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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”.

 Attention: The parish office will be closed Thursday and Friday (August 13/14), so we can move into our temporary office location due to the upcoming office remodeling project.  The temporary office will be open beginning Monday, August 17.  Please access the temporary office by entering the marked door on the east side of the social hall.  

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Shrine of the Assumption, Churchville:  Friday, August 14 - 5:30 p.m.  

St. John the Apostle:  Saturday, August 15 - 9:00 a.m.

Please Beware

Email scams are being sent to parishioners.  They appear to be from Fr. Dan Kirby, but they are not.  Use your cursor to hover over the name of the sender and you can see the sender’s email address.  Fr. Dan’s email address is dankirbystjohns@hotmail.com and all others are fake.  All St. John the Apostle emails are first name, last name followed by stjohns@hotmail.com.  You will never receive an email from Fr. Dan or parish staff requesting money or gift cards.  If you are not sure, please feel free to call the parish office to verify.

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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 AM 

                          Mass - 9:00 AM Sunday

                           Rosary - 7:00 PM daily

                                 In the Sacristy - Fridays 8:00 AM

Our Facebook Page Link: https://www.facebook.com/StJohntheApostleNorwalkIowa/

Our Youtube Link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvpu23P7WtZuGJSdnvD4jjg

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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