ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH WELCOMES OUR NEW PASTOR
FATHER SELVARAJ LUCAS, MSC
From the Diocese Office of Clergy:
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announced the following appointment, effective as noted:
Reverend Selvaraj Lucas, MSC, to Pastor, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Ottsville, effective September 1, 2019
Father Selva professed his first vows on June 2, 1998 and was ordained on December 28, 2004. He comes to us from his assignment as Parochial Vicar, Holy Angels Parish, in Aurora, Illinois where he has served for the last five years.
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.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Currently in need of a 2nd ADORER for the Friday 11am – noon hour.
Adoration begins immediately following the 9am Mass on Friday and closes with Benediction & Mass at 9am on Saturday. WILL YOU KEEP WATCH FOR ONE HOUR WITH ME?
Email Anita Colahan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to dedicate one hour a month. Thank you. View the video Midnight Watch