TRADITION * MISSION * FELLOWSHIP

Thank you for visiting St. John's! 

We are a parish that gathers in fellowship, reaches out in mission, and builds on the foundation of Christian tradition.  We are excited to have you worship with us!

 

Where are you located?

We are on the West side of Loveland, in a residential neighborhood near the intersection of Eisenhower and Taft Avenues.

Addresses:

Church
1730 W. 12th Street
Loveland, Colorado 80537

Parish Office
1515 Hilltop Dr.
Loveland, CO 80537

The Parish Office is not in the church building, but is just around the corner.

To reach St. John's from Eisenhower and Taft, turn South on Taft and then West on 12th Street.  You will travel about 2 blocks West before seeing the entry to the parking lot.


WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE FOR MASS?

It's best to arrive about 10-15 minutes before weekend Mass starts if you would like to park in the parking lot.  There is plenty of street parking available as well.


When and how long is mass?

The weekend worship services are about an hour, sometimes 5-10 minutes shorter or longer.

Weekend Mass times are as follows:
Saturday at 4:00pm.  Sunday at 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm.  The 1:00pm Sunday Mass is in Spanish

Mass occurs on weekdays at 8:30am.  There are additional Masses at 6:15pm on Tuesday (bilingual), Wednesday, and Thursday.


What is the music like?

We rock the traditional stuff.  And by "rock" we mean that the music is a prayerful and respectful expression of our love for God.

Overall, the worship music style is traditional Catholic with the occasional praise and worship song.  The music varies from service to service.  The 4pm Saturday Mass and 7am Sunday Mass are very traditional, typically with just piano for accompaniment.  The 9am Sunday Mass has a little more diversity with musical instruments and percussion.  The 11am Sunday Mass is usually accompanied by stringed instruments like violins, cello, and guitar along with piano with some percussion.


How should I dress?

Come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing to church.  We are a big parish with nearly 2,200 families with a variety of styles, ranging from dressy to very casual.  Whatever your style, we're just glad to have you join us for worship!


What about my kids?

Jesus welcomed children and so do we!  Your children may worship in church with us during Mass.  Having your children with you is a great way for them to learn about church and teach them the traditions of the faith.

If you prefer, there is also a nursery available in the church basement for 1-4 year-old children during 9am Mass on Sundays.  Additionally, we have a cry room at the back of the Sanctuary.  However, most families choose to have their kids with them for Mass and, if you need to, it's completely acceptable to step out of the Sanctuary for a moment with them and come back. 


Are you a multicultural parish?

Yes!  Our pastors and at least one deacon are fluent in both English and Spanish.  We have Spanish and bilingual Masses, and people of all backgrounds are welcome!

The Catholic Church has nearly 1 billion members across the world!  We are the largest Christian denomination on the planet.  We know that all people are children of God and that everyone is worthy of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.


What if I've never been to a Catholic Church before?

Welcome!  The Catholic Mass has deep Biblical and traditional Christian roots.  Worship is not an entertainment experience, but it is meant to bring your soul closer to God. 

 

The Worship Experience

During the course of the service, there is quite a bit of standing, sitting, and kneeling (if you can't kneel, then sitting is fine).  There are also many responses that most Catholics have memorized.

  • The first half of the service is called the "Liturgy of the Word" where there are three Bible readings and a few songs and responses.  You can follow along with the Missalette (book) located in the pew.
     
  • After the readings, the Priest or Deacon will give a brief homily (sermon).  The homily is not the focal point of the service.  The purpose of the homily is to explain the meaning of the Scripture readings and share how they apply to people's lives today.
     
  • The second half of the service is called the "Liturgy of the Eucharist" which is about prayer and communion.  In the Catholic Church, only Catholics can receive communion.  It's not about being exclusive, it's about understanding the Catholic tradition so that when you receive communion, it has purpose and meaning for your life.

If you would like to learn more about Catholicism and Christianity, please call our Director of Adult Formation, Brian Wallisch at 635-5810 or email brian.wallisch@saintjohns.net.

If you would to learn more on your own, Catholic.com is a good place to start.  If you want to know what the church believes, though, it's best learned through personal connection, so call us today!


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