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.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
May we extend sincere thanks to all the fathers among us for their love, support and witness. They are a vital part of the life of the family, the community, and the church. May they be blessed by the Heavenly Father. We commend the fathers who have gone before us. May they reside in eternal peace with their God.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMERTIME Summertime invites our people to a change of pace, possibly a vacation. May the days be peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable. However, please remain close to the Lord with prayer and Sunday worship.

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
Starting Wednesday, June 14th, there will be no daily 7:00am mass. The regular daily mass schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 5th.

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION Peter's Pence Collection will be next week June 24/25. Funds from this collection support Pope Francis' charitable outreach to the suffering and marginalized around the world. The Peter's Pence collection is taken up worldwide to provide relief to victims of war, religious persecution, and natural disasters.

REGISTRATION BEGINS SOON Registration will soon begin for grades K-8 for the 2017-2018 year! Watch your email and future bulletins for the opening date of registration. You will need to submit baptismal certificates and payment in order to complete your registration. This year you will be able to make your payment online with a credit card.

WE NOW TAKE CREDIT CARDS!
We are now able to accept credit card payments and donations! This new payment opportunity will also be incorporated into the religious education online registration when it begins. Soon you will have the ability to make donations through the website and set up recurring donations with credit cards.

ST. JOSEPH'S RETIREMENT RESIDENCE sponsored by the Archdiocese of Miami, offers furnished apartments or suites, meals, housekeeping and linens, 24/7 nursing staff, three daily meals, a chapel for worship, and activities for residents. Reasonable rates. Call (954) 739-1483 for more information or visit their website.

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

CHERISH THE EUCHARIST!

Desirably, we need to introduce the young mind and heart to a love for the Holy Eucharist. Here, under the appearance of bread and wine, is the reality of the Real Presence of Jesus, the Redeemer. After the words of consecration by the priest, the body and blood, soul and divinity of Christ is ours to receive. What a privilege is ours that we can have such a close encounter with our God so often.

Humbly, we need to prepare ourselves for this individual audience with Our Lord and Savior. Whether child or adult, whether from a local village or the global one, we all need to see the Church as the instrument to bring the gift of the Eucharist to our daily lives. It is the Mass that matters! It is the Eucharist that will lead us to salvation. Cherish the Eucharist as truly the "Bread of Life."

Parish News and Notes


QUEEN OF HEAVEN:
MARY'S BATTLE FOR YOU

BIBLE STUDY: This year brings an all new CSS Bible Study program beginning in September 2017! Come join us for Queen of Heaven: Mary's Battle for You.

Queen of Heaven is an encounter with Mary as you have never had before. Accompany Mary from her Immaculate Conception through her Assumption and beyond. Register soon as the deadline is approaching.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.