Fr. John Installation
Faith Formation Registration
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am
Celebration of Sunday Eucharist
Saturday: 9:00am (1st Sat of Month) & 4:30pm (Vigil)
Sunday: 7:15am, 9:00am, 11:00am, and 4:30pm.
(11:00am is Live Streamed on our website & YouTube Channel.)
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 9:00am
or by appointment.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Chapel is open:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Saturday: 3pm to 5:30pm
In honor of the Year of St. Joseph (December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021) we will have a Holy Hour every First Wednesday of the Month from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Church followed by the Celebration of the Eucharist.
Diaconate Discernment Nights
Are you or someone you know being called to become a deacon? The Diocese of Orlando, Office of the Permanent Diaconate is calling on the Church community to bring forth reputable men, servants, filled with the Spirit, to discern a call to the permanent diaconate. Men seeking to discern this call are encouraged to attend a Diaconate Discernment Night. Six discernment sessions will be held throughout the diocese in September and October.
- 9/28/21 St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lakeland - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- 9/29/21 Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- 10/4/21 St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Viera - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- 10/7/21 St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Summerfield - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- 10/26/21 Basilica of St. Paul, Daytona Beach - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- 10/28/21 St. Catherine of Siena, Kissimmee - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
For more information, go to https://www.orlandodiocese.org/diaconate-discernment/
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Fr. John's September Update
I will take delight in doing good to them (Jeremiah 32: 41).
Twenty years ago, on September 8, 2001, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we gathered as a parish community for the first time to worship our Lord. With humble beginnings in the Brevard County Government Center, we are now blessed with one of the most beautiful sanctuaries, thanks in large part to your overwhelming generosity and dedication to our parish family. My heart leaps for joy at the many wonders the Lord has done during these 20 years. Might we all join our Mother Mary in magnifying the Lord for his mercy: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my Savior” (Luke 1: 46 & 47).
On September 12th, we will celebrate our first White Mass at 11:00 a.m. in thanksgiving to all of our healthcare professionals for the profound service they have provided to the sick, especially during this stressful time of the pandemic. Let us not only thank them for their compassionate service but also pray for their continued safety and well-being. In addition, I invite you to spend some time in Adoration on Saturday, September 11, from 3:00 p.m. until the beginning of the Mass at 4.30 p.m.
Faith formation sessions for kindergarten through grade 5 begin anew on Sunday, 12 September, at 10:30 a.m. in the classrooms and parish hall. If you have not already done so, please register your families for continued growth in the knowledge and practice of our Catholic faith and in the formation of disciples of Christ.
On Wednesday, September 29th, we will celebrate a Blue Mass at 12.05 p.m. to thank our first responders and pray for their safety during these challenging times. Please join us in affirming those who risk their lives to keep us safe.
For those who were not present at the Masses celebrated on 4/5 September, I’d like to offer our plans for the future, our hopes and dreams for continued growth at St. John the Evangelist:
PHASE 1 of our Master Plan Development Project:
- Connector road to Lake Andrew Drive
- ADA parking/drop-off improvement in front of the courtyard
- New hardscape in front of the church
- Two covered pavilions in front of the church
- Covered walkway connector
- Covered drop-off on the east side of the church
- New well for additional watering
PHASE 2 of our Master Plan Development Project:
- Stations of the Cross
- Statue of St. Michael the Archangel
The cost of Phases 1 and 2 is approximately $3,105,500.
As a result of your kind generosity – combined with careful stewardship of our financials – we are able to transfer $1,780,000 to these new projects.
The remaining balance for us to raise is approximately $1,325,500. Please note that due to current labor force issues, the increase in cost of materials and/or non-availability, this final figure could vary. With God’s unfailingly goodness and mercy – and with your continued support and generosity – we will accomplish our goal together.
As for our current loan from the diocese in the amount of $110,866.01, we will pay off the balance on 15 September, the Feast of our Lady of Sorrows. Then, on 26 September, Bishop Noonan will burn the mortgage, thus paving the way for the blessing of our new expansion projects. On the very next day, Monday, 27 September, construction of Phase 1 will begin, followed soon after with Phase 2.
I am deeply humbled and blessed to worship with you and minister to you in the service of God, the singular joy of my life and my vocation. Bishop Noonan will install me as pastor on 26 September during the 11:00 a.m. Mass. With utmost gratitude, I thank you for your unfailing dedication, extraordinary generosity, and commitment to serving God and neighbor that inspire me every day. THANK YOU for your continued support and encouragement as we work together to advance the mission entrusted to us.
God continues to delight in doing good things for us.
Be blessed! With love, Fr. John
Thank you for your continued support of our Parish. Without your help we wouldn't be up and running. If you have not made your weekly donation you have the following options:
1. Online at stjohnviera.weshareonline.org
2. Offertory can be sent by mail.
3. Offertory can be dropped off at the Parish.
Thank you to those who have already made their donation. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our Catholic Appeal 2021
Please donate to Our Catholic Appeal 2021 to support the ministries of the Diocese.
Thank you for your generosity. If you would like to donate online please go to: https://www.cfocf.org/oca/give/
Please do not forget to enter the name of the parish: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.