Regular Mass Schedule

"We exist to form a community of Spirit-filled, missionary disciples of Jesus"

Weekdays
• Tuesday - 6:00 pm Mass
• Wednesday - 8:00 am Mass
• Thursday - 8:00 am Mass
• Friday - 12:15 pm Mass
• Saturday - 8:00 am Mass

Sunday Liturgies
• Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm Mass
• 9:00 am Mass (Live Streamed)
• 11:00 am Mass
• 5:00 pm Mass

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. until 4:30p.m., closed for lunch 12:00-1:00p.m.

Confession Times: Tuesdays from 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. / Fridays from 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. / Saturdays 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

 

Message from Fr. Dan

Dear Parishioners,

We had mentioned, prior to Holy Week, about a plan for a phased re-opening of the parish. It has been slow coming as we’ve been consulting with the Diocese and health professionals about our proposed plan. A tricky aspect is that we have had to be flexible throughout the course of the last year, and we anticipate that same need, even as we look to slowly shift back to normal. For now, we would like to re-communicate what our current “Phase 1” is. Part of this reality is impacted by the lack of ushers that we currently have serving over the course of the weekend. While  other parishes have required sign-ups to attend, we do not currently have the staff/ushers to maintain that at all the weekend Masses. So, we would ask everyone at the parish to continue to observe the following: 

  • Saturday evening Mass is for the vulnerable population- masks and distancing are required. 
  • At the Sunday Masses, masks and distancing continue to be highly encouraged, although, as attendance increases, we recognize that we may not be able to maintain the every-other-pew set up.  
  • Singing is permitted, although you’re certainly not “required” to sing at Mass. 
  • For those who wish to receive communion on the tongue, you must come to the priest’s line for communion and, if possible, receive kneeling. I have a small station to purify my hands if any contact is made. 
  • We will continue to not pass baskets for the collection, but the box near the sanctuary, along with the two smaller boxes in the Cross St. entrance and in the gathering space across from the elevator, will continue to be available.

Throughout the course of this time, it has required charity on all sides. We realize folks may fall to either   extreme here- we shouldn’t be doing anything in person, or we shouldn’t be wearing masks at all. As your pastor, I ask you to live in charity. This has obviously been a very challenging time, but our hope is in Jesus Christ, and Him risen from the dead! Participation at the Sunday liturgy is essential to our life as His disciples, and our top priority as a parish is ensuring the eternal salvation of the people here. The Lord makes clear, this salvation comes from eating His body and drinking His blood. Thank you for observing these recommendations so that we can come to worship Him, and receive a greater share in His resurrection life. 

In Christ,

Fr. Dan

 

Happy Easter!

Realign Resources for Mission

Did you miss our parish meeting with the representatives from the Realign Resources for Mission committee? You can watch the video recently published by the diocese that includes the content of that meeting, which explains the origin and purpose of the committee, and which provides an opportunity to receive your feedback through the survey. You can find the video and the information about the survey on this webpage on the diocese website.

Pentecost Prayer Vigil

"The Holy Spirit comes where he is loved, where he is invited, where he is expected." - St. Bonaventure

Join us on Saturday, May 22nd at 7pm as we seek the Lord for MORE of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and for our city. We will meet in the parish hall downstairs, take time to enter into worship, and pray for a fresh outpouring of the Spirit even as He fell upon the disciples at Pentecost. Hope you can join us! Come Holy Spirit!

Help with Adoration Hours

 

There are a few hours on our Eucharistic Adoration schedule that need 1 or more committed adorers. If you are able to commit to one of the following hours for the foreseeable future, please contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected] Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated!

Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:00

Wednesday: 2:00 - 3:00

 

FORMED.ORG

We have a parish subscription to FORMED. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies. There is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church!

To create a FORMED account, visit www.formed.org and click "sign up". From there, select our parish name or enter the 48197 zip code, add your email and you're in! FORMED is also available on Android and IOS devices.

 

Bishop's Year of the Bible

Bishop Boyea has declared a Year of the Bible in the Diocese of Lansing! You can learn more about this and sign up for the daily scriptures here.

COVID19 Mass Guidelines

The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue through May 16, 2021. If you are a registered parishioner at another parish, we would encourage you to attend that parish during this time.

  • If you have a fever or have been ill in the last 48 hours,  please do not attend Mass.
  • Masks/face coverings are encouraged at all Masses.
  • We use a color seating system inside the church to maintain physical distancing for our parishioners. Pew color for Mass is displayed at the entrances to the church. Saturday Mass is a guaranteed distancing Mass/Mask required Mass; please no sitting in pews that are not the color pew for the Mass. Sunday Masses - once the designated color pews are full, parishioners may sit where they need to in the open rows.
  • We have been and will continue to livestream the Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Mass. 

Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as we receive information from the Diocese of Lansing. We are grateful for your patience and charity during this time.

2019-2020 Financial Report

To view our St. John the Baptist 2019-2020 Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, please click HERE.

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Ypsilanti, MI 48197-8108
(734) 483-3360

 

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