Parish Weekly Newsletter | Dec 16, 2020

Bulletin - December 20, 2020

Parish wide meeting with Archdiocese


All parishioners of St. John of the Woods are invited to join Fr. Tuan and a team from the Archdiocese of Seattle for a Zoom meeting! We need you to check in this meeting with questions and concerns about upcoming changes at Pierce parishes


Topic: St John of the Woods, Tacoma - Parish-Wide Meeting (Upcoming changes in Pierce Parishes)

Time: Today, Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Please click the link below to join:

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Meeting ID: 926 9455 3569
Passcode: 010458


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Meeting ID: 926 9455 3569

Passcode: 010458

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Christmas Schedule

Please sign up if you would like to attend Christmas Masses at St. John of the Woods. Click the link below.

Thank you

6pm Christmas Eve Mass - Dec 24, 2020

8am Christmas Mas - Dec 25, 2020

11:30am Christmas Mass - Dec 25, 2020






Sign-Up to attend weekend Masses

Please click the link below to sign up for this weekend Mass


Fourth Sunday in Advent


6pm Saturday Mass - Dec 19

8am Sunday Mass - Dec 20

11:30am Sunday Mass - Dec 20




SJOW Holiday Virtual Social


Time: Friday Dec 18, 7:00pm

St John of the woods will be hosting a virtual holiday party Dec 18, 7 pm on Zoom. This will be a fun time celebrate with your family and friends. Families are encouraged to lead the participates in holiday songs.

Please contact Nancy Baskett at 253 224-2884 if you would like to learn how to use Zoom, like to help or have any questions.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 253 537 8582

Passcode: 98445

Dial in by Phone     +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 253 537 8582




Stewardship of Treasure


We deeply appreciate your faithful stewardship of treasure. Your commitment allows St. John of the Woods Parish to continue the mission of Jesus Christ within our parish family and in the wider community.

Thank you for sharing with our parish a portion of the gifts God has entrusted to you to make it possible for our parish to do all that we hope to achieve in the coming year.

Pledge for the 2021 calendar year

Families Pledging: 97

Total Pledged thru today: $151,508

We expect to reach 100% goal. If you haven't made pledge for 2021 calendar year, please return a commitment card. We appreciate everything you have been doing for our parish.


Report of the 2020 calendar year

Families Pledging: 134

Total Pledged: $196,170

Total collected thru November: $163,100


Remember our parish family when consider a year end gift





Called to serve as Christ Campaign


Total Pledged: $125,286 (39% of goal)

Total collected thru September 2020: $92,543

Total Parish Share Payment (rebate): $13,881


Thanks for continually donating to this campaign to support our senior priests






Prayer List 

Carol Kalapus, Connie Bender, Courtney Kryder, Jennifer Akins, Rod Stormshak, Karen Knobbe, Judith Levesque, Linda Johnson, Betty Polansky, Liam Chisholm, Evelyn Allen, Dave Casey, Susan Kitaji, Dorothy Harris, Rita Pangelinan, Larry Anderson, Damian Roldon Isaiah Williams Isaako Malo, James Moe, Robert Lumas, Remedios Laurente, Bill Miller, Anna Kaperick, Joan Ellis, Carlos & Claudia Caballero, Keith Browne, Wendy Hanchett, Larry & Ivern Rubida Irene Simon Anne Gannon, Donna & Dick Severson, Evymae Sablan, Kari Tinsely, Danny Sneed Gordan & Nichole Chisholm III, Victims of COVID-19

Military: SPC Sean Gilson, AMN Mason Land, & WO-1 Stephen Adelman

Those who around the world are affected by coronavirus pandemic