September 20, 2020 – 25th 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:
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Daily Mass is offered Monday – Thursday at 8:35AM and on Fridays at 9AM
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament immediately follows Mass on the first Wednesday of the month. Closing Benediction is at 7PM
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
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We are grateful, and we Thank you!
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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
August 17, 2020: Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation 2020 http://archphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Confirmation-Fall-2020-1-1.pdf
August 1, 2020: Concerning the Sacred Liturgy and the Use of a Masks (Green Phase) http://archphila.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Mask-FAQ-8-1-20-Revised-1.pdf
July 29, 2020: Diocese Webinar_View 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
- February 4-7, 2021 – FOCUS Seek Conference (Virtual)
- Feb 20-21, 2021 – Rite of Election
- March 6, 2021 – Man-Up Philly Men’s Spirituality Conference
- April 9, 2021 – Making Missionary Disciples Workshop with Dr. Ted Sri, Wynnewood, PA (re-scheduled from April 2020)
- June 9-13th, 2021- 2021 GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum, Washington D.C.
- October 23, 2021 – Catholic Women’s Conference, Doylestown
Diocesan Upcoming Events
September 2020-May 2021 – First and Third Sundays of Each Month ~ Bible Novena
The Word of God is living and speaks to each of us daily. Each day, we turn to God and ask for His guidance and strength. This is accomplished no better than by turning to the Bible – the inspired word of God. Between September 2020 and May 2021, the Vocation Office will be praying an extended Novena, reading the entire Bible over the course of these 9 months, and we invite you to join us as we proclaim and hear the word of God and listen for His voice in our lives. Video reflections from local presenters will be made available to accompany your reflection. Sponsored by: The Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood More info: https://heedthecall.org/BibleNovena/
Wed, September 23, 2020 – 7:00 PM ~ 40 Days for Life Kickoff Rally
Come and join with amazing Keynote Matt Britton from 40 Days for life National Leadership to kick off our Annual Fall Vigil!!! Hear from Local Pro life leaders and understand why your presence is more important than ever outside of these abortion centers. 1144 locust street -public right of way in front of Planned Parenthood Philadelphia, PA 19107 More information: Visit https://www.40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/philadelphia/ and consider signing up for a prayer vigil time slot!
September 28, 30 and October 1, 2020 – 7:00 PM Modernity and the Gift of the Given: John Paul II’s Authentic Theology of Integral Human Liberation
Sept. 28: “The Primacy of God” / Sept. 30: “Truth and Freedom” / Oct. 1: “Integral Liberation”
Presenter: Dr. Schindler, Edouard Cardinal Gagnon Professor of Fundamental Theology and Dean Emeritus of the John Paul I Institute Location: Livestreamed and presented in person in Washington, DC
The lectures will be available via livestreaming. Please contact 202-526-3799 or firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the guest list. Everyone who has RSVP’d will be contacted in September with the livestreaming link, or with a seat reservation, if available.
October 1, 2 and 3, 2020 – 6:40 PM Rosary; 7 PM Holy Mass Triduum in Honor of St. Therese (Feast Day, October 1) Carmelite Monastery, 1400 66th Avenue, Philadelphia
Join the Philadelphia Carmelite Sisters for their annual Triduum honoring the Little Flower. Parking is available. The closing Mass will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass).
Ascension Press offers free parish resources that include videos, podcasts and articles to help parishes and families handle the pandemic and beyond
For Your Marriage
For Your Marriage helps families become places of prayer and faith and navigate the challenges that come with marriage, parenting, extended family relationships, caregiving, and more. It also provides resources for engaged and newly married couples.
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-shrine
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.
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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 email@example.com if you are available to dedicate one hour a month. Thank you.
View the video Midnight Watch