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.
Our Website is currently under construction.
Please call 727.360.1147 if you cannot find the information you need.
PARISH CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Currently the 2019 Mass Intention Book is full.
The 2020 Mass Intention Book is open.
Masses are scheduled through the parish office,
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A $10 donation is requested for each Mass intention.
If you need a priest please call 727.360.1147
Monday–Saturday: 8:15 a.m.
Wednesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 7, 8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday 6–6:30 p.m.
Friday 9–9:30 a.m.
Saturday 10–11 a.m.
Christmas, Easter and Holy Days
Please call the Parish Office, 360.1147
SCHEDULED LITURGIES & DEVOTIONS
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament &
Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Benediction
Wednesdays, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass,
concluding with Benediction at 6:45 p.m.
Morning Prayer “Divine Office”
Held in the church Monday–Friday at 7 a.m.
Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion to the Homebound
If you are unable to attend Mass and would like
an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
to bring Communion to your home or the home
of a loved one, call Deacon Richard Santello at
727.360.1147 ext. 222.
Legion of Mary
Mondays at 9:10 a.m.—Vianney Center
Miraculous Medal Novena
Tuesdays, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass
Monday–Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Thursday: after 8:15 a.m. Mass
Rosary for the Unborn
First Friday of the month, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass. (Sponsored by Legion of Mary)
Rosary at the Grotto
For Persecuted Christians and Conversion of Hearts.
Every Wednesday after evening Benediction outside
St. John Vianney Rectory, Our Lady of Fatima Grotto
Rosary for World Peace
First Saturday of the month, after the 8:15 a.m. Mass
(Sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas)
For more information on our weekly scheduled
liturgies and devotions, please contact
the parish office at 727.360.1147.
Discontinuation of the Seasonal
5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass
& the Seasonal 7 a.m. Daily Mass
After much prayerful discernment, I have decided not to bring back the seasonal 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass and the seasonal 7 a.m. Daily Mass. I no longer see a pastoral need to offer these Mass times. Please note: The 7 a.m. Sunday Mass will remain on the schedule.
Based on weekend Mass attendance counts over the past few years, we have a large enough worship space, and number of weekend Masses to accommodate our Mass crowds without having to add an additional seasonal weekend Mass. While the Saturday 4 p.m. Vigil Mass and Sunday 10 a.m. Mass are our most well-attended Masses, there is ample space available at our 7, 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Masses.
Our current weekday Mass schedule sufficiently meets the needs of our parishioners who desire to attend Mass during the week. The addition, a few months ago, of the Wednesday evening weekday Mass will help compensate for the discontinuation of the seasonal daily Masses and give parishioners another option for attending weekday Mass.
Perhaps this goes without saying, but this is a good opportunity to be reminded that our obligation in fulfilling the 3rd Commandment is to attend Mass on Sundays (or Saturday event). Attending a weekday Mass does not fulfill our Sunday obligation. However, choosing to attend weekday Mass in addition to one’s Sunday obligation is highly encouraged and brings many spiritual benefits.
Having one year-round Mass schedule instead of two seasonal Mass schedules will provide less confusion and make it more easily to communicate our Mass times both internally and externally. Please see the front cover of the bulletin for our current schedule of Masses.
THANKSGIVING DAY MASS
Come give thanks & aid to St. Vincent de Paul.
Thursday, November 28th at 9 a.m.
Please bring non-perishable foods to carry forward during the Mass. The foods gathered at this time, along with the offertory collection, will help keep our local St. Vincent de Paul Society’s pantry stocked during the very busy winter months. Share your time and your blessings and give thanks to our Lord on this special day. The parish gives 100% of the Thanksgiving collection to St. Vincent de Paul.
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
The parish office will be closed
for the Thanksgiving holiday
November 28th & 29th.
The office will reopen on
Monday, December 2nd.
Feeding the Residents of Pinellas Hope
The residents of Pinellas Hope are striving to better their lives. They are dependent on the generosity
of many churches and ministries to provide them nourishment, both physical and spiritual.
We hope to do our share by hosting a monthly dinner. Your gift on Giving Tuesday will help us
meet this goal. In addition, it may allow us to provide toiletries and other items of need. It takes time,
talent and treasure to succeed in meeting our goal. We welcome your help and are thankful for your interest. God bless you throughout the Christmas Season with a joyful heart and a giving spirit.
To make your donation, visit the parish online giving site below and select Giving Tuesday.
You may also donate by check or cash.
Donations may be placed in the offertory basket at Mass, or dropped off/mailed to the Parish Office.
Please mark all donations Giving Tuesday.
Holiday Mass Schedule
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Vigil Mass for Christmas
Vigil Mass for Christmas (Children’s Liturgy)
St. John’s Choir Christmas Concert & Carols
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Solemnity of Christmas
Midnight, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
New Year’s Eve
Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of Mary,
Mother of God
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
New Year’s Day
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
8:30 and 10 a.m. Masses
May the Spirit of Christmas always be
alive in your heart.
Fr. Blum and the Staff of
St. John Vianney Catholic Church & School