From The Pastor's Desk

22 March, 2021

Where did the time go? This is the Fifth Sunday/Week of Lent, it seems like Ash Wednesday was yesterday. How was Lent for you? Was it an enriching experience spiritually? Are you pleased with where you are at in your life?

Next week is Holy Week, the holiest week of the church. The Church is asking us to invest ourselves in the significant moments in the life of Christ and make them our own as we recall His saving actions for each of us individually and collectively. Even though we are still in pandemic times, consider participating in the days of Holy Week by coming to Church. We will live stream Palm Sunday 10:30 Mass, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:00 pm, Good Friday service at 12:00 Noon, the Easter Vigil at 8:00 pm and Easter Sunday 10:30 Mass.

Palms will be distributed on Palm Sunday and will be available at the parish office. Holy Water is now available in the lower church in the container near the piano. You are welcome to fill your container to take home for personal use.

Holy Water fonts will remain empty until further notice.

Thanks for all you do for our parish and for ensuring that St. John’s continues to be “Good News in the Heart of Philadelphia.”

Peace and God’s blessings for the remaining days of Lent,

Father John