"How nice it would be if we remembered what we are more often, what the Lord Jesus has made us, we are His body, that body that nothing and no one can snatch from Him and which he covers with all His passion and all His love, just like a bridegroom with his bride.
Pope Francis
October 22, 2014
WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ

Liturgies

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.


Sunday Mass Times

8:00 AM, 10:15AM, 12PM (Main Church)

Saturday Evening Mass Time
5:30PM (Historic Church)

Weekday Mass Times

7:00AM 9:30AM Monday through Friday (Our Lady’s Chapel)
7:00 & 9:30AM 1st Friday only Masses (Main Church)
9:00AM Saturday (Main Church)
Our Lady of Fatima Devotions first Saturday of the month following the 9AM Mass (Main Church)
Miraculous Medal Novena 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Saturdays following 9:00AM Mass (Main Church)

Confessions

Saturday:  9:30 - 10:15 A.M. |  4:00 - 4:45 P.M.
Important notice: The only doors that will be open for Saturday afternoon confessions will be the two main doors of the Main Church. All doors following the completion of the 9:00 A.M. Mass on Saturday will be open for confessions until 10:15 A.M.

Directions to the Main Church
Directions to the Historic Church


Altar Servers
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 m1chellewh@aol.com.  Elva Riley coordinates altar servers for special masses.  

May Altar Server Schedule

Reminders:

  • 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.


Ushers
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  sjeushers@gmail.com.

 


Children's Liturgy 2014 - 2015

We are excited for another 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 sjechildrensliturgy@gmail.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 sjewebmaster@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for serving our youngest parishioners at St. John's.


Lesson Plans - Fall 2014

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     September 28, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs) 

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 5, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 12, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 19, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 26, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

The Feast of All Souls                                  November 2, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)


 

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Anima Christi

Soul of Christ sanctify me; Body of Christ, save me; Blood of Christ, inebriate me; Water from the side of Christ, wash me; Passion of Christ, strengthen me; O Good Jesus, hear me; Within your wounds, hide me; Never permit me to be separated from you; From the wicked enemy, defend me; In the hour of my death, call me; And bid me to come to your side, that with your saints I may praise you, for ever and ever. Amen

-Blessed Bernadine of Feltran


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