Please consider giving the gift of life
Blood Drive this weekend Sunday, July 19 at the KC Hall. Mindy Hendrix asks that you please call her at 573-270-8105 to set up when are able to give. You can still just show up, but she’d rather you make an appointment so there isn’t a bunch of people at once. Thank you!
This convenient new system does not require you to contact your bank to sign up or to make changes. You can use any of your checking or savings accounts and the funds will be automatically transferred to our parish bank account. This system is more convenient for the parish than electronic checks from your bank. And it’s convenient for you because you can make changes at any time. You can see reports on your contribution history and generate tax statements at each year’s end.
Our Online Giving system provides you the opportunity to give to our special collections in addition to regular offerings. You can choose to do a One Time Gift or a special remembrance, or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection. It’s easy and it’s convenient!
Unable to attend Mass at Leopold and want to make your weekly contribution, or forgot your envelope or checkbook and want to give to a particular collection, no problem.
Now you can donate online.
St. John's Parish will be hosting Totus Tuus, a week long summer youth program, on June 21 - 26 at Leopold!
Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 2:30pm for Grades 1-6 (lunch included)
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00pm - 9:15pm for Grades 7-12 (snack included)
*This summer, Totus Tuus will take the place of Vacation Bible School previously held in July.
Totus Tuus is a summer Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through exciting and engaging presentations, prayer, and Christian witness and action. A team of trained, energetic young adults will come and lead the young people of our parishes in games, skits, lessons, prayer, discussions, and more!
The mission of Totus Tuus is to inspire in young people a true longing for holiness, a deep desire for daily conversion, and an openness to their vocation by constantly challenging them to give themselves entirely to Christ through Mary and by continually strengthening their prayer lives in imitation of her.
The cost of this program is $15 per student, but $45 is the maximum payment for 3 or more children from the same family. The program for Grades 1-6 will include a lunch. A snack will be provided for Grades 7 - 12 in the evenings. If you need help with the payment, then please contact Father Coon privately at 238-3300 extension 2. No young person will be denied participation because they cannot pay. Also, please be assured that social distance guidelines will be strictly adhered to during this program. If you have any other questions, contact Stacy Halter, the Totus Tuus parish coordinator, at 573-238-6240 (call/text).
You may enroll your child using the "Register Here" or submit a paper enrollment form which will be mailed shortly to St. John/St. Anthony families. The deadline for registering is Friday, June 19th, 2020.
The cost of this program is $15 per student, but $45 is the maximum payment for 3 or more children from the same family. The program for Grades 1-6 will include a lunch. A snack will be provided for Grades 7 - 12 in the evenings. If you need help with the payment, then please contact Father Coon privately at 238-3300 extension 2. No young person will be denied participation because they cannot pay.
Register by using the link below or by submitting enrollment form to St. John Parish Office.
Deadline to register: Friday, June 19.
Beginning today, our churches will be open for personal prayer.
St. John Church will be open from 8:00 a.m. until at least nightfall.
St. Anthony Church will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Please use provided sanitary wipes or spray found in our center isles to sanitize the area where you prayed. Sanitary wipes can be thrown away in the wastebaskets found in or near our bathrooms.
Bishop Rice has lifted the suspension of the celebration of public Masses.
We will resume our usual Sacrament schedule this evening (5/19/20) with Confession from 5:15 to 5:40 and Mass at 5:45. Mass will be at 7:20 Wednesday through Friday and the weekend will be as usual.
Until further notice, the following directives for Mass are in affect at the direction of our Bishop.
Please share this information with those who do not have access to our web site.
The distribution of Holy Communion will occur after the Final Blessing in order to limit the movement of so many people during the celebration of the Mass. For those who receive Holy Communion, you may offer your quiet Prayer of Thanksgiving back at your pew before leaving church. While distributing Holy Communion, priests and Extraordinary Ministers are to wear a mask. Ministers are to bring their own mask. The distribution of the Precious Blood, which is always optional, will not occur. Those who sit in the choir loft at St. John’s will need to come downstairs to receive Holy Communion.
To prevent the spread of the virus on hard surfaces, and to avoid the need to sanitize every book that was used after every Mass, all hymnals and missalettes have been removed from the main body of our churches. If you wish to follow along with the readings, you may bring your own personal Missal from home, such as a St. Joseph Missal or The Magnificat. Singing is limited to the Holy, Acclamation, Great Amen, and Lamb of God.
During Mass, no gift bearers or Altar Servers are to be utilized.
