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 Financial Reports  

The Parish Finance Council is pleased to present to you the 'Parish Finance Report' for the 12-month period ended June 30, 2020.  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.

 

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

Our Church is "open on Sundays", for Masses, private and personal prayer from 9am to 1pm. In compliance with the City and County of San Francisco  'Covid-19'  safety protocols  the Parish celebrates Masses at 8am and 10am in English and at 12noon en espanol.  
The Parish will attempt to post the Sunday celebration of the Holy Eucharist on this website.
It is our hope that we shall soon be able to return to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with our regular schedule of Masses "indoors".  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 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 to go directly to the exit doors and home. 
 

   La Iglesia estara abierta para oracion personal desde 8am a las 1pm                                  todos los  domingos                       

El arzobispo Salvatore Cordileone, en conjunto con los protocolos emitidos por los Departamentos  de Salud del Condado y la Ciudad de San Francisco, nos insta a cumplir con esas intrucciones.  Nos pide que leamos, y completemos el "Formulario de consentimiento informado". 

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.

Por favor, traiga algunas toallitas desinfectantes en una bolsa zip para limpiar el lugar que ha ocupado durante la misa. Puede hacerlo después 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 privately. Please pray with me as I 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 8am 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 8 a.m. a 1 p.m. para cualquier persona que desee venir a Adorar el Santisimo Sacramento, 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 Pastoral events are cancelled temporarily.
We shall not be praying the Rosary nor Stations of the Cross in a group setting 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.
 

CONFIRMATION  CLASS  2021

Congratulations to the young women and young men who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Church. The Parish of St. John the Evangelist commends their Parents, Teachers and Sponsors for their remarkable efforts to accompany these young men and women on their life's journey of Faith. Please know that you are doing a phenomenal work to usher them into life's however unpredictable prospects, but with Faith, Hope and love!
The parents are invited to call the Parish office at 415-334-4646 on Mondays, from 9am to 4pm to request for a certificate of Confirmation for their son or daughter of this 'Confirmation Class 2021'. Upon receiving  the request the Parish office will issue a certificate and inform  you when it will be ready for your pickup.
 
 

FIRST  HOLY  COMMUNION  CLASS 2021

Children preparing to receive their First Holy Eucharist (enrolled in the First Holy Communion Class 2021, St. John School program) celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, April 17, 2021.  They will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10am.
 
The parents of the children who received their First Holy Communion (Class 2020) on Saturday, November 21, 2020, may request the First Holy Communion certificates for their children by calling the Parish office at 415-334-4646 on Mondays from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Upon request, the Parish office will inform them when these certificates will be ready for pickup.
 
 

Parish office "Open" for regular  Parish business

The Parish Office is now  OPEN  on  Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am to 5pm
While we 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. 
Our wellbeing is not negotiable.  It is of utmost importance!
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. 
Nuestro bienstar no es negociable.  Es de suma importancia!
 
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!
 
COMPLIANCE  WITH  SAFETY  PROTOCOLS
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.
 

ACCESS  TO  THE  PARISH  PASTORAL  CENTER

The Parish of St. John the Evangelist has always been 'an Open to all welcoming' 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 ten weeks since we saw 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 small gate ingress from Bosworth street to the Parish Pastoral Center (located at 98 Bosworth Street, SF) will always remain Open and accessible during Parish office hours from 8:30am to 5:00pm, presently on Mondays and Wednesdays only until further notice.
 
Initially the Gates to the larger Parking grounds along the Marsilly Street will remain closed but unlocked.  You may open the gates and drive in and park on the Parish grounds while praying in the Church or conducting your business  at the Parish office.
 
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: Saintjohnevangelist@yahoo.com or Saintjohnevangelist@gmail.com.
 

Archdiocesan news 

The Archdiocese of San Francisco publishes  "Catholic San Francisco". 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: FinneganS@sfarch.org
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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Masses

Saturday: 
4:30pm Vigil Mass /Misa
Sunday: 
8am  & 10am in English & 12noon  en Español
Weekdays: 
Monday thru Saturday / de Lunes a Sabado 9:00am
Confession: 
Saturday 3:30-4:15 pm or by Appointment

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