Sunday Bulletin

September 2020


Public Celebration of Mass (The Diocese of Jackson is still dispensed from the Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days):

Masses are celebrated publicly on Sundays at 8:30am, 11:00am and 5:00pm.  Daily Masses are MWF 12:10pm and T Th 8:30am

Capacity is 150 people due to the regulations of the State, City and Diocese. 

Please arrive early to insure a seat. We do not reserve seating nor register for attendants. First come, first serve!

Confessions on Wednesday and Friday at 11:00am until noon, Saturdays at 11:00am until noon and on Sundays at 7:30am, 10:30am and 4:00pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays from 4:00pm until 5:00pm.

No one will be admitted into the Church without a mask (2 years old and older).

There is no nursery or cry-room at the present time.

If you are COVID-19 positive or feel ill, please do not attend.

The Sunday 8:30am Mass is livestreamed via Facebook (St John the Evangelist OXFORD MS) each week. Daily Masses are also livestreamed.


Parish School of Religion and Catholic Youth Ministry RESUME (week of 9/27):

Although the guidelines will restrict our meetings, we are committed to the Faith Formation of our children and youth. For children pre-K- 5th, you are welcome to register now by clicking here. Our first class will meet on Sunday, September 27 at 9:45am. Contact Jennifer Newsom for more information.

Catholic Youth Ministry will kick off with pizza and worship on Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00pm. Contact Mary Leary for more information.


USHERS ARE NEEDED! If you are willing to help usher for Sunday Masses, please sign up here. This is a VALUABLE ministry that helps keep our Church safe and sound. 

Beginning on October 4 (Sunday), we will need ushers and volunteers to gently wipe down the pews after Mass. This is a low-intensity cleaning and is safer for our furniture and still prevents the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19. Please consider helping out!


Misa Espanol: 

Misas se celebrarán el primer domingo de cada mes a la 1:00 p.m. durante del año 2020.

Fechas: 4 de octubre ;1 de noviembre; 6 de diciembre


Interested in Baptism or Becoming Catholic?

There will be no formal Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults this year due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus pandemic precautions. However, those who are interested in becoming fully initiated into the Church (Baptism, Confirmation and Communion) or would like to "convert" to Catholicism will have the opportunity this Fall. More information coming soon. Email Fr. Joe if you are interested.

The 2019 RCIA (last year's) workbook is available here for those who are interested in some home study.


Coming up: October Food Pantry

Saint John’s is responsible for the operation of the Oxford Pantry in October. We need volunteers able to work from 8:30am to 11:30 am every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

This means our first day of serving is Thursday, October 1. Please come and join us as we provide for those in Lafayette County with food insecurity. We need your help!

Due to COVID-19 Precautions:

The Pantry is not allowing clients into the Pantry building. Every volunteer has a temperature check when entering the Pantry and we require ALL to wear a mask. 

We have taken strong measures to provide a safe working environment for our Church volunteers. We have increased amounts of food from MidSouth Food Bank and Mississippi Food Network. We have received large financial donations from our local community. We have all the needed parts assembled. We simply need you the St. John volunteer.

Contact John Kohne, 901-849-3151 with any questions. Sign up by clicking here.










Mass Times

Sunday Mass
  • 8:30am, 11:00am, & 5:00pm
  • Nursery is provided during the Sunday Masses
Daily Mass
  • Tues., Thurs. 8:30AM
  • Mon, Wed., Fri. 12:10PM
First Fridays
  • 6:45am Mass w/ Adoration until 12:00pm
  • Confessions: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 12:10pm Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Sunday 7:45am, 10:30am, & 4:15pm
  • Friday 11:00am, by appointment

Contact Information

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • 403 University Avenue
    Oxford, MS 38655
  • 416 South 5th Street
    Oxford, MS 38655
  • Phone: (662) 234-6073
  • Fax: (662) 234-6079
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM