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St John the Apostle Catholic Church

Beginning the weekend of June 27/28 the church ticket plan is being scrubbed and will be replaced with YOUR CALL (270-422-2196) OR EMAIL (sjsecretary@bbtel.com)
TO THE PARISH OFFICE STATING WHAT MASS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND AND THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN YOUR PARTY. THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS 12NOON ON THURSDAYS. 60 persons will be allowed entrance per Mass. Once that number is reached, the list for each Mass will be finalized and given to the ushers for each Mass. PLEASE TELL THE USHERS THAT YOU ARE PRESENT.

ANOTHER OPTION: PLEASE CONSIDER WORSHIPING DURING THE WEEK AT 8 A.M. Currently 15-20 people attend and YOU WILL NOT EXPERIENCE CROWDING!

· The Parish Office LOBBY will be open Monday – Thursdays from 8:30am – 4pm
You may also continue to use the secure lock box on the next to the office doors.

· 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.

Pastorial Update from Father Kevin

Having spent considerable time reading the opinions of medical journalists and speaking with medical professionals and praying for wisdom before the Blessed Sacrament, I have concluded that “family units” may sit together at church while maintaining “social distancing” from other “family units” and single persons. This arrangement begins on July 11 & 12, 2020.

Due to continued Social distancing requirements - space is still limited so you will need to contact the parish office to be placed on the list if you plan to attend.

July 6th week only please call Sister Lydia (270-422-4935) to sign up for Mass.

Starting the week of July 13 you may contact us one of two ways
1) EMAIL (sjsecretary@bbtel.com) OR 2) call 270-422-2196.
Please state which Mass you would like to attend and the number of persons in your party.

THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS 12NOON ON THURSDAYS.

When you arrive at Church (through the main doors) please tell the Usher your name, use the available hand sanitizer and you will then be seated by an Usher, every other pew will remain empty. 

Mass Intentions

July 4: Ruth, Rudolph, Gary & Donnie Fackler, Thelma & John Perguson
July 5: Lucye Tate Stupak, Herbie Chism & Our Parish Family
July 6: Deceased Augustinian Sisters
July 7: for healing
July 8: the faithful departed
July 9: Our Parish family
July 11: Melvin Lawson, T.J. Tobin & Jim Nall
July 12: James & Virginia Wilkins & Rebecca Stiff
July 13: for vocations to Holy Orders
July 14: for those in public office
July 15: Herbie Chism
July 16: Jim Nall
July 18: Deceased members of the Ken Hager Family
July 19: James & Virginia Ray, Julie Ray Lindsey & Our Parish Family
July 25: Rita Thompson & Don & Jack Bullock
July 26: Jimbo DeVries & Our Parish Family

Altar Flowers

July 5/6: In Memory of Thelma & John Perguson
July 18/19: In Memory of the deceased members of the Ken Hager Family

With Deepest Sympathy

Our prayers & condolences to the family & friends of
Herbert “Herbie” Chism
who passed away on June 11th
husband of Nina, father of Brian & Sara,
brother of Judy & Kathy
May the love of God and the peace of
the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console you. 

Collections

Welcome to our Parish family those who recently received Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist

Samatha Fackler,
Elissa Youart
Julia Crase
Sawyer Yates

First Holy Communion: Preston Fackler

Speical Thanks to Parsih RCIA Team: Deaon Mike and Debbie Jones, Regina Bennett, David Phillips, Rodney Pickering, and Jenn Shelton 

St John Parish Office

A letter from Father Kevin         ---     Letter from Father Kevin, 22 Apr 20
Let's JOIN Together to Celebrate MASS
Weekday Mass & the 10am Sunday Mass will continue to be live streamed.

To access Live stream:
Facebook users: Login & SEARCH (box near top of screen) Type - @StJohnAdultEd or search Saint John the Apostle ADULT formation; Like or Share the page to see events, Live video, updates, etc.
No Facebook? go to Google: TYPE: facebook.com/StJohnAdultEd; you will be asked to LOGIN - ignore/cancel; Scroll Down the page until you see LIVE Video or Scroll Down the page & view recording, later...  

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
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.

Social Distancing, Sign of the Peace, and Holy Communion


Please wear a mask and keep it on throughout Mass until Communion time.
Upon entering the church through the front main doors, use the available hand sanitizer. Three (3) PERSONS ONLY WILL BE SITTING IN A PEW. EVERY OTHER PEW WILL REMAIN EMPTY.  Each individual, whether part of a couple or family, are expected to social distance at 6 feet apart. Members of families that have not made their First Communion should remain at home with a responsible party. 

Sign of Peace: continue bowing to those around you, a sign that you respect your neighbor’s humanness and value their life as much as you do your own.

Holy Communion: Before receiving Holy Communion, maintain 6 feet from the person in front of you, remove your mask before receiving and then put it back on as you return to your pew. 

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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April 2020 Finance Coucil Meeting

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

Are you New? Click to complete Registration Form

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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.