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Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

BUILT WITH LOVE


STRENGHTENED IN FAITH,
THE FUTURE FILLED WITH HOPE
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST

“BELOVED,
I HOPE YOU ARE PROSPERING
IN EVERY RESPECT AND
ARE IN GOOD HEALTH,
JUST AS YOUR LOVE
IS PROSPERING”
3 John 2
POPE BENEDICT XVI
JOSEPH RATZINGER

BORN: APRIL 16, 1927


ORDAINED PRIEST: JUNE 29, 1951
ORDAINED BISHOP: MAY 28, 1977
ELECTED POPE: APRIL 19, 2005
MOST REVEREND
GERARLD BARNES
BISHOP
DIOCESE OF SAN BERNARDINO
MOST REVEREND
RUTILO J. DEL RIEGO, D.L.P.
AUXILIARY BISHOP
DIOCESE OF SAN BERNARDINO
FIRST COMMUNION,
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
– 7 YEARS OLD, 1966

VERY REVEREND FATHER


GERARD LOPEZ
VICAR GENERAL
DIOCESE OF SAN BERNARDINO

ALTAR SERVER AT ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST


WITH FR. FOX, PASTOR – 8 YEARS OLD, 1967
REVEREND FATHER
GENARO ZAVALA, M.S.P.
PASTOR
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
FATHER
BENITO ROJAS, M.S.P.
PASTORIAL VICAR
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
MSGR. MICHAEL FLYNN
FOUNDING PASTOR
1956 - 1964

Msgr Michael was born in County Galway, Ireland on


October 10, 1919. He was educated in England, and at
Immaculate Heart Seminary in San Diego. He was
ordained a priest by the Most Rev. Charles F. Buddy
on June 12, 1949 for service in the Diocese of San
Diego. His assignments include: Assoc. Pastor at St.
Vincent de Paul, San Diego July 2, 1949 - Sept.
20th, 1952. Assoc. Pastor at St. Francis de Sales,
Riverside Sept. 20, 1952 - June 5, 1955.
Administrator of St. Joan of Arc, Blythe June 5,
1955 - June 1, 1956. Temporary Administrator at
Sacred Heart, Rubidoux June 1, 1956 - Sept. 1, 1956.
He served as Pastor of St. John's, Rubidoux fromn
Sept. 1, 1956 - June 6, 1964 and Pastor at Our Lady
of Perpetual Help, Lakeside from June 6, 1964 - ?
(no date given). He died at Nazareth Retirement Home
on June 19th, 1988. Vespers and Rosary were
celebrated on June 22nd; Mass of Christian burial on
June 23rd at our Lady of Perpetual Help. Interment
was at Holy Cross Cemetery.
FR. JOHN
SLATTERY
1969 - 1973
Ordained
May 5, 1954

St. John the Cross – Lemon Grove


MSGR. PATRICK FOX Our Lady of Sacred Heart – San Diego
1964 - 1969 Mary Star of the Sea – La Jolla
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Calexico
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Riverside Aquinas High School – San Bernardino
St. John of the Cross – Lemon Grove St. Anthony – Riverside
St. George – Ontario St. John the Evangelist – Rubidoux
Our Lady of Grace - Cajon St. Joseph – Upland
Mary Star of the Sea – Oceanside St. James – Perris
St. Edward – Corona St. Joan of Arc – Victorville
St. Anne in the Mts. – Running Springs
Retired July 1, 1995
St. Bernardine – San Bernardino
Deceased January 17, 1998
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Riverside
St. John Bosco – East Highlands
Immaculate Heart of Mary – Ramona
St. John Evangelist – Rubidoux ANTHONY
JOHN ROBERT Our Lady of Lourdes – Mont Clair TIMLIN
San Gorgonio – Beaumont 1974 - 1982
GORMAN
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Riverside Ordained
1973-1974
San Bernardino Community June 3, 1956
Ordained
March 19, 1958 Hospital – San Bernardino

Retired June 30, 1998


St. Joseph’s cathedral – San Diego
St. George – Ontario
St. Vincent – San Diego
St. John of the Cross – Lemon Grove
Holy Family – San Diego
St. Pius X Church – Chula Vista
St. Michael – Poway
St. Joan of Arc – Victorville
Holy Rosary – San Bernardino
St. Edward – Corona
St. Joseph – Barstow
Our Lady of Angels – San Diego
St. Francis de Sales – Riverside
Immaculate Heart of Mary – Ramona
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Chino
St. Joseph – Big Bear Lake
St. Jude Shrine – San Diego
Queen of Angels – Alpine
Queen of Angels – Idyllwild
Our Lady of Assumption – San
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Highgrove
Bernardino
Christ the Redeemer – Grand Terrace ANTHONY DI LEO St. John Evangelist – Rubidoux
St. Catherine - Temecula 1973 -19 74 Sacred Heart Church – Palm Desert
Ordained
Retired June 30, 1999
March 19, 1964 Retired June 30, 2001
FR. JOSEPH MAWICKE
1987-1990
Ordained February 9, 1963

St. John the Evangelist - Riverside

MSGR. ED CRONIN
1982-1991
Ordained June 25, 1950
FR. JAMES STAUBER
St. Francis School – Watsonille, CA 1991-1992
11th Airborne Div. – Ft. Campbell, KY Ordained May 9, 1959
24th Infantry Div. – Muncih, Germany
82nd Airborne Div. – Ft. Bragg, NC St. John the Evangelist - Riverside
1st Calvary Div. – Pa Juri, Korea
Staff College – Ft. Leavenworth, KN
101st Airborne Div. – Ft. Campbell, KY
St. George – Ontario
St. Francis de Sales – Riverside MICHAEL JAMES
St. Catherine of Siena – Rialto FREDERICKS
St. Anthony – San Bernardino 1992-2003
St. Bernadine’s – San Bernardino Ordained October 7, 1987
Chancellor – Pastoral Center
St. John the Evangelist – Rubidoux St. Peter and St. Paul – Alta Loma
Bishops Master of Ceremonies
Deceased August 12, 1999 – San Bernardino
St. John the Evangelist - Riverside

GENARO ZAVALA
2003 - Present
Ordained March 22, 1997

Misioneros Servidores de la Palabra –


Michoacán, México
St. John the Evangelist – Rubidoux
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission - Riverside
Ps 146

Sr. Boniface Dehner, OP Sr. Marie Akers, OP Sr. Julie Marie Greig, OP
Dominican Sisters Dominican Sisters Dominican Sisters
Principal St. John’s School 1965-`70 St. John’s School 1969-`73
St. John’s School 1964-`68
Deceased 03-06-02

Sr. Josephine Godinich, OP Sr. Joan Marie Sasse, O.S.B. Sr. Mary Ann Schepers, O.S.B.
Dominican Sisters Benedictine Sisters Benedictine Sisters
St. John’s School 1967-`69 Pastoral Associate Director of Religious Education
St. John the Evangelist St. John the Evangelist
1986 - 2000 1992 - 2000

Sr. Eva Perez Sr. Maria Elena Frias


Misioneros de Palabras Misioneros de Palabras
2004 - Present 2004 - Present
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Four pillars and a steeple does not a church


make; it’s people stirred by the Holy Spirit
to gather ad worship, give thanks, love and
live as Jesus did…

News clipping
And so thus how St. John the Evangelist
Church began. On September 16, 1956, a
small community of 46 families gathered in
the chapel of Rubidoux Mortuary for their
first Mass. The celebrant was Reverend
Michael Flynn – the first pastor appointed
Msgr. M. Flynn

First Mass Held at Rubidoux Mortuary Chapel

that month by Bishop Charles Francis


Buddy from the Diocese of San Diego.
Not too long after, it found a home. On
November 1, 1956, a house and property at
3980 Opal Street was purchased.
House and Property at 3980 Opal St.

