St. John the Evangelist Church
510 Jackson Ave.  ¦  Defiance, OH  43512  ¦  419-782-7121

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Dear St. John Parish Family and larger Catholic family,

It is hard to believe that Lent is already here. We are called to grow closer to Jesus and allow him to transform our lives so that our parish, community, and world is transformed. Thanks to generous donors all families received a copy of "Rediscover Jesus" at Christmas. It is a simple and wonderful book which helps us to better encounter him each day through stories, reflections, Scripture, and prayer. Please join me in reading and praying with one chapter each day during Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday. Each short chapter should take less than 10 minutes to read and pray with. Also, please join me in signing up for Dynamic Catholic’s Best Lent Ever email video series, which will correspond daily with each chapter of Rediscover Jesus. All you need to do is sign up at

We can all as a family have a shared experience of encountering and rediscovering Jesus this Lent so he can better transform us to follow him and encourage one another as disciples. Please join me and let’s allow Jesus to touch and change our minds and hearts so we can better follow him and share him with others.

In Christ,

Father Eric


Coming Up At St. Johns.......

Valentine's Dinner on Feb. 13 beginning with Mass at 5 pm and dinner to follow.

RSVP to the office at 419-782-7121 by Feb. 10.

Parish Mission:  Feb 15-17

Men's Retreat:  Mar 4-5

Women's Retreat:  Mar 12

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