Sunday, February 28, 2021   2nd Sunday of Lent –  Gospel of Mark 9:2-10 

Click on the links below to read today’s homily from Fr. Lucas and Fr. Tony:

Fr. Lucas’ Homily:

Fr. Tony’s Homily: 

* Links to televised Masses below.

Daily Mass: Mon. Tues. Wed. & Fri. 9am / Thurs. 9am at Old St. John’s Church     

Monthly Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 1st Fridays, following morning Mass,          closing Benediction at 7pm.



We will pray the prayer on the back of the Holy Card before each Mass.                                                          Each Wednesday following morning Mass, we will pray the Litany of                            St. Joseph during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and close with Benediction.       Our Mass, on the the 19th of every month, will be said in honor of St. Joseph.              Friday, MARCH 19, 2021 The Nativity of St. Joseph: Adoration & Benediction          follows morning Mass. If weather permits, we will have a “St. Joseph’s Table” of refreshments outside in front of the church. 

Wednesdays at 8am: Flame of Love Rosary 

10am Mass on Fridays.  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


* To View a Televised Mass,click on any of the links below:

Cultivating Good Habits When viewing Mass at Home
For those who are live-streaming Mass at home to participate more fully and fittingly, these tips are a great way to help everyone cultivate good habits – and avoid bad habits – by maintaining a level of reverence and engagement in their approach to the Mass even from home. Please consider following this great advice and sharing it with others!
To make a Spiritual Communion (pray the prayer below or click on video below)
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

                                  Stations of the Cross from the Holy Land                         

Divine Mercy Chaplet (recorded at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy)


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 at the bottom of this page and follow the online screen prompts. If you need assistance with your sign-up, our parish office is here to help. Call 610-847-5521


Parish Religious Education Program for children – Please visit our PREP page on this website or call the parish office more information.
RCIA Weekly Virtual Class – Thursdays, 4pm.  Contact the parish office for more information.
Parish Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-4pm; Fri 9am-1pm. 
Please call 610-847-5521 to schedule an appointment for services or assistance.

The Lord’s Pantry is operating under normal business hours. Pre-packaged bags of food will be distributed AT THE TABLE OUTSIDE THE ENTRY DOOR only.  No in-pantry shopping is permitted.    NO CLOTHING DONATIONS ACCEPTED during the  COVID-19 pandemic.


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 entrustourselves to the care of our spiritual father.  For more information and a list of events, visit   

Fri, Mar 19 – 7-8 PM
Event: “Go to Joseph” Talk Series (on Zoom)
Please join us for a special talk series for the Year of St. Joseph by Father Gerald Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul. Discussion and sharing on the topics presented will follow.  We will close by praying the Holy Rosary and the Litany of St. Joseph.

Friday, March 19, 2021 – Time: 8:30-3:30pm
Event: Day of Reflection The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father

Hosted by Malvern Retreat House 315 S. Warren Ave., Malvern Pa 19355 610-644-0400.
Cost: $40 On-Site and $25 Virtual


January 25: Ash-Wednesday-1-25-21

January 6: Recommendations for Non-Liturgical Parish Ministries

December 20: Note of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines (Español)

Guidelines for the Application of Safer at Home Restrictions in the City of Philadelphia.

These Archdiocesan Directives strongly encourage physical distancing and the other mitigating measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 during the celebration of Mass. No parish in the five-county Archdiocese is to suspend or cancel the public, in-person, celebration of Mass on Sundays, Holy Days, and weekdays.

All Archdiocesan liturgical guidelines can be found on the Office for Divine Worship’s website:

Save these 2021 Dates!


For Your Marriage
For Your Marriage helps families become places of prayer and faith and navigate the challenges that come with marriage, parenting, extended family relationships, caregiving, and more. It also provides resources for engaged and newly married couples.

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:

                                     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


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.




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 if you are available to dedicate one hour a month.          Thank you.