St. John the Apostle Catholic Church celebrates the diversity of our families and unites our parish as a worshiping community by reaching out to all people with the word of God. Our mission is to enrich the mind, body and spirit by fostering Christian ideals and beliefs for all; especially for the youth, elderly, sick, and poor.
St. John’s Harvest Festival & Turkey Dinner
Sunday, October 16th 11:30am-7pm
Sign-up sheets & tickets are in the Narthex,
please stop by the table after Mass!
If you have any questions please contact Beth LaFrance
Do you have your 500 Club ticket for this year?
64 of the 500 tickets have been sold to date.
The 1st drawing is September 6, 2016!
Letters & membership forms have been mailed or
you may stop by the office to purchase your ticket.
Don’t miss your chance to be a winner!
Catholics to a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in our Communities
On Friday, September 9, 2016, Archbishop Kurtz is calling Catholics to a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in our Communities. This day will include a prayer service at St. Martin de Porres Parish at 7:00 p.m. (3112 West Broadway). We want to be sure that parish council leaders are aware of this opportunity.
This observance is part of a national effort that Archbishop Kurtz, as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, called in response to increasing violence and racial tensions in our nation. He also appointed a task force to support bishops in marking that Day of Prayer, and more broadly, in promoting peace and healing during this time of great strain on civil society.
The participation of Catholics from every part of our Archdiocese will send a strong signal of support and solidarity to suffering communities. We appreciate your effort to assist your parish in sending a delegation to the prayer service at St. Martin de Porres.
For more information on this effort, see www.archlou.org/prayer-for-peace.
Practice Makes Catholic - Did you know?
In our new narthex on the left as you enter the front
doors is a small wooden box. This box, along with the
pews & our reconfigured stained glass pieces, were
brought here from the original Saint John's.
This box contains the holy oils used by our Parish
throughout the year, they are called the chrism oils.
On Holy Thursday morning the Archbishop, joined by
the priests of the Archdiocese, gather at the Cathedral
to celebrate the chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the
unity of the Archbishop & the priests of our Archdiocese.
During this Mass the chrism oils are blessed. The oils are
traditionally presented to adult catechumens who bring
them back to their Parish o be used during the year.
The oils are basically three forms. The first is the oil of
catechumens used in baptisms. The second is the oil of
the infirm & is used during the anointing of the sick.
The third holy chrism is used during the administration of
sacraments through the year at our Parish.
These oils are also used for holy orders, for confirmation
& in the dedication of a new church. Archbishop Kurtz
used these oils when he dedicated our new narthex