St. John's Parish is an active Roman Catholic Community with a varied congregation of all ages and races. We welcome new parishioners and visitors with open arms and invite them to participate with us in the liturgy and activities we have going on all year long. Please scroll down for some information and then visit our calendar & bulletin which will give you a look into our parish life.
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Please call 727.360.1147 if you cannot find the information you need.
PARISH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
2021 MASS INTENTION BOOK
All requests must be in writing and include the phone number of person requesting the Mass. For the protection of our staff, “in person” bookings will NOT be taken.
We are asking anyone who would like to schedule a Mass to please either
(1) Drop off your request to the parish office, or
(2) email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday-Saturday: 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION & ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
As of Pentecost Weekend, May 30/31
Wednesday 9–7 p.m.
We are resuming our regular confession times:
Wednesday 6–6:30 p.m.
Friday 9–9:30 a.m.
Saturday 10–11 a.m.
The location will be the “Family room” off the church vestibule.
Updated Information About Sunday Mass
• Health and safety are of utmost importance. Those at greater risk for coronavirus due to age, illness, or other health conditions, or who are taking care of someone who is, are asked to continue to stay home and participate in the Mass online, on TV or the radio. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be lifted at this time.
• Masks are required inside the church building as of Monday, July 6th.
• The current Sunday Mass schedule is as follows:
o Saturday 4pm
o Sunday 7:30am, 9:30, and 11:30
o This allows for sufficient time to sanitize the church between Masses.
• There are three entrances to the church: the main (East) doors, and the “ramped” doors on the North and South transepts.
• Ushers are posted at each entrance and are keeping track of how many people are entering since we continue to have restrictions on our maximum capacity.
• Bring hand sanitizer with you (to use after you touch anything and before you receive Holy Communion).
• Maintain 6 feet of distance between households (in the parking lot, in the pews, and in the line for Holy Communion).
• To help maintain 6 feet of distance, every other pew is marked with a black X and must remain empty.
• Priests, deacons, and EMHCs will sanitize their hands immediately before distributing Holy Communion. There are also hand sanitizer stations near each Communion station. If they accidentally make contact with someone, they will stop and sanitize before continuing to distribute.
• Due to the surge in positive cases throughout Florida and especially here in the Tampa Bay area, and given the vulnerability of a significant portion of our parish, all parishioners are asked to receive Communion in the hands at this time. This temporary sacrifice protects the health of our priests as well as the people behind you and will hopefully enable us to continue celebrating public Masses.
• While in line for Communion: masks must be worn, and distance must be maintained. When it is your time to receive, fully extend your arms and hands. Once Communion is placed on your hand, step to the side, pick it up with your other hand, remove your mask out of the way, and consume the Host.
• Regarding livestreaming: we are researching a more permanent solution to provide this essential service. Please know that Father Victor has identified this as an important priority.
As we gather again to be joyfully present for the celebration of Mass, each of us is asked to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During this pandemic, we are asked to take the following precautions to honor each life given to us by God and show charity for the well-being of our neighbors.