ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST WEEKLY UPDATE BULLETIN
Sunday at 9:30 a.m.(enter through King St. or Edgemont St. doors)
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. (enter through Edgemont St. doors)
Saturday evening Mass will resume July 25 at 5:15 pm. We are looking for volunteers to record names and check temperatures as people enter the Church. Please contact the office if you would like to help.
Sanctuary Lamp burns for:
Joe Martiniello – Wife Angela
Marie DiVittorio – Family
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
†Fr. Angelico Valeriote – Palma
†Stephen Jones – Mom & Dad
†Albert Kerekes – Steinbach Family
†Elizabeth Rohner – Stephen Matysik
Special Intentions of Ryan Stevens – Anna Gustin
Please contact the office if you would like a Mass said in memory of a loved one or for a special intention.
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Welcome back to worship! Nice to have you back. I encourage you all to follow the directives for everyone’s safety.
Thank you to all those who donated to the parish during this time. Many blessings to you for sustaining the parish.
We welcome Rev. Ambroise Tshiaba Ntumba, who arrives on July 15th. He will celebrate his introductory Mass with us on the weekend of July 18th & 19th.
Fr. Ambroise will reside in the Rectory of St. John the Baptist Parish.
Covid-19 Directives for our safety
We ask that you continue to do a self-assessment before coming to Mass. If you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, please do not attend Mass.
Parishioners are required to wear a face mask. You can bring one from home, or we will have disposable masks available for you as you enter the Church. Once you arrive at Mass and have sanitized your hands and put on a face mask, an usher will guide you to your seat. This will enable us to ensure proper physical distancing. Please do not remove your mask during Mass.
Those with certain medical conditions are not required to wear a mask. We know some people have allergies or chronic cough, so if you must sneeze or cough, please do so into your elbow.
For Communion, an usher will be present to send one row at a time to the front. For those on the King St. side, please receive Communion from the Priest or Minister on the same side as where you were sitting. Do not cross to the other side. Communion must be received in the hand, then remove your mask, consume the Host and replace your mask before walking to your seat.
Offertory envelopes will be collected as you leave the Church. Parishioners sitting nearest to the doors should exit first, and please remember to physically distance inside and outside the Church.
At this time, we are not able to gather in the church before or after Mass, so please leave the building as soon as Mass is over as it needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.
If you have questions, please ask the ushers.
We are looking for volunteers to record names and check temperatures as people enter the Church. Remember, it takes many people in order for all of us to share in the celebration of Mass. Please contact the office if you would like to help.
Thank you to adhering to these safety directives, as we work together during this time of reopening.