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.

SUMMER MASS SCHEDULE
During the summer months we will offer one daily mass at 8:45am Monday through Saturday.

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!
May we extend sincere thanks to all the fathers among us for their love, support and witness. They are a vital part of the life of the family, the community, and the church. May they be blessed by the Heavenly Father. We commend the fathers who have gone before us. May they reside in eternal peace with their God.

PETER'S PENCE COLLECTION Funds from this collection on June 23rd/24th support Pope Francis' charitable outreach to the suffering and marginalized around the world. The Peter's Pence collection is taken up worldwide to help Pope Francis provide relief to victims of war, religious persecution, and natural disasters. More information about the collection can be found at www.usccb.org/ppc .

SUMMER TRAVEL PLANS?
As your summer time takes you far and near, we pray for your safe travels. Stay close to the Lord on your journey.

Prayer to St. Christopher:
Dear Saint Christopher, protect me today in all my travels along the roads way. Give your warning sign if danger is near so that I may stop while the path is clear. Be at my window and direct me through when the vision blurs from out of the blue. Carry me safely to my destined place, like you carried Christ in your close embrace. Amen.

ENJOY YOUR SUMMERTIME Summer invites people to a change of pace, possibly a vacation. May the days be peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable. However, please do not forget the Lord with prayer and Sunday worship.

CANCER SUPPORT MINISTRY
St. Anthony Catholic Church Cancer Support Ministry

For more information contact: Rose Young at r290young@gmail.com.

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

WHAT'S IN A NAME?

All of us have names by which we are identified. The name evidences something of which we are: our parentage, our culture, time in history, or even religious identity. Our parents likely selected our names for us. We did not have input and their choice summarized what they wanted and thought appropriate for us. Luckily a pattern of numbers or bar-codes were not fashionable when we came on the scene. We might have been just a number! We can only imagine how those of the future will be identified.

Through the human biological system, which the Lord designed, we inherit the genes of our parents and other ancestors. The impact of that parental transference is enormous. At times we might seek or wish to break with the past for some reason, but we cannot deny our lineage. It just is and we are who we are. We are part of an ongoing family which began centuries ago. We are privileged to "carry the flag" in our day and to pass it on to the next generation in time.

In a rapidly changing world, it is essential that we have these stabilizing ties to the past. However, we require more guidance and development to ensure our happiness in the future than is provided by our heredity. It is here that we look to our fathers, who develop our spirit and mold our character. It is our interactions with each other that evolve our persons beyond our set of genes. It is the guideposts set and examples of those we admire, our dads, who lead us to be the individuals we are. May we humbly acknowledge their contribution to our spiritual essence.

On this Father's Day, we appropriately give thanks for the gift of life we receive from our parents. We recognize the example, assistance and encouragement that our fathers provide us. They, with our mothers, are our connection to our past. May we appreciatively reflect on the treasure that is our familial lineage. But