Beginning on Tuesday, May 12, 2020:
* The upper church at St. John the Evangelist will now be open for prayer, Monday through Saturday from 4:30-5:30pm, until further notice.
* This time will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction each day and will continue to be livestreamed here for those who cannot attend in person.
* Confessions will also be available on Wednesday and Friday of each week during the Holy Hour. They will be heard in the back side vestibule of the Church were it is possible to maintain the recommended 6 foot distance. Those coming to confession must wear a mask. The priest will do the same.
* Those coming to pray must observe the social distancing norms in place, sit at a 6 foot distance from one another, wear a mask in the church, and follow any directions given by our security guard.
* The Restroom and Hymnals will NOT be available for use at this time.
* Thank you for your cooperation so that this time of prayer and reconciliation can continue to be available to all!
Fr. John Paul Kuzma, OFM Cap.
St. John the Evangelist Church
21 S. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
St. John's will live stream Sunday Mass every Sunday at 11:00 am until churches reopen.
March 26, 2020
Dear Parishioners of St. John’s,
It is with utmost sensitivity and concern that I write to you. All of us are so very much aware of the crisis we are living in, caused by the coronavirus which has affected our lives, especially, our inability to have access to our church for the celebration of Mass and receive the Eucharist. This no doubt is difficult as we want to express our faith through prayer and be fed by Holy Communion.
In addition to this hardship we face another reality: the temporary closure of St. John’s which affects financial need. Although Masses are suspended, our parish community continues to be responsible to meet the financial obligations of St. John’s. If you are in a position to do so, I ask that you continue to support our parish through your financial contributions. I have three suggestions: please send in your weekly envelope through the mail, use our Parish Giving or Paypal account (just click one of the link below) or, for your convenience consider the option of electronic giving through your financial institution.
We are researching other options to allow donors to set up electronic transfers and/or credit card payments as well. We will update you on those options as they become available.
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment. May God continue to bless us all.