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 Report on the 2019 Assemblies – click on link below
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.
The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Bokungu-Ikela, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Rev. Fr. Toussaint Iluku Bolumbu, M.S.C., currently superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart for the French-speaking African region.
The bishop-elect was born in 1964 in Monieka, archdiocese of Mbandaka Bikoro. He entered the novitiate of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Ecole Théologique Saint Cyprien in Ngoya-Yaoundé, Cameroon, a licentiate in philosophy from the Faculty of Saint Pierre Canisius in Kimwenza-Kinshasa, and a licentiate in spiritual theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He gave his religious vows in 1994 and was ordained a priest in 1995.
Since priestly ordination, he has served in a number of pastoral roles, including parish vicar, vice rector, bursar, and later superior and director of formation of the M.S.C. School in Yaoundé, teacher of philosophy, vice president of the Association of Major Superiors of the ecclesiastical province of Mbandaka-Bikoro; assistant to the secretariat general of the General Chapter of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Rome, and moderator of the General Conference of Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Yaoundé. He is currently superior of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart for the French-speaking African region.
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
Currently in need of a 2nd ADORER for the Friday 11am – 12pm 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