• Lent 2014 Schedule
      FAST and ABSTINENCE
       Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. 

      Wednesday of Holy Week / April 16
           Mass at Noon at St. John; no Mass or Adoration at Our Lady of Guadalupe
       
      Paschal Triduum / (Thursday – Saturday Evening)
           Holy Thursday /April 17
                  No Noon Mass
                  7:00 pm           Bilingual Mass
                                          Adoration in Claretian Hall until Midnight
      A special way to honor a living or deceased loved one during the Easter season.  Purchase one of our Lilies that will adorn the Altar area.   Also, Holy Thursday Candles are $3.00 each .  Stop by the office to place your request.
       
      Good Friday/ April 18
                  3:00 pm           English - Liturgy of the Passion (English)
                  6:00 pm           Living Stations of the Cross (Play will lead to service)
                  Veneration of the Cross and Communion will follow the Play (Bilingual)
       
      Easter Vigil / (Saturday) April 19
           Church Closed until evening Mass
           Decorate Church for Easter at 9:00 am (?)           
           No 8:00 am Mass nor morning or evening Confessions
           Bilingual Mass at 8:30 p.m.
          
          Easter / (Sunday) April 20
      • 7:30 am       English Mass
      • 9:30 am       Spanish Mass
      • 11:30 am     English Mass
      • 1:30 pm       Mass (Bilingual)
      • There will not be a 5:00 p.m. Mass
       Divine Mercy Sunday/ April 27
                  3:00 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy & Mass
      June 8: Pentecost Sunday
      • Marks the end of the Easter season
      • Regular Weekend Mass schedule
    • A message from Bishop Vásquez

      For our Pastoral Plan to be successful, we need input from you, the faithful in our diocese. Your perspective and input are very valuable to the planning process. Please take a few minutes to complete an electronic survey about your view of the future of our diocese in the next three to five years. The survey will remain available through April 27.

      Please complete and invite your Catholic family members and friends to complete the survey. Also invite Catholics who are no longer active in parish life.

      Spanish information session:

       
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel Raffle
      Tickets are on sale now for the Guadalupe Jamaica Raffle.  Stop by the office if you want to buy, or if you want to pickup tickets to sell them.
         
    • New Life Retreat



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    • Events
    • St. John Annual FIESTA
      Fiesta Chair – Nancy Ybarra  512-644-7902
      Co- Chair – Richard Deleon –512-395-5332
      Food Chair – Joe Gamez – 512-938-2461
      Game Chair – Connie Ramirez – 512-757-0157
      Raffle Chair – Andrew Gutierrez – 512-667-0007

      Enter the Fiesta T-Shirt Design Contest for a chance to win $50.00:  Entries due April 21.  E-mail your entry to c.ramirez@saintjohnministry.org or drop it off in the church office. Call Connie Ramirez at 512-757-0157 for more details.

      The Fiesta Committee is looking for sponsors for the following food booths: cotton candy, carne guisada, fajita and/or brisket.  Call Joe Gamez at 512-938-2461 if you can help.
       
    • School Fuel
      Help feed the children of San Marcos CISD on weekends when there are no food services provided.  The website to sign up to help pack the sacks is:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca9ac23a1f85-school
      Contact Jean Baggett at 512-749-1052 for more details.  Click HERE for the associated flyer.

    • Please Pray for Seminarians and Priests
      Jesus, I thank you for your gift of the priesthood to the church.  I pray for all priests and seminarians today, especially;
      All priests that have served here at St. John, all diocesan priests, priests entrusted with the formation of seminarians, priests who are ill, and missionary priests.
      Our father...Hail Mary..Glory be...
      St. John Vianney, patron of priests, pray for us.
    • Keep us up to date!
      Please fill out this information and drop it in the offertory basket at Mass or send it to the parish office.

      I would like to register in the Parish ____
      I want offering envelopes mailed to me____ 
      I am moving out of Parish _____
      I would like to give online but need help to get started ____
      I have a change of Address/Phone number
      Name:   ________________________
      Address:________________________
      Phone:  ________________________
      Email:   ________________________
    • Evangelii Gaudium
      Click on the image on the left to read Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation:  Evangelii Gaudium.

       
    • English as a Second Language
      This program provides our non-English or limited English-speaking brothers and sisters an opportunity to learn the English language.  The program begins in September.  If you are interested in volunteering as a teacher (no teaching experience nor knowledge of Spanish is required), or if you would like to register for the classes, please contact Juanita Vargas at 512-618-2260.