LIVE STREAM UPDATE
Please note that Mass for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (which would typically be live-streamed on Saturday, January 23rd) will not be live-streamed until the 7:30am Mass on Sunday, January 24th.
ST JOHN AGAPE BIBLE STUDY GROUP is beginning a new study, Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer, on Tuesday, January 26th and meeting every Tuesday for 8 weeks until March 26th. This study is by Father Mark Toups of Houma/Thibodeaux Diocese. It is designed to help anyone develop a deeper, personal relationship with God. It helps in the following ways: 1) If you do not have a prayer life, how to establish one and find time for prayer; 2) If you already have a prayer life, how to develop it to a deeper level; 3) Shows you how to deal with distractions and dryness in prayer; 4) Know that God is always pursuing us and how we must listen for his message. Choose either our morning (6:30am) for evening (6:30pm) session each Tuesday to accommodate your schedule. To register or for more information please contact Byron Bordelon at (225) 936-6393.
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
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