Mass Times & Directions
Weekend Masses schedule is Saturday evening at 5 PM and Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM and Noon.
This new Mass schedule will likely be in place for the near future, at least as long as there still is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
We are appreciative of those who have helped during the pandemic in special roles – those who have acted as ushers in making sure all receive a parish bulletin before each Mass and those who have been helping on the “clean teams” assuring that the church is sanitized between Masses.
Just a recap of our present status:
1.) Sunday Masses: Saturday evening 5 PM. Sunday – 8 PM, 10 PM, 12 Noon. Those who are fully vaccinated need no longer wear a mask. We trust that the unvaccinated will continue the practice of wearing a facial covering.
2.) Confessions: Saturdays 3:45 -4:45 PM and Wednesday evenings 8 – 9. We are now using the regular confessionals for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
3.) Our Parish office: Please wear a mask and practice common sense distancing. Office hours are weekdays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
4.) Until further notice, we encourage parish groups to meet virtually.
5.) The Church can be accessed through the parish office for individual prayer. The church will be open for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday and each First Friday following the 8:15 Mass until 12 noon.
6,) Funerals, Weddings and Baptisms: the same rules in place as for daily and weekend Masses.
7.) Until further notice, there remains no obligation to attend Sunday Mass. We will continue record one parish Mass each weekend for those who feel they may be at risk and who choose to remain home.
Also - We offer our gratitude to those who continue to drop off contributions or send via mail, or who contribute electronically through our parish website. (Just hit "Donate" and follow the directions.) We continue to need your contributions for the day-to-day operation of the parish! I know that many of you have been affected at this time. But I do ask that you please be generous, as it is especially needed at this time!
Our Diocese recently announced that we will be returning to most of our pre-COVID-19 liturgical practices.
By the beginning of August, we at St. Jane hope to return to the following:
- Altar servers will be scheduled for all weekend Masses.
- We will return to the practice of two readers at each weekend Mass.
- The procession of bread and wine to the altar will be returned at the Preparation of the Gifts.
- There will be no need to vacate the gathering area after Mass.
- Baptisms will be scheduled for small groups, rather than individuals only.
- There will continue to be no sign of peace or Communion from the chalice.
While these do not replace actual attendance at Mass, they can help your family pray together and stay connected to the universal Church:
- Everyone is invited to “join” the Bishop every day on their phones, tablets and computers, and pray along during this time of uncertainty. The Mass will be at 8 a.m. from Monday through Saturday, and at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
- To watch the live Mass online, go to the homepage and click the “Join Here” button at the top. If you miss the livestream, you can watch the archived Mass later in the day on the Diocese’s YouTube channel by clicking on the “Most Recent Mass” button after you click “Join Here”.
Bishop Barron Chapel Daily Mass: https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/
National Shrine: http://www.catholictv.org/masses/national-shrine-mass
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York: https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live
Catholic TV: http://www.catholictv.org/masses
If you prefer an online option from a Diocese of Allentown church, you may want to tune in to live Masses from St. John XXIII Church in Tamaqua. The parish live streams its Masses on its website, www.sj23tamaqua.org and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/sj23tamaqua/videos/. The times are 4 p.m. Saturdays and on Sundays at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
EWTN, the network with Catholic-themed programming, televises two live Masses each Sunday at 8 a.m. and 12 noon. Below are the channel numbers for EWTN on cable services in the Diocese:
Service Electric Lehigh Valley: Channel 18
RCN in the Lehigh Valley: Channel 326
Xfinity in Berks County: Channel 52
Blue Ridge Cable in Carbon County: Channel 42
Service Electric in Schuylkill County: Channel 21
In addition to the online Masses already shared here is a site that lists many of them by day: https://mass-online.org/daily-holy-mass-live-online/
Philly Masses Live streamed - https://catholicphilly.com/2020/03/news/local-news/find-a-mass-livestreamed/
Daily Mass Readings & Reflections: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
Magnificat is making its online version temporarily available to everyone free at this link: www.magnificat.com/free
Magnifikid is a great resource to learn and follow along with the Mass for children. It is free online at this time: https://us.magnificat.net/flipbook/KID/sample/2/
Daily Gospel and Reading a 30-second reflection (it's free!): https://dailycatholicgospel.com/sign-up-daily-gospel
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace.
Spiritual Communion is an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and lovingly embrace him at a time or in circumstances when one cannot receive Him in sacramental Communion.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass.
Acts of Spiritual Communion increase our desire to receive sacramental Communion and help us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
And unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
A Word of Appreciation:
In these unusual times, many have experienced financial hardship due to the slow-down of businesses and job lay-offs. Our parish has also been affected by the disruption of our regular Sunday offerings. Still, so many have continued to mail or drop off contributions, and still others have opted to support our parish with online donations. (If you would like to contribute electronically, simply go to our website, scroll down to “donate,” and follow the simple directions.) Again, thanks to all for your help as we continue to live through this difficult period!
We also deeply appreciate special donations that have been made in the name of our “COVID-19 Relief Fund,” and other special donations. Because of your generosity, our deficit in giving is much lower that it could be. Please continue to be mindful of our parish’s financial needs, as you respond generously in your stewardship! We deeply appreciate all who continue to use their Sunday envelopes, as well as those who make special offerings or who donate electronically through our parish website!
Welcome Father Jaya Kumar Francis and Father Guency Isaac, our two new parochial vicars, to St. Jane Parish!
Father Guency has served for the past 5 years at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sinking Spring (Berks Co.,) while Father Jaya has been parochial vicar at St. Ann’s Church in Emmaus for about 2 years. We will be warmly welcoming our two new priests!
We welcome our new parochial vicars and offer to them our prayers and support! May the Lord bless them with many happy days at St. Jane!
Father Jaya Kumar Francis was born and grew up in the southern part of India. He is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Father Guency Isaac spent his last five years in the parish of St. Ignatius Loyola in Sinking Springs (Berks County.) Prior to that he was parochial vicar at St. Joseph the Worker in Orefield. He is a native of Haiti, and was ordained for his native diocese of Hinche. He also spent some time ministering in France prior to his coming to the US.
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St. Jane Parish is a family rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ and our devotion to his Church. We strive always to be a welcoming community, with our doors open to all who seek the Lord.
Address: 4049 Hartley Avenue
Easton, PA 18045
6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m. (Mon-Fri)
Sunday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., Noon
Holy Day: Consult Bulletin
Wednesday: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m., or by appointment
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