PARISH NEWS

Public Masses are now open and we are back to our regular Mass schedule! We are so excited to welcome you back and worship together again! That said, we are still deeply concerned for all our parishioners' safety. Please be aware of the safety guidelines we have in place for the celebration of Mass, and take time as a family to discuss and prepare.

  • WHO should attend a limited public Mass in person?
    The faithful of the Diocese of Toledo continue to be dispensed from their Sunday obligation until September 1. Understanding the desire of so many of the faithful to return to our churches, it remains important for those who are at greater risk (the elderly, sick, those with pre-existing conditions) to refrain and be encouraged to refrain from returning to public liturgies until such time as they feel comfortable and confident to do so.
  • WHAT restrictions will there be?
    -Social distancing (six feet) will be practiced at all public Masses. Families who live together can sit together but should be spaced more than six feet away from other families.
    -We ask that you wear a face mask/cover in the church (except for children 3 and under), and you are encouraged to bring your own hand sanitizer and/or sanitizing wipes.
    -For the communion procession, it will be similar to the grocery store. There will be a single file line in the middle aisle with 6 foot spacing. There will be multiple “communion stations” near the sanctuary. Deacon Mark and Fr. Dave will move from station to station as the communicants move up the aisle. It will be similar to communion at an altar rail, without kneeling, and each person 6 feet apart.
    -There will also be temporary liturgical changes like those implemented during the early stages of this pandemic. These changes include:
    -The Sign of Peace continues to be suspended and there is to be no physical contact (handholding) during the Lord’ Prayer.
    -The distribution of the Precious Blood from the chalice continues to be suspended during this time.
    -No passing of a basket for the collection. Baskets will be provided for you to drop your envelope in before or after Mass.
    -Admission to Mass will be conducted in cooperation with the “Stay Safe Ohio” order, which means a limit on congregation size to 50% of total seating. Parishioners who do not attend Mass in person should continue to keep the Sabbath holy with intentional time in prayer. This may include watching a livestreamed Mass and making a spiritual communion.
  • See more in "Guidelines on Coming Back to Mass" in document list below, and visit our Facebook page for video updates.

The parish office is open 10am-2pm, Monday through Friday. Visitors must wear a mask to be allowed in. 

To stay connected with our parish, please like and follow our Facebook page: facebook.com/stjohnthebaptist.pointplace/
This is where we'll post updates about the parish schedule, videos and notes from Fr. Dave, and live streamed Masses and prayers. It's a great way for our parishioners to stay connected to one another and to continue growing in faith together!
We will also be posting videos and Mass to our Youtube channel: search St. John the Baptist, Point Place or go to youtube.com/channel/UCEaqfioxGxs6pYT3UFSHCqg

Parish Schedule:
Mass:
Mondays: 7am
Tuesdays: 6:30pm
Wednesdays: 8am
Thursdays: 8am
Fridays: 8am
Saturdays: 4:30pm
Sundays: 10:30am

A video of Mass will be placed on Facebook and Youtube Sunday morning for those staying home.

Confession Available:
Tuesday 5:30pm-6:15pm
Wednesday 7-7:45am
Saturday 3pm-4:15pm

Join us after the Tuesday 6:30pm Mass for Rosary.

Adoration will be on Wednesdays, following the 8am Mass until 7pm (ending with Benediction). Please come spend some time with Our Lord in the Eucharist! Sign-up sheets to take an hour of prayer will be available at the doors of the church at weekend Masses. Sign up for a Holy Hour or just stop by whenever you can!

ONLINE GIVING is available through our website. You can also mail envelopes to the parish office or deposit them in the dropbox on the rectory porch.
We humbly ask you to consider supporting our parish prayerfully and financially, as we still depend on your generosity to keep our ministry going. Thank you.



ADDRESS
5153 N. Summit Street
Toledo, Ohio 43611

CONTACTS
Email:  secretary@stjohnpp.com
Phone: 419-726-2034

LINKS


Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Daily 12 Noon- 1:00 pm for lunch