JANUARY 26, 2020  SUNDAY OF THE WORD OF GOD 

POPE FRANCIS HAS DECLARED 

The 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time will now be known as “Sunday of the Word of God”. 

On January 26, 2020 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will celebrate this occasion for the first time!

“For this reason, the Church has always venerated the Scriptures as she venerates the Lord’s Body. She never ceases to present to the faithful the bread of life, taken from the one table of God’s Word and Christ’s Body.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 103)

All those who serve as “Proclaimers of the Word” (Ministry of Lay Readers) will be called forward and receive a blessing at the start of each of our Masses this weekend.

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Join us each Friday for morning Mass, Benediction                                                                           as well to pray the following devotions:

1st Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus – 24hr. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

2nd Friday: St. Peregrine.

3rd Friday: St. Nicholas.

4th Friday: St. John the Baptist.

(when applicable)5th Friday: St. Joseph

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   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.



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FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

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?

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Email Anita Colahan at amcolahan@epix.net if you are available to dedicate one hour a month. Thank you. View the video Midnight Watch