Saint John’s Day Festival Eucharist and Community Report

On Saturday, May 1, we celebrated our patronal feast day from the Monastery.

View the recorded video here:

Presider: Br. James Koester, SSJE Superior
Preachers: Brs. Keith Nelson, Sean Glenn and Jack Crowley

Community Report from the Brothers below.

We welcome your comments and prayer in the comments below.


  1. Jaan Sass on May 11, 2021 at 00:11

    I got my parish to the Lenten studies I have been blessed by your studies and podcast thank you again for being there.

  2. Bobbi Fisher on May 2, 2021 at 08:06

    That you pray for us, and that you cherish our prayers for you, is one of the most holy message I heard from you. Thank you.

  3. Susan Joy Smellie on May 1, 2021 at 17:59

    This service was an absolute blessing. Is there any way to get some form of copy of the sermons? There was so much to think about in this uncommon format.

  4. Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook on May 1, 2021 at 15:02

    Wishing you a blessed patronal festival. Wonderful to hear you all. I remember may glorious services and garden parties. But indeed, still a blessed day. Stay well.

  5. Douglas Fenton on May 1, 2021 at 13:38

    Knowing that you Brothers have been holding me and all of the other members of the Fellowship in prayer during this pandemic has incredibly sustaining – perhaps more than you will ever know. It is a privilege to keep all of you tucked into our daily prayers. Your ministry enriches us and breathes life into us all.

  6. Calvin and Lisa wulf on May 1, 2021 at 12:17

    Wonderful to be with you. Calvin and Lisa Wulf from Colorado

  7. Kathryn White on May 1, 2021 at 11:56

    Abundant gratitude to all the Brothers for offering this livestream Eucharist on St. John’s Day. I have been surrounded by your prayers and uplifted with the hope that we are slowly drawing closer to a time when we may gather together with you. I have deeply missed being in your presence. I particularly smiled during the Passing of the Peace when many of you nodded at the camera and I knew I was included!!
    Blessings on each of you. In Christ’s name.

  8. Paula Pryce on May 1, 2021 at 11:20

    Blessings to you, dear Brothers, on this Saint John’s Day. Thank you for your care and good work. How grateful we are to be with you, if only virtually.

  9. Barbara Kennard and Brady Miliican on May 1, 2021 at 10:52

    Such a joy to be able to join you from Dallas. We miss you all very much. Do you have any news you can share about how or when you might open up!? Longing to be with you one day in person. Thank-you so much for all the ways you have altered your lives to include us online. It is a blessing beyond what words could express. Please pray for our dear friend Lambert who lost his beloved wife, Lois, of 62 years to cancer.

  10. Dianne Boyd on May 1, 2021 at 10:41

    Prayers of Thanksgiving for the brothers of SSJE. Prayers of Gratitude for the impact of the work and service of the brothers of SSJE in the world.

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