FIRST FRIDAY: December 6 is the First Friday of the Month. We will have Mass at 6:45am and Adoration to follow until noon. Confessions from 10:00am until noon. Mass at 12:10pm. To sign up for First Friday Adoration go to this link.
People are needed in the 9-10am and 10-11am hours. We must have two people committed for the entire hour in each time slot. If for any reason you cannot make your 'hour', please contact someone to take your place.
If you have any questions or need help contact Cathy Yates, 662-816-3793 or email@example.com
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE: The Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration will be on (Thursday) Dec 12 2019. Beginning at 5:00am (you read that correctly!) there will be a procession outside around the Church followed by Mananitas inside. Mass to follow in Spanish/English with Mike McAndrew CSSR and Fr. Joe. Breakfast in the Parish Center afterwards. Anyone interested in participating or helping may contact Fr. Joe.
CHRISTMAS: We will have our Children's program on Christmas Eve (Tuesday, Dec 24) at 4:30pm with Ashley Perry directing our PSR children in a re-telling of the Christmas story using verse and songs. At 5:30pm, we will celebrate the Vigil Mass for Christmas. On Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec 25), we will have Christmas Mass at 8:30am. This is a Holy Day of Obligation.
ADVENT and CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS: There will be no parish-wide Advent Confession this Advent. However, Fr. Joe will be available for Advent Confessions at these times:
Wednesdays during Advent (Dec 11, 18): From 10am until noon and from 3:00pm until 4:30pm
Fridays during Advent (Dec 6, 13, 20): From 10am until noon
Saturdays during Advent (Dec 14, 21): From 10am until noon
Sundays Confessions are at 7:30am, 10:30am and 4:00pm. On Sunday, December 21, Fr. Joe will hear Confessions from 3:00 until 4:45pm.
On Sunday, December 8, Fr. Mark Shoffner will join Fr. Joe in hearing Confessions. Both priests are available from 4:00pm and Fr. Mark will be available through the 5:00pm Mass until 6:00pm.
On Christmas Eve, Tuesday (Dec 24), Fr. Joe will hear Confessions from 3:00pm until 4:30pm and on Christmas Morning before Mass at 7:30am.
An examination of conscience is suggested before making a Confession. You may download one here.
ONGOING MINISTRIES AND EVENTS:
OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY: We have a new ministry with a focus on providing non-medical assistance to anyone who might need assistance with such things as shopping, transportation, light house keeping, limited lawn maintenance or other services. Our plan is to have a number of volunteers who could assist those in need of the services with a focus on parishioners or non-parishioner. Our goal is to get people in various neighborhoods to help with their neighbors. If you are interested in volunteering, need such assistance, or know someone who may, please contact Bernie or Peggy Smith via e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Spaghetti Dinners are a staple for St. John Sundays! We've had some great workers, incredible volunteers from our Scout troop and some very happy, sauce stained diners! Please have your group, families or team sign up here for the next semester. GRAZIE! .