With remodeling, the


house became the rectory,
chapel and office. Masses,
marriages and baptisms
were held in the living
room. Old House Completed House
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Church missions are built with love… the same love of


that makes rich and poor give of their time, talent, labor
and money to keep church spirit and structure alive and
growing.

Soon the house was too small. By itself, the community has grown.
But with its boundaries set as a parish between St. Francis de Sales in
downtown Riverside and Sacred Heart in Glenn Avon, its increased
growth was imminent. It needed a larger building for community
worship. Within a year, St. John’s Church was built. In December 1957,
it was dedicated as a new church at a Mass by Bishop Charles Francis
Buddy from San Diego.

The exterior of the new St. John’s Catholic Church shows the beauty of the recently completed wing
The interior has not yet been completely finished. and dedication ceremonies have not yet taken place.
- from Arlington Times, 1957

Construction of new church in progress Mass Schedule during construction


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In its early years of growth, the community formed


ministries to assist with evangelization and parish governance.
To name a few, these ministries included the Holy Name
Society, Altar Society, St. Anne ’s Guild, St. Joseph’s Guild,
and St. Mary’s Guild.
News Clippings of the Altar Society, Country Bazaar, Fiesta & Christmas Mart

Numerous ideas were presented to


meet financial needs of a growing parish.
The various dinners, Country Bazaars,
Fiestas and Christmas Marts provided the
community with the funds necessary for
expansion.
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More Photos of Country Bazaar, Fiesta & Christmas Mart

The vision of a parish school also surfaced. It became a reality after four years. In June
1962, St. John the Evangelist Elementary School opened with Dominican Sisters given charge
to teach and administrate. Due to rising costs, however, the school only ran for a decade.
Today, the school’s classrooms are used for Catechism classes and meetings of various parish
ministries and activities.

St. John’s Elementary School - 1962

School Costs
Acquisition cost of the land ------------------ $23,462
Building cost and improvements ------------ $66,804
School equipment and transportation --------$ 4,423
--------------
Total Cost -----------------$93,689
School Logo
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Blessing of US Flag for School School Opening on Arlington Times – June 6, 1962

A 100% growth rate marked Father Flynn’s eight years of stewardship. When he left in
June 1964 to fulfill his new assigned task to pastor a new paris h in Lakeside, he gave his
blessings to a church and school of 400 families, 46 of whom formed part of his legacy as the
true founders of St. John.
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Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope

Celebrating its Silver Jubilee in September 1982, St. John’s community can look back to
five pastors who served them and the community as well of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mission in Belltown. Built in 1927, this mission church has been and still is under St. John’s
pastoral care.
These five pastors who succeeded Fr. Flynn were Fr. Fox (1964-1969), Fr. Slattery (1969-1973),
Fr. Gorman (1973-1974), Fr. Timlin (1979-1982), and Monsignor Cronin (1982-1991).

Silver Jubilee Celebrations – 1956 - 81


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MINISTRIES 1983

Parish Council Choir

Organists
CCD Teachers Ultreya

Hospitality Ministers Youth Encounter

Eucharistic Ministers Marriage Encounter


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MINISTRIES 1994

Office
Volunteers
&
Ministry
Coordinators
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ALTAR BOYS
1964

1983
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Past Parish Bulletins


O ver the last 25 years since its Silver
Jubilee, St. John’s Parish has gone through an
enormous growth and change. Its
homogeneously white population, for example,
has dwindled, its big numbers in the past
replaced with a large constituency of Hispanics
and a diverse mix of ethnic groups of African
1968
American, Chinese, Filipino and Sri Lankan
descent.

In these 25 years, the parish has also gone


several pastorships. Monsignor Ed Cronin
served the community nine years. During his
tenure, Fr. Mawicke assisted with pastoral
duties. Fr. James Stauber took over for a year
when Monsignor Cronin retired and Fr. Mawicke
received his new pastor assignment.

In 1992, Fr. Michael Fredericks came on


board first as administrator and officially
pastored for eight years until 2003.

1982

1980
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F rom 2003 to the present, the pastoral care of our parish is managed by the order of
the Missionary Servants of the Word headed by Fr. Genaro Zavala and assisted
by Fr. Benito Roxas. Throughout their pastoral tenure, many Sisters from the same order
also have come and gone to assist with parish evangelizations and activities.

Parish Priests, Sisters, Staff & Volunteers

We have seen Sisters Marina, Patricia and Reyna as the first batch to course the
evangelization mission through Bible studies. As these sisters transferred to Los Angeles
to continue with their mission, a second batch came in the persons of Sister Mariana and
Sister Eva. Within months, Sister Mariana joined the Sisters in Los Angeles, leaving Sister
Eva who, until recently was joined by a new sister from Boston, Sister Maria Elena. To
increase knowledge of the Catholic faith within our communities, both Sisters Eva and
Maria Elena now handle spiritual retreats, manage the formation of men and women trying
to discern their calling, supervise the home-to-home visits within the community and
magazine sales within and outside the diocese.
BIBLE STUDIES FORMATION OF MEN & WOMEN
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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND FAITH FORMATION


(YOUTH CONFIRMATION, SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION AND RITE OF
CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION , RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS AND
ADULT CONFIRMATION)

“To evangelize and to catechize is the call to awaken, nurture, and develop the hunger for God
in one another and to journey with each other as we grow in our relationship with God as
Catholic Christians ”.

Our Religious Education and Faith Formation programs incorporate all diocesan guideline,
policies and procedures. Catechesis for children and youth from first grade through high school
include varied programs to fit the needs of our diverse community. Our religious formation
programs basically follow a traditional model of once a week formation.

Children in the English setting are using bilingual curriculum that enables the child to read and
learn in the language they feel most comfortable in and at the same time their parents see the
same material in Spanish if they are monolingual Spanish speaking, which enables families to
experience faith formation together.

The RCIA model for the Youth Confirmation journey/instruction is being used. Youth
confirmation has transitioned to a once a month gathering. It is now an alliance of youth and
their parents/sponsors, all seeking a greater knowledge of their faith. They start with scripture,
prayer and reflection.

