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Parish Mission Statement

We, the people of St. John’s Cathedral, nourished by the Eucharist and as brothers and sisters in Christ by our  baptism into His body, accept as our mission:
to know our faith, to live by truth and love, to serve the needs of others, and to teach by example thereby inspiring and strengthening our parish family.  
What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, what God has prepared for those who love (God), this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:9-10

2814 Mariposa Street  Fresno, CA 93721  | (559) 485-6210 | Fax (559) 485-8409 |

September 29, 2020 the Fresno and Inyo County Department of Health announced in a NEWS RELEASE that those counties have now moved into a "RED" tier-indicating substantial but not widespread COVID-19 transmission within these counties.

All Churches within "Fresno and Inyo Counties can open the weekend (October 3, 2020) for INSIDE CHURCH MASSES. The total limit for inside gatherings is 100 persons - maximum- or 25% of the square footage whichever is less. The same social distancing requirements of 6-feet, wearing of face covering or mask are required. - NO EXCEPTIONS. This is the same limit for inside Masses/gathering when we opened in June 2020.

What does this mean for
St. John's Cathedral?

After some unforseen circumstances St. John's Cathedral will continue to hold Mass OUTSIDE at Singleton Hall Courtyard.  Starting October 10, 2020 we have added additional Masses and have made changes to our parish schedule, the following is our new Mass Schedule. RSVP is still required to attend mass.

Saturday, October 10th
      4:00 pm English

Sunday, October 11th
      8:00 am Spanish
      9:00 am English
     10:00 am Spanish
     11:00 am Spanish

Monday, October 12th
(Daily Mass Monday-Friday)
     8:00 am Spanish
    12:10 pm English

El 29 de septiembre de 2020, el Departamento de Salud de los condados de Fresno e Inyo anunció en un COMUNICADO DE NOTICIAS que estos condados ahora se han movido a un nivel "ROJO", lo que indica una transmisión de COVID-19 sustancial pero no generalizada dentro de estos condados.
Todas las iglesias dentro de los condados de Fresno e Inyo pueden abrir el fin de semana (3 de octubre de 2020) para MISAS DENTRO DE LA IGLESIA. El límite total para reuniones internas es de 100 personas, máximo, o 25% de los pies cuadrados, lo que sea menor. El mismo distanciamiento social requisitos de 6 pies, se requiere el uso de una cubierta facial o una máscara. - SIN EXCEPCIONES. Este es el mismo límite para misas / reuniones en el interior cuando abrimos en junio de 2020.
¿Qué significa esto para
Catedral de San Juan?
Después de algunas circunstancias imprevistas, la Catedral de San Juan continuará celebrando Misa AL AIRE LIBRE en Patio del Salon Singleton. A partir del 10 de octubre de 2020, hemos agregado misas adicionales y hemos realizado cambios en nuestro horario parroquial, el siguiente es nuestro nuevo horario de misas.
Todavía se requiere RSVP para asistir a misa.
Sábado 10 de octubre
     4:00 pm Inglés
Domingo 11 de octubre
    8:00 am Español
    9:00 am Inglés
   10:00 am Español
   11:00 am Español
Lunes 12 de octubre
(Misa Diaria Lunes a Viernes)
    8:00 am Español
   12:10 pm Inglés


First Communion Registration Information
Youth Confirmation Registration Information

Sunday Spanish Mass October 18, 2020 

Sunday Englisg Mass October 18, 2020 

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Saint Thomas Aquinas defined “spiritual communion” as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the
Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him. 
Saint Teresa of Avila wrote: “When you cannot receive Communion and cannot attend Mass,
you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice;
 by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.”

An Act of Spiritual Communion
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 into 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.



