St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

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Blessing of Pets – October 2, 2021 – 11:00 AM at the Grotto

Please join Deacon Ron for the Blessing of Pets.  This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.  The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.


UNDY SUNDAY 2021

Donations collected on the weekend of October 16 and 17. 

St. John the Apostle Parish is helping Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the individuals and families they serve by collecting NEW underwear, undershirts, socks, and diapers for children and adults living in low-income households.

Drop off your donation in the bin/cart located in our church narthex.

Or you may donate items online using the direct link to our Undy Sunday Amazon Wish List. https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/2BAR1BIP4KN9P/ref=smi_ext_lnk_lcl_cl

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the poor and vulnerable in our community!


RECONCILIATION

Mondays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at St. John and by appointment.

Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at St. Alexander and by appointment.


Updated COVID-19 Guidance Per Governor’s Statewide Mask Mandate issued August 26, 2021.

All Illinois residents age two or older are required to wear a mask while in an indoor public space, effective Monday, August 30.

Attendees at Mass and other indoor liturgical celebrations and events will be required to wear a mask, beginning Monday, August 30.

All parish and Blanchette Catholic Center employees also must wear a mask in the office when in contact with others. When employees are in their separate workspaces that allow for a distance of at least six feet from others, the mask may be removed.

Hand sanitizer will be available upon entering/exiting the church and for Holy Communion.

The dispensation from the in-person Sunday Mass obligation remains in force.  Mass reservations and/or sign-in are not required.

Religious Education:  We will start the school year requiring masks for all individuals while inside educational buildings, regardless of vaccination status.


  Offertory Donation Options

Thank you for your continued financial support of the parish.  

You may drop your contribution in the basket at Mass or mail your contribution to St. John the Apostle Church, 330 N. Westmore Ave., Villa Park IL 60181.  Please do not leave donations in the rectory mailbox.

St. John the Apostle now offers Online Giving through WeShare


Parish Communications

 Click on the sheep icon to sign up for Flocknote - choose the group - St. John the Apostle.  We are sharing this communication tool with St. Alexander Parish. 

Register here to get your parish bulletin sent directly to your email.


Diocesan Communications

Link to the diocesan YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseofJolietIL

Communications from the Diocese of Joliet

Around the Diocese Blog

 


Parish Liturgical Ministry Retreat offered by the Diocese

Join us for a 90 minute virtual Retreat on Saturday,  September 25.  Ministries are divided into two sessions—Session 1 for Ushers/Greeters and Extraordinary Ministers and Session 2 for Readers/Lectors and Music Ministers.  

Click here for Informational Flyer

Click here for Registration Form


CCW Announces Our New Women’s Book Club

CCW is starting a new Women’s book club.  All women are invited to join us.  We will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month in room 122 in parish hall.  Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00 pm.  Our first book is “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry” by Fredrik Backman.


Grupo Rosario Familiar

Rezar el Rosario los viernes a las 6:00 pm en la iglesia. Todos son bienvenidos. Los beneficios y las gracias involucradas cuando rezan juntos un Rosario en grupo son asombrosos. Necesitamos estas gracias en nuestro mundo de hoy.  


ESTUDIO BÍBLICO EN ESPAÑOL

Jueves de 5:00 pm a 6:45 pm en la biblioteca parroquial.


Year of St. Joseph

December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021

Prayers and Devotions

 

Eastern DuPage Deanery Events

View Deanery events at www.easterndupagedeanery.org

Prayer for Unity


Eastern DuPage Marriage Ministry Team offering 3 sessions of The Marriage Course

The 7 weeks of The Marriage Course are designed to help strengthen relationships, keep the spark alive, and keep couples connected. Over the 7 sessions, the course covers: Strengthening the Connection, The Art of Communication, Resolving Conflict, The Power of Forgiveness, The Impact of Family, Good Sex, and Love in Action.

Click here for more details


A Fall Parish Mission at Holy Ghost Church, Wood Dale

Sunday, October 10 @ 4:30pm and Monday, October 11 @ 7:00 pm

with Fr. Tom McCarthy

More details



2021 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal -- Shining the Light of Christ

Our Parish Goal Chart: $20,600  

Thank you to those who have supported this year's Appeal. If you have not made a donation yet, please prayerfully consider supporting the Appeal by donating online at the link below or by mail with an envelope you can obtain from the parish office.

 ‚Äčwww.jolietdioceseappeal.org


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