Parishioners who desire to minister in Catechesis are encouraged to prepare for this ministry
through regularly planned retreats, bible study and diocesan sponsored programs.

Catecheses for families who have physically and/or mentally challenged children are
encouraged to place their children in the traditional classes where we offer any extra assistance
that they may need. However we find most prefer to take part in the Family Catechesis
program.
.
Religious Education offers on going programs in the summer such as; Vacation Bible School,
as well as formation for the families who enrolled late in the year and need time to finish the
course of study.

The area of concerns at the present time is finding a better way to meet the needs of the English
speaking youth, in addition to their catechetical process, following the diocesan model of youth
ministry.
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Joseph Gonzalez
Mrs. Lori Pittman
Rite of Christian
Director of Religious
Initiation
Education
of Adults (RCIA)
Youth Confirmation,
and
Sacramental Preparation,
Adult Confirmation
Rite of Christian Initiation
of Children

CCD STAFF AND TEACHERS

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS(


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CONFIRMATION RETREAT

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

CROWNING OF MARY IN MAY


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St. John the Evangelist is an active parish with many opportunities to share parishioner's
time and talent. St. John’s strives to be an inclusive parish community that invites, welcomes,
and affirms diversity as an essential component of welcoming, nurturing and encouraging
persons of all cultures into our community life and allowing us to be challenged by one another.
It is the community of young and old -- a creative combination of people from different races
and classes, from different nationalities and ethnic groups, with different cultures, traditions and
spirituality. Our community's vitality depends on the stewardships of our parishioners in
witnessing our faith in the Gospel through networking with civic and ecumenical communities
and by reaching out to the marginalized, alienated and the unchurched. It continues to create
renewal opportunities for all peoples in the parish. Parishioners build their spirituality and
stewardship by making changes needed in order to grow and have a greater impact on
community life and outreach to the larger community through the many ministries and special
programs of the parish.

Parish Ministries:
"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of
service but the same God. There are different kinds of working, but the same God
works all of them in all people. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is
given for the common good." (I Corinthians 12)

Altar Servers Society


Fifth graders through High School largely make up this group which now also has servers of all
ages and gender. This group serves at liturgical celebrations, including funeral Masses.

Investiture of Altar Servers 2006


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Eucharistic and Extra Ordinary Ministers


Membership of this ministry consist of parish volunteers who distribute the Holy Eucharist
during Mass and take Communion outside the Church to the sick, elderly and shut- ins.

Lectors
Its members are parishioners who volunteer and train to read the Sacred Scriptures at Mass and
other liturgical celebrations.
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Hospitality
This ministry has men and women serving as ushers and greeters at the liturgies on
Saturdays and Sundays of each week. Just as Christ welcomes all to His house, so does each
member of this ministry welcomes all who enter the church to join others in worship.

Adult, Youth and Spanish Choirs


The youth joins the Adult English choirs at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturdays and 9:00 a.m. Mass
on Sundays. The Spanish choirs sing at the 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. Masses each Sunday.
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Filipino Ministry
The Filipino Ministry binds the Filipino community in St. John with the much larger group
within the diocese. This networking ministry helps its members become fully participating in
all aspects of spirituality within the community and the diocese.

Baptism Ministry
The Baptism Ministry conducts Baptism classes in English and Spanish to prepare parents and
sponsors to embrace the sacrament’s full meaning and responsibilities that come with it.

Sri Lankan Ministry


This brings identity to the Shri Lankan members in the parish who bring their group to the
forefront of worship, support and participation in all parish activities and exercise of spirituality.
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Spanish Prayer Group


Provide support and assistance in bringing the Spanish ethnic group to the St. John parish
community by becoming active in spirituality and the church various ministries.

Parish Councils and Groups

Parish Council
The Parish Council composed of all the group ministry leaders. This group meets regularly to
discuss short and long-range plans to improve church facilities and services with strong
emphasis on building and heightening community fellowship and spirit.
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Finance Council
Appointed parishioners volunteer their expertise in planning and supervising the financial
management and resources of the parish.

Liturgy Committee
Gives careful thought in planning liturgies and preparing the church for Mass celebrations and
other major feasts and festivities and civil holidays.

St Vincent de Paul Society


This ministry caters to the physical needs of the poor and needy in the parish. It is through this
ministry that food and other necessities are provided free to those in need.

Youth Group
Young people come from grades eight through twelve constitute this group. They gather every
week to join in fun for friendship and service, and share and grow together in the practice of our
Catholic faith.
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Cursillo
The Cursillo Ministry consists of men and women who made the Cursillo journey to
Christianity and are in continuous journey by meeting through their “ultreyas” every other
Thursday of the month

Legion Of Mary
The Legion Of Mary whose members are an extension of an apostolic organization in the
Catholic Church. Acting as a right arm to the pastor, the group meets 7:00 p.m. every Thursday
to pray and discuss their works which includes door-to-door evangelization, home visitations,
home enthronements, marriage validations, rosary devotions, and recruitments for baptism,
confirmation and cathechism instructions.

Legion of Mary Congress 2006

Guadalupanos
The Guadalupanos who represent the Spanish population. This ministry is fully active in
spirituality and contributes much of its members’ time and talents in various fund raising
activities for the church.
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Quinceañeras
This ministry takes charge of conducting classes to prepare 15-year-old girls in their debut from
childhood to adulthood before the church and society in a rite of passage known as the
“quinceanera”. This tradition is highly valued among Hispanics as the most important and
memorable event in a girl’s life.

The Ministry Fair or Fiesta Committee


The Ministry Fair or Fiesta Committee whose volunteer members are the planning core. They
meet and talk with representatives of all the Parish groups and ministries for planning and
laying out the plans for a fiesta that is held every year on the property.

Volunteers Picnic:

Overall, these 18 ministries best sum St; John’s composition and administration of gifts guided by
the grace of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the blessings of the Ho ly Spirit. Through these grace
and blessings, the wide and diverse members of the parish come together in love and prayer,
continuing as a community on an eternal journey of discipleship to earn God’s promise of eternal
life in the place reserved for each one of us in His Heavenly Kingdom.
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Parish Annual Fiesta 2006

Bishop Rotilo J. Del Riego Parish Visitation 2006


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The love of Christ has been evident in our parish from the beginning: the love that
motivated a rich person to contribute thousands is the same love that encouraged a poor person
to give his last few dollars toward the building of a church community. The love of Christ
evident in the lives of those original 46 families is present in those who continue to give of their
time, talent and treasure today, so that our faith community deepens its commitment to Christ in
the ongoing mission of discipleship.

November 2005
January 2004
Many gifts of time and
Parish office is now a separate
material wentto this patio. It’s
unit detached from the rectory
now where food is
of past years.
February 2004 Served after Sunday masses
Classrom in the school turned into andAn area which community
Adoration Chapel which is open can useFor meetings.
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Mondays
thru Fridays.

