NIGHT OUT WITH MOM & DAD | Friday, February 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: Father-Daughter Dance @ St. John Favret Hall, Mother-Son Game Night @ St. John Parish Center Register: Click here to register Join us for a fun night out with Mom & Dad! Mothers and sons will enjoy a luau-themed game night and fathers and daughters will dance the night away at our Valentine's father daughter dance. Daughters and sons of all ages are welcome! We will also be needing plenty of volunteers to support both events on one night. These volunteer positions are a blast: we have anything from set-up/tear-down to game monitors to craft helpers and more! Please contact Mary Montour if you would be available to help.
Annual Banana Bake Sale| Weekend of February 11/12 before and after all St. Michael Masses We are teaming up again with Back2Back Ministries to buy bananas for the kids in the Back2Back Orphanages in India. We will have everything from banana cookies, banana muffins, banana bread, banana cake, to banana everything. All proceeds from the bake sale will go toward purchasing bananas for the orphans. $30 can provide bananas to 250 children for a week! At our last Banana Bake Sale in 2018, we raised $1,086 which was enough money to purchase a 106-day supply of bananas and feed 600 children!
Banana Bake Sale Donation Information: If you would like to provide items for the Banana Bake Sale, we need lots of yummy banana baked treats!
We will be selling banana bread by the loaf. If you make a loaf of banana bread, please leave it whole and put it in a Ziploc bag. These loaves are popular and tend to sell out well before the 11:30 Mass, so we would love more donations of whole loaves of bread!
We are also selling any banana-type bake sale items that do not need to be refrigerated. This can be anything from cookies, muffins, bread, cake, or anything that you can think of! Please package these items two per Ziploc baggie. We will also be selling whole banana cakes or bars. Please bake your cake/bars in a disposable/non-returnable cake pan.
Please either drop off your baked goods to our table in the St. Michael Gathering Space the weekend of the bake sale before or after Mass. These items freeze well, so you can also bake now, stick them in your freezer.
FAMILY PRAYER NIGHT | January 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location: St. John Favret Hall Family Prayer Night is an opportunity for Catholic families within the community to come together for prayer, dinner, and fellowship. Our theme for January is “What can we learn from the Holy Family?” We will serve pizza at 6:00 p.m., then break out into groups to learn about the trials of the Holy Family and what this means in the day-to-day lives of our own families. This event is sponsored by the St. John Knights of Columbus. Please RSVP to Dave Temming by email or giving him a call at 513-505-9700.
CANDELIGHT MASS | January 26 at 7:00 p.m. with reception to follow Location: St. Gabriel Church The whole of St. Gabriel Church is illuminated by candlelight for a serene worship experience during Candlelight Masses, hosted monthly by the Young Adult Ministry. This Mass is a beautiful way for Tri-County Catholics to come together and proclaim our faith. All are welcome.
ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL SHOWCASE | January 29, 12:30-2:00 p.m. Location: St. Michael School Register: No registration needed Explore one of our Family of Parishes’ schools after 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, January 29 at St. Michael. Currently enrolled St. Michael Parish School students will showcase their work for prospective families. Come, tour the campus, get more information on enrollment, and meet the faculty and staff of St. Michael Parish School. ST. GABRIEL CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE | January 29, 12:30 p.m. Location: St. John Parish Center Register: No registration needed We can’t wait to welcome new families to our St. Gabriel School community! Come learn about our excellent kindergarten through 8th grade academic programs and our caring, small class environment. Meet our outstanding teachers and find out for yourself why we LOVE St. Gabriel School!
EPIPHANY CONCERT | January 8 at 4 p.m. Location: St. Michael Church Join Tri-County Catholics' and St. Michael Music Ministry to celebrate the everlasting light of Christmas at this special Epiphany concert. Featuring the St. Michael Children's' Choir, St. Michael Adult Choirs, and Orchestra, this concert is directed by St. Michael Music Director, Brian Bisig. This event is free and open to the public.
2023 ST. JOHN KOFC FREE THROW CONTEST | Monday, January 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Location: St. John Parish Center Register: No registration needed All boys and girls ages 9-14 across our Family of Parishes and the Tri-County area are invited to participate in the St. John KofC Free Throw Contest! Winners in each of the respective age groups will receive a basketball and will move on to the district and possibly state competitions! Have any questions? Please contact Steve Neitzel.
