"Let Him open our minds and help us understand that He is a living reality, that He has a body, that He is with us, that He accompanies us and He has won!
Pope Francis
April 24, 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.


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.

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.  

April 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 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 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 Jessica Love at sjewebmaster@gmail.com.

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


Lesson Plans - Lent and Easter 2014

4th Sunday of Lent                                     March 30, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs) 

5th Sunday of Lent                                     April 6, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)           

Palm Sunday                                               April 13, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs) 

Easter Sunday                                            April 20, 2014
No Children's Liturgy

2nd Sunday of Easter                                 April 27, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

3rd Sunday of Easter                                 May 4, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

4th Sunday of Easter                                 May 11, 2014 (Mother's Day)
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

5th Sunday of Easter                                 May 18, 2014
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)


 

NEWS & EVENTS

Divine Mercy Sunday

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School Fundraiser at Behnke's Nursery
May 3rd

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St. John’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge 5K and 2K fun run
Saturday, May 10th

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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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