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.
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!
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 email@example.com.
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.