Saint John the Evangelist

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FIXING  GOD'S  HOUSE  (english)  (espanol)

The Parish Stewardship Committee endeavors to maintain, conserve and enhance the beauty and integrity of Saint John the Evangelist Church. We wish to preserve the unique architecture of the Church and honor  the people  who built it in 1893. Our goal is to capture and secure its original conceptual format while making necessary impovements and maintain it for generations to come. 

Facing that challenge, the Parish Stewardship committee has focussed its attention on two major projects, replacing the Exterior Doors of the Church and installing a new Heating System.

At the last meeting, the committee proposed the following designs for the exterior doors of the Church.


The Parish Stewarship Committee, your Pastor and the Real Property Support Corporation [Buillding & Construction] of the Archdiocese appraised and finalized choosing vendors and contractors for the replacement of the Steam Boiler for the Heating system of the Church.

Prior to embarking on that process, it has been deemed necessary to undertake a full containment of asbestos abatement of the existing pipe insulation. This asbestos abatement is expected to take place in this month.

Upon completion and certification of the removal of the harzardous materials, we shall embark upon the installation of the new Steam Boiler for the Church.

 The Parish Financial Reports  

The Parish Finance Council is pleased to present to you the 'Parish Finance Report' for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2021.  The Parish is grateful to God and for the incredible resilience  and dedication of our parishioners, staff and volunteers. Our Church finances and the Parish community remain strong. We thank you for your continued  financial support and prayers.


The Holy Father, Pope Francis invites  the whole Church to participate in the preparatory process for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality.  This unprecedented opportunity will facilitate discussion and reflection to help shape Church's understanding of herself and its mission of evangelization and forming disciples.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco will kick-off the local synodal process this month by asking every Catholic to participate in the "Disciple Maker Index" survey. The following is the link for the survey:  It is expected to be open effectively from  January 15, 2022. You are invited to  open the link and take the survey on line. 

The process is expected to continue in the months of February and March with engagement sessions offered throughout the Archdiocese.

The Disciple maker Index Survey is a nationally recognized survey administered at parishes around the United States and Canada by the Catholic Leadershp Insititute.  It is our hope that the results from this survey will provide baseline feedback from which content engagement sessions will be developed.  More details are available through the Archdiocesan website at:

St. John the Evangelist Church is Open for Masses and personal Prayer  

Our Church is "open" for  indoor Masses, private and personal prayer. We urge all those who wish to visit the Church, to comply with the City and County of San Francisco  'Covid-19'  safety protocols.
The Parish celebrates Masses on weekdays (Monday to Saturday)  at 9:00am.
Masses on Weekends:
Saturdays at 4:30pm and on Sundays at 8am and 10am in English and at 12noon en espanol.  
In view of that, kindly read the following instructions:
The Archdiocese of San Francsco has Safety Protocols for Re-opening for Public Masses.
Additionally, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone directs us to download, print, read and sign up  in acknowledgement of the Informed Consent Form.
Please keep in mind your safety and the safety of other parishioners;  So, if you have some symptoms of illness, or you don’t feel well or anyone in your family is sick, be cautious and do not come to the church. Stay home and pray the Mass online. Do not forget to pray for us, while we do the same for you.
Everyone who wants to enter the Church or attend these public Masses, is required to use a face cover during the whole Mass except for the reception of the Holy Communion. 
Ushers are urged to use gloves as a safety measure to protect themselves and others they interact by virtue of their 'Greeting and Hospitality' ministry.
Stay 6 feet apart from others when possible.  Avoid physical contact and do not shake hands, fist-bump or hug.
As you enter the Church,  one of the ushers will guide you or your whole family together to a designated pew depending on the number of your family members who can sit together without distancing.
All the churches are required to comply with social distancing protocols to place family groups together, while keeping them separate from other parishioners. Please do not change your pews. The Mass will be rather short, around half an hour, without singing.
The Holy Communion will be distributed during the Mass. 
You are invited to receive the Holy communion in the palm of your hands, strictly following the direction given by the ushers who will let you go row by row, one pew after another,  and column by column.
After receiving the Holy Communion, you are expected to return to your spot in the pews, till the Mass ends with the liturgical dismissal.
After the dismissal, we invite you to consider giving a helping hand to the ushers and the  sanitizing team to wipe and sanitize the pews in order to make the Church ready and safe for the next Mass.
In order to minimize any transmission of the the corona virus, we urge you to try and avoid 'socializing' while you are in the Church building. Please encourage others in abundance of caution, care and safety, to go directly through the exit doors, out in the 'open air' areas and return home. 

