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, 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM (Main Church)
Saturday Evening Mass Time
5:30 PM (Historic Church) Fulfills Sunday Obligation
Weekday Mass Times
7:00 AM & 9:30 AM Monday through Friday (Our Lady’s Chapel)
7:00 & 9:30AM 1st Friday only Masses (Main Church)
9:00 AM 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)
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.
Christmas Mass Schedule
Christmas Vigil Masses
Wednesday, December 24th
4:00 pm Children's Christmas Mass (Main Church)
7:00 pm Mass (Main Church)
10:30 pm Mass (Main Church)
Christmas Day Mass
Thursday, December 25th
10:15 am (Main Church)
Friday, December 26th
9:30 am Mass (Main Church)
The Feast of St. John the Evangelist
Saturday, December 27th
9:00 am Mass (Main Church)
The Feast of the Holy Family
5:30 pm Vigil (Historic Church)
Sunday 8 am, 10:15 am, 12:00 Noon (Main Church)
New Year's Eve Mass
Wednesday, December 31st
9:30 am Mass (Main Church)
5:30 pm Vigil (Main Church)
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Thursday, January 1st
A Holy Day of Obligation
9:30 am and 12:00 Noon Mass (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.
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 of the Word 2014 - 2015
We are excited to offer another year of Children's Liturgy of the Word at the 10:15 mass. During the 10:15 mass, after the Gloria, the celebrant will say the Collect (a prayer), which finishes the Introductory Rites. At this point, the celebrant will invite all children in preschool (ages 3 and 4) or in Kindergarten and First Grade (ages 5 and 6) to come towards the altar. Preschoolers gather under the banner on the right side of the altar and the older children gather under the banner at the left side of the altar. After the celebrant dismisses them, the groups proceed to either the main church sacristy (preschoolers) or the Kennedy Room (older children). In their groups, children sing songs, say prayers, and hear the week's word of God at a level which they can understand. An activity which reinforces the lesson is usually completed. Finally, children pray for one another and their families by offering their own intentions and say the Children's Creed. They return to the main church quietly and respectfully.
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.
Thank you so much for serving our youngest parishioners at St. John's.
Lesson Plans - Winter 2014-2015