We now have the ability to setup RECURRING payments online with our new portal. Not clumsy forms. Just take care of it from the comfort of your own home.
Starting Sept 7th, daily Mass is being moved back into the Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel in the church.
The dispensation given to all the Faithful from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will remain in effect until January 1, 2021. Catholics are encouraged to stay at home if ill or are not comfortable returning to public gatherings for the celebration of the Mass.
Welcome back to St. John XXIII! Father Bob’s message May 2020
We received a letter from our Bishop that we will be able to return to daily Mass beginning at 8am Monday, May 18th. These daily Masses will be held in our Parish Life Center. Chairs have been set up with proper distancing. Bring your own mask and hand sanitizer. Masks must be worn when attending Mass. Please enter the Parish Life Center through the main doors.
Weekend Masses will resume in the church beginning with the 4PM Vigil on May 23rd followed by the 8pm Vietnamese Mass. The Sunday Masses on May 24th will take place at 7:15, 9:15 and 11:15 followed by the 1:30pm Spanish Mass. Attendance is limited to 25% of occupancy and seating will be by household and only at the ends of the pews. All must enter through the front doors of the church. Rear parking areas and all other doors will be closed.
6 ft. distancing must be maintained. Shaking hands and any other personal contact is not permitted. Although we are a very social parish, we request that there be no gathering in the Narthex or any other indoor area before or after Mass.
All missals have been removed and readings can be viewed using the myParish app on your smartphone or tablet.
Communion will be received ONLY in the hand. Hands must be cupped to receive the Eucharist so that no person-to-person contact is made.
Collection baskets will not be passed. You can drop your envelope in the basket provided as you leave the church.
The bulletin will continue to be available on the parish website.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass continues to be dispensed. If you have a medical condition, compromised immune system or are feeling ill in anyway please do not come to Mass. We will continue live-streaming the Mass to Facebook and our Website.
Give thanks to God for what He has done for us!
Updated Online Mass Schedule for Foreseeable Future
8:00am Monday – Saturday
4:00pm with Fr. Angelo
8:00pm Vietnamese Mass:
11:15am with Fr. Bob
1:30pm Spanish Mass:
How to Watch FB Livestream Masses
You will be taken to our Facebook page. If a box pops up that asks you to sign in, just click on Not Now (at the bottom of the pop up) and it will go away. You do not need to have a Facebook Account and can watch any/all of our videos. You will note that if there is a live streaming Mass going on, the video in the corner will show LIVE. You can click on the video and turn your sound up to watch. You can also watch the past Masses at any time.
Don’t have a Facebook Account?
Visit this link to see our videos: https://www.facebook.com/St-John-XXIII-Catholic-Church-314726987796/videos/?ref=page_internal
Currently, NAMI LCH hosts the following weekly Zoom support groups and we ask that you let your congregants know about these resources:
- Connection Peer Group (for those with a mental health challenge) Mondays 6PM -7:30 PM
- Mental Health Court Support Group Tuesdays 12:30 PM -2 PM
- Family Support Group Tuesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM
- Veterans Support Group Wednesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM
If you go to our website, you will see directions for joining these meetings on the Zoom platform. Attending is just a matter of downloading the Zoom App to your computer or mobile device, then using the link/invitation on our website to join your specific meeting. There is also an in person Connection Peer Group each Wednesday night 6 PM -7:30 PM at Celedon Recovery Campus, 3331 Riverside Dr., Fort Myers. All CDC protocols are followed.