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(John 13:35)

St John Church

St. John the Evangelist Parish

St John the Evangelist Parish is a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, located in Waynesville, North Carolina. It has been a place of peace and contemplation for almost one hundred years, where area residents and visitors alike are invited to find fellowship and to seek God through the teachings of His Son, Jesus Christ, in Word and Sacrament. We invite you to join us for worship, to enjoy our hospitality, and to explore with us the Catholic faith and tradition.

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Fr. Richard Sutter
Parochial Administrator
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (Waynesville, NC)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission (Canton, NC)

 

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Look to the Mountains (Psalm 121:1-2)...
A Reflection from Fr. Richard:
What type of Pastor does Jesus want me to be in these times?

 
Want to better understand Fr. Richard Sutter’s approach to serving the People of God where God’s Providence assigns him?  Read this book...

Imitating JESUS as a PASTOR in our time!

 

 

What type of Pastor does JESUS want me to be?

The Priest (Pastor), like Jesus Christ, must come to serve & not to be served!

Christians therefore read the Old Testament in the light of Christ crucified and risen... the New Testament has to be read in the light of the Old. Early Christian catechesis made constant use of the Old Testament.  As an old saying put it, the New Testament lies hidden in the Old and the Old Testament is unveiled in the New.” CCC, 129

 

Old Testament:

“If you are chosen to preside at a dinner, do not be puffed up,

but with the guests be as one of them; Take care of them first and then sit down; see to their needs, and then take your place, To share in their joy and receive a wreath for a job well done.” Sirach 32:1-2

 

Jesus Preached:

“Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. Mark 9:35

 

“When you are invited by someone to a wedding banquet, do not recline at table in the place of honor. A more distinguished guest than you may have been invited by him, and the host who invited both of you may approach you and say, ‘Give your place to this man,’ and then you would proceed with embarrassment to take the lowest place.  Rather, when you are invited, go and take the lowest place so that when the host comes to you he may say, ‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’ Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.”  Luke 14:8-10

 

“Then an argument broke out among them about which of them should be regarded as the greatest.  He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them and those in authority over them are addressed as ‘Benefactors’; but among you it shall not be so. Rather, let the greatest among you be as the youngest, and the leader as the servant.  For who is greater: the one seated at table or the one who serves? Is it not the one seated at table? I am among you as the one who serves.”  Luke 22:24-27

 

Jesus Practiced What He Preached:

“Fully aware that the Father had put everything into his power and that he had come from God and was returning to God, he rose from supper and took off his outer garments. He took a towel and tied it around his waist.  Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and dry them with the towel around his waist.” John 13:3-5

 

Jesus Challenges His Disciples to Do the Same:

“So when he had washed their feet [and] put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you?  You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, for indeed I am.  If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet.”  John 13:12-14

 

“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.  This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 

 

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.  This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.”  John 15:11-12

 

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September 19, 2018 morning meditation, before Jesus in the Eucharist, reflecting on what it truly means to imitate Jesus as HIS Pastor in our time and always!  Jesus Christ is and always will be our ideal and model.  “Jesus Christ is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever!”  Hebrews 13:8; “He must increase; I must decrease.” John 3:30

 

Thank you for your prayers and support!

 

Fr Richard Sutter











St John the Evangelist (Waynesville) and Immaculate Conception (Canton) Faith Formation Director, Ana Quintero, provides instructions to parents and youth Sunday, September 16 before the first day of Faith Formation. 



In the words of our Beloved Lord Jesus Christ: “Come, and you will see.” John 1:39
 
“Do you want to learn about the Catholic Faith?”  “Are you interested in becoming Catholic?”  “Are you interested in better understanding the Catholic Faith you profess weekly?” 
 
Sam Edward's and Fr. Richard Sutter will be co-leading the 2018-2019 St. John the Evangelist Program. Click here to listen to Sam Edward's Introduction during the
Thursday, September 13, 2018 gathering

View program and schedule also.
For more information see our
Basic Catholicism including RCIA page


 

 

Masses

Saturday5:30 PM - St John the Evangelist (Waynesville, NC)

Please Note: Regularly scheduled 5:30pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St John the Evangelist will be changed to a 5:00pm Start Time Saturday, October 6, 2018 and will remain a 5:00pm start time going forward.  Confessions Saturday will be from 4:00pm - 4:45pm. 

Sunday:   8:30 AM - Immaculate Conception Catholic Mission (Canton, NC) 

11:00 AM - St John the Evangelist  5:30 PM-Spanish, St. John the Evangelist

Weekdays: 8:30 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - St. John the Evangelist 

5:30PM Wednesday - St. John the Evangelist 

Confession

Saturday4:00-5:00 PM; Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM- St John and by appointment

Upcoming Events

Sep 20

Catholic Daughters of America

Thursday, 6:00 PM

Catholic Daughters of America
Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM
Location: Parish Hall and Kitchen - 234 Church Street Waynesville NC 28786
  Catholic Daughters of America Monthly Meeting
Sep 20

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Thursday, 6:00 PM

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Time: Thursday, 6:00 PM
Location: Office Dining Room - 234 Church St Waynesville NC 28716
  RCIA Course for non-Catholic and Catholics seeking to know more about the Catholic Faith.
Sep 21

Hispanic Choir Practice

Friday, 7:00 PM

Hispanic Choir Practice
Time: Friday, 7:00 PM
  No Description Available
Sep 22

St. John's choir rehearsal

Saturday, 9:30 AM

St. John's choir rehearsal
Time: Saturday, 9:30 AM
Location: St John Church - 234 Church Street Waynesville NC 28786
  No Description Available
Sep 22

Sanchez/Raya wedding

Saturday, 12:00 PM

Sanchez/Raya wedding
Time: Saturday, 12:00 PM
  No Description Available
Sep 23

Hispanic Adult Faith Formation

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Hispanic Adult Faith Formation
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
  No Description Available
Sep 23

Faith Formation Classes

Sunday, 9:00 AM

Faith Formation Classes
Time: Sunday, 9:00 AM
Location: All Parish Hall Rooms, Old Church Upstairs, Knights Hall - 234 Church Street Waynesville NC 28786
  NEW START TIME 9:00 AM
Sep 23

Adult Bible Study

Sunday, 9:15 AM

Adult Bible Study
Time: Sunday, 9:15 AM
Location: Parish Hall - 234 Church Street Waynesville NC 28786
  Catholic Scripture Study - Book of Relevation

 

 

 





 

 

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