The Most Holy Eucharist


Sunday Mass
ANTICIPATED ON SATURDAY EVENINGS

4:00pm English — 7:00pm Español

Sunday Morning Masses

8:00am, 9:30am and 11:00am

Monday through Friday Masses

8:45am

FOOD CUPBOARD

Mondays and Fridays, 12:00noon — 2:00pm
Exceptions to this schedule are found
on the Parish Calendar
As of April 2024, our pantry is in need of:
cereals, applesauce, canned fruits, spam, bread crumbs, condiments, coffee and drinks.

ORDER of PENANCE

Saturdays: 3:00pm – 3:30pm
First Fridays: 8:15am
Call for other opportunities

ORDER of CHRISTIAN INITIATION of ADULTS

For teenagers, young adults and adults who desire to be baptized, to be confirmed, to receive First Holy Communion and/or to become a Catholic Christian, kindly call the Parish Faith Formation Office.
 

ORDER of BAPTISM of CHILDREN

Español
El primer domingo de cada mes
despues de la Misa de la 11:00am
English
Last Sunday of each month
after 11:00am Mass

ANOINTING of the SICK

For those who are homebound, experiencing serious illness or upcoming surgery, kindly call the Parish and arrange a time for this Sacrament and, if desired, the Sacraments of Penance and Most Holy Eucharist

ORDER of CELEBRATING MATRIMONY

Information will be forthcoming shortly. In the meantime, kindly call the Parish

CONSECRATED LIFE and HOLY ORDERS

 
For women and men discerning a call to Consecrated Life, phone or email Sr Gabrielle Mary Braccio, RSM at the Archdiocesan Office for Consecrated Life
 
For men, married or single, discerning a call to be a Deacon, phone or email Msgr. Gregory Fairbanks at the School of Diaconal Formation
 
For men discerning a call to be a Priest, phone or email Fr. David Friel at the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood


The Easter Season


O God,
Who on this day, through Your Only Begotten Son,
have conquered death
and unlocked for us the path to eternity,
grant, we pray, that we who keep
the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection
may, through the renewal brought by Your Spirit,
rise up in the light of life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

As the Solemnity of Jesus’ Resurrection dawns, the Church enters a 50 day period of time known as the Easter Season. In the fourth-century, Saint Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria Egypt, described the Easter Season as “one great Sunday” celebrated in joy and exultation as one feast day marked by singing Alleluia! (Festival Letter) The mind-boggling reality of Jesus’ Resurrection can not be reduced to a one-day, yearly recall of a historical event lodged in the past. Jesus’ rising to new life shapes who each is as a believer in the present and will be the basis for each believer’s hope for eternal life. Honestly, we need more than 50 days for this to soak deeply into the fiber of our being.

The Easter Season is intimately linked to the Period of Postbaptismal Catechesis or Mystagogy in the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults (Mystagogy comes from joining two Greek words that can be translated, “unfolding of the Mysteries” [in early Christianity, Mystery was the original word to refer to Sacrament]). The neophytes (those who were baptized, confirmed and received Holy Communion for the first time at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night) enter this Season “to grow in deepening their grasp of the Paschal Mystery and in making it part of their lives through meditation on the Gospel, sharing in the Eucharist and doing works of charity.” (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [1988], 244) Interestingly, the Church notes that this Season of growth involves the whole Christian community as well.

Becoming a
Catholic Christian

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Catholic Christian? Are you or someone you know (over 7 years old) who has been baptized Catholic but not confirmed and/or receiving Holy Communion?

We offer an opportunity to come together in a small group to grow in our relationship with the Divine Person, Jesus. Sessions focus on Jesus’ new life that unites one and all with God our Father in the power of Holy Spirit. We reflect on Jesus’ teachings as carried on in the daily life of the Church and so are formed to celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist through the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults at Easter. There are separate sessions for children, youth and adults. You are welcome to participate with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.

If you have any questions or desire more information, please contact the Faith Formation Office via email or phone.

Spring Bible Study
on the Glorious Mysteries

Have you ever wanted to grow in your understanding and devotion to the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary? Join Dr. Ben Akers and professors from the Augustine Institute Graduate School as they walk through these Biblical mysteries and seek to grow in understanding and love for Christ through them.

Register for Wednesdays 9:30am:
10, 17, 24 April
1, 8 May

Register for Wednesdays 6:30pm:
10, 17, 24 April
1, 8 May

We will meet in the Faith Formation Office. Cost $5.00 per person. For planning purposes, please register.

Eucharistic Revival
Holy Hour

The Parish-focused second year of the Eucharistic Revival officially began on 11 June 2023. During this year of the Eucharistic Revival, one of our goals at Saint John Bosco Parish is to promote and encourage increasing Eucharistic Devotion.

You are invited to join us for a Holy Hour at 10:00am in our Adoration Chapel on 7 February 2024, 3 April 2024 and 5 June 2024.

Treat yourself to some quiet time in prayer and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Hour provides each person an opportunity to bring before Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, the cares, concerns, joys, sorrows and thanksgivings that we all experience each day. Come join us as we pray together, as the Apostles did, in the presence of Jesus.

Come as a family or as an individual as all are most welcome.

Wedding Anniversaries

Your life as a couple through the years has been a witness to the sacramentality of Marriage and celebrating your anniversary will strengthen the graced-bond between each of you, your children and the parish community. As a parish, we will pray for couples celebrating a sacramental wedding anniversary. All couples who wish to participate can submit their names, anniversary date and contact information. Please email the information and your names will be listed by month in the Sunday Bulletin and on the Saint John Bosco Electronic Message Board.

O God, Creator of all things,
Who in the beginning made man and woman
that they might form the marriage bond,
bless and strengthen the union of
our parishioners that they may show forth
an ever more perfect image of
the union of Christ with his Church.
Through our lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.