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.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE JESUS-KIND
We most assuredly prepare for the important events in life. Whether the occasions are social, intellectual, physical, business or religious, we tend to anticipate the moment so as not to be caught unprepared. But what is the most important of all these occasions and even of all life's occasions?
How about the coming of Christ to us personally?! As certain as the sun will rise tomorrow, the Son of God will come to us as individuals to review our life's experience and assign us further. This is an awesome and powerful motivator. We had better be prepared!
Throughout our lives, we will likely attempt to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ. Often the daily involvements and interests which consume most of our time may take precedence. But gradually, as those occupational distractions begin to dissolve, we tend to see that something more important lies ahead. The linkage with Jesus, the Savior, is the only enduring experience.
How do we encounter Jesus? We do so in the ordinary activities of everyday life:
- The Son of Man may come to us in creation - in the witness of nature as we discover the maker of such superb beauty;
- He may come to us in the love of a spouse or child, where the depth of love reflects the creator of all love;
- He may come to us in illness or health, bereavement or joy of new life;
- He may come to us as we help the sick, the homeless, or those in despair; and
- Jesus comes to us in the Eucharist, if we can only realize the preciousness of this miracle.
We can be certain Jesus will come to us, but not certain of how and when. If we drive too quickly or too drowsily through life, we may miss a brief and vital opportunity. He is seeking our attention. We must be cognizant of our daily encounters with Christ. May we be alert and recognize Him in the countless events of our lives. Blessings
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 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Almighty ever-living God, who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of your Son, body and soul into heavenly glory, grant, we pray, that, always attentive to the things that are above, we may merit to be sharers of her glory. 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.