December 3rd, 2023 – First Sunday of Advent
Fr. Lucas’ Homily: First Sunday of Advent
A Prayer for Peace
O Jesus! My Lord and My God!
I trust in you,
O Prince of Peace!
I pray that you will
Help all people of
This world to be united
As one with You
As Our Lord and Savior!
Jesus, I trust in You!
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ
FOLLOWING OPINION FROM THE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES IN
DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ
REGARDING THE INVASION OF UKRAINE
It’s time to come home…time to come back to Jesus in the tabernacle.
Weekly Prayer Devotions: Each Wednesday following morning Mass we will pray the Litany of St. Joseph before the Blessed Sacrament.
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 __________________________________________
We are grateful, and we Thank you!
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Parish Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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.
from the ARCHDIOCESE of PHILADELPHIA
- People are not to be required to show proof of vaccination
for ongoing and new Diocese sponsored events visit: http://www.phillyevang.org/events/
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.
MONTHLY 1st Friday – Saturday 24hr. ADORATION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT
WILL YOU KEEP WATCH FOR 1-HOUR WITH ME?
On the First Friday of each month, immediately following our morning Mass (approx. 10am) Adoration opens and closes with Benediction and Mass on Saturday at 9am. Where: St. Joseph’s Chapel
We are always looking for Adorers willing to spend 1 hour with Our Lord. If not, you may consider answering the call for “Substitute Adorers.” Please consider adding your name to the Sign-Up Sheet in the Narthex.
View the video Midnight Watch
Please call the Parish Office if you are available to dedicate one hour a month.