Ushers will not take the collection from the congregation. A basket is to be placed near the entrances to our churches so that individuals may place their offerings in the baskets before or after Mass.
To cut down on hand-to-hand contact, bulletins are not to be passed out but may be picked up from tables or bulletin racks after Mass.
The Sign of Peace, which is always optional, will not occur.
The wearing of a mask or face covering by individuals is recommended but not required. As stated above, a mask is only required for priests and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at the time Holy Communion is distributed.
To maintain social distancing, seating will be available only in every other pew. The other pews will be roped off. While individual family members may sit closer together than six feet, a six foot distance is to be maintained from one family to another.
After each Sunday Mass, pews will be sanitized. At St. John’s, KC Members have agreed to sanitize the pews through the month of June. Other parish group leaders are asked to call me by June 1 to volunteer your group for a future month. At St. Anthony’s, the Parish Council and PCCW will work together to sanitize the pews. For weekday Masses, no groups will be assigned. I simply ask that one or two individuals stay after Mass to accomplish this task.
Because every other pew will be unoccupied for Mass, it is possible that we could reach seating capacity with still more people wanting to come into the church. To accommodate an overflow crowd at St. John's, Danny Seiler is working to try and get the church sound system hooked into our electric bell system so that the audio can be heard outside of church. Therefore, in case St. John Church gets full before you arrive, you may want to bring a folding chair so you can sit out in front of church in order to hear the Mass being celebrated. Then, if you wish to receive Holy Communion, you could come in at the end of Mass as people start to leave.
A SPECIAL NOTE TO ALL USHERS IN BOTH PARISHES As our churches begin to fill with people, please assist with helping individuals and families find pews where they can sit and maintain the six foot distance as described above. Direct people outside when our seating capacities have been reached.
Also, please open the church door to welcome each individual and family. This keeps multiple people from touching the door handles and possibly spreading the virus to others.
Danny will continue live streaming our 8:00 Mass. But with the inside speakers now having to be turned up for those in the church, live streaming may not work because of poor audio quality like we had the first week. If good audio can not be maintained, live streaming will be discontinued.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still dispensed (lifted) by our Bishop. The elderly and those with underlying health conditions who would normally celebrate weekend Mass may want to consider celebrating one or more Masses during the week when fewer people are present in church.
No dates for final preparations, or for the celebration of first Holy Communion, are being considered at this time.
No date has been set for the resumption of weekly Eucharistic Adoration at St. John's.
While this is an unprecedented situation for us all, please know that everything that is being asked is done so in an effort to do what we can to slow the spread of the virus while at the same time making the celebrations of Mass and Confession safely available to us.
If you have any questions or need clarification on any of the above points, please do not hesitate to call me at 238-3300 ext. 2. This is an awkward time for all of us, but we will do our best for Jesus. Stay close to your loved ones. With those you live with pray together, enjoy suppers together with good listening and conversation, and have fun together.
Please watch the flock note and web site for further updates and announcements.
Thanks to Cindy Jansen and Aimee Hampton who make these social media opportunities readily available to us. Thanks also to Danny Seiler for all he is doing for us with live streaming Masses and now roping off pews in both churches and working for outside audio at St. John’s.
As He has been, Jesus is with us every step of the way.
Gratefully Yours in our Risen Lord,
As the diocese and our parish prepare for the annual DDF campaign, we ask our Lord to guide us in sharing our gifts with the diocese and greater Church, we pray to the Lord...
A medida que la diócesis y nuestra parroquia empieza la campaña anual del DDF, le pedimos a Dios para que nos guie de cómo compartir nuestros regalos con la diócesis y la Iglesia. Oremos al Señor...
Prayer ideas and faith formation opportunities for families.
Part 1 video from Bishop Rice to help teach the basics of what children and families should understand about the Mass and the Eucharist.
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
M-W-F: 7:20 am; Tuesday: 5:45 pm;
Thursday: 8:30 am
Sunday: 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm
2nd & 4th Wednesday 6:00 pm
Sunday: 7:20-7:50; 9:30-9:50
Or by appointment, contact Pastor.
Every Mon. 7:00 am to Tues. 7:00 am
Father David Coon
Church Secretary: Cindy Thele
Phone: (573) 238-3300
Fax: (573) 238-2450
St. John Church,
PO Box 83
Leopold, MO 63760-0083
DRE: Holly Hoesli 573-238-5452
Music Director: Daniel Seiler 573-208-8997
Cemetery: Ashton James 573-579-7158
Amanda McDonough 573-238-5199
Kyla Langston 573-225-0608