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 Church of St. John the Evangelist is Open for indoor Masses on Sundays

 Our Church is "open on Sundays", for private and personal prayer from 8am to 1pm.   
In compliance with the City and County of San Francisco  'Covid-19'  safety protocols  the Parish will celebrate two Masses in the Church beginning from Sunday, October 4, 2020, the Feast of our Heavenly Patron St. Francis of Asisi.
10 am in English   and  12 noon en espanol. 
more information will soon follow on this site.
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.
Please understand and help us: We wish to keep the restrooms closed to public use.  Because  opening the restrooms to public use, makes it necessary in compliance with the protocols, to clean and sanitize them after each use. We wish to make exceptions only in dire cases of absolute necessity.  One who uses the restroom is asked to be responsible to sanitize it. 
The Holy Communion will be distributed during the Mass. 
Please bring along with you some sanitizing wipes in a zip bag to clean the place you have occupied during Mass. You may clean it after the final blessing.
After you finish cleaning your place remove your gloves and mask and go 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.
Once you leave the spot you were sitting during the Mass you will not return there, so please make sure  you take with you all your belongings and after receiving the Holy Communion go directly to the exit door and home. 

                       Reapertura de la Iglesia para las misas dominicales                            10 am en Ingles   &  12 pm en español

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". 

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.

Use el baño en casa antes de venir, ya que queremos limitar el uso del baño de la iglesia solo para casos de necesidad absoluta, ya que el baño tendrá que limpiarse y desinfectarse después de cada uso. Quien usa el baño es responsable de desinfectarlo.                                           

 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.
Una vez que deje el lugar donde estaba sentado durante la Misa, no volverá allí, así que lleve consigo todas sus pertenencias y después de recibir la Comunión, vaya directamente a la puerta de salida y a su casa.
On weekdays (Mon-Sat) Masses are celebrated at 9am for your intentions privately    Please pray with me as I pray for you for our 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 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 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament,  personal prayer & reflection   

La iglesia esta abierta 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.


The office of the Archbishop of San Francisco has announced that the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation will take place at each Parish Church this year.
We regret to inform that the previously announced conferral of the Sacrament at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco, has been cancelled.
The Archbishop has granted the faculty to the Pastors, appointed in each parochial and cannonical jurisdiction to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation in their local Parish Churches.
With the loosening of rectrictions in the mitigation of transmission of the Corona Virus protocols, in the City and County of San Francisco, the Parish of St. John the Evangelist will make a new determination and a new date and time will be announced soon for the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation.   More information will follow on this website.
More information will be disseminated through Mr. Rodrigo Castillo, the Director of Religious Education and Sacramental Formation of the Parish and Ms. Alexandra Iwasczewicz, the Principal of St. John the Evangelist School.


In view of the present directives from the City and County of San Francisco a new determination is being made for the celebration of this sacrament. More information will soon follow and will be posted on this website.
In preparation to receive their First Holy Communion, these children celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the month of December 2019. The parents of these children registered in the program and prepared for the Sacrament, are asked to keep in touch with their respective program directors.

Parish office "Open" for business

The Parish Office is now  OPEN  on  Mondays for  regular Parish business'
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 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!
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' 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 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: or

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

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