August 2006
A fenced play yard with slides
For children’s recreation.
August 2006
Space above can quickly turn into
an assembly area with a tarp
July 2006
thrown over the support posts.
Grotto of Our Lady of Guadalupe
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St. John’s Catholic Church how it looks today.

The inside of St. John’s Catholic Church.


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The involvement of the Missionary Servants of the Word in St. John has made great strides
of growth in membership and faith consciousness within the community as a whole. The
challenge ahead is to address this membership growth and raise the levels of faith
consciousness and practice within our membership.

Census studies by the San Bernardino diocese that showed an expected 46.4% increase of
Hispanic/Latino populations, a 38.3% decrease of non-Hispanic whites, a 1 to 8% increase of
Asians/other non-Hispanics, and 7.4% increase of African-Americans by 2001 – have all
materialized. On one hand, the dwindling numbers of non-Hispanic, English-speaking
members that was foretold now present a challenge for a parish leadership to tend to their
spiritual care and nourishment. On the other hand, the increasing number of predominantly
Hispanic memberships present a challenge for expansion of church facilities to address the
overflows that evidence their big numbers at Mass and other sacramental services.

Construction or remodeling existing church facilities indeed comes out as the biggest
challenge now and for the future. Staffing needs as well for vo lunteer workers to handle the
increase of CCD student populations is another big challenge, second to the challenge for
space.

St. John in the Future

The third big challenge is affirming its membership’s vitality and diversity through the
constant creation or renewal of their parish and outreach ministries to build the community’s
spirituality and stewardship, and ultimately heighten its impact on community life as true
believers of Christ in word and in action.
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A Parishioner’s Reflection
THE KEY TO THE FUTURE IS A VILLAGE
By Charlemagne Rafols
You may know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.”
For me, I literally grew up at St. John’s, first attending Mass there with my family around my
first year of high school in the mid-80’s. At 19, I began volunteering as a lector, under the gracious help
and training of long-time coordinator Jerry Jerrold, who was also a great storyteller.
A few years later - I moved to the “2nd floor” - as I joined the Saturday Mass choir. Richard Alcoy was
the director at the time and was very generous in helping me learn and grow in my musical skills. He
eventually handed the reins over to me and for the next decade, names that began with Becky, Francis,
Joe (R. and G.), Eva, Cely, JR Rony, Irene, Nimia, Dulce, Manny, Josie, Nellie, Jocyl, Patricia, Darrell,
Brando, Tammy, Julia, Andrea along with many “adopted” voice-donating uncles and aunts greatly
assisted me in this new venture.
Then there were my other unforgettable “travel advisors” for the journey of life. Top of mind,
there was Monsignor Ed Cronin, who once told me during a time of decision, “DUC IN ALTUM”.
Fortunately, he did explain the Latin to this post-Vatican II child: “TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH.” I will
always remember his inviting, caring warmth accompanied by the firm wisdom of a former military
chaplain.
Father Mike Fredericks had many of my favorite homilies. He had such a knack for explaining the
deep philosophies and teachings of the Church to me in a way I could understand and relate with - while
still challenging us to grow as people of God.
Nowadays, Father Genaro is one who helps lead me with his fervent holiness and practical advice.
I’m continually inspired by his tireless work in making the parish community even more alive, including
making Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament more readily available .
These were the people who helped show me the face of Christ by their tireless giving and example.
They were part of the small but spirited village of St. John.
For it is not easily to live the true Catholic life in today’s world; that is a given. But with these
faces of Christ surrounding me throughout the years, it has been possible. From the caring nuns I’ve met
(including sisters Joan Marie and Mary Ann and the current Missionary Servants of the Word) to
community groups like Cursillo and the Legion of Mary to the friends and volunteers who too are trying
to find their way in life and in the Church - I realize that I have had the honor of being a part of a great
village. Without it, I wouldn’t have survived.
That is the power of a parish. Today, St. John’s has volunteers who go above and beyond to aid
various ministries - from choirs to youth and adult formation classes to cleaning the church. And we
invite more people to “take a leap of faith” and help. Because the truth is - as a growing, changing,
evangelizing parish community, we are BOTH the village and the child – needing each other to help us
grow as Catholics who are truly alive, in a challenging time. There is a shortage of priests in America,
and we, as lay people, are called even more to give of our gifts – for each other.
That is the necessity of the future of St. John’s. It takes a village to raise… families - that of the
Church and that of the home. I once heard that the end of the world will not come through the
destruction of the atomic bomb, but through the destruction of the family. One can’t make it alone - but
working together, through our flaws, always with the help of Jesus, we will grow, and receive much
more than we give. I know that I have. Because the faces of Christ are right here in this family, this
village called St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
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Congratulations
St. John the Evangelist
on your 50th Anniversary!!
May God continue to bless you.

Fr. Pat O’ Hagan, SS.CC., V.F., Pastor


Fr. Ken McCabe, SS.CC., Parochial Vicar
Deacon Pat Martinez, Pastoral Associate
The Staff & Parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle
14085 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA 91709
(909) 465-5503 Fax (909) 465-1683
E-mail: info@sptacc.org Website: sptacc.org
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

To these women of the earliest years of St.


John’s who volunteered so the parish could
grow and flourish. They sewed, laundered,
cleaned, baked, Typed, aided teachers; most
were in the four Guilds which comprised the
Altar Society; others also helped as needed. By
now, some names and jobs may be known only
by God but, named or not, all those “Women of
Early St. John’s” deserve our gratitude for the
example they set for the numerous volunteers
who continue to serve.

• Sylvia Brown • Georgia Burke • Ann Cash

• Eileen Campbell • Betty Chapell • Kathleen Cook

• Dora Gonzales • Terry Duron • Marie Hamilton

• Emma Creek •Virginia Creek • Teresa Hicks

• Merge Holman • Della Huerta • Dorie Livoni

• Sarah Lopez • Bessie Maloney • Helen Maloney

• Jean Marshall • Emma Meins • Marylou Meredith

• Sally Molina • Louise Reick • Claire Robinson

• Rose Trost • Mary Wikisal • Valerie Yost


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

The celebration
of
ST. JOHN'S GOLDEN
JUBILEE
also brings
a tribute
to
Lewt and Marie Hamilton
“PILLARS OF THE CHURCH"

Recipients of the
Pope John Paul II
Benemerenti
Award for
outstanding
service to the
church (1987).

• Assistants to the pastors wherever they are needed.


