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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Classes are in session. Our religious education classes begin with the 9:00am mass, followed by an hour of classroom instruction from 10:00am to 11:00am. Please call the office if you have any questions.

  • Family Rosary Blessing at the 9:00am Mass on October 9th.

MEN'S CLUB FIRST MEETING
Dr. Cesar Pallerano will be the guest speaker at the Men's Club September 27th meeting at 7:00pm in the parish hall. All men of the parish are welcome.

Supper ClubSUPPER CLUB NIGHT Friday, September, 30th at 6:00pm at Gianni, 1601 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach. Call Rudy: 954-943-1023 for reservations and transportation needs.

Women's GuildANNUAL MEMBERSHIP COFFEE All women of the parish are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 12th at 9:30 (following the 8:45am mass) in the Parish Hall for the first event of the 2016-17 season! $20 annual dues can be paid at the coffee. Contact Pam Jabbour at (954) 854-7011 or pjjabbour@gmail.com.

RCIA PROGRAM Are you or do you know someone 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" we warmly invite you to entering the RCIA process.

The 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. RCIA takes place in the Parish Hall from 7:15pm to 8:30pm beginning Wednesday, September 28th and continues to meet weekly until after Easter. Please email Louise McDonough at elmun@yahoo.com.

PRECIOUS LIFE LUNCHEON
First Annual Central Broward Respect Life - Pregnancy Help Center Precious Life Luncheon Friday, October 7th - $100 donation Contact Joyce Snedaker (954) 564-2157 or joycesnedaker@gmail.com

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

"PRAISE THE LORD!"

As a very young boy, I remember my father using this expression quite frequently. Not knowing the occasions of its use, I just took it for granted when he said it in happy times, and even in sad times. It was as if he accepted whatever the Lord sent his way and he acknowledged it with gratitude. Later in life I became more aware that he reflected this praise of God when anything was done or when anything happened. Gradually it dawned on me that this expression was his acceptance of God's will and his offering thanks for whatever outcome came his way. Many years later I find myself saying and doing the same thing - praising the Lord in all things, regardless of their outcome.

In early childhood, we were all taught that one of the primary purposes of our being on the earth was to honor God our Creator by how we lived our lives. Essential to that end was accepting God as our eternal Father and acknowledging Him with respect at all times. This acknowledgment encompasses the goodness of our lives along with prayer, worship, and honor. In prayer, song or worship, we give much praise to God, which we need to do. The greatest sacrifice of praise is undoubtedly the celebration of the Eucharist in the Mass through which the bread and wine is transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. Thus it becomes the sacrifice of Christ himself.

In our weekly (or daily) participation in the Eucharist we collectively unite all our efforts of the week with the High-Priest Jesus and offer profound thanks to God Almighty. How vital it is that we keep a consciousness of how important this sacrifice of praise is for all of us! At a minimum we should seek to praise the Lord and offer all our joys and sorrows through the Sabbath Eucharist.

It is likely that as you mature in life's experiences you begin to observe patterns and distinguish between what matters and what can be unloaded. The important considerations of yesterday sometimes must yield to essential worth pursuing into eternity. One vital emphasis in all you do, however, ought to highlight the praise and honor you give to the Lord in all that you say and do. "Praise the Lord" always.

Parish News and Notes



LUKE: THE GOSPEL OF MERCY

BIBLE STUDY: All New CSS Bible Study for fall 2016!! This Fall, join prolific author and speaker, Dr. Paul Thigpen, and Doors of Mercy host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, in exploring Luke: The Gospel of Mercy. Come discover the unique insights the great evangelist St. Luke gives us into the Heart of God. Come find in Luke, the God who is rich in mercy, the God whose mercy is “from generation to generation.” Classes begin on Thursday, September 29th and will continue on Thursdays in the mornings (9:30am; small group format) or evenings (7:00pm; large group format). For more information or questions, contact Jo-Ann Tabry.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

O God, who manifest your almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy, bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening to attain your promises heirs to the treasures of heaven. 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.