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.
LET US PRAY TO THE LORD. AMEN!
Parents have the awesome responsibility of raising children entrusted to them by God. No written manual for effective parenting accompanies a new life. To be an effective parent is an art. Part of the artistic endeavor of effective parenting is knowing when to tell a child certain things they will need to know before reaching adulthood. Children need to hear certain things at different stages of their lives. Such instruction will equip them to function in the real world and to develop a sense of their own potential. To reach such a level of maturity takes a great deal of coaching from adults who have invested time, talent and financial resources into the gradual unfolding of a child's life.
In a sense, while on earth, Jesus was "parenting" his disciples to a level of maturity that would bring them skills and knowledge for effective leadership. There were many things the disciples needed to know but, since they were not ready, they could not be told at that moment. However, Jesus did tell them that the Spirit of Truth (the Holy Spirit) would come and be their guide. They should trust the credibility of the Holy Spirit since everything he would present to them would be from Jesus himself.
In the midst of our cultural conflicts, we need the "parenting" pattern of Jesus to reveal the correct way to secure eternal happiness. Since he is not present in person to guide us, we too rely on the Holy Spirit for direction. Conscious of our need for judicious choices, we absolutely need to pray for the "Spirit's" guidance. Decisions determine our future. Before any major decision, it is crucial that we ask Divine intervention. Even in lesser issues of life, these can be upgraded by placing them in the hands of the Lord.
As mature people, we have an awesome responsibility to make decisions that will help us not only now, but in eternity. We must act as mature adults and heed the advice of the Lord Almighty. We are more than immature children. We are called to responsible decision making. Learn from the process and natural growth but in a spiritual context guided by the Holy Spirit.
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.
- Registration is underway and the deadline is June 30
- Thursdays, 9:30am morning session or 7:00pm evening session
- 8 week course runs from September to November
- $25 check to St. John the Baptist Church (put "Bible Study" in memo)
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Prayer for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. 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.