"Your care for me and your generous welcome are a sign of your love for Jesus and your faithfulness to him. So too is your care for the poor, the sick, the homeless and the immigrant, your defense of life at every stage, and your concern for family life. In all of this, you recognize that Jesus is in your midst and that your care for one another is care for Jesus himself.
Pope Francis
Farewell Address, Philadelphia
September 27, 2015
WORSHIP: The Intimate Encounter with Christ


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)

Saturday:  Main Church 9:30 - 10:15 A.M. |  Historic Church 4:30 - 5:15 P.M.
Important notice: Saturday evening Confessions are now in the Historic Church (as of January 24, 2015.) The time has changed from 4:00 to 4:30 P.M.- 5:15 P.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.  


  • 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  sjeushers@gmail.com.


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, in effect from March 2015 through August 2015 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 - Fall/Winter 2015

Children's Liturgy Class Outline

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     September 13, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     September 20, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     September 27, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 4, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 11, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 18, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time                     October 25, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

Solemnity of All Saints                                November 1, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time                    November 8, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time                     November 15, 2015
Primary Lesson Plan (Downstairs)                Preschool Lesson Plan (Upstairs)

The Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ,       November 22, 2015
King of the Universe                    
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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