• Leaders of Boy, Girl and Cub Scouts (30 years).
• Keepers of the Keys -- to every door, at all times to
open/close.
• "Mr. Fix It" of mechanical, electrical, maintenance
needs.
• Servants with a Smile - of coffee, at receptions, and
whenever, wherever needed.
• Readying and cleaning of church, school rooms,
facilities.
• The list of good works goes on, too numerous for this
space.
• For the past 50 years Lew and Marie have given, and
Marie. continues to give, Time, Talent and Treasure, along
with others, for our good and the good of the whole
church.
• May God continue to bless st John's for another 50 years
with worthy servants, led by good shepherds.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

St. Margaret Mary Church


12686 Central Avenue.
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 627-8466 Fax: (909) 627-8049

GREETINGS FROM:
Rev. Fr. Michael l. Sturn
and parishioners.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

From the Campbell Family,


Parishioners since 1964 – 42 years

Campbell children
in their St. John’s
school uniforms
in 1965

Bob spent many hours


working around the school,
building closets and whatever
needed to be done. He also
built the altar and podium in
the church and a smaller set
that was used in the school.
He did a lot of work at the
Bob (RIP) rectory. He passed away in
Eileen did volunteer work 2000.
in the school from 1964 to
1969 when the school
closed. Changed altar
linens for 8 years.
Belonged to the Booster
Club where we made
pumpkin rolls and easter
baskets.
Eileen
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

From the Desk Of


Roseana Duron

Albert and Theresa Duron and their four children were


among the first parishioners to this parish in 1956. The
1960s brought two more children into the parish.
My dad, Albert is 83 years old now. He has been an
usher and helped with the landscaping in the 1950s and
1960s.
My mom, Teri returned to God in 2004. She was an
original ladies auxiliary member.
Us, 6 children:
Michael, Roseana, Marlon, Melanie, Damian & Stephan.
Attended catechism and received the sacraments
throughout the 1980s & 1970s.
My sister, Melanie still attends mass regularly at St.
John. You’ll see Dad at 9 am mass on Sunday in the back
left pew. Now his great-grandchildren are attending
religious education classes.
This parish has been a big part of our lives since its
inception. With God’s grace, we will all continue to
flourish.

Here’s to another 50 years!


Roseana Duron
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations St. John


on your 50th Anniversary!

May the church prosper more through


the years to come.

RONY, EVA, CHESKA AND


NYKOS TORDESILLAS
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations on the
occasion of your
50th Anniversary!
Lori Pittman
D.R.E.

Caludia Benitez
Catherine Bloom
Sylvia Boyd
Maria Cabrera
John Calderon
Linda Calderon
Rosa Chavez
Tish Chavez
Maria Diaz
Charline Gadjos
Joe Gonzales
Alba Guerrero
Maria Hernandez
Natalie Hernandez
Minerva Luna
Tammy Monson
Delia Perez
Marion Perez
Jacquelyn Rojas
Rosa Maria Salas
Rebecca Sanchez GREETINGS FROM
Rosa Sanchez
Maria Torres RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Joe Vargas
Sandra Vargas OF ST. JOHN
Rosa Villaseñor
Alicia Zamora
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

HACIENDA GRANDE
SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

Rodrigo Ramos
Chief Executive Officer/Owner

1740 GRAND AVENUE


LONG BEACH, CA 90804
(562) 597-7753 FAX: (562) 597-7755
California License # 198205024

Experience the joy of living


Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Congratulations Saint John The


Evangelist Church On Your 50th
Anniversary. Wishing You Success in
Your Next 50 Years!

ERNEST PINTOR

PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR


SURVEYING AND CONSULTING SINCE 1969
License #3259
Licensed By the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyor

4260 ISABELLA STREET, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501


(951) 683-4292 FAX: (951) 683-4290

Felicitaciones La Iglesia El Santo de San


Juan de Evangelista En Su
Aniversario 50. Desearle Exito en
sus próximos 50 años
ERNEST PINTOR

El Agrimensor Profesional
Surveyando y Consulta desde que 1969
Licencia#3269
Licensiado de Profesional Ingeniero y Agrimensor

4260 CALLE ISABELLA, RIVERSIDE, CA 92501


(951) 683-4292 FAX: (951) 683-4290
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations on the
occasion of your
50th Anniversary!

GREETINGS FROM:
ROBERT AND MARION PEREZ
FAMILY
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Greetings and Congratulations to St. John the Evangelist


Catholic Church on of your 50th Anniversary!

GREETINGS FROM:
ROBERT AND MARION FAMILY
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations
to
St. John The Evangelist
Catholic Church
For Fifty Years of
Service to the
community!

GREETINGS FROM
A PARISHIONER OF OUR
LADY OFPERPETUAL HELP,
RIVERSIDE
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

“Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon,
bright as the sun,terrible as an Army set in battle array?”

Congratulations on Your Golden


Jubillee (50th Anniversary)
Legion of Mary
Our Lady of the Assumption Praesidium

Jose Rafols, Cely Rafols, Nellie Garcia, Dulce Ngo, Nimia Reyes
Josie Baltazar, Eva Tordesillas, Riza Camilon, Sandra Vargas and Sherine
Gunasekera, Nedra Abeyguneratne and Bernie

St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church


Rubidoux, California
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND
BEST WISHES!

GREETINGS FROM:
BOY AND SONIA CRUZ
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Congratulations
th
and Best Wishes to St. John’s
50 Anniversary Celebration!
Rho Omicron Fraternity and Sorority
Alumni Association
ADAMSON UNIVERSITY. MANILA, PHILLIPPINES
In Action Since 1964
Where success begins……..Remain Onward!

About the Rho Omicron Fraternity and Sorority


The College Years Professional and Income Years
• The fraternity was organized in 1964 at the old • Our alumni members are in the Philippines,
Adamson University Campus. United States, Canada, Australia and the Middle
• The sorority was organized in 1969 to support the East.
increasing activities of the fraternity. • In July 10, 1999, the 35th year Grand Reunion
• Our Motto “Remain Onward!”. was held at Castro Valley, Northern California.
• Instrumental in organizing scientific exhibits • In August 27, 2006, a mini-reunion was held in
during the University Foundation Days. Las Vegas, Nevada.
• Instrumental in conducting the Annual Inter- • Our alumni members are successful practitioners
Chemistry Contest at the Adamson University. in their chosen careers and business owners.
• Was a member of the Confederation of • Our Motto “Remain Onward!” is still the guiding
Fraternities and Sororities. words of encouragement for professional growth.
• Active participants in the Inter-Fraternity • We are a big family of brothers and sisters whose
Basketball Tournaments. relationship is lifetime and everlasting.
• One of the honor society at Adamson University. • Our goal is to continue providing financial,
laboratory equipment and technical support to
Adamson University.
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Top Row: David, Paul, Mary


2nd Row: Michael, Jim, John
1st Row: Andrew, Thomas, James, Edward, Steven

The Jim (RIP) & Mary Alfonso Family


Join in celebrating
The Golden Jubillee Of
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
In loving Memory of:
Andrew 1964 - 1973 Jim 1922 – 1982
Paul 1955 - 1999 Steven 1962 - 1994
St. John’s member since 1958
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND
BEST WISHES ON YOUR 50TH
ANNIVERSARY !

