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

Sunday Bulletin

December 2020

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

 

Advent and Christmas:

Advent begins on November 29th. This is the beginning of the new liturgical year. Although we have to be careful during this pandemic, the Church will have the following opportunities:

  • Posadas (rosaries in anticipation of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) will begin on Thursday, Dec 3 at 6:00pm in the Church. All are welcome.
  • The Feast of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on the vigil Monday, Dec 7 at 5:00pm and on the Feast Day Tuesday, Dec 8 at 8:30am.
  • Fr. Leopold Keffler and Fr. Joe will hear Confessions from 3:00pm until 5:00pm on Wednesday, Dec 9
  • The Knights of Columbus have a BLOOD DRIVE on Thursday, Dec 10 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm. Sign up here and use the keyword "stjohnscatholic"
  • The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is Dec 12. There will be a procession at 6:00am around the Church and a Mass at 7:00am for the Feast Day.
  • A Children's "Lessons and Carols" program on Wednesday, Dec 16 at 6:30pm at St. John's
  • Masses will continue at 8:30am, 11:00am, 5:00pm and 7:00pm on Sundays

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Eve: Mass at 5:30pm and 7:00pm

The 7:00pm Mass will be a bilingual Mass (Spanish and English)

Christmas Day: Mass at 10:00am

The pandemic may change any of the above plans. Fr. Joe is committed to following the guidelines of the city when it comes to safety and health.

 

Celebración de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe:  

Rosario: 3 diciembre -11 diciembre (En Iglesia: 3, 9, 10 diciembre. De lo contrario, rezaba en los hogares)

Dia de la Fiesta: 12 de diciembre de 2020 Mananitas: 6:00 am Misa a seguir (@ 7:00am).

 

 

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):

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.

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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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Misa Espanol: 

Misas se celebrarán el primer domingo de cada mes a la 1:00 p.m. 

 

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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