May 29 Daily Prayer & Update

Today’s Prayer – May 29

by Theresa Konitzer – Director of Religious Education

In today’s Gospel, Lord, You ask Simon Peter three times, “Do you love me?” Simon Peter responds, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus says to Simon Peter, “Feed my sheep.”

Lord, I, too, love You. And, I know that loving You also means that I need to take care of and tend to Your sheep. Give me the gifts and talents I need to reach out to those in need of physical, psychological, and spiritual help. Don’t let my lack of confidence, or my feeling that I am too young, or too old keep me from coming to the aid of others.

Heavenly, Father, thank You for the gifts You have given me, help me to use them to bring about the Kingdom of God ton earth.


Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website here.

Today’s Update

  • Sunday Bulletin – The bulletin for this may be found, along with archived editions, here
  • Worship Music Resource – click here to view and download this Sunday’s worship music, which includes:
    • Send Us Your Spirit
    • MSMM Glory to God
    • Psalm 104 Lord, Send Out Your Spirit
    • Veni Sancte Spiritus
    • MSMM Gospel Acclamation
    • Holy Spirit, Come Now
    • MSMM Holy
    • MSMM We Proclaim Your Death
    • MSMM Amen
    • MSMM Lamb of God
    • Remembrance
    • Baptized in Water

(MSMM = Mass of St. Mary Magdalene)

Reopening Status – From Fr. Pete

Now that the County Executive has declared that houses of worship in Baltimore County may open on Friday, May 29th for the celebration of the Mass with 50% capacity, I wish to inform all parishioners of St. John the Evangelist in Long Green Valley that the celebration of the Mass will begin next week with social distancing and sanitation protocols.

Daily Mass

The first Daily Mass will begin on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:30 AM in the church.

Weekend Masses

The first weekend Masses in the church will start on June 6-7, 2020.

Our Mass Times Will Be:

Saturday:         5:00 PM Mass 
Sunday:      Note that there will NOT be 7:30 AM Mass*
                             9: 00 AM Mass
                           11:30 AM Mass
*To allow sufficient time to sanitize the church, the 7:30 AM Mass is temporarily cancelled. 
  • With social distancing protocols, we can only accommodate about 85 parishioners in the church. We will use the social hall for overflow, with a limited capacity of about 40 people.
  • Our primary concern is everyone’s safety, so if you are vulnerable, sick or simply apprehensive about gathering with others at this time, please consider staying at home.
  • The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in effect throughout this phase of our reopening.
  • Additionally, St. John Church will continue to offer live Mass streaming via our Facebook page.

Drive-Thru Confessions

Confessions will be available on Saturdays from 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM via drive-thru in the parking lot of the Parish Office building. Fr. Pete’s car will be parked there, and he will be waiting inside his car on stand-by. Pull up and park your car on the right side of the pastor’s car. While remaining inside your vehicle, open the window and begin the confession.

Survey to Help Us Determine if You Plan to Attend Mass When We Open

Our recent mailing included a link to a survey to help us determine if you will be coming to St. John for Mass, and if so, which Mass and how many people. This will serve as our guide to determine who and how many will be coming for each Mass to help us prepare the church. Please click on this link to respond to the survey:  You may also email us at or call 410-592-6206 and leave a message with this information.

We will be posting more information next week, so stay tuned.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

For additional resources and prior updates, visit the “Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic” page here.