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
St. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH WELCOMES
CARDINAL JOHN RIBAT, M.S.C.
GUEST CELEBRANT AT OUR 5PM MASS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019
SJB PARISH LENTEN OFFERINGS
Wednesdays: 7pm Confession, followed by Mass at 7:30pm.
Daily at 3pm: DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET
Fridays: 6pm “Meatless Potluck Dinner” in the Parish Hall. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex each week prior to the dinner. 7:30pm: Stations of the Cross
First Fridays: opens following 9am Mass – 24 – hr. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
In Gethsemane, Jesus begged His disciples to “watch one hour” with Him.
We are in the midst of Lent.
Before it ends, will you watch
one hour with Jesus, and grow
closer to Him in prayer…as
He yearns for you to do?
LENTEN PARISH PENANCE SERVICE – Tues. April 9th at 6pm
SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY – Starts March 10th, 9:15am – 10:15am – sign-up sheet & book in the Narthex. Faciliator: Maxine Vogan.
Walking With Purpose Women’s Bible Study Retreat – 6 weeks starts on Monday, March 11th at 7pm. Sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Facilitator: Phyllis Schmerbeck
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.
Join us on a venture of a lifetime – our Pilgrimage from St. John the Baptist Parish to the Holy Land in September of 2019! Come and walk in the footsteps of Jesus and see the Gospel come to life!
Click on link for details: Holy Land Brochure
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?
Email Anita Colahan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to dedicate an hour a month. Thank you. View the video Midnight Watch