SERVING OXFORD, LAFAYETTE, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI SINCE 1943

Sunday Bulletin

FEBRUARY 2021

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES DURING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15-19. 

THIS INCLUDES THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, THE KofC FISH FRY AND BLOOD DRIVE.

CUIDADO: Debido a las malas condiciones de las carreteras y la tormenta invernal que se avecina, los servicios de Cuaresma,  se cancelan.

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Due to the Pandemic, the Mass times at the foot of the homepage are incorrect. Please read the message below for the "COVID-19" scheduling:

WELCOME VISITORS AND GUESTS (please go to the bottom of the page for COVID-19 Guidelines)

Mass times on Sundays are 8:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm and 7:00pm during the pandemic. On the First Sunday, there is no 7:00pm Mass in lieu of a 1:00pm Mass in Spanish.

USHERS ARE NEEDED! If you are willing to help usher for Sunday Masses, please sign up here. This is a VALUABLE ministry that helps keep our Church safe and sound. 

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LENT BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 17:

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, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to 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.

 

During Lent, the parish will offer:

Stations of the Cross at 5:00pm on Fridays during Lent. Social distancing and masking required.

Knights of Columbus Catfish Dinners at 5:30pm (take out only). If you want 5 or more plates to go, make your order in advance (by 3:00pm on Fridays) by calling Basil (662-816-0252). 

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: On Tuesdays during Lent, Adoration will begin after the 8:30am Mass and continue until 8:00pm. Click here to reserve your time with Jesus in the Host.

Those who want to use a guide for Lent are welcome to download the "12 Labors of Lent" Worksheet. Click here.

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Blood Drive- NEW DATE:

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive on March 5th from 2:30pm until 6:30pm. Participants in the Blood Drive will get a free catfish dinner! Sign up here.

DRAWDOWN 2021:

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the 2021 virtual/online-only Drawdown on April 17, 2021. Your $100.00 ticket gets you into an exclusive online event with a premium auction, local cooking classes, a virtual talent show and a chance to WIN $10,000.00!

Proceeds will go to help pay off the medical expenses for ICM Director, Lena Wiley's organ transplant. We are also raising money for our local charities: The Oxford Pregnancy Center, LovePacks, Doors of Hope and The Interfaith Compassion Ministry (ICM).

We need volunteers! If you are interested in helping, click here or contact Kaleel Rahaim (krahaim@ yahoo.com). 

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Catholic Service Appeal:

Bishop Kopacz has released an audio message for this year's Catholic Service Appeal. You may click here to hear about the appeal and the services the Diocese funds through this appeal.  

El mensaje del obispo para la Campaña de servicio católico de este año está disponible en audio. Presione aquí.

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COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

Public Celebration of Mass (The Diocese of Jackson is still dispensed from the Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days):

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK IF POSSIBLE! 

Masses are celebrated publicly on Sundays at 8:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm and 7:00pm (except first Sundays where Mass in Spanish is at 1:00).  Daily Masses are MWF 12:10pm and T Th 8:30am

Capacity is 150 people per Mass.

Please arrive early to insure a seat. We do not reserve seating nor register for attendance. First come, first serve!

Confessions on Wednesday and Friday at 11:00am until noon, Saturdays at 11:00am until noon and on Sundays at 7:30am, 10:30am and 4:00pm.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Sundays from 4:00pm until 5:00pm.

No one will be admitted into the Church without a mask (2 years old and older).

There is no nursery or cry-room at the present time.

If you are COVID-19 positive or feel ill, please do not attend.

The Sunday 8:30am Mass is livestreamed via Facebook (St John the Evangelist OXFORD MS) each week. Daily Masses are also livestreamed.

Please consider using your device if you wish to follow along with the Liturgy. There are several apps available for your use. Click here for a sample.

 

 


Mass Times

Sunday Mass
  • 8:30am, 11:00am, & 5:00pm
  • Nursery is provided during the Sunday Masses
Daily Mass
  • Tues., Thurs. 8:30AM
  • Mon, Wed., Fri. 12:10PM
First Fridays
  • 6:45am Mass w/ Adoration until 12:00pm
  • Confessions: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • 12:10pm Mass
Sacrament of Reconciliation
  • Sunday 7:45am, 10:30am, & 4:15pm
  • Friday 11:00am, by appointment

Contact Information

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
  • 403 University Avenue
    Oxford, MS 38655
  • 416 South 5th Street
    Oxford, MS 38655
  • Phone: (662) 234-6073
  • Fax: (662) 234-6079
  • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    Friday: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM