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St John the Apostle Catholic Church


ALL Masses  are SUSPENDED until Further Notice:
In light of the ongoing national emergency
the following will be in effect starting Monday March 30 –

The Parish Office will be closed to in person traffic

but available by phone or email Monday through Wednesday 8am – 3:30pm.
If you need to drop off your tithing or any other papers there is a secure drop box located on the brick wall next to the glass office doors.

If you have a pastoral emergency you may contact Father Kevin at 270-422-2996 

  Let's JOIN Together to Celebrate MASS

Father Kevin will begin LIVE Streaming Mass on Saturdays at 4:30pm beginning March 21st

Father Kevin invites you to "live stream" Mass  each weekend on Saturday at 4:30 pm.  


To access

1) Go to Facebook – login or sign up

2) Facebook SEARCH box (near top of screen) Type: @StJohnAdultEd or search Saint John the Apostle ADULT Formation (verify it’s Brandenburg, KY as you view search results) 

3) Like, Share Saint John the Apostle ADULT Formation Facebook page to see events, updates, etc. 


Live Stream Schedule for Holy Week:

Palm Sunday celebrated at 4:30pm on April 4 (music begins 10 minutes prior to Mass)

Holy Thursday celebrated at 5:00pm on April 9 (music begins 10 minutes prior to Mass)

Good Friday service at 3:00pm on April 10

Easter Mass celebrated at 4:30pm on April 11 (music begins 10 minutes prior to Mass)


Cathederal of the Assumption Website

Cathederal of the Assumption Schedule

Mass Intentions

Mach 21/22 Ken, Lois & Jennifer Hager, James & Virginia Wilkins & Gene Hardesty

March 28/29 James & Virginia Ray, Julie Ray Lindsey & & Lucye Tate Stupak

April 4/5 Ruth, Rudolph, Gary & Donnie Fackler, Lucye Tate Stupak & George Weick

April 11/12 Robert & Hazel Hardesty, Wallace & Hattie Frakes & deceased family members & James & Virginia Wilkins & Becky Stiff

 

Father Kevin will hear confessions, face to face at the rectory by appointment only.

Please call the Rectory 270-422-2996 to make your appointment.

Dear People of St. John:
Until the national health emergency is lifted by President Trump, while obeying the archdiocesan directives regarding the Mass and other liturgical services, the church is closed.
We have been directed by our civil government leaders to stay home as much as possible. For the health and safety of fellow citizens the church is closed which means no public Rosary, Stations of the Cross, Adoration, Daily Mass or weekend Masses.
In the event of a Funeral Service (no funeral Mass) the service will take place in church and is open to the IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY, NO ONE ELSE.
I will continue to celebrate Mass once a weekend and this will be live streamed at 4:30pm on Saturday evening, March 28th and April 4th. The Holy Week schedule will be announced next week, along with the time of the Easter liturgy live broadcasts.
Holy Communion will be distributed at public Masses ONLY. Unlike other priests, your current pastor will not be turning the Body of Christ into “McJesus” for reception and delivery in the parking lot for a drive-by pickup. Such a practice, in my theological opinion, is outrageous and appalling, reducing Jesus to just another profane food item or commodity. And today I learned that this practice has been outlawed by the Archbishop.
PLEASE PONDER your own personal spiritualty and relationship with God. That relationship is PRIMARILY improved on through prayer in the privacy of our homes and hearts, NOT in public worship for 1 hour or less per week inside the church building.
My home is open for Confessions, please call first at 422-2996. A sincere and heart-felt prayer of sorrow for our sins is “Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” A Perfect Act of Contrition requires a sincere desire for forgiveness and the firm intention to make a regular confession when it is safe to do so. I can only absolve sins in the Church’s name; Our Lord and Savior forgives us and continues to do so any minute of our day, without the sacrament.
You personally and the world is alive in my prayer. I relish the day when this 21st century plague is past and the new abnormal can be lived one day at a time.
May God continue to bless you and keep you in His care!
I am with you
 

A Message on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, I have suspended the public celebration of the Holy Eucharist, beginning immediately and until further notice. Please know of my prayers for all of you during these difficult days.  Click on the picture to hear a message from the Bishop
Click here to read the letter from Archbishop Kurtz
St John Parish Office

At this time the Parish Office will be open Monday through Thursday 8am-4:30pm to receive calls & emails, if you need to come into the office, please use your discretion.

Archbishop Gomez president of USCCB
Please join me in the beautiful prayer

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe, Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children. We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana. Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness. For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust. In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Archbishop Kurtz
Mass of the Air Schedule:

-- 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Faith Channel, Inc. (Spectrum channel 19), Louisville, KY. This Mass also is streamed live on the Faith Channel at www.faithtvlive.com.
--10:30 a.m. on WHAS-TV (channel 11), Louisville, KY and whas11.com under the “Live Video” tab.
--9 a.m. on WBKI-TV (Spectrum Channel 7).
--10 a.m. on WNKY-TV (channel 40), Bowling Green, KY.

CANCELLATIONS AT ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE
Effective Immediately & until further notice

All Masses
Knights of Columbus Fish Fries
Stations of the Cross
Adoration
Rosary Group
Confessions
Baptisms/Baptismal Prep Classes
Sews & Sews
Funeral meals
Hall or gym rentals
Religious/Adult Education & Youth Ministry

What is the Purpose of Lent

What’s the real connection between the Israelites’ forty years in the desert and the forty days of Lent? Sure, they both involve the number forty—which often represents a time of test and trial in the Bible—but what’s the more important connection? The Israelites’ time in the desert and our forty-day Lenten fast represent God’s invitation for us to trust him completely.
Fr. Mike explains, the Israelites did not believe the Lord could bring them into the Promised Land because it was inhabited by a people much more powerful and larger than Israel—they didn’t trust him even after he delivered them from slavery to the largest civilization on the planet, Egypt. We can be the same way. We think God can’t give us the strength to overcome this or that sin or habit. But Lent is a time for us to trust God completely so we can see that he is all we need. 

Parish Life/Liturgy

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Devotional life of the Church. ... In its devotion the Church makes a distinction (Catechism of the Catholic Church, s2132) between respectful veneration on one hand and adoration or worship on the other. Adoration is due to God alone - this includes the Eucharist, since Christ is truly present.

Click here for Liturgy Schedule

To Hear the Daily Radings go to http://usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm

News & Information

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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.

Faith Formation

Understanding the Bible

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Bulletins

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Parish bulletins often get ignored. We grab them after Mass, glance over them while we eat our donut and drink our coffee, and then usually get discarded a day or two later. However, parish bulletins are actually most common and frequent means a pastor has to communicate with his flock outside of the liturgy. As such, they provide many pastoral and catechetical opportunities that frequently go untapped. Please take a few moments and read them

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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

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Tithing

If you would like to contribute through electronic funds or are not receiving your envelopes, please call the parish office or e-mail (kbmatt@bbtel.com)

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Reconciliation/ Confirmation

Reconciliation: Saturday’s 3:30pm or by appointment.

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

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Baptisms/ Marriage

Baptisms: Preparaton is required, 3rd Sunday of the month at 12:15pm, call the office to register. The next class is Sept. 13 at 7pm in room B of the Parish Ctr. You must be a registered member of the parish & attend the class before the baptism. You may
attend before your child is born. Parents must attend, Godparents are welcome.

Marriage: 6 month preperation required. Please call the parrish for more information.

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Anointng of the Sick

If you are sick, homebound or in the hospital & would like Father to visit, please call the office.