We are continuing to work on several ways that you, our parishioners, can stay connected with our parish:
1) Our office is open Tuesday through Friday. We are also checking our voicemails and emails regularly.
2) The church is open every week Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm for personal prayer and reflection. Please maintain strict physical distancing. Please, use the wipes by the side door to sanitize the pew sanitize the pew before and after use. We'll have wipes by the side door. Wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer that's on the wall by the door before entering the church.
3) The weekly bulletin with inserts of 'Dear Padre' and Catholic Sentinel is on the table in front of the parish office and at all church entrances. Please stop by and help yourself.
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CONFESSIONS: If you would like to go to confession this Saturday, Fr. Maxy will hear confessions outside the church at 3:30PM - 4:30PM on Saturdays. Father will be outside by the bell tower and parishioners will stay in their vehicle. There will be a respectful distance between cars to maintain privacy of the confession. This is in compliance with Church regulations as well as state requirements at this time.
Starting November 21st, confessions will be indoors in a different way than previous to Covid-19. Please, watch and listen for more information.
Group Gathering, Devotions and Organization Meetings
"With reopening expanding, group adoration, other devotions, meetings of councils and organizations can take place – provided there is no more than 50 and physical distancing, sanitizing and other protocols and guidelines are carefully followed. Masks are required during these gatherings. No food or snacks except water should be served unless it is separately packed for each individual. Each group coordinator has to collect the names and phone numbers of individuals participating in these events and submit them to Corinne Welters at the Parish Office after every event. For those who would prefer Zoom meetings at this time for greater participation, we highly encourage you to use that platform"
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WELCOMING YOU HOME
Welcome to St. John the Apostle Catholic Parish. Whether you are visiting for the first time or a regular member, we extend to you a warm welcome.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, St. John the Apostle Catholic Family proclaim God’s love through Scripture, Sacraments, Prayer, Faith Education and Service to one another.
St. John the Apostle parish has been a key part of the Oregon City community since 1846. Although the parish of St. Paul, Oregon, became the first parish of the Vicariate Apostolic of the Oregon territory in 1838, St. John's became the mother parish of the new Archdiocese of Oregon City in 1846.