Holy Mass Streamed Online, March 28 and 29
Holy Mass at St. John the Beloved online for Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent (March 28) and the Fifth Sunday of Lent (March 29).
8:00 a.m. Fr. Anthony Robbie (Low Extraordinary Form) via https://Livestream.com/StJohnMcLean
9:30 a.m. Fr. Pollard (Propers in English / Ordinary in Latin) via https://Livestream.com/StJohnMcLean
11:00 a.m. Fr. Rampino (Mass in English) via bit.ly/MarymountChaplainInstagram
Confessions will be in Church at the regular times of 8:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday
Fifth Sunday of Lent, Lauds and Vespers
Lauds (Morning Prayer)
Vespers (Evening Prayer)
Diocesan Covid-19 Precautions
UPDATED: March 16th, 2020
Effective March 16, 2020 at midnight all public Masses are suspended in the Diocese of Arlington.
- This suspension will also encompass Holy Hours and Stations of the Cross.
- Pastoral and communion visits may only be made to the dying.
- Churches will remain open for personal prayer. But no more than 10 people may be in the church at a given time.
- Adoration may take place. Similarly, no more than 10 people may be in the church at a given time.
- Confession times will remain but we should not employ the confessionals.
- To ensure that everyone maintains a safe distance, we will set up confessional stations in the back sections of pews.
Those coming to church are asked to maintain a minimum safe distance from each other and to refrain from entering if there appear to be 10 people already in church.
St. John the Beloved Lent 2020
Since we are spending more time at home, the family rosary can become part of our routine. Relevant Radio has a page with the prayers: https://relevantradio.com/pray-the-rosary/ and a link to listen live to Relevant Radio.
Beyond the rosary we can deepen our prayer with and for God's people by praying the Liturgy of the Hours. iBreviary on our iPad or smart phone lets us pray the same prayers offered by every bishop, priest, deacon and religious sister throughout the world.
There are an additional great wealth of resources online. Our parish subscription to FORMED.org will be especially helpful with movies, documentaries, audio books, spiritual talks, Bible Studies and more. Go to https://formed.org/ and sign up with the parish subscription code X8DEVW to take advantage of it.
The parish of St. John Cantius in Chicago broadcasts live daily its Masses, Rosary, Solemn Vespers and Compline:
Fr. Charles Trullols at the Catholic Information Center will be posting live video via its website https://cicdc.org/ each Weekday Mass at 9:30 a.m., Adoration from 10:00 a.m. to Noon, and the Rosary at 12:00 p.m.
The good priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter broadcast the Holy Mass (Extraordinary Form) several times a day from five locations on http://livemass.net/.
My self-inflicted confinement is almost over. I shall be back on Thursday the 26th. In the last two weeks the world has changed. We have not seen churches closed since the 1918 outbreak of the Spanish Flu. This Lent started in modern comfort but will proceed with the rigor that Christians have known before.
We are afraid for good reason. Comparisons of coronavirus to regular influenza might calm some of our fears and they might bring us to the realization that we may have been spreading disease and death rather casually.
Even though Christians, who know the Resurrection of Christ and who look forward to eternal life, can be unafraid if not even indifferent to death, we must understand and sympathize with those who know only this earthly life. Equally tragic are those non-believers who experience the glory and beauty of life and those who know only suffering. Death is equally cruel to both.
Eternal rest grant unto them...
Nazhet Ol-Molouk Safi Shahi
John Joseph Sheehey III
Anne Maum McLaughlin