St John the Apostle Church

A Catholic Christian Community of people who gather in the name of Jesus to praise the Father in Word and Sacrament.  Our mission is to enrich the mind, body and spirit by fostering Christian ideals and beliefs for all; especially for the youth, elderly, sick, and poor.

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Starting November 27, 2017, there will be Mass Monday-Thrusday at 8am.
Starting December 31, 2017, Sunday Masses will be at 9am and 11am.
Saturday Masses remain the same

MINISTERS: We will be making changes to the ministry schedule. If you prefer or are able to minister at the 9:00am Mass please let the parish office know ASAP!


Below is a list of some of the ways St John’s parish is helping others.  

1. New Socks Program: All of our religious education classes will be collecting new socks (men, women, children) to distribute the homeless shelters. If you’d like to donate, give to any RE student to take to class or drop off at the parish office.

2. Christmas Angels – if you are able to help a child have Christmas presents this year, please consider taking an angel from the tree. (It will be in the church in the next week or two) Some people ask if you need to purchase everything on the list. Definitely not. Provide what you can!! Some of these children won’t have presents without our help!

3. Christmas food baskets -  We will be accepting food items: (Green beans; corn; cranberry sauce (can); boxed stuffing mix, boxed mac-n-cheese; sweet potatoes (can) for the Knights of Columbus from now until the weekend of December 9/10. Collection boxes will be in the Narthex & parish office. If you or someone you know are in the need of a food basket, please contact the parish office NLT December 4, 2017.


Immaculate Conception:
    Vigil Mass - Dec 7, 6:30pm
          Mass - Dec 8, 8:00am

Christmas Eve (Sunady) - 4:30pm
Christmas Day (Monday) - 9:00 & 11:00am

January 1st is NOT a Holy Day of Obligation this year, therefore there will be a normal 8:00am mass.
Practice Makes Catholic - Did you know?

There are two Palls which we use in our services. The first is the firm piece that is placed over the Chalice and is covered by a small linen at each Mass. The second is the linen draped over a coffin at a funeral. Today we are covering the Pall used at a funeral service. November is a month for the remembrance of our dearly beloved who have died. Those who were born into faith by Baptism are clothed with white to represent the absence of sin upon our soul. Coffins are also clothed in white as a symbol of our Resurrection with Christ and our entrance into eternal glory. This linen is generally put over the coffin prior to the start of Mass. The Pall is meant to remind us that we are claimed for Jesus by his death and resurrection and his Ascension into heaven. We are baptized and welcomed into God's Kingdom clothed in pure Glory. The church chooses white because we are meant to rejoice and not to mourn for those who have a attained their Heavenly reward.
Are you new to the parish or did your address change?

Please introduce yourself to Father Kevin & fill out your Welcome packet. For changes, registration cards are available at the doors of Church or by contacting the parish office. Return them in the collection basket or to the parish office.

Parish Pastoral Council:
Ed Kopp - Chairperson
Mike LaFrance - Vice-Chair
Jeff Kendrick
Anita Sullivan
Suzy Ashcrat
Renee Miller
If you wish to address any concerns in regards to the parish, please speak to one of the council members.
PARISH OUTREACH PROGRAM! (click link for updates)

We have begun an outreach program between our church and the women housed in the Meade County Detention Center. The Center currently houses over 50 women from 19-40+.

Debbie Thompson is coordinating this ministry. She would be very happy to have others go with her to minister to the women.  If you would like to share your time and talent with this ministry, please contact her at 422-3507 or 863-1010, or just talk to her after Sunday Mass.

The initial goal is to get 50 people to donate $25.00.  This will go toward buying mych needed clothing for these women as well as commissary and personal items.
Baptsms: Preparaton is required, 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:15pm, call the office to register.

Confirmaton: Preparaton is required, please call the office for more informaton. Reconciliaton: Saturday’s 3:30pm or by appointment.

Anointng of the Sick: If you are sick, homebound or in the hospital & would like Father to visit, please call the office. Marriage: 6 month preparaton required, please call the office.

New Ministry Schedule (Oct - Dec 17) is posted!

Last Parish Council Meeting Minutes (September 2017)

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