THANK YOU to all who have continued to send your weekly donations to the parish through the mail and online.  During this closure, the church still relies on your weekly donations to pay monthly expenses, so we thank you for being generous even in the midst of this very difficult time



September 3, 2020                                                   Feast of St. Gregory the Great

Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and lay people of the Diocese of Fresno,

     The COVID-19 virus has been difficult for everyone and we all thought that we would be back to 'normal' by now. The changes, the losses and the adjustments have been hard and continue to be so. However, the key word -  as I so often preach - is 'gratitude'. So, I want to thank you for your  courage, creativity, support and cooperation during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your cooperation with the procedures an guidelines that have become necessary in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our parishes, schools, businesses and homes have been adversely impacted but there are certainly glimmers of hope. Through it all we continue to do our part on behalf of the health and safety of our people and our communities.

   Brothers and sisters, I am no now asking you to please participate in a spiritual initiative to combat this virus and to prepare ourselves for upcoming moments of decision in our communities and country. I am asking you to participate with me in acts of prayer and fasting to unite the people and parishes of ur dioceses in an appeal to Heaven. This spiritual initiative is called: LET US PRAY! Let us pray for many of our people who are in fear. Let us pray for those who have died or lost a loved one. Let us pray  for an end to racism around us and within us. Let us pray with everyone asking for healing and deliverance from this pandemic, from the wildires, for all the many needs of God's people and of our country as we prepare for an election. Here is what I would propose that we do together:

  1. BEGINNING on the Feast of the Exaltation of the cross, Monday, September 14th, I am asking for each parish to please set aside 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration (outdoors or indoors or a combination of both) for all the intentions mentioned above. Please see the important accompanying guidelines and recommendations. I will personally begin this time of prayer on the day with the Angelus and Adoration live-streamed from our Cathedral. I will bring our 40 days of prayer to a conclusion on Friday, October the 23rd, with a CLOSING MASS on the Feast of San Juan Capistrano, also live-streamed from our Cathedral. 
  2. During the month of September and October, you are encouraged to arrange for an outdoor gathering for public recitation of the Holy Rosary. This could take place before or after Sunday Masses, or at some other time, with the same safety guidelines in place for outdoors Masses. 
  3. Special suggested petitions to include in the prayers of the faithful are provided for you to include at Masses during the next several months. 
  4. I am also asking that a common prayer be offered to all public Masses (in person or online) from now until the end of these 40 days. That prayer is included in this mailing. 

Again, thank you for all you do. God bless you and those you love, always and all ways!

Yours in Jesus Christ through Mary, Mother of the Church,

Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D.
Most Reverend Joseph V. Brennan, D.D.

Link for the BOOKLET with suggested Bible readings,
petitions, reflections and prayers
(“An Hour of Adoration in Time of Pandemic”):

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas. We fly to you today as your beloved children.We ask you to intercede for us with your Son, as you did at the wedding in Cana.
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones,  
 the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared
the worst of this illness.
For those already afflicted,we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.
In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.





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Mass Schedule 
Horario de Misas

Staring October 10, 2020
Mass will continue to be held in
Singleton Hall Courtyard.
Additional Masses have been added.

Please bring your Face Mask.

Daily Weekday Mass 

  8:00 am Spanish
12:10 pm English 
Saturday & Sunday Liturgy
Please call parish office to RSVP.
Mass located in Singleton Hall Courtyard. 


 4:00 pm English

  8:00 am Spanish Live Stream
  9:00 am English Live Stream 
10:00 am Spanish
11:00 am Spanish              


40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration
Inside St. John's Cathedral

Every Tuesday
September 15-October 20, 2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Concluding the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration, St. John's Cathedral will continue with Adoration on Tuesdays from
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm inside
St. John's Cathedral.
(No need to RSVP) 
We will only hold a maximum of 94 guests during adoration. Please wear Facemask and practice Social distance. 




Tuesday & Friday
9:30 am
Located in front of parish office




Registrations Now Open
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Holy Days of Obligation

To be announced


Office Hours / Horarios de Oficina

Tuesday - Friday
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 (559) 485-6210


Parish Office will be taking phone calls and responding to emails on Monday's.

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic 

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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