Letter From Fr. John Daya

May 28, 2020

Dear Parishioners of St. John’s,

It is with great joy that I write this letter to you. As you are aware Archbishop Perez as called for the reopening of the churches the weekend of June 6th and 7th. In addition to the long awaited day announcing when the churches would reopen, I have so many other items I want to tell you about; I have missed speaking to you through my weekly bulletin column. I am sure what you will be reading shortly will be of great interest to you.

LATEST UPDATE June 21st, 2020: Beginning this Tuesday, June 23, we will return to the lower church for daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. The 1:05 Mass will be reinstated at the beginning of August.


5:15 pm (Vigil)
8:30 am
10:30 am LIVESTREAM (Watch here)
12:30 pm
6:00 pm
7:45 am (LC)
12:05 pm (LC)
5:15 pm (LC)
* 1:05 pm is suspended until further notice.
7:45 am (LC)
12:05 pm (LC)

Prayer books will not be available however, if you click on to www.ibreviary.org, you will be able to find evening prayer and daily Mass readings

Requirements we will follow.  Everyone is wear a face mask or covering.

Social distancing: the six foot directive continues.  Directional tape will be placed in the pews and on the floor.


It’s been a great pleasure speaking to you through this letter.  I am looking forward to seeing you in-person at St. John’s.

Thank you for all you do to ensure that St. John’s is “Good News in the Heart of Philadelphia”.

Please stay safe and healthy.  Peace and God’s blessings.

Father John Daya, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor and Pastoral Staff