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.


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.

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE Beginning on June 3rd, we will offer one daily mass at 8:45am Monday through Saturday for the summer. Doors will open at 7:45am. The regular daily mass schedule will resume in September.

ONLINE PK-8 REGISTRATION Register now for PK-8th Grade 2019-2020! Registration available at Online Registration. Registration fee is $80 until August 23rd at noon and $100 after that time. The first session is August 25th and begins with the 9:00am mass.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMERTIME Summer invites people to a change of pace, possibly a vacation. May the days be peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable. However, please do not forget the Lord with prayer and Sunday worship.

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.

Choose Life Are you suffering from the pain of a past abortion? For confidential help, contact Project Rachel Ministry at 888-456-HOPE (4673). Individual counseling and retreat weekends are available.

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF FATHERS

For many seasons in the past, we enjoyed the television series, "Father Knows Best." Now in nostalgia, we look back on the many laughs the family enjoyed at "Father's" expense. In reality, this show depicted the mother as having all the answers. Maybe mothers do know best, but in view of contemporary teenage challenges, one wonders if either father or mother can keep up with all the issues!

The contribution a father makes to a family is not easily identified or duplicated. His strong presence suggests a rugged demand even though he may be a soft touch. He is a balance to mother emotionally. He influences children in a way mother cannot. Each parent in fact provides a unique dimension to child-raising. A father's love is tempered, extensive and proven. He may demand little, but his voice has power.

The current structure of our families in the United States shows an ever increasing number of single parent units. In most instances, the mother is the sole parent. What a void in a child's life to miss the vibrant contribution of a father! As much as the mother may try, no one can replace the role of a father.

On this Father's Day, as we acknowledge all the dads among us and thank them for their protective guidance, may we challenge them to be the very positive influence they know they can provide. Whether in resolving problems, providing a listening ear, doing chores around the house, offering a vision of the future, challenging each member to be the best they can be or just being there for all, the role of a father is pivotal to the success of the family as a unit and to each person individually. Thank you for being you, Dad!

Happy Father's Day!


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 Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wondrous mystery, grant us we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal glory and adore your Unity, powerful in majesty. 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.