Decorate the Church
Don’t forget this Sunday, December 17 after mass we need volunteers to help decorate the church for Christmas.  Any questions please contact Pam Froman,

 2nd Collection for: Support elderly religious.
Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.  These religious worked tirelessly in Catholic schools, hospitals, and agencies lack adequate savings for retirement and eldercare.  Your gift to today’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide medications, nursing care, and more.  Please be generous.

Christmas Eve Mass
Christmas Eve Mass on December 24th will be at 9 am, 11:30 am, 4 pm (Children’s Mass), 8 pm (Spanish Mass) and 12 am (midnight).

Christmas Day Mass (Holy Day Of Obligation)
The Christmas Mass at Transfiguration will be on Sunday, December 25 at 8:30 am and at St. John at 10 am.

Angel Tree
Please make sure you drop odd your wrapped presents for the Angel Tree by Sunday, December 7th after mass.  Thank you very much.

Christmas Card Party
St. John Women’s group is hosting a Christmas Card Party on December 17th after the 9:30 Mass.   If you know of someone in the Parish or Community that should receive a Christmas message from the parish please give the address to Terri Mounce.  This includes shut-ins, college students, former parishioners or friends of the parish. You can also call, text  or e-mail the information – or 502-663-1997.

Minister’s Schedule
The new minister’s schedule for December to February is in the Vestibule.  Please take your copy.

Festival of Trees
The Festival of Christmas trees are now on display at Butler State Park off the lobby.  St. John has a tree in this display.  The trees will be on display until the end of December.

Food Pantry Needs Help
The Food Pantry needs people to help fill food baskets on December 21st at 7 pm and to help deliver food to the needy on December 23rd at 9 am.

Food Pantry
For the month of December the Food Pantry shelves will be bare.  Please be generous with food to replenish the Christmas baskets.

Virtus Bulletins
Please make sure you read your December bulletin to keep your Virtus status current.  All Virtus accounts will be open this month for catch up.  Thank you to all who work to create a safe environment in our Parish. 

Today is Gaudete (rejoice) Sunday.  In this Gospel and the first reading we hear good news. That Jesus is with us and that as his disciples the spirit of the Lord is upon us to bring that good news to others. We do this by being joyful and by showing our joy to those around us.