"The season of Lent in this Jubilee Year is a favorable time to overcome our existential alienation by listening to God’s word and by practicing the works of mercy.... The corporal and spiritual works of mercy must never be separated. By touching the flesh of the crucified Jesus in the suffering, sinners can receive the gift of realizing that they too are poor and in need.
Pope Francis
Message for Lent 2016
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, 10:15 AM (Children's Mass), 12:00 PM (Main Church)

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

Weekday Services

7:00 & 9:30 A.M. Monday through Friday (Our Lady's Chapel)
7:00 & 9:30 A.M. 1st Friday Masses (Main Church)
9:00 A.M. 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:  Main Church 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. |  Historic Church 4:30 - 5:15 P.M

Lenten Liturgies & Activities

Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - Masses are in Main Church - 7:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross - Begins February 12th every Friday during Lent
2:15 - Stations in Main Church and 7:00 pm in Main Church. After the evening stations, Deacon Alan Jeeves will give a talk. Topics are as follows:

Feb. 12th – Divine Mercy and What is Forgiveness
Feb. 19th- Why Forgive?
Feb. 26th - Forgiveness: Objections and Exceptions
March 4th -  Forgiveness and Reconciliation

The Living Stations of the Cross with SJE 8th Graders will be at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 18 in Main Church.

Light is On – every Wednesday during Lent starting February 17th - March 23rd, 7:00-8:00 pm. Confessions – Main Church

Rice & Tea Dinners – Wednesdays during Lent 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the school (Wednesdays, Feb. 17, 24 March 2, 9, 16)

Lenten Food Drive – The bags will be distributed the weekend of February 27 and 28 and the collection of food will take place March 5 & 6

Holy Week 2016

Holy Thursday, March 24th
10 a.m. Mass of Anticipation Main Church
7:00 p.m. Mass Main Church
Good Friday, March 25th
12 Noon Stations of the Cross Main Church
7:00 p.m. Mass Main Church
Holy Saturday, March 26
12 Noon Blessing of the Food; 8:00 p.m. Easter VIGIL Mass Main Church
Easter Sunday, March 27
Masses: 8:00 a.m, 10:15 a.m. and 12 Noon 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.  

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.


Lectors

Lectors at St. John's read at the Sunday Vigil and Sunday masses.  The schedule for lectors is developed twice a year.  Once the schedule is developed, if you cannot act as lector at your assigned mass, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.  If you wish to serve as a lector, please contact Peg Daly at pegdaly4@gmail.com

The current lector schedule is available here.  

Notes on lector procedures and other information for lectors is available here.

 

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word 2015 - 2016

The Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered at the 10:15 a.m. Family Mass to young children, aged 3 to 6.

After the Introductory Rites of the Mass, the Celebrant invites children to approach the altar.  Liturgists lead preschoolers and K-1st graders to their respective rooms, based on age.  Children hear a simple version of the week's Word of God and engage in an activity to reinforce the reading.  A prayer, the children's own intentions and a simplified Creed conclude the Children's Liturgy.  Children quietly return to the main church to rejoin their families. 

Parents are asked to chaperone their children until they can participate in a group-friendly manner.  This offering follows the CCD calendar and is unavailable on holiday weekends and during the summer.

These links outline procedures for Children's Liturgy of the Word and provide a copy of the Children's Creed

If you enjoy teaching or have any questions, please contact us at  sjechildrensliturgy@gmail.com.  We welcome suggestions and are always looking for volunteers!

 


Lesson Plans - Spring 2016

Children's Liturgy Class Outline - PDF

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
February 7, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
2nd Sunday of Lent
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
February 21, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
3rd Sunday of Lent
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
February 28, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
4th Sunday of Lent
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
March 6, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
5th Sunday of Lent
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
March 13, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
2nd Sunday of Easter
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
April 3, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
3rd Sunday of Easter
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
April 10, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
4th Sunday of Easter
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
April 17 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)
5th Sunday of Eastser
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)
April 24, 2016
Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

NEWS & EVENTS

SJE School Restaurant Night Fundraiser Tuesday, Feb 23 5p - 10p at McGinty's Public House

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Lenten Care For Creation Calendar

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Weekly Bulletin

You may download St. John's current and past bulletins at this website http://fataonline.com/bulletins/StJohnEvangSS.  You can also sign up to receive the weekly bulletin by registering your email address.

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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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