St. John the Apostle Catholic Church

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Parish Events Calendar  

Religious Education Calendar/Calendario 2020-2021

 

What's Happening...

Villa Park – Drive-Thru Food Pantry and Flu Shot Clinic

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Jefferson Middle School in Villa Park and the Northern Illinois Food Bank are hosting a food pantry and a free flu shot clinic! 

Click here to view the informational flyer!


VIRTUAL BABY BOTTLES FOR LIFE

Every year CCW runs Baby Bottles for Life to raise money for Waterleaf. Waterleaf is an organization that helps women in crisis pregnancies choose life for their baby instead of abortion.  Unfortunately, in the current Covid19 climate, we cannot distribute the actual baby bottles as we have in the past. So, we are doing a virtual baby bottle collection for the entire month of October.

There are 2 ways to donate:  

1. Go to the website http://www.fundeasy.com/m/4955006/  

2.  Write a check payable to Waterleaf and place in the collection basket at any weekend Mass. (Please mark your envelope “Waterleaf”)

Thanks for your generosity and love for these unborn children. 


Undy Sunday: October 2020

St. John the Apostle is supporting Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet and the individuals and families they serve by providing new underwear, undershirts, socks, diapers, and other basic need items for children and adults living in low-income households throughout the month of October. This year, due to COVID-19, Catholic Charities is requesting donations in either of the two following ways:

Undy Sunday Amazon Wish List – Choose from a list of most-needed items and your donation will be sent directly to Catholic Charities to help those in need.   

Monetary Donations to support Undy Sunday – Donations made to Undy Sunday will be used to purchase the items needed by Catholic Charities’ clients.

Please visit https://catholiccharitiesjoliet.org/undy-sunday/ to make a donation or view the Amazon Wish List.

If you’d prefer to send a check directly to Catholic Charities, please mail it to:  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet/Undy Sunday, 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL  60403


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.


Masses have limited capacity. Your health is most important to us. 

The dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains in force indefinitely.  Those most susceptible to contracting COVID-19 by virtue of age, medical condition or other vulnerability should not attend in-person Mass.

Volunteer Sign Up


Weekend Mass Reservation Sign Up

Signup closes 24 hours before the scheduled Mass. 

Registro se cerrará 24 horas antes de la misa programada.


Daily Mass Reservation Sign Up


Please read the directives before you sign up for a Mass reservation.

Lea las directivas antes de inscribirse en una reserva de Santa Misa.

Instructions for the Reception of Holy Communion

Instrucciones para recibir la Comunion en La Misa

Reception of Communion on the Tongue/Lengua


Offertory Donation Options

Thank you for your continued financial support of the parish during this time of crisis.  You may 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.

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In addition, the Diocese has set up a universal offertory fund for online giving to parishes at this time of crisis.  All monies will be directed to the parish of your choice --- please click on St. John the Apostle - Villa Park (236) in the drop-down menu.

Link to Universal Offertory Giving


Parish Communications

We have recently joined Flocknote in conjunction with St. Alexander Parish in order to keep you connected with St. John’s – Please sign up for Flocknote at https://stalexanderchurch.flocknote.com and choose the group – St. John the Apostle.  Don’t be a lost sheep!


Here’s a link to the diocesan YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/c/DioceseofJolietIL

Communications from the Diocese of Joliet

Around the Diocese Blog

40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion from September 23 - November 1, 2020.

 

Eastern DuPage Deanery Events

Register for Deanery events at www.easterndupagedeanery.org

Join us for one or more of these Deanery Events during September through December 2020. Click here for event listing.



2020 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal -- Be Kind and Merciful

Our Parish Goal: $22,500 - click here to check our progress.

If you have made your pledge, please honor it. Thank you.

Gifts to the Appeal play a vital role in funding the ministries, services, and programs provided through our Diocese.  ​Donations can be made by credit card through the Diocese at www.jolietdioceseappeal.org


Marian Grotto

Purchase your personalized brick paver!

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Parish Hall Kitchen Renovation Project Donations Welcomed