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.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Classes are in session. Our religious education classes begin with the 9:00am mass, followed by an hour of classroom instruction from 10:00am to 11:00am. Please call the office if you have any questions.

  • The third grade religious education class will host the 9am Family Mass on October 30th. Their theme will be "All Saints Day." Please join us.

Guest Speaker: Kelly Kolb with Habitat for Humanity All are invited. Refreshments will be served.

Supper ClubSUPPER CLUB NIGHT Friday, October 28th at 6:00pm at Café Seville,2768 Oakland Park Blvd. For Reservations and transportation needs call (954) 563-3688.

Women's GuildWOMEN'S GUILD NEWS The next general meeting will be November 9th featuring Dr. Angel Aloma presenting for Food for the Poor.

The Annual Holiday Bazaar takes place the weekend of November 19/20 in the Parish Hall. Detail here.


FOOTBALL OUTING The Knights of Columbus Council #3080 is hosting a football outing! All members of the parish are invited. It is for the Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets game on November 6th, The ticket cost is $70 per person and includes the ticket, transportation and the tailgate party. For more information, please contact John Lindsey at (954) 771- 5076 or john@lindseylumber.com

Choose LifeCHOOSE 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.

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.

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


How important is it to be honest with one self! Realizing our own strengths and weaknesses is a distinct advantage. Even public acknowledgment of our total selves may be appropriate, while overlooking positives and negatives can be misleading. Our ongoing good suggests we look at ourselves completely and honestly.

Pursuing this honesty to self we realize that humility places in perspective where we stand in relationship to God and others. It is based on the realization that we come from God and will someday return to Him. In between, we really depend on God for life, sustenance and hope. We assuredly owe everything to the Lord. If perchance we become somewhat conceited and act as if we are in total control, we delude ourselves. After a time the realities of life teach us who is really in charge. We function with God’s authorization even though He gives us a free will. However, He can intervene whenever and however He chooses.

Humility is not self-effacement to show others the vulnerability of our being. Rather it is the truth about ourselves. Each of us has talents, strengths, and goodness which we and others might appropriately acknowledge. We also have limitations, failures, and imperfections which may not make us proud. However, the overall value of self must be seen as being loved by God, empowered by Him to function and accountable to him always.

Beginning each day with a moment of reflection gives us a perspective of the continuing privilege we have of a new opportunity given us by God. It is not just an accidental existence that we continue but a positive gift to be used in the service of the Almighty. Today, a new day gives us awareness of God’s continued love for us and our need to respond. In humility may we acknowledge how much we depend on a loving God.

Parish News and Notes


BIBLE STUDY: All New CSS Bible Study for fall 2016!! This Fall, join prolific author and speaker, Dr. Paul Thigpen, and Doors of Mercy host Fr. Jeffrey Kirby, in exploring Luke: The Gospel of Mercy. Come discover the unique insights the great evangelist St. Luke gives us into the Heart of God. Come find in Luke, the God who is rich in mercy, the God whose mercy is “from generation to generation.” Classes begin on Thursday, September 29th and will continue on Thursdays in the mornings (9:30am; small group format) or evenings (7:00pm; large group format). For more information or questions, contact Jo-Ann Tabry.


Prayer for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. 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.