The Mass is the primary place of intimate encounter with the Risen Jesus here at St. John’s. Why does the Church ask those who make up the Body of Christ to gather at least once a week to receive his living Presence in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass? Because “without me, you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5). This is the humble recognition of those who seek to love the Father by “keeping Holy the Sabbath” every Sunday.
Holy Week Schedule
Pope Francis: "May this question accompany us all through this week."
Holy Thursday: 10AM Mass of Anticipation (for those who cannot attend the evening service); 7:30PM Celebration of the Last Supper.
Good Friday: 12PM Stations of the Cross; 7:30PM Celebration of Our Lord's Passion.
Holy Saturday: Confessions: 11AM-12PM, 4PM-5PM; 8PM Celebration of the Easter Vigil (no 5:30PM Vigil Mass).
Easter Sunday: 8AM, 10:15AM and 12PM Masses. All services during Holy Week and Easter Sunday will be held in the Main Church.
You may volunteer to be an altar server if you are in fifth grade or above. Training for altar servers is HELD on an as-needed basis, usually once a year, and consists of four sessions lasting 1.5 hours each. Once trained, servers commit to assisting at one mass per month, at a minimum. A monthly schedule is created and posted one week prior to the new month. Please contact Michelle Hayes, Altar Server Coordinator, with any further questions at email@example.com. Elva Riley coordinates altar servers for special masses.
All servers are to be at Mass 15 minutes before the scheduled start.
New servers are asked to introduce themselves to the priest and the other servers.
Please have servers dress appropriately (no flip flops)
If your child cannot serve as scheduled, it is your responsibility to find a replacement prior to Mass. If you are replacing an experienced server, please find another experienced server so that the new servers can get "on the job" training and guidance from the older servers.
The Ushers at St. John's welcome parishioners and visitors to Mass with a warm smile and a greeting. Ushers are also responsible for collecting the offering, distributing the parish bulletin, and ensuring that the pews are tidied up after Masses.
We need help at all Masses, so if you would like to share your time and talent by participating in this ministry at St. John's, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's Liturgy 2013 - 2014
We are excited for another great year of Children's Liturgy at the 10:15 mass. Our preschool program takes place in the main church sacristy and the primary program (K/1st) takes place downstairs in the Kennedy Room. We are always looking for new volunteer teachers and youth volunteers. If you would like to sign up to teach or volunteer please visit our Sign Up page:
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Teachers: Once you have signed up to teach Children's Liturgy you can find your lesson plans and other important documents below. If you have any questions or problems downloading the documents, please email Jessica Love at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for serving our youngest parishioners at St. John's.
Lesson Plans - Lent and Easter 2014
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014
No Children's Liturgy