Stay Connected to St. John the Apostle Church during Limited Reopening
We have been working on several ways that you, our parishioners, can stay connected to our parish while we are practicing social distancing:
1) Our office is open by appointment, and we are also checking our voicemails and emails regularly.
2) The church will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm (Saturday from 8:00am to 3:00pm) for private prayer and reflection. Please maintain strict social distancing and no more than 50 people in the church at a time. Please, sanitize the pew before and after use. We'll have wipes by the side door. And wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer that's on the wall by the door before entering and before leaving church.
3) The weekly bulletin, 'Dear Padre', Catholic Sentinel, the Easter gift book "Why I Love Being Catholic" by Matthew Kelly and other resources are on tables in front of the parish office and as you enter the church by the side door. Please stop by and help yourself. New resources will be added as we receive them. The Lighthouse Rack is also by inside the side door to the church.
Attendance at Holy Mass is by sign-up only.
See this link for full details regarding Signing Up for Mass
If you are not getting messages via SJA Flocknote, Sign Up Now. That’s the main way that we will communicate with our parishioners during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Please mail in offertory envelopes or sign up for Faith Direct.
Use FORMED on-line or other resources to help you stay connected to the faith.
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.
Updates Regarding Group Gathering, Devotions and Organization Meetings
"With reopening expanding, group adoration, other devotions, meetings of councils and organizations can begin to 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, I highly encourage you to use that platform"
DAILY MASS READINGS
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.