   La Iglesia esta abierta para oracion personal y las celebraciones de Misas  

La iglesia se ofrece la misa  en espanol a las 12 del medio dia. Todos los que quieran entrar el templo o asistir a santa misa deben tener máscara y usarla durante toda la Misa, excepto durante la Comunión. 
Después de ingresar, uno de los acomodadores los guiará a ustedes o toda su familia a un puesto designado, dependiendo del número de miembros de su familia que puedan sentarse juntos sin distanciarse.  

El distanciamiento social requiere que todas las iglesias coloquen grupos familiares juntos, mientras los mantienen separados de otros feligreses. Por favor, no cambien sus puestos.  La misa será bastante corta, alrededor de media hora, sin cantar.                                       

 La Comunión se distribuirá durante la Misa, antes de la bendición final.

Después de que termine de limpiar su lugar, quítese los guantes y la máscara y vaya a recibir la Sagrada Comunión siguiendo estrictamente la dirección de los acomodadores que lo guiarán ir fila por fila y columna por columna.
On weekdays (Mon-Sat) Masses are celebrated at 9am for your requested intentions.
Please pray with us as we pray for you for your family, your needs and necessities.
We believe as a community of Faith, that God, our Father will never abandon us, nor 'test' us beyond our strength; in His providential care, He is working something beautiful for us in some most hidden inscrutable ways only known to Him.
Please continue to give your loving Sacrificial Gift to St. John Evangelist Parish 'On Line'.  Those who have not registered may consider "your giving On Line'. 
You may also choose to drop your offertory envelope in the basket when you come on Sundays, or mail it to the Parish office.
You Tube Videos of prior Masses and devotional exercises are posted under the heading Mass & Our Faith with its drop down menu 'Mass Videos'.

The Church is open on Sundays from 7:30am to 1pm for anyone who wishes to come for Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,  personal prayer & reflection   La iglesia esta abierta todos los domingos de 7:30 a.m. a 1 p.m. para cualquier persona que desee venir a Adorar el Santisimo Sacramento, Las Misas, oracion personal, y reflexion espiritual.

The Knights of Columbus, Council 615, from our Parish, in faithful stewardship of the Church have graciously offered to "keep a devotional watch" while it is open for public.
All other Pastoral events and meetings 'in person' are cancelled temporarily.
We shall continue to pray the Rosary and Stations of the Cross in the Church during this time. Puede rezar el rezo de rosario, sus Via crucis personal pero sin formar grupos numerosos.

For sick calls and emergencies only, you may call 415-334-9027

If you do not find a live person to answer your call, please leave your message speaking slowly, stating the nature of your emergency with your telephone number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
LLamadas de emergencia o por enfermedad llame por favor al 415-334-9027
Si usted llama y nadie le contesta su llamada, por favor deje su mensaje hablando despacio, indicando la naturaleza de su emergencia con su numero de telefono.  Su llamada sera contestada lo mas pronto posible.


All those registered in the Sacramental Program preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation Class 2022, are hereby reminded that the application forms for the reception of the Sacrament are available with the directors of the Program.
Those registered in the Parish Religious Education Program must contact the Director, Mr. Rodrigo Castillo on Saturdays between 10am and 12noon at the C.C.D. office located on 98 Bosworth Street, San Francisco. 
Those registered in the School Sacramental Program are hereby informed that the application forms are posted and made available on  They may also contact the School office for more information.
The completed Appplication forms with their required attachments were due for submission on September 30, 2021. 
Those registered in St. John Evangelist School program were directed to submit their completed application forms to the School office. 
Those registered in the Religious Education Program of the Parish were expected to submit their completed applications to the Program director.


