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.
IS IT TOO LATE FOR YOU?
Recently I had a night call from an unknown party wishing to settle a dispute with friends over an issue on Catholic theology. Since it did not appear to be an emergency, I inquired what time it was. The response came casually, "It's just 4:30 a.m. Is it too early or is it too late for you to talk?" Well, at 4:30am I am not the greatest conversationalist whether coming or going from any event. However, the nonchalant response stuck in my mind. "Is it too early or is it too late for you?"
What priorities become clear when you apply this question to important issues of your life: is it too early or too late? Physical health? Level of educational attainment? Social adjustment? Family sharing? Fulfillment in work? Relationships with others? Economic stability? Service to needy? Dissolve old tensions? Your proximity to Jesus? Prepare for meeting your God? Organizing yourself as life winds down?
It's never too early or too late for any or all of the above! It is really never too late to attempt anything - especially strengthening your relationship with God or assuring your eternity in His heavenly kingdom. Every moment of life we live is the ideal opportunity to renew oneself. So just in case you get an untimely call at any moment of your life, better be prepared to respond. It is never too late!
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 Louise McDonough or leave your name and contact information with the Rectory staff.
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Prayer for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
O God, who founded all the commands of your sacred Law upon love of you and of our neighbor, grant that, by keeping your precepts, we may merit to attain eternal life. 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.