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.

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.

Food Drive The food pantry often is sparse in the summer months when we are far from the holidays giving spirit and many people are vacationing. Your generous donations help the St. Vincent de Paul out of Blessed Sacrament Church continue to serve the needy of our community. Please bring your nonperishable food items to church this coming weekend of July 20/21st.

✝ BIBLE STUDY REGISTRATIONJesus Revealed is an engrossing interpretation of the entire Bible, focusing on the typologies of Jesus through 18 of his unique names. Fr. Jeffrey Kirby provides profound and practical spiritual insight to help apply what you've learned to your own spiritual life.

The registration form, available in church, and a $40 book fee, payable to St. John the Baptist Bible Study, should be mailed to the rectory by August 2nd. Starts in the fall on Thursdays; choice of mornings (9:30am - small group format) or evenings (7:00pm - large group format). For more information contact Joann Tabry.

BEWARE OF SCAMMERS The Archdiocese of Miami has been hearing reports of people receiving text messages and emails from scammers impersonating clergy, asking for gift cards from Amazon and other retailers. If you, your friends or family receive text messages or emails like this, please do not respond or buy the requested gift cards. Clergy would not ask for gift cards. You can report the scam to Florida’s Consumer Protection Division, by visiting www.myfloridalegal.com and filling out a complaint form, or calling the Fraud Hotline, 1-866-966-7226.

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.

A Special Message

We pray for the joyful repose of the soul of our beloved priest, Father James F. Daly, who went home to the Lord on Sunday, July 7, 2019. He was born on Frances Street, Kilrush, County Clare to Jane (née O'Shea) and Thomas Daly on 14th December 1936.

Father Daly began serving as an associate pastor at St. John's in 1989, serving our community for almost thirty years before returning to Ireland in 2016. He baptized many of our children, married many of our young couples, and helped us send many of our loved ones home to the Lord. He will be remembered for the laughter and the love that he brought us over the years. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Eternal rest grant to Father Jim, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the soul of our friend, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. I believe Father Daly would like us to remember him this way:

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when life is done.



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 for the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

O God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ and to strive after all that does it honor. 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.