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August 2, 2020 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For those who are still unable to attend in-person Mass at St. John’s, click the link below to read this week’s homily from Fr. Lucas and Fr. Tony:
PARISH WEEKLY PRAYER DEVOTIONS
Wednesday: 8am -Flame of Love Rosary
Below Weekly Devotions Follow morning Mass: 1st Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus 2nd Friday: St. Peregrine 3rd Friday: St. Nicholas 4th Friday: St. John the Baptist 5th Friday: St. Joseph
To View a Televised Mass, click on any of the links below:
- EWTN offers a live stream of Sunday Mass here (and they live stream adoration from the EWTN chapel from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern).
- CatholicTV –a live stream of daily and Sunday Mass in English and Sunday Mass in Spanish.
We are grateful, and we Thank you!
Your weekly Sunday contribution is our only source of income. It is your contributions that sustained us during these difficult times and continues to do so throughout the year….
Our PARISH GIVING online weekly contribution program is simple and secure!
To sign up today, click the “Parish Giving” tab at the bottom of this page and follow the online screen prompts. If you need assistance with your sign-up, our parish office is here to help. Call 610-847-5521
The Lord’s Pantry is operating under normal business hours. Pre-packaged bags of food will be distributed AT THE TABLE OUTSIDE THE ENTRY DOOR only. No in-pantry shopping is permitted. NO CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (recorded at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy) https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKM
From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
July 29, 2020: Diocese Webinar_Clarifications to Parish Life in the Green Phase:
June 26, 2020: Parish Life in the Green Phase”
Open Doors video: https://vimeo.com/showcase/
CDC and Diocese instructional video for the faithful Returning to Mass:Instructional Video in English (Captioned): https://vimeo.com/showcase/7201957/video/425226684
Video instructivo en Español: https://vimeo.com/showcase/7201957/video/425467653
Returning to Mass & Instructional Video in American Sign Language: https://vimeo.com/425261211
Instructions from the Diocese for the: RESUMPTION of Public Mass
Ascension Press presents…video accesshttps://media.ascensionpress.com/category/ascension-presents/
The Faithful Traveler (an EWTN series) created videos for the World Meeting of Families on Phila. Shrines and Holy places.You can access on Youtube the following:
- Miraculous Medal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZDUPASXs3E
- St. John Neumann Shrine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u65s4zOW08
- St. Rita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guY6D6fBqYs
- Old St. Augustine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1t3fwKOYV4
- Pink Sisters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yggnCG1oqE
- East Coast Shrine https://watch.formed.org/the-faithful-traveler-in-the-united-states-east-coast-shrines
MSC SISTERS COMMUNITY NEWS
Unite with us for NUN RUN 2020
Although we anticipate being together on 9/19/20, we are prepared to be “together apart.”
Should circumstances dictate, we will change all registrations to virtual registrations; mail event t-shirts to all registrants and sponsors; ask that you run/walk on your own – but in unity with us – on or around 9/19/20.
Sponsor-ships will be honored as described in the event brochure excluding day-of announcements and signage.
For details and options, visit MSCreading.org now.
PALISADES COMMUNITY NEWS
Tinicum Elementary serves up breakfast & Lunch for all children in our district and surrounding areas. Pre-K to age 18.
Tinicum has been deemed as an “area eligible site” for food distribution.
FREE breakfast and lunch “to go bags.” 11am – 12:30pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. On each of these days, breakfasts/lunches will be distributed for the upcoming (off) day. Therefore, on Monday and Wednesday, students will receive 2 breakfasts/lunches, and on Friday, you will receive 3 breakfasts/lunches.
Please stay in your vehicle when picking up your food items.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ OUR PARISH MISSION
We the faithful of St. John the Baptist Parish, in communion with our Pope, Archbishop and Pastor, proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Light of the world. We desire to share His love with everyone in our community through our words and actions.
Through the many gifts we have received from the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, we strive to live Gospel values every day of this life in anticipation of the life to come. Our guides for this journey are:
- Spirituality: We pledge to honor, obey and worship God in reverent celebration of liturgy, sacrament and prayer.
- Personal Development: We proclaim the Good News so that all lives may grow in faith, from the elderly who are our foundation, to the young who are our future.
- Community Service: We take up Jesus’ call to reach out to each other through the many talents we are given.
- Stewardship: Our response to God’s love requires self denial and tithing to enrich the spiritual and physical life of our community.
We pray to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, through the intercession of our patron, St. John the Baptist, that the Word of God continues to be spoken and believed in our countryside, just as it was by the small and courageous community that preceded us more than two centuries ago.
Administered by the MISSIONARIES OF THE SACRED HEART – USA visit us at: misacor-usa.org
INCLEMENT WEATHER ADVISORY
The Parish Office, The Lord’s Pantry, and PREP follow the Palisades School District guidelines for inclement weather “Closures and Delayed Opening.”
Before heading out in bad weather, call the parish office at 610-847-5521 to verify if we are open.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
WILL YOU KEEP WATCH FOR ONE HOUR WITH ME?
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been moved to the First Wednesday of each month, 9am – 7pm.
Face covering and social distancing required.
Email Anita Colahan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to dedicate one hour a month. Thank you.
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