Matthew

Lino and Lita

GREETINGS FROM:
LINO, LITA AND MATT CLOMERA
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

“Give Thanks To The Lord, For He Is Good,


For His Mercy Endures Forever”
CONGRATULATIONS
ON YOUR 50 th anniversary!

Charlemagne, Matt, Isabella Arsenia, Cheryl Lynn, Cely, Joe,


Rheena Mae, Chris, Kane Marley, Luke Jose Frederick and
Noah Lewis (Born 8/11/2006)

THE RAFOLS – WOODARD - RIGGS


FAMILIES
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations Saint John The


Evangelist Catholic Church
On Your Golden Jubilee
Best Wishes From
“DETAILS”
Residential & Commercial Design

Before After

Norman V. Perez
1450 W. 6th St., Suite 203

Corona, CA 92882

Tel: (951) 340-9620

Fax: (951) 340-9696

Julia and Norman Perez


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations to St. John the Evangelist Catholic


Church on Its 50th Anniversary.
Thank you St. John’s for your continued support of the Asian and
Pacific communities.

Best wishes to our brothers and sisters from Asia and the Pacific
Islands; may our collaborative efforts be the voice of the peoples of
Asia and the Pacific Islands in the U.S. church.

May God’s love, peace, and joy be with all of you always!

The Castro Family


Alex, Monica, Naida, Roman and Alexander Jonathan
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Yours, in Our Lord,


Mr. & Mrs. Tony Lopez, Sr.
And Family
Parishioners Since 1960
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to


St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church on Its 50th Anniversary!
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

The Rodriguez have enjoyed being a part of the St. JohnFamily for
Over 20 years. It has been our pleasure to have the opportunity for
Michael Rodriguez to serve our community on the Jurupa Board.
Congratulations To St. John’s on Your 50th Anniversary. God Bless
and Best Wishes.

Top Row:(L-R): Lucio, David, Randy, Mychael


Bottom Row:(L-R): Rhyttania, Joey, Rosemarie, Michael & Johnny
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

HAPPY

ST. JOHN!
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations and Best


Wishes!

THE DIVINE MERCY


GROUP
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations to St. John The


Evangelist For Fifty Years of
Service to our community!

Mother: Frances - Sons: Marco, Gregory, Peter - Spouses:


Sherry, Tamara, Stephanie – Grandchildren: Nicholas,
Catherine, Matthew, Kelly & Joseph (Twins)

GREETINGS FROM:
FRANCES VALDOVINOS FAMILY
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

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Our Mission “To create & Wealth for Families."


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Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Olivia Vallejo, Juan Vallejo, Anita Vallejo, John Vallejo,


Grandmother Felicitas Ramirez and Grandfather Jesus Ramirez

Jason Surovec, Felicitas Vallejo Surovec and


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Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Congratulations St. John The Evangelist on its 50th


Anniversary. We are proud to belong 'to this parish
since 1994.
Felicidades a los Servidores Misioneros de la Palabra
por el inmenso trabajo que ban desenpefiado en los
ultimos tres allos.
We thank GOD for blessing our family every day of
our lives. We will keep this community and pastors in
our prayers so that we can continue serving the parish
with an open heart.

QUE DIOS BENDIGA ESTA


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Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

SERRA INTERNATIONAL
RIVERSIDE CHAPTER

celebrates with
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
Rubidoux, California
FIFTY GOLDEN YEARS OF FAITH
And
promoting vocations to the religious life
of the Catholic Church.
In the tradition of
BLESSED JUNIPERO SERRA
Apostle to California, Founder of California Missions

"Always to go forward; never to go back."


"Siempre avanzar; nunca volver."
Serrans: collaborating with the bishops and
clergy throughout the world in promoting the
pastoral work for vocations to the priesthood and
religious because such vocations are necessary for
bringing the mission of salvation to all
humanity.

New members welcome!


Local parish members to contact:
St. Thomas - John and Ursula Dudley (687-8097)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Jane McCarthy (686-9280)
Newman Center - Magaly Kelley
St. Catherine - Martin,Swanson
St. Francis de Sales - Jerry Kelley (682-2647)
St. John Evangelist - Charline Gajdos (683-1672)
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

St. John’s Youth Group


DEBBIE EDELBROCK
1984 - 2002
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

ASI ES COMO DIOS SANA A SU PUEBLO,


UNIDOS, COMO HERMANOS, QUE,
SOMOS EN CRISTO JESUS.

GRACIAS A NUESTROD SACERDOTES,


POR LA DISPONIBILIDAD, QUE SIEMPRE
TIENEN PARA CADA UNO, DE NOSOTROS
SUS HIJOS.

QUE DIOS BENDIGA NUESTRA


PARROQUIA.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations to St. John The


Evangelist for Fifty Years of
Service to our community!

Rose Trost, Rosemary Vargas, friend, Jackie Coyle,


Richard Trost and Frances Valdovinos

GREETINGS FROM:
RICHARD AND ROSE TROST FAMILY
AND FRIENDS
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

GREETINGS FROM:
CHERNATSKY FAMILY
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE


ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
ON ITS

MAY WE MOVE IN BUILDING THE CHURCH.


MAY WE PURSUE THE MISSION OF CHRIST AND
THE MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH.
Website: http://filministry0.tripod.com
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations St. John


on your 50th Anniversary!

MIRACULOUS SANTO NIÑO


ORANGE COUNTY
FRANK & BETTY B. DIMAANO
Coordinator
CHILDREN:
Sheila Mae and Karoline
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

WILLIE, NEMIA, HARRY


AND STEPHANIE

MORELAND, EMMA, JACLYN


AND MICHELE
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

GREETINGS FROM:
JOHN & ROSE
MOYNIHAN
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!

HAPPY FAMILY SEAFOOD


50th ANNIVERSARY! MARKET
GOD BLESS YOUR
PARISH COMMUNITY Wide variety of oriental
products, fish, seafoods,
etc.

Other Services
Money Remittance Door to Door
Catering Special Litson
Airline Tickets

FROM:
ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA CHURCH 1848 McKinley St., Ste. H&I
MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART Corona, CA 92879
7005 BROCKTON AVENUE
RIVERSIDE, CA 92506 (951) 734-5048
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

ROSE & PHIL BROWNLEE &


HAPPY GARCIA FAMILIES

HAILEY MICHELLE, DANIELLE, JACQUELINE, RAMON JR., MARY ELLEN,


JUAN, NELLIE, MARCELO JR., JENNIFER, JAMES, ABE & TY-AUSTIN

Congratulations on your

FERDINAND, CAROLINA NOE,


GUILLERME AND GABRIEL
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

MASSES
Sat: 5pm (bilingual)
Sun: 8-10am;
Weekdays:
M-W: 8am
F: 6pm
Holy Days: 8am

CONFESSIONS
Sat 4:30pm

St. Ann Church


218 D Steeet GREETINGS FROM:
Needles, CA 92363 REV. FR. ARTURO JOSEPH MONZON-BALAGAT
(760) 326-2721 Fax: (760) 326-3068 AND PARISHIONERS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST


CATHOLIC CHURCH ON YOUR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY!

