FAQs

Saint John the Evangelist Parish

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Parish Mass Schedule?

Vigil Mass for Sundays (Saturday Evening):  5:30 PM

Sunday Masses:  7:30; 9:30 and 11:30 AM

Daily Mass: 8:00 AM (First Friday at 9:00 AM during the school year)

Holy Day Vigil Mass: 5:30 PM.

Holy Day Masses: 7:00 AM; 12:00 Noon

When is the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) available?

Every Saturday in the Church from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Parish Penance Services are conducted with Saint Ignatius and Our Lady of Grace Parishes during Advent and Lent. The Sacrament is also available by appointment (215. 295.4102).

How do I register in the Parish?

Anyone wishing to join the parish should come to the rectory to and complete a confidential census report.  At that time you will be provided with a Welcome Booklet with information about Saint John the Evangelist Parish and the many services and activities of the parish.  The Parish Pastoral Offices (located in the former Convent) are open Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

 

What are the directions to Saint John the Evangelist Parish?

Saint John the Evangelist Parish is located at the corner of Big Oak Road and Makefield Road.  The parish is easily accessible from all major highways.

From Philadelphia using US 1North, exit at “Oxford Valley” and make a left onto Oxford Valley Road. Follow the road for two lights and make a right on Big Oak Road. Stay on Big Oak for approximately two miles to Makefield Road. There are three entrances to the property; two on Big Oak and one on Makefield Road.

From Trenton using US 1 South, exit at “Yardley” and take Route 13 north to Big Oak Road (two lights) and make a left. The parish property is located in approximately one mile at the corner of Big Oak and Makefield Roads.

 

How can I obtain a Mass Card?

Mass Cards are available at the Parish Pastoral Offices during normal workings hours of 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

When are baptisms celebrated? How do I schedule a baptism?

Baptisms are celebrated on the first and third Sundays of each month in the Church at 1:00 PM.  Parents should contact the Parish Pastoral Offices to schedule a date for the baptism. Parents are also required to attend Pre-Jordan class that occurs on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Deacon James Hartman Room; please call the Parish Pastoral Office to register for this program. Godparents are required to submit eligibility forms available from their local parish.  These forms must be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the scheduled Baptism.

 

How do I get a Godparent or Sponsor Eligibility form (letter)?

In order to be eligible to be a Godparent (for baptism) or Sponsor (for Confirmation) the registered parishioner must attest to meeting the following requirements: he/she is at least sixteen years of age; has been fully initiated in the Catholic faith (have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation); attends Mass regularly on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation; and if married, was married in the Catholic Church or with the approval of the Catholic Church. A parent is not eligible to be the Godparent of one of their own children. Please stop by the Parish Pastoral Offices to complete the Sponsorship Eligibility Form.

 

How do I obtain a copy of sacramental certificate(s)?

If you were baptized, confirmed or received First Holy Communion at Saint John the Evangelist Parish you can call the Parish Pastoral Offices to have a certificate prepared. If you received the sacraments in another parish, that parish would have the certificates available.