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
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
Holiday Mass Schedule
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Eve—Parish Office Closed
4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Christmas
6:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Christmas
11:00 p.m. St. John’s Choir Christmas
Concert & Carols
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Solemnity of Christmas—Parish Office closed
Midnight, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
New Year’s Eve—Parish Office Closes at Noon
4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for New Year’s
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
New Year’s Day—Parish Office Closed
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
CHURCH YEAR & HOLY DAYS
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.
Someone is sending emails and text messages that appear to be from Fr. Blum. Although it says it is from Father, the email address is the key. His name is spelled incorrectly, including extra letters on the end. Be wary of requests via text message. Do not respond to either.
Decorate St. John Vianney Church
Sunday, December 22nd, after the 11:30 a.m. Mass.
Volunteers needed to set up the Christmas trees
and decorate our beautiful church.
Monday, December 23rd after the 8:15 a.m. Mass.
Volunteers needed to set up the poinsettias
Come one day or both. All are welcome!
For more information,
contact Debby Culp at 727.686.4355.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
During the weekend of December 7-8, 2019, parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg and across the U.S. will participate in a special collection to benefit the Retirement Fund for Religious......Read all of Bishop Parkes request >>
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.