THE
BIGCAS
FAMILY

JOE, ARMILYN, ABIGAIL, BLAIR, CASEY & DREW


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

ARMANDO &
YOLANDA MUNIZ
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

HAPPY
50 th
ANNIVERSARY!
JOSIE, JOJO, JOCEL,
AND JR BALTAZAR

FELICISIMO, RHODORA, ULYSIS,


DULCE AND PEARL REYES

Congratulations And Best Wishes!


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ST. JOHN’S CHURCH ON THE


50thANNIVERSARY!
WE WISH ST. JOHN TO
GROW FOR THE NEXT 50
YEARS.
THANK YOU,

JOHN J.AND
MARY E.
CHAVEZ

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO ST.


JOHN’ THE EVANGELIST 50th ANNIVERSARY!

THE PANGILINAN, CAMILON & ORTIZ


FAMILIES
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

REILLY, NORMIE, DANNY, KRISTAL BRANDO, CHRISTIAN,


TESS, JESSICA

St. Joseph the Worker,


Loma Linda, Community HAPPY 50th
wishes to extend to St. John
the Evangelist Catholic ANNIVERSARY!
Church, our Congratulations
on your 50th anniversary.
WeTrust that the years
Ahead will witness your
continued contribution of
hope, inspiration and belief
of the people of the Diocese FROM THE FAMILY OF:
of San Bernardino. ST. CHRISTOPHER OF
THE DESERT, JOSHUA
Rev. Fr. Ignatius Rodrigues TREE
Pastor
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Happy Golden
Anniversary
Celebration of
St. John the
Evangelist
Catholic Church.
We congratulate
everyone who
contribute to
the success
of this event
Eddie & Linda
Laus

Congratulation St. John on your 50th Anniversary,


And may you have many more.
From the Almada family:
Ricardo,Luisa, Melissa,
Daniel,& Nathan Almada
And also from the
Galang family:
Luis & Lourdes Galang
P.S. May the Lord Bless
St.Johns with many more
years.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

HAPPY

THE NGO
JERRICK, MANUEL, DULCE, MARY
AND GERARD FAMILY

THANKS TO
ST. JOHN’S
The Armijo
Family THE MARSHALL
FAMILY
Parishioners since 2001
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

THANK YOU
ST. JOHN
FOR 50 YEARS OF
SERVICE TO OUR
COMMUNITY.
MANY FACES,
ONE BODY
IN CHRIST.

JOSEPH GONZALES
MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND
BEST WISHES ON YOUR 50th
ANNIVERSARY! HAPPY
50th
ANNIVERSARY!

GREETINGS
FROM
MANNY & GIRLIE
BALUCANAG

HAPPY 50 th ANNIVERSARY!

Un tratamiento gratis,
con un servicio quimico.
Aretes gratis con la
perforacior de oidos.
The Armijo
Con su facial obtenga Family
un parafiña wax en sus
Parishioners since 2001
manos.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations on your 50 years of spiritual guidance and service to the


community. Thank you St. John’s for being a member of the Gaeta Family
and helping us grow stronger in faith and love.

Nos complace mucho esta oportunidad de el aniversario de IglesiaCatolica de


San Juan Evangelista. Para compartir nuestro agra decimiento a Dios nuestro
señor, por los favores recibidos. Y rogarle que nos siga giando a pedir con
mucha confianza, que podamos progresar sin cesar con humildad en nuestro
camino sin fallarle jamas, con su ayuda. Que Dios nos bendiga siempre.

We want to congratulate,
Miche St. John the CONGRATULATIONS
Evangelist Catholic Church TO ST. JOHN THE
on her 50 th Anniversary.
May she continue to be our EVANGELIST
inspirational place of CATHOLIC CHURCH
Spiritual guidance and ON YOUR GOLDEN
solace and to all her many
loyal parishioners for many JUBILLEE!
more years to come. Our
love and best wishes to ur
fellow parishioners. DR. HWEI FU
Pam and Gerry & ALICE FU
Aldama
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

FELICITAMOS A LA IGLESCIA DE SAN JUAN DE


EVANGELISTA POR SUS 50 AÑOS AL SERVICIO DE
DIOS PARA LA COMMUNIDAD;

Y A LA VES LE DAMOS LAS GRACIAS AL PADRE


GENARO ZAVALA. POR TODO EL APOYO QUE HAN
RECIBIDO DE SU PARTE LOS MOVIMIENTOS DE LA
IGLESIA; ESPECIALMENTE EL MOVIMIENTO DE
CURSILLOS DE CRISTIANIDAD. LO QUEREMOS
MUCHO. DE COLORES!

With gratitude to the priests and peoples of St.


John’s for the 45 years I have been a
parishioner. May the church continue to be the
beacon of Faith, Hope and Love in Rubidoux.

Charline and
Jaroslav Gajdos
In Loving Memory)
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

HAPPY

SUSAN
AND
SEAN QUINLAN

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY ST. JOHN!

JOCYL, JAYMIE, CECILIA, JOSE, JED AND JOEL


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

FR. GENARO, FR. BENITO


AND TO ALL
PARISHIONERS,

F’ROM ST. JOHN’S PARISH


SECRETARY

MATILDA (MATI) FELIX

Invite you to join us,


We meet to glorify God,
Practice great music,
And have FUNNNNNNN!!!
Whether you are a youth, adult, soprano, alto,
Tenor, bass, or have a musical talent,
Please consider yourself needed and welcome at:
Mass, Sunday, Loft, 9:00 A.M.
Mass, Saturday, Loft, 5:30 P.M.
Choir Practice, Tuesday, Loft, 7:15 P.M.
Your church is so lucky to have
CHOIR MEMBERS: Great people who are
Mellisa Almada Marjorie Cruz Brando Dalistan
Heidi Dalstan Nellie Garcia Mary Ann Monson Passionately working with you!
Tammy Monson Krystal Perez Charlie Rafols
Joe/Cely Rafols Ronnie/Eva Tordesillas
Johnny Vallejo Olivia Uribe
Frances Valdovinos Legion of Mary Members GREETINGS FROM
Rebecca (Becky) Belty, Choir Director
(951) 685-2616
Quincieneras
Weddings RICHARD, JUDY, HOPE
rbelty@charter.net Special Occasions
Donations of musical instruments are greatly appreciated. AND TROY DALEY.
Worship in song and sing to be heard!!!! J
Thank you to other parish Stewards for serving our community.
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

MORE BLESSINGS AND POWER


TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. JOHN

GREETINGS FROM:
THE BALDEO FAMILY
Sol, Aida, Jojo, Chris Solomon Jr.,
And Anthony

November 1997

Best Wishes From:

Rosie Czarnecki
& Family
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

In loving memory
of
Librado Patricio,
Elleser Patricio,
Eduardo Patricio
and
Clemen Patricio

Dedication from:
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

HAPPY

ST. JOHN!
THE
RAFOLS
RICO, OLIVE, OLIVER AND JOEL FAMILY
FAMILIA FLORES VARELA FELIGRESES DE LA IGLESIA
DE SAN JUAN EVANGELISTA DESDE AÑO 1990.
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND
BEST WISHES ON YOUR

of
St. John The
Evangelist
Catholic
Joe Rafols, Eva Tordesillas, Minda O’Connel, Cely Rafols, Church
Dulce Ngo, Riza Camilon,
Nemia Reyes and Josie Baltazar

CONGRATULATIONS TO ST. JOHN ON YOUR 50TH


ANNIVERSARY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY.
LOVE,
Barbara, Adrian, Joseph, Sandra, Christopher & Michael
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST


WISHES ON YOUR th 50
ANNIVERSARY!

