29 August, 2021

This week I do not have anything new to bring to your attention, just repeating some friendly reminders.

As was previously announced, the Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania reinstated the obligation to attend Mass in person on Sundays and holy days. However, by longstanding Church law, this obligation does not apply to those who are sick; have a serious health risk; live in a household with those at risk; serve as primary caregivers to those at risk; have serious anxiety or concerns about being in a largegroup setting due to COVID-19; or unable to attend Mass in person.

As an act of charity, all who are able should become fully vaccinated. Anyone who believes they might have COVID-19 or one of its variants should seek testing and take every precaution for the preservation of public health. As a people of hope, let us pray for an end to this health crisis

St. John’s LGBT Prayer Group.. St. John’s invites all LGBT members and their friends to a monthly prayer group meeting every 2nd Tuesday, 7:00 pm at the parish center. The meeting will consist of prayer, monthly discussion topics and a social. The prayer group is open to ALL members of the parish and their friends. Please contact Michael Flynn at microsflyn@aol.com for more details.

Leave a Legacy or Honor a Loved One. Please remember St. John the Evangelist in your will and estate planning. Memorial gifts to St. John’s perpetuate the memory of a loved one or honor a living person. Your thoughtfulness and support will enable the parish to continue its presence, ministry, and service to the larger community.

Historical Preservation Endowment Fund
(includes interest and dividends)
Thank you for all you do for our parish and for your commitment to ensure that St. John’s is “Good News in the Heart of Philadelphia.”
Peace and God’s blessings!
Father John