Parents of the children registered in the Sacramental program to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Class 2022, are herby reminded that the application forms for the Sacraments are made available through their Program Directors.
Those registered in the Parish Religious Education Program are asked to see the Director,  Mr. Rodrigo Castillo on Saturdays between 10am and 12 noon at the C.C.D. office located on 98 Bosworth Street, San Francisco.
Those registered in the School Program are informed that the application Forms are posted and made available on  They may also contact the School Office for more information.
The completed Application forms with their required attachments were due on September 30, 2021.
Those registered in St. John the Evangelist School program were directed to submit those completed application forms to the School office.   
Those registered in the Religious Education Program of the Parish were expected to submit their completed applications to the Program director.

Parish office "Open" for regular  Parish business

The Parish Office is now  OPEN  on  Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm
              The Parish Office has moved to its new location at 19 St. Marys Avenue. 
While we welcome you, and look forward to begin interacting with one another, we may need to consider cautious little baby steps with one day at a time, at its own pace. We strive and urge you to promote what is absolutely necessary so that we do not put anyone in harm's way. 
Con la abertura de la oficina parroquial, vamos a empezar a interactuar entre nosotros y tenemos que seguir siendo cautelosos con nuestra interacciones.  Se deben siempre recordar que es la responsabilidad de cada uno de nosotros que somos guardianes del otro.
It is incumbent upon each of us brothers and sisters to remember that we are each other's keepers. We need to do everything we can to protect one another from spreading the contagion of infectious diseases. Life is precious, it is God's gift to us from the moment of conception till natural death. We cannot afford to let our guard down. 
Reflecting on this incredible new trend and finding ourselves at this intersection, challenged with an unprecedent tension, between 'Lives' and 'livelihood'; 'responsibility and accountablity', we recognize, that it is a sacrifice that saves lives!
To that end, we urge, social distancing, wearing face masks, practicing good hygiene, following  safety protocols, washing our hands and sanitizing anything that has been exposed to probable or even plausible contamination and infection. These measures have proven so far to flatten the curve of CoviD-19.  Let us keep up that practice.
At the same time, we need to respect and recognize each one's feelings and comfortzones.


The Parish of St. John the Evangelist has always been 'an Open to all' welcoming our community of Faith.  So please know that it is always a joy to see you and meet and connect with you.  It has been a very long time since we saw many of you. The Parish office eagerly awaits your visit to serve you in everyway possible.
Keeping up with the compliance proceedures, and to make things easier to everyone till we get used to the new arrangements, we request everyone who wants to come by the Parish office, to kindly call the Parish office  at 415-334-4646 prior to dropping by. 
This advance notification to us will help us to be ready for you and to attend to your needs. If you make that call prior to showing up, it will help us to be prepared to serve you better. If you need to park your vehicle, we will gladly open access to the larger Parking grounds for the purpose.
Please understand that we shall limit access to just two persons at any given time in the Parish  office reception area. Once their business is attended, and they leave, then the next in line would gain access into the reception area.
The Parking grounds  on the 19 Saint Marys Avenue, at the side of the Parish office  will remain open during Parish office hours from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
The Gates to the larger Parking grounds along the Marsilly Street will remain closed on weekdays, except when there are other things going on in the Church.
If one does not feel comfortable to physically drop by the Parish office, then one may contact the Parish office by telephone at 415-334-4646 and we shall serve you.
You may use our email: or

Archdiocesan news 

The Archdiocese of San Francisco publishes  "Catholic San Francisco Magazine". Its office is located at One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco, CA 94109. One can reach  its office  by telephone  415-614-5639. 
If you would like to receive this Archdiocesan newspaper and have it mailed out to you, you may contact its circulation manager through email:




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