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Updated Pandemic Directives For the Newark Archdiocese
  • The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation has been restored for the Archdiocese of Newark and throughout New Jersey. Remember that Catholics are always excused from the Sunday obligation for a serious reason, including illness (e.g., those who are contagious or in significant distress) or having care of the sick (e.g., a parent caring for sick children). Read the official statement.
  • Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated, and churches and parish facilities are permitted to function at to 100 per cent capacity with no social distancing for both indoor and outdoor services and activities. If not fully vaccinated, persons are strongly encouraged to follow CDC guidance and wear a face mask in public settings. Read the updated directives.

Welcome to the Church
of St. John the Evangelist

Welcome to the Church
of St. John the Evangelist

St. John is a thriving parish community celebrating Masses in English and Spanish. Our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is open 24/7 and provides a spiritual respite for prayer and devotion to the Lord.

The parish was founded in 1861, and church was dedicated 1869. It is one of the most beautiful churches in New Jersey. Learn more about the architectural highlights of Saint John.

“The Lord is immolated in an unbloody way in the Sacrifice of the Mass and He re-presents the sacrifice of the Cross and applies its salvific power at the moment when he becomes sacramentally present—through the words of consecration—as the spiritual food of the faithful, under the appearances of bread and wine.”

Mysterium Fidei, Encyclical of Pope Paul VI

Our Most Powerful Weapon.

Are you praying the Rosary daily? It is our most powerful weapon against the evil one. There is always a time and a place to pray the rosary:

  • While stuck in traffic
  • While walking the dog
  • While jogging
  • On an airplane
  • In the doctor’s  office …

Pray the Rosary daily.

Know Your Faith!
To know your faith is to love your faith. Check out Father George’s Bookshelf and challenge your Catholic intellect.

St. John Church 94 Ridge Street | Orange, NJ 07050 | stjohnora@comcast.net | 973.674.0110