THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND IN-PERSON MASS HAS BEEN REINSTATED, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2021.

July 25, 2021 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Gospel of John 6:1-15

The miracle of the “Feeding of the 5,000” reminds us that Jesus, who’s Paschal Mystery we share in as we celebrate the Mass, is concerned for the welfare of God’s people at every level. We must have a concern for our brothers and sisters that is more than words and pious thoughts, if we are to show in our lives the true fruits of the Paschal Mystery. 

Fr. Lucas’ Homily: 17th Sunday of the Year
Fr. Tony’s Homily: Year B 17th Sun OT

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“Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration.”                                                                                                            – Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

                 “I have greatly desired to eat this Supper with you.” cf. Luke 22:15      All of us know instinctively that nothing compares to “being there” in person. Whether it’s being at a friend’s wedding, sitting down to have a heart-to-heart conversation, comforting a family member while he/she is grieving, or watching as your baby takes his first steps, we all know that being physically present makes all the difference. The same logic applies to our life as Catholics. Especially when it comes to the Mass, truly, nothing compares to being there.                                                                                         It’s time to come home…time to come back to Jesus in the tabernacle.                                             

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Daily Mass – 9am Mon – Fri                                                                                              Mon. Tues. Wed. & Fri. – St. Josph’s Chapel;   Thurs. – old St. John’s Church                     

Weekly Prayer Devotions :                                                                                        Each Wednesday following morning Mass we will pray the Litany of St. Joseph before the Blessed Sacrament.              

 

 

 

 

Catholics around the world rejoice over the Holy Father’s proclamation of the      Holy Year of St. Joseph, which began on December 8, 2020 and ends December 8, 2021.  The entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia is encouraged to spend this year growing closer to St. Joseph by honoring him, imitating his virtues and asking for his intercession.  May this be a year of great grace for all of us as we more deeply entrust ourselves to the care of our spiritual father.  For more information and a list of events, visit www.archphila.org/joseph   

Wednesdays at 8am: Flame of Love Rosary 

Each Friday, following morning Mass, the devotions below are prayed                      before the Blessed Sacrament closing with Benediction.

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! 

Your weekly Sunday contribution is our only source of income. It is your contributions that sustained us throughout the year….

Our PARISH GIVING online weekly contribution program is simple and secure!

To sign up today, click the “Parish Giving” tab in the gray box on the right this page. Follow the online screen prompts. If you need assistance with your sign-up, our parish office is here to help. Call 610-847-5521

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Parish Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri 9am-1pm.                                 

Please call 610-847-5521 to schedule an appointment to arrange for any of the following services: Baptism, Wedding, private confession,  Anointing of the Sick, Funeral, House Blessing, or to purchase a grave in our parish cemetery (open to parishioners only).

The Lord’s Pantry business hours:                                                                                Mon. 2pm-5pm; Tues. 9:30am – 11:30am: Thurs. 9:30am – 1:30pm.  Donations accepted during these times as well.                                                                                                

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from the ARCHDIOCESE of PHILADELPHIA

July 15, 2021 Archbishop Nelson has sent the statement below regarding the reinstatement of the OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS. Effective August 15, 2021.

+NJP Statement Regarding the Obligation to Attend Sunday Mass_ 2021

UPDATE ON THE CELEBRATION OF  THE SACRED LITURGY WITH THE LIFTING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS OFFICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP REVISED JUNE 28,2021 http://www.odwphiladelphia.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Coronavirus-Updates-May-19-2021-REVISED-June-28.pdf

  •     People are not to be required to show proof of vaccination

for ongoing and new Diocese sponsored events visit: http://www.phillyevang.org/events/

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VIDEO RESOURCES


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:

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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 atmisacor-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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MONTHLY FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

WILL YOU KEEP WATCH FOR ONE HOUR WITH ME?

When: First Friday of each month. Opens immediately following morning Mass, approx. 10am and closes with Benediction at 7pm.                                                                          Where: In the main church (not in chapel)                                                                          Required: Face covering and adhere to social distancing in place.

View the video Midnight Watch

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