ROMY
&
NENA
RAFOLS-
ROMERO

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES


TO ST. JOHN ON YOUR GOLDEN JUBILLEE !

Emmanuel, Kiyono, Ruth Cecilia,


Nathaniel, Eleazar and Nao Chiara
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

ENTER INTO THE HOUSE OF GOD SINGING SONGS OF


PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR FIFTY YEARS OF
EUCHARISTIC PRESENTS AND APOSTOLIC TEACHING
AMONG HIS PEOPLE. CONGRATULATIONS!

Holy Spirit Catholic Church


26340 Soboba St.
Hemet, CA 92544
(951) 927-8544 Fax: (951) 927-8546
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

FROM:
TEDDY, HERMIE,BRANDON AND HEIDI
DALISTAN
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

GREETINGS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ST.JOHN THE EVANGELIST


CATHOLIC CHURCH ON THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY!

FILIPINO MINISTRY OF ST. ADELAIDE


Highland, California

Front Row:
Gilda Tabalina, Bing
Johnson and Luz
Saladino
Back Row:
Vangie Fernandez,
Norma Cajical, Rose
Chrisman, Flor
Lacanlale and Nena
Flores

HAPPY 50 th ANNIVERSARY!
HAPPY 50th
ANNIVERSARY !

•FULL SET $15.99


•FILLS $ 6.99
•FULL SET AND
PEDICURE $24.99
•MANICURE AND
PEDICURE $15.99
•PEDICURE $ 7.99
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

HAPPY 50thANNIVERSARY!

BEDE,
CORA,
JOSEPH
AND
BERNARD
RAFOLS

HAPPY 50thANNIVERSARY!

LOUIE BELTRAN

6333 Mission Blvd., Suite G


Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 276-1364
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ST.JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC


CHURCH ON YOUR 50th ANNIVERSARY!

As one of the few


Charter Members of the
Parish still attending
services I would like to
take the opportunity to
thank all the Priests and
Sisters who have served
our community so
faithfully the past 50
years. You have all been
“Della Huerta
a great inspiration to all
of us. Thank you. You And in
have been appreciated. Memory of Beloved
Husband Sol.”
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

CONGRATULATIONS AND
BEST WISHES ON YOUR 50th HAPPY 50th
ANNIVERSARY! ANNIVERSARY!

5440 MISSION BLVD.


RIVERSIDE, CA 92509
951-788-1878 FAX: 951-788-8167

1-800-787-1878

“TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO


CALL US”

CONGRATULATIONS
AND BEST WISHES! CONGRATULATIONS
AND MANY
THANKS FOR 50
WONDERFUL
YEARS!

JESUS AND
REBECCA
SANCHEZ
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

BLESSINGS, PEACE AND LOVE


TO ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST.

HAPPY 50 th
ANNIVERSARY!
THE BUGAOAN FAMILY
Romy, Willie, Anne Marie & Michael Brian

CONGRATULATIONS
TO ST. JOHN THE
EVANGELIST
CATHOLIC CHURCH
ON YOUR GOLDEN
ANNIVERSARY!
LUZ SALADINO &
FAMILY
VANGIE FERNANDEZ
& FAMILY
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Special thanks to all our advertisers who have taken


their time, talent and treasure to support our
50th Anniversary Celebrations.

Congratulations
and
Best Wishes to St.
John on its
50th Anniversary!

In Loving
Memory
of Dr. Edward &
Beloved Husband Janet Hill
Edward
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

This event will be recorded in video and Contacts:


in print, a Souvenir Program that will
be a treasure to keep for generations. Fred – 667-0552 Elena - 371-5025
Paz - 688-0603 Sally - 737-5407
“Pangako po iyan.” Geri - 353-2769 Laurie –736-9664
Inside Front $300 Tito – 358-1322 Daisy – 734-5670
Inside Back $300
Full Page $100
Half Page $ 60 Makibahagi@gmail.com
Quarter Page $ 35

Corporate sponsors are requested to be


more generous.
Tickets @ $15.00 for adults;
$10.00 for 12 years old and younger.

Please make check payable to US-


FIL (Makibahagi),a registered
nonprofit organization. Proceeds of
Mga awitin at sayaw na
this event will be earmarked for sariling atin!
Philippine beneficiaries

A Cultural show
September 9, 2006, Saturday
CORONA AUDITORIUM
Civic Center 815 Sixth, Corona

Gate opens at 6:00 PM


Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to St.


John on its 50th Anniversary!

THE CAPINPIN FAMILY


Fred, Ludette, Miguel, Fatima, Carmela, Anna, and Frankie the Dog
Built with Love, Strengthened in Faith, the Future Filled with Hope.

Acknowledgements

We would like toacknowledge all the people who


and wholeheartedly contributed to our 50th
Anniversary commemorative book.

50th Anniversary Committee


Chairperson: Robert Perez
Adviser: Fr. Genaro Zavala

Members:
Ricardo Almeda
Matilda Felix
Charline Gajdos
Joe Gonzales
Marion Perez
Lori Pittman
Joel Torres
Joe & Cely Rafols
Joe & Sandra Vargas
Zenia Vides

50th Anniversary Book Committee


Chairpersons: Joe & Cely Rafols
Co-Chair person: Eva Tordesillas

Members:
Matilda Felix
Lita Clomera
Charline Gajdos
Nellie Garcia
Dulce Ngo
Robert Perez
Sandra Vargas

Layout & Design----Joe & Cely Rafols


Book Cover Design ---Cheryl Rafols Woodard

We would like to express our sincere apology


for any errors and omissions that we may have made.
We tried our best to be as perfect as possible
from the
th
50 Anniversary Book Committee
Built With Love, Strengthened In Faith, The Future Filled With Hope.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to


St. John the Evangelist Catholic
Church on Its 50th Anniversary!

6091 Mission Blvd.


Riverside, CA 92509
(951 683-2215 (951) 683-3509 (fax)

“Let Our Family Serve Your Family”