Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As you scroll, this page includes:

  • Campus Notes
  • Online & Recorded Mass at St. John
  • Ways to Support the Parish
  • Spiritual Enrichment Resources
  • How to Stay Connected to St. John
  • Online Mass Options
  • Other Online Resources

Campus Notes

  • The parish office open Monday-Friday 8 AM -12 PM, however emails and phone messages will be retrieved after hours. An emergency option is available when you call the parish office. Communication will be provided to you via our websiteFacebook, and Flocknote emails.
  • In-person Sunday Masses are Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 9 AM & 11:30 AM (11:30 AM Mass is outside, weather permitting)
  • Weekday Masses are Monday-Friday at 8:30 AM in the church.
  • Drive-Up Confessions – Confessions will be available on Saturdays from 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM via drive-up 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.
  • Private Prayer – the chapel is open Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 12 PM for private prayer and devotion. Kindly wear a mask and sanitize any touched surfaces with the sanitizing wipes provided in the chapel.

Online & Recorded Mass at St. John

  • St. John’s Online Mass on Sundays at 9:00 AM!  We will live-stream and record Mass on Facebook at 9:00 AM on Sundays.  The Mass will be broadcast live on the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (Hydes, MD) Facebook page.
  • You may also access our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook “f” icon in the upper right corner of our website’s home page.
  • On the left navigation panel, click on “Videos,” and if we’re live-streaming, the stream should appear in the video list with a “LIVE” notification.
  • You are not required to have a Facebook account to participate in our live-streamed Mass, however, Facebook is free and easy to join, and when you follow our page, you get all the latest news.
  • Some older devices unfortunately may not be able to maintain the live feed. Switching to a newer device if possible should help to alleviate the issue.  Similarly, we have tested the audio output and the signal is consistently of high quality.  If the audio is weak on your device, increase the volume on your device, or try headphones/earbuds.
  • video recording of the Mass will be available for later viewing if you’re not able to watch live. The recording can be found on Facebook in the “Videos” section of our page, and will also be posted on our website and on YouTube.

Thank You for Your Support

  • We would like to thank everyone for your ongoing support of the parish during this unprecedented time.
    • You may mail contributions to the parish office or give online if you prefer.
    • Online Giving also has a “Quick Give” option that doesn’t require signing up.  Visit https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/758  and select “Quick Give” under St. John the Evangelist Long Green Valley to pay via credit card or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.


Spiritual Enrichment

Prayer…Sacred Scripture…Adoration…Almsgiving of Food…Reflection
  • SJE Staff “Today’s Prayer”—Prayers will be composed by staff for parishioners’ home recitation. The Today’s Prayer by staff will be posted on the SJE website, sent via FlockNotes, and available on Facebook.
  • Prayer Petitions—usually written in the narthex Parish Book of Intentions – may be submitted to office@sjehydes.org for the attention of the SJE Prayer Network.
  • Lectio Divina, i.e., a divine reading, is accessible here. Read about lectio divina here.
  • Suggested Online Resources are listed on this page below.
  • Works of Mercy During Quarantine – below is a list of 20 things you can do during the pandemic.
  • Make and Donate Fabric Masks 
    • If you’re looking for ways you can help stop the spread of COVID-19, consider making and donating fabric masks for these efforts:
      • Johns Hopkins Medicine Unified Command Center – Click here for instructions. Masks may be dropped off at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center, 601 N. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21287. A drop box is positioned on the sidewalk to the right just past the McElderry Street Garage exit.  Masks may also be mailed to: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Unified Command Center 1800 Orleans St., Zayed 2117 Baltimore, MD 21287 Attention: Mask Donation.
      • Masks Now Coalition – Click here for a video that will show you the pattern and instructions. The Coalition organizers will pick up any masks made for this effort from parishioners’ homes, and they can also donate fabric to any volunteers sewing for this project, if there is a need. For more information, contact: masksnowmaryland@gmail.com.


Stay Connected to SJE

  • Stay Connected to SJE with these additional electronic tools:
    • Voicemail & Email – While the office is closed, staff members are still monitoring email and voicemail. Our general email is office@sjehydes.org. For urgent matters, there is an emergency option when you call the main office phone number.
    • Flocknotes – Sign up to receive email and/or text message alerts and updates at www.flocknote.com/sjehydes.
    • Parish Website – Visit us online at www.sjehydes.org for the latest news, updates, resources and more.
    • Sunday Bulletin – View both current and archived bulletins here.
    • MyParish App – This app contains lots of information about our parish, along with daily Mass readings, archdiocesan and international news, prayers, reminders, weekly church bulletins, and much more! You can download the app by searching for “MyParish” on your phone’s app store. 
    • Facebook – Be sure to “Like Us” on Facebook to read our latest posts www.facebook.com/st.john.hydes.
    • Twitter – If you “tweet,” be sure to follow us on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/StJohnLongGreen

Additional Online Mass Options

St. John the Evangelist, Long Green Valley Mass Recordings

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Cathedral of Mary Our Queen livestream

EWTN

Additional Resources

Novena Prayer for Mary’s intercession against the coronavirus

Live Perpetual Adoration

Rosary

Baltimore’s Catholic Radio – 92.7 FM

Steubenville Conferences – The Upper Room

Sirius XM The Catholic Channel