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Rev. Leonard Villa

  
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Christ the Savior Is Born

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RCIA

RCIA If you know someone who has to make one of their sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Communion, Confirmation) or someone who is not Catholic that wishes to become Catholic please have them call the office so that they can enroll. The number is 845.294.5328 God Bless You

Perpetual Annunciation

God’s whole plan of salvation is a perpetual annunciation.  In this gospel, there are numerous “annunciations” beyond Gabriel’s revealing to Mary that she would conceive “the Son of God.”  Gabriel makes known that Mary is holy; that the child shall be named Jesus; that the kingdom of this Child would have no end; that this Child is “holy, the Son of God”; that Elizabeth has conceived; that “nothing will be impossible for God”; and that Mary is God’s faithful and obedient handmaid.  Indeed, perpetual annunciation is God’s pattern of relating to us.-Living Liturgy™, Fourth Sunday of Advent 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 21, 2014

 Drop down dew from above, you heavens, and let the clouds rain down the Just One; let the earth be opened and bring forth a Savior.

 Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ your Son was made known by the message of an Angel, may by his Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of his Resurrection.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.-Living Liturgy™, 2014  

Scripture of the Day

  Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.-Luke 1:38,usccb.org

The Church of St. John the Evangelist

We will be launching a new website for The Church of St. John The Evangelist during sometime in January…keep a look out for more information coming soon.

Joy to the World

 

The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”- Luke 2: 10-14

Sunday, December 21, 4th Sunday of Advent

 Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
Reflection
Sometimes the signs God gives are unmistakable. Sometimes the signs are not so obvious. What signs do we see when we look around us? Sometimes it is hard to see God's signs because the signs of our world are so ever present and large. How many times this month have you seen this sign: "ONLY 20 (or 18, or 10, or 6 or…) MORE SHOPPING DAYS 'TIL CHRISTMAS." Do we ever stop to think, "How many praying days left until Christmas?"
Prayer for the Advent Wreath
Lord, our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people.                 He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us. He is the Savior of us all.  O Lord, let your blessing come upon us as we light all candles of this wreath.  May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ's promise of salvation.  May He come quickly and not delay.  We ask this in His holy name.  Amen.
Advent Action   Look around you for a sign of God's presence. When you find it, share it with someone.

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Advent "The word Advent is from the Latin adventus for "coming" and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent always contains four Sundays, beginning on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, (November 30) and continuing until December 24. It blends together a penitential spirit, very similar to Lent, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called the Parousia, and a joyful theme of getting ready for the Bethlehem event."-ewtn

Videos

Visit our Calendar page for videos on: Fr. Robert Barron on Christmas,
 
Fr. Robert Barron on The Spirituality of Advent, Fr. Robert Barron on The Advent Revolution, Daily Advent Reflections from Fr. Robert Barron, 

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Mass Schedule

Monday through Friday: In the Chapel at 6:30 am and 5:15 pm   
Saturday: 8 am
Saturday Vigil: 5 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am (Children's Mass), 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm (Spanish Mass, multiple Mass intentions are taken for this Mass), 5:00 pm
Last Friday of Every Month: Spanish Language Healing Mass at 7:30 pm in the Church.
Once a month on a Sunday: 3 pm Tagalog Mass.  Please call 845.294.5328 for a list of dates in which this Mass will be held.

Parish Membership
Every family in the parish should be properly registered. If you move to another parish, or change your address, please notify the rectory and give the old as well as the new address. If you are not registered, we cannot serve you by issuing testimonial letters in connection with sponsorship for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Matrimony. We also cannot give recommendations for positions, schools, or character references if we do not know you.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Thursday before every First Friday 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. or anytime by appointment

 Sacrament of Baptism
Saturday Baptisms:

English - 4th Saturday of each month at 12 noon
Spanish - 3rd Saturday of each month at 12 noon
 Sunday Baptisms:
English - 1st & 2nd, Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Spanish - 4th Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
Requirements for Baptisms at St. John's

Please visit the calendar page for a list of dates for classes and baptisms.
You must complete all the paperwork before registering for a date for an actual baptism.
 **THE ABOVE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. 

 Sacrament of the Sick
Please call the rectory if you or your loved one is in Orange Regional Medical Center so a priest may come and visit.
Sacrament of Marriage
Couples intending to be married must come to the rectory to make arrangements at least SIX MONTHS before the date of the wedding. At that time, they should present recent copies of their Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation certificates. 

Eucharistic Adoration
Every first Friday in the chapel from after the 6:30 am Mass until Saturday before the 8:00 am Mass.  Also every Monday through Friday in the chapel from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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The Church of St. John the Evangelist 
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