New Sound System Project Continues
Last week, our church was closed during the day so that the wiring for the new sound system could be installed. In this coming week, the church will be closed during the day from the end of morning Mass until 6:00 p.m. so the speakers themselves can be installed. The work will begin Monday, June 29. We are hoping that all of the speakers will be in place by Thursday evening.
The two public weekday Masses that we are permitted to have will be offered on Monday, June 29, at 8:00 a.m. on the Feast Day of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The second public Mass will be on Friday, July 3, at 8:00 a.m. as the church will celebrate the life of the Apostle Thomas.
July 4 - Play and Pray
This coming weekend, the entire country will be celebrating the Fourth of July. Our Mass times will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
In addition to celebrating with flags, cookouts, and Cracker Jack, I invite all of you to pray our prayers and to pray our Rosaries.
Every day let us pray:
- For the healing that needs to take place in our United States,
- That God’s Will will be victorious,
- That God will be first in each and every life of our lives,
- For the end of racism, restoration of the family unit, a strong educational system, for the end of divorce, the eradication of pornography and drug abuse, and the end of violence in homes and cities.
As you can see, the list can go on and on.
The Blessed Mother has said over and over during the past 200 years, “If you want peace, then pray.” Particularly, let us pray the Rosary, meditating on the life of Jesus Christ. While many of our country’s problems are visible, we are also being attacked on a spiritual level that can only be won with prayer, fasting, and other forms of penance. Let us double up our prayers, and if you haven’t begun to pray, let us begin to pray each and every day.
24-Hour Perpetual Adoration
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen explains how Eucharistic Adoration can lead to theological insights. “Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are preceded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world.”
St. John’s is fortunate to have 24-hour Perpetual Adoration. Please take advantage of this beautiful opportunity to stay close to God in these difficult times. Hand sanitizer is available in the Adoration entrance (south side of Church), and we ask that you practice social distancing and stay at least six feet from others while in Church.
There are currently two open hours for Adoration on Monday from 4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and from
10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
On Thursdays, there are two open hours from
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and
from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call Kay Shomperlen to volunteer (414) 763-1250. Come join us!