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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





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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Sunday Spanish Mass September 6, 2020 

Sunday Englisg Mass September 6, 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.



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Outdoor Daily Weekday Mass 
8:00am Spanish
Daily Weekday Mass will be held at Singleton Hall Courtyard located behind Hall. Entrance is located on "R" Street at the end of Singlton Hall buidling.
Please bring our own chair and Face Mask.
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40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration
Inside St. John's Cathedral

Every Tuesday
September 15-October 13, 2020

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Please call the parish office to schedule your time for Adoration.
(559) 485-6210



Tuesday & Friday
9:30 am
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Holy Days of Obligation

To be announced


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

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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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