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Welcome to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

 

Parish Mission Statement

                  “We strive to serve our Catholic teachings through prayer, service, and love.                                        We welcome all people with love. We are called by God to live out the message of Christ                 by developing followers of Christ with love and service to all people”.

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Please access the temporary parish office by entering the marked door on the east side of the social hall. 

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    Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday - 5:00 PM

Sunday - 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays 4:00 to 4:30 PM

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 8:15 a.m.

Thursday - 6:00 PM

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursdays at 5:00 PM

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Daily Message - 7:00

Mass - 9:00 AM Sunday & 6:00 PM Thursday   

Rosary - 7:00 PM Mon, Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., 

              5:00 PM Thursday & 8:30 AM Sunday

 In the Sacristy - Fridays, 8:00 AM

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Youth Faith Formation is back at St. John the Apostle!

PREP K-8

We are happy to introduce the Family of Faith program for this year. Although we will still meet at the parish, it will be only one time per month, and the whole family will meet together. During that one monthly gathering, the family will be given instructions and materials for home instruction for the rest of the month.

For the safety of all of our parishioners, each family will be assigned a specific Wednesday each month to attend the gathering, which will limit the number of families at any one time. We will have tables set up in the social hall, so that families will all sit together, distanced from other tables. The sessions will last one hour, from 6-7pm. The fee for the program will be $10 per member of the family, children and adults.

If you have questions about the program, feel free to email or call Melissa. We feel good about this approach for religious education this year. We're all in this together, and until the health risk is low, we will continue to offer a safe environment. If your family chooses not to gather with a larger group, you can still utilize the curriculum and access the teachings, as we will be posting them online.

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

There will be 7 sessions for these children, outside of the regular Family of Faith program. These will be offered on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings, so that everyone can attend. There will be a $30 additional fee for this program.  

Confirmation

Our 9th graders will attend the youth ministry group on the first 3 Wednesdays of each month, from 7:15-8:15. They will be led by Rachel Weeks, our Director of Youth Ministry, along with her team. They will do educational, activity and service based projects throughout the year.

Our 10th graders will be encouraged to attend youth ministry group and in addition, will have class on the 4th Wednesday of the month with Fr. Dan and the team. This class will meet from 7:15-8:15.

Registration

Register for either PREP K-8 or Confirmation here!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Safety Guidelines

The purpose of the guidelines is to protect others and ourselves.  These procedures are intended to aid in social distancing (6 ft) and prevent virus contact through touch or inhalation.  

Entrance to Church Building

  • Mask is required
  • Sanitize hands, if possible, before leaving vehicle
  • Enter East side doors of building only.  Observe 6 ft distancing
  • Two doors will be locked open

Entrance To sanctuary

  • Sanitize hands again at one of two stations
  • Sanctuary doors will already be open and shall be left open
  • Proceed into sanctuary observing distancing

Restrooms

  • Restrooms will be open for use with limited access

Seating

  • Seats will be designated in the middle of the pew and on the ends of the pews
  • A designated spot may be one person, a couple together, or a small family
  • Only wooden pews and hard chairs will be used
  • Do not use cloth covered chairs
  • Please fill pews from front of sanctuary to the back
  • Avoid crossing over another person
  • Ushers will be available to help

Communion

  • One or two communion ministers will be present (<65 yrs. of age)
  • Exit pew into center aisle.  Person on end exits first.
  • Person in middle exits next, etc.…
  • Alternate between left side and right side
  • Stay to middle of center aisle
  • Stay six (6) feet apart (Tape Marks on floor)
  • Receive host
  • Return to seat by going around and coming in opposite end of pew

Leaving sanctuary

  • Empty sanctuary from back to front
  • Exit pew, stay in center of middle aisle
  • May exit to side aisle as long as distancing is respected
  • Proceed out through sanctuary doors through gathering area directly to outside of building (Two doors will be locked open)

Tithing support to your parish is important.  Please strongly consider setting up an online giving account using the Online Giving tab on the lower right corner of our main web page.

Online Giving has numerous benefits:

  • No need to hassle with checks or cash
  • 24/7 web based access
  • Easily schedule recurring donations to coincide with your pay period
  • Credit card option allows you to take advantage of rewards such as air miles or cash bonuses
  • No need to share bank account information because you enter it directly into the Online Giving secure site
  • Allows you to give even if you are unable to attend parish services
  • Contribution amount is easily adjusted as needed
  • Option to remain anonymous

 

Please contact Tim Mineart at the parish office if you have questions.

 

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Reconciliation: 4:00 PM
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