YOUNG ADULT CANDELIGHT MASS | December 29 at 7 p.m. Location: St. Gabriel Church, Happy Hour afterwards at Third Eye Brewery Join Tri-County Catholics' Young Adult Ministry for evening Candlelight Masses on the last Thursday of the Month. While the social elements of these evenings are geared toward the young adults in our community, all parishioners are welcome to attend Mass. ST. JOHN CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW | December 3 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Location: St. John Pavilion, Parish Center, Favret Hall Join us at our annual St. John Christmas Craft Fair on December 3 from 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. There will be three buildings filled with great crafts (over 100 vendors) and gifts for the holidays. We will also have delicious, homemade baked goods and lunch available. Join us in the St. John Parish Center, Pavilion, and Favret Hall for the best Christmas Craft Show in the Tri-County area!
FR. LAY GENERATION CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & VINTAGE BINGO | December 6 at 11:30 a.m. Location: Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery in Madeira, OH The Fr. Lay Generation Senior Ministry invites all Tri-County Catholics aged 60+ and their spouses to attend! Visit with friends, old and new alike, win festive prizes, and shop the cozy Bakery for take-home treats. Cost is $25/participant. For reservations, please call the Parish Office at (513) 563-6377, option #7 by Tuesday, November 29 or register online here.
YOUNG ADULT CANDELIGHT MASS | December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Location: St. Gabriel Church, reception afterwards at the St. Gabriel Rectory Join Tri-County Catholics' Young Adult Ministry for evening Candlelight Masses on the last Thursday of the Month. While the social elements of these evenings are geared toward the young adults in our community, all parishioners are welcome to attend Mass.
FAMILY ROSARY NIGHT | December 3 after the 5:00 p.m. Mass Location: St. Michael Cafeteria Join us after 5:00 p.m. Mass in the St. Michael Cafeteria on Saturday, December 3 to pray the Joyful Mysteries as a family! Praying the rosary is a beautiful way to express our faith, and asking our Mother Mary to intercede for us is the ultimate prayer for families! We ask that you bring your own dinners and a dessert to share for after Mass. Rosary begins at 7:00 p.m.
ST. JOHN KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE | December 7 from Noon - 6:00 p.m. Location: St. John Pavilion Donating blood is easy and takes about 20 minutes. Your generous blood donation for this worthy cause is needed and appreciated. Donations of Double Red Cells or Platelets & Plasma are also being accepted. Call Matt Palaggo at 309-5105 to schedule an appointment or to answer any questions you may have. Walk-ins during the blood drive hours are welcome. To donate blood, you must: be 8 weeks since your last blood donation, be 17+ (16 with parent consent form), weigh over 110 lbs. You are not eligible to donate if you recently had major surgery.
SPIRITED SENIORS CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION | December 8 from 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Location: St. John Favret Hall All Tri-County Catholics and friends 55+ are welcome to join us for our annual December Luncheon and Christmas Concert. The Lakota West Choir will entertain us with seasonal music, followed by a luncheon. Cost is $15 for our lasagna-centered holiday meal. Payment can be made at the St. John weekend office after Mass, the St. John Parish Office during the week, or online here. We need your reservation by December 4. Please arrive and be seated by 11:15 a.m., as the students are on a tight schedule. Thank you!
BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM | December 10 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Location: St. John Favret Hall Register: Sign Up Here Follow along with us on the journey to Bethlehem! The morning includes a simple breakfast, vendors, activities, music, and more. “Beggars” will be collecting canned or non-perishable food for Reach Out Lakota. “Roman Guards” will seat you as you arrive. Then, the Nativity story will be presented by young St. John parishioners and narrated so that all in the audience can follow along Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem. There are limited spots available.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA | December 10 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Location: St. Michael Cafeteria Register:Sign Up Here Help usher in the holiday season and enjoy Breakfast with Santa! There will be breakfast of pancakes and sausage, kids’ activities and crafts, face painting, the Santa’s Goody Bag marching band, and of course pictures with Santa himself! $10 per person (kids 2 and under are free | max charge per family of $40). This event is hosted by the St. Michael Music Ministry and the funds raised helps support their ministry.