteous man” (Matthew 27:19). Instead Pilate exclaimed, “What is truth?” (John 18:38) and with a shrug of his shoulders, let the matter drop. Carol and Kristen pick up this question and delve into the demands of the answer.
The Demands of Courage - The Demands of Courage follows Mary Magdalene from walking alongside Jesus during Palm Sunday to kneeling beneath Him at the foot of the cross. When many of the Apostles fled out of fear for their lives, Mary remained with the Lord, not because it was the easy choice, not because it was the fun choice, not because it was the safe choice, but because it was the right choice. Carol and Kristen challenge us to follow Mary’s example by making the choice to accept the demands of courage.
The Demands of Love - The Demands of Love bears witness to Mary, the Mother of God, as she reflects over the events of her life from her “yes” at the Annunciation...to the joy she felt the first time she held Jesus in her arms...to the horror she experienced when Simeon gave his prophetic, but chilling message...to the crushing sorrow she bore as she faithfully remained by Jesus' side as He was brutally murdered. Because she said yes to these demands, the world has a Savior. Carol and Kristen remind us that we, too, must say “yes” to the demands of love because love always involves the cross, but after the cross, there is resurrection.
Make this Lent special: Join us in finding our journey through the sorrowful passion and into the joyful resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
|Items of Interest|
|Divine Mercy Chapel|
|Visit our chapel of Perpetual Adoration Divine Mercy Chapel. The entrance to the chapel is from the Lincoln Street parking lot behind the church.
A code is required for entrace to the chapel from 9pm to 7am.
"All you who are burdened, come and I will refresh you." - Matthew 11:2
|Devotions, Saints, Etc.|
Catholic News Service
The Vatican on youtube
|Education and Organizations|