Details outlining the restrictions that will be in place will be posted here, as well as emailed to those parishioners for whom we have an email address on file. You may register to be included in all parish email communications by simply sending your name and current email address to: email@example.com – in the email Subject line write, “SIGN ME UP.”
Scroll down on this page for links to Spiritual Resources.
View our weekly SUNDAY MASS here each week. I encourage you to keep holy the Lord’s Day with time for prayer and viewing of our celebration of the Mass.
Thank you!We are so very grateful to those of you who continue to make your weekly contribution to our parish during these difficult days. Your weekly Sunday contributions are our only source of income to sustain our parish. Weekly offerings may be left in the collection basket in the rear of our church for those who come in to pray, others may mail your Sunday offering to the Parish Office. However, I encourage you to make your offering electronically through our Parish Giving Program. To sign up today, Click at the bottom of this page and follow the online screen prompts. It is simple and secure!
We must all do our part in preventing this virus from spreading. Wearing a mask in public is now mandatory. So, please wear your mask if you plan to visit our church, or the Lord’s Pantry. Thank you!
Our Parish Office is closed, we are unable to accommodate walk-in services at this time. During this “stay at home” time we will do our best to respond to your phone requests. Please call 610-847-5521.
The Lord’s Pantry is operating under normal business hours. Pre-packaged bags of food will be distributed curbside only. No in-pantry shopping is permitted. Out of an abundance of precaution, we ARE NOT accepting clothing donations at this time.
PREP/ CCD / RCIA: see menu bar at top of this page to access specific resources for these ministries.
To View a Televised Mass,click on any of the links below:
- EWTN offers a live stream of Sunday Mass here (and they live stream adoration from the EWTN chapel from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern).
- Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia – Live streamed Sunday Mass at 11:00 AM: https://vimeo.com/event/17522
- St. Patrick Cathedral in New York is live streaming Mass at 10:15 Eastern on Sundays — and at various times throughout the week.
- CatholicTV –a live stream of daily and Sunday Mass in English and Sunday Mass in Spanish.
- Bishop Robert Barron or Father Steve Grunow from Word on Fire is celebrating daily Mass at 8:15 ET (including Sundays).
Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet (recorded at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy) https://youtu.be/p5TGfisOKM
From the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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
- Miraculous Medal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZDUPASXs3E
- St. John Neumann Shrine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u65s4zOW08
- St. Rita https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guY6D6fBqYs
- Old St. Augustine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1t3fwKOYV4
- Pink Sisters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yggnCG1oqE
- East Coast Shrines:https://watch.formed.org/the-faithful-traveler-in-the-united-states-east-coast-shrines
From Ascension Press
Free Online “WORD AMONG US”: www.wau.org is providing free access to daily Mass readings and meditation.
Free Online “MAGNIFICAT”: During this challenging time, MAGNIFICAT offers free complimentary access to their online version to help people pray from home. It contains Mass readings for each day and other prayers and reflections to enrich your spiritual life Click here to access
Virtual SoulCore Exercise Class
SoulCore (soulcore.com) is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the traditional prayers of the Church. Join Nicky Verna, trained SoulCore leader and parishioner at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Media, PA for an online SoulCore class. Classes will be Monday-Friday at 11 AM. Use this link to the join the class: https://zoom.us/j/5465885408
PALISADES COMMUNITY NEWS
Tinicum Elementary serves up breakfast & Lunch for all children in our district and surrounding areas. Pre-K to age 18.
Tinicum has been deemed as an “area eligible site” for food distribution.
FREE breakfast and lunch “to go bags.” 11am – 12:30pm Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. On each of these days, breakfasts/lunches will be distributed for the upcoming (off) day. Therefore, on Monday and Wednesday, students will receive 2 breakfasts/lunches, and on Friday, you will receive 3 breakfasts/lunches.
Please stay in your vehicle when picking up your food items.
COVID-19 HOUSING UPDATE FROM CREDIT COUNSELING CENTER
If you anticipate having trouble with your mortgage, there are COVID-19 policy changes that may help relieve your financial burden.
Credit Counseling Center is open and ready to help you with delinquency concerns. Credit Counseling Center is conducting appointments by phone. Call us at 215-348-8003.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) recently issued a halt to any foreclosure actions or evictions against any of its home loan customers who may be in default. This policy will remain in effect until impacts from the virus subside. During the health crisis, the agency will stop all negative credit reporting for its mortgage customers.
Credit Counseling Center is a PHFA- and HUD-approved agency. We can help you contact your current lender to explore options available for you.
Other Ways We Can Assist During the Coronavirus Crisis
As confusion and misinformation about finances and COVID-19 abounds, we can help! Our trained professional counselors are here to help with: – which bills to pay first
– mortgage issues
– credit cards concerns
– bankruptcy questions
– student loan payments.
Please contact us, or if you know anyone struggling with financial concerns, please forward this information. We hope all of you are staying healthy during this time of social distancing.
WEEKLY PARISH PRAYER DEVOTIONS
SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday: 8am -The Flame of Love Rosary Friday: 9am Mass, followed by Benediction, & praying the following Devotional:
1st Friday: Sacred Heart of Jesus – 24 hr. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2nd Friday: St. Peregrine 3rd Friday: St. Nicholas 4th Friday: St. John the Baptist 5th Friday: St. Joseph
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.
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
During the current Coronavirus pandemic -Adoration begins at 10am on First Friday and ends at 9am on Saturday morning. No more than 10 persons at one time. Masks and 6′ distancing required.
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