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.
Mass Schedule for Lent 2014 This Week's Bulletin - March 2, 2014
All Masses during Lent will be in the Main Church, with the exception of the 5:30 P.M. Vigil Mass on Saturday (held in the Historic Church).
Sunday Mass Times
8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM (Main Church
Saturday Evening Mass Time
5:30PM (Historic Church)
Wednesday, March 5th, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent. The schedule of Masses that day is: 7:00 and 9:30 A.M., 12:00 Noon, and 7:30 P.M. Ashes will be distributed only during Masses. All Masses for Ash Wednesday will be in the Main Church.
Weekday Mass Times
7:00 AM & 9:30 AM Monday through Friday (Main Church)
7:00 AM & 9:30 AM 1st Friday only Masses (Main Church)
9:00 AM Saturday (Main Church)
Our Lady of Fatima Devotions first Saturday of the month following the 9:00 AM Mass (Main Church)
Miraculous Medal Novena 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturdays following 9:00 AM Mass (Main Church)
Confessions will be held every Wednesday during Lent from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M.
Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will take place on Friday evenings during Lent (excepting Friday, April 4th) at 7:30 P.M. in the Main Church. Also, there will be Stations of the Cross for the school children and parishioners on Fridays at 2:15 P.M. with the exception of March 7th and March 28th. On Friday, April 11th, there will be Living Stations at 2:00 P.M.
7:30 PM - Vigil Mass (Main Church)
7:00 AM, 12 Noon, 7:30 PM (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 - Winter/Lent 2014
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 16, 2014
No Children's Liturgy
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014
No Children's Liturgy