Our Schedule of Services

The approach for the celebration of the Eucharist at St. Jean’s is drawn from the spirituality of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament as found in number 25 of our Rule of Life.

The celebration of the Eucharist joyfully proclaims the marvels God has accomplished in our history. Each time we celebrate the Memorial of Christ’s Passover we enter into the work of salvation. Through sharing in his body and blood we are progressively wrenched from the forces of evil. The Lord reveals to us the presence of sin in our selfishness, in our apathy or complicity in injustice, while drawing us toward a new life. In this same movement we offer to the Father our own lives along with the hopes and suffering of all those with whom we are working to build a society based on justice and love.

Weekdays:
7:30 am
12:15 pm
Confessions are heard from 11:45 am until 12:10 pm.
Saturday:
12:15 pm
5:30 pm – Vigil Liturgy
Confessions are heard from 11:45 am until 12:10 pm and from 5:00 pm until 5:30 pm.
Sunday:
9:00 am
11:00 am – Choral Liturgy
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
Confessions are heard from 7:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Holydays:
7:30 am, 12:15 pm, 7:00 pm
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
Christmas Eve
5:30 pm – Christmas Vigil Mass
11:30 pm – Choral Carols
12:00 am – Christmas Midnight Choral Liturgy
Christmas Day
9:00 am
11:00 am – Choral Liturgy
New Year’s Eve
5:30 pm – Vigil Liturgy
11:00 pm – Mass to Celebrate the New Year
New Year’s Day
9:00 am
11:00 am
5:30 pm
7:30 pm

 

 

 

THE LENTEN – EASTER SEASON
Ash Wednesday

7:30 am
12:15 pm
7:00 pm
Ashes are distributed from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm

Stations of the Cross – every Friday in Lent following he 12:15 pm Mass

Palm Sunday
9:00 am
11:00 am – Choral Liturgy with Procession of Palms
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
Holy Thursday
7:30 pm – Choral Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper with the Rite of Washing the Feet
Adoration at the Repository of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 pm.
Good Friday
12:00 pm – Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm – Choral Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death
7:30 pm – Service of Tenebrae
Holy Saturday
9:00 am – Service of Tenebrae
7:30 pm – The Great Vigil of Easter, Choral Liturgy
Easter Sunday
9:00 am
11:00 am – Choral Liturgy
5:30 pm

PRIVATE PRAYER AND EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AT THE CHURCH OF ST. JEAN BAPTISTE

Daily Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament has been part and parcel of the Church of St. Jean Baptiste since the arrival of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1900. Number 31 of its Rule of Life explains why prayer before the Eucharist is so much a part of its spirituality:
By drawing our attention to the signs of the Sacrament, exposition of the Holy Eucharist calls to mind the celebration of the Memorial of the Lord. It invites us to recognize and adore the presence of Christ in the gift of his body given up for us, and his blood poured out for a new covenant. Thus exposition facilitates our communion with Christ who offers himself to us as the Bread of Life, nourishment shared for the community.
We believe there is power in prayer, and so we invite our neighbors and friends to take advantage of the variety of prayer forms we celebrate at St. Jean Baptiste.
Nocturnal Adoration is conducted every First Friday of the month in the church. It begins with the celebration of the Eucharist at 5:30 pm and continues with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It concludes with the service of Vespers beginning at 8:30 pm.The Charismatic Prayer Group meets every Thursday in the Parish House from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.
The Annual Novena to Saint Anne is conducted from July 17 through the Feast of Saint Anne, July 26th. This Novena has been celebrated at St. Jean Baptiste every year since 1882. It includes two Eucharistic Liturgies daily and procession of the Blessed Sacrament at the 7:30 pm Liturgy. The relic of St. Anne is applied to the sick and presented for veneration at these Liturgies. The Novena includes a Communal Anointing of the Sick and the Blessing of Children.
Baptisms and Weddings may be scheduled by calling the parish office at 212-288-5082 ext. 0.

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.