As young Christians… you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present! You are the Church’s present!
-Pope Francis, Homily at the Closing Mass for the 6th Asian Youth Day, August 2014
Pope Francis reminds young Christians – and all of us – that young people are not just a part of the Church’s future, but an important and much-needed part of the Church’s present. Here at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative, we are conscious of this reminder as we work together with our young people to renew and strengthen their connection to God, the Church, their parish and wider community, and to each other.
To this end, we have launched a Collaborative Sunday 5pm Mass that is a more deliberately youth-centered liturgy, with our young people central to and actively involved in all aspects of the Mass. From the music, to the homilies, to the Spirit-filled sense of vibrancy and joy, we are prayerfully approaching a liturgy that touches the hearts and minds of our young people and all who come to celebrate the Mass and grow in faith together.
Our Sunday 5pm Mass is a truly collaborative liturgy, moving from week to week between St. John Church and St. Paul Church:
- On the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month, the Sunday 5pm Mass is at St. John
- On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, the Sunday 5pm Mass is at St. Paul
The full schedule for the year is available below – you can add the schedule to your iPhone or Google calendar so you always know where the Mass is week to week. (Click the Subscribe button below the calendar.) The location of the Mass will also be shown each week in the bulletin, as well as on the front page of the St. John, St. Paul, and the Collaborative websites.
All are encouraged to experience and support this new initiative with their prayers and their presence.
Sunday 5pm Mass Calendar for 2018-2019