MASS TIMES

Daily Mass - 8:30am
Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:30pm
Sunday Mass - 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am & 6pm

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL SAINTS DAYOur annual blessings of the graves in connection with All Saints Day will be done at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1st.   All four blessings will begin simultaneously. Deacon Claude will begin at Serenity Oaks and Oak Lane. Deacon Randy will begin at  Hope Haven.  Fr.  Martin  will  begin  on  the  east  side  of  the  Prairieville  Cemetery  and Fr. Mat will begin on the west side of the Prairieville Cemetery. 

ST JOHN'S ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE -  Anyone  who  has  lost  a  loved  one  in  the  past  year  or  at  any  time  is  invited  to  join  us  for  our  annual  Candlelight  Memorial  Service  to  be  held  Sunday,  evening,  November  1st, at 7:30 p.m. In past years this beautiful celebration has been  held  during  Christmas  season  but  this  year  has  been  moved  to the eve of All Souls Day to emphasize the gift of prayer  for  our  beloved  departed.  The  service  will  feature  music  and  prayer  and  will  be  officiated  by  Permanent  Deacon Candidate Robbie Templet.

HURRICANE RELIEF -  Due  to  progress  in  the  rebuilding  of  Lake  Charles,   the   Hurricane   Laura   relief   supplies   which   we   collected   during   the   month   of   September are no longer needed. However what is  badly  needed  is  cooking  teams  and  work  crews to help clear the fallen trees which are still hampering  recovery  efforts.  Anyone  who  can  assist  in  the  tree  clearing  efforts  is  asked  to  contact  St.  John  parishioner  Adam  McCarty  at  225-788-1999 or adam@adammccarty.com.

As long as the threat of the coronavirus continues, Bishop Duca’s dispensation from the obligation of Sunday Mass will also remain in effect.  As part of the dispensation, we will likewise continue to stream our 8:30 AM weekday and our 4:30 PM Saturday Vigil Masses on FACEBOOK.COM/ST. JOHNS 70769 and then post the videos for later viewing on our parish website (WWW.STJOHNCHURCH.ORG)

In the meanwhile, if you are in good health and are able to join us in person, and especially join us for Holy Communion, we urge you to do so.  Our Masses are offered at our standard times of 4:30 PM Saturday, 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 Sunday morning plus 6:00 PM Sunday evening.  Weekday Masses are at 8:30 AM Monday through Friday.

 

Please note all of the measures we take in order to make our church building and Liturgies safe for you:

1)      After every service a team of volunteers disinfects the church (pews, bathrooms, handrails, doors etc.).

2)      Everyone attending Mass must wear a face mask.

3)      Except for family members, a social distance must be kept between all individuals.

4)      Communion ministers must wear masks and sanitize their hands several times.

5)      All Communion bowls are scrubbed after each Mass

6)      Standard missalettes are available on the ushers’ table for families to take home and keep as their own.

7)      Should our quota for safe attendance ever be surpassed, preparations are in place for overflow in the Activity Center.

Also please note the updated procedures for baptism, weddings and funerals.

1)      As a precaution, all baptisms will be done privately.

2)      Funeral and weddings may now host as many as 250 participants.  However, face masks are absolutely necessary for everyone-brides, grooms and wedding parties included.

 Keep Sunday a Holy Day for you and your family!  Pray, read scripture, talk about the scriptures, watch the Mass on television, eat a meal together. 

Sunday Masses are broadcast on COX channel 15 at 10:00am and 12:30pm and on EWTN, COX channel 268 at 7:00am and 11:00am.  Make the Mass a part of your Sunday schedule, don’t just “sleep in”. 

Take advantage of this free resource from Magnificat … www.magnificat.com/free 

REGARDING EMERGENCIES THAT NECESSITATE A VISIT BY A PRIEST- An emergency that requires a visit by a priest is defined as, “a death has occurred, or someone is in danger of death.” If this situation arises for you and your loved ones, please call 225.673.5532 

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We the people of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church commit ourselves to being a warm and welcoming community. We believe our mission is to:

PROCLAIM the Gospel of Jesus Christ

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