WE WELCOME YOU A gracious welcome to all parishioners, guests, and visitors! It is a pleasure to welcome you to our Parish to share a life of faith in Jesus Christ, Our Savior. This is the House of the Lord.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
The Women's Guild Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, November 17th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Sunday, November 18th from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The ladies are hard at work to make this event spectacular! If you would like to donate baked goods, please call: Bertha Martos at (954) 267-9854. Please plan on stopping by to jumpstart your Christmas shopping and purchase your Thanksgiving desserts!

THE CATHOLIC CAMPAIGN
FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

It's goal is to end the cycle of poverty in the United States by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. By improving education, housing situations, and community economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Please give generously.

ALL SOULS REMEMBRANCE
In this month of November, we remember all those we love who have died. Please use the All Souls envelopes located on the tables by the exits to honor your friends and family members who have passed. The names will be kept on the altar for the month of November.

Food Drive Weekend of November 17/18th. The St. Vincent De Paul Society food bank operates out of Blessed Sacrament Church every Friday afternoon. Let us remember those less fortunate by donating nonperishable food items. Your compassionate support means a great deal to these members of God's family. Thank you!

HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM ATTENTION EIGHTH GRADERS! Cardinal Gibbons High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School will be administering the 2019-20 Entrance Exam (High School Placement Test) on Saturday, December 1, 2018 beginning at 7:45am. Cardinal Gibbons: CGHS Online Applications. St. Thomas Aquinas: STA Online Registration.

FIND YOUR GREATNESS
Four habits that will transform your life.
• Featuring: DOMINICK ALBANO
• Date: November 16, 2018
• Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
• Where: Little Flower Catholic Church in Hollywood
• Tickets: $25
For details DynamicCatholic.com or call (859) 980-7900.

Please join us for daily mass. The Rosary is shared at 8:20 AM before the 8:45 AM Mass. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and celebration of the Mass.


Our Novena and Benediction service is every Monday after the 8:45 AM Mass.


Welcome to the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church parish family. This website is designed to help you get to know our parish and to become part of our community. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to stop in at the parish office or talk with us after mass.

We continue to deepen in the strengths of the parish: prayer, worship, and education of our members in the ways of God. The power of prayer is directed to all the individuals of the parish. Our worship deepens our contact and relationship with God: our creator, rescuer, sustainer. Our young are taught the ways of faith by the example and stories of our lives with God.

We welcome you. We hope and pray that you will grow with us as we journey on our life's road to the Lord.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE!

In a society obsessed with materialism, mesmerized by image, and absorbed by sex, how is the gospel to be preached? In a nation fascinated by violence, gripped by fear, and tempted to despair, how is the gospel to be preached? In a culture permeated by noise, saturated by soundbites, and fueled with disrespect, how is the gospel to be preached? There's only one way - the way of Christ.

Some among us have a special gift of preaching with words that inspire and motivate us, but all of us have the gift of preaching with our very lives. We share the gospel by the way we live, treating others well and being generous with our time and our money. We live the gospel by the way we work, being honest and reliable, being helpful and non-judgmental. We teach the gospel by the way we raise our families, nurturing the virtues of tolerance, compassion, mercy and justice. We preach the gospel by our very lives, by the faith that we have in Jesus Christ.

In the history of the Church, there have been so many good people who quietly lived their lives despite difficult circumstances. They preached the gospel by living it.

Today we are challenged to live out the message of Christ as best we can, with all the strengths and weaknesses we possess, with joys and sorrows, with success and failure. It must be our daily mission to be the best version of ourselves. We must attempt on a daily basis to be the best person possible for Christ. Be confident - you can do it.


RCIA

RIGHT OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION (RCIA)

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic faith community? Are you a Catholic who desires to complete the initiation process by receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation?

If you answered Yes to one of these questions, we warmly invite you to entering the RCIA process. RCIA is designed to assist adults who have never been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian religion and want to become Catholic, or those who were baptized Catholic but have not received the Eucharist and Confirmation. For more information please email your contact information to church@stjohncc.org.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty and merciful God, graciously keep from us all adversity, so that, unhindered in mind and body alike, we may pursue in freedom of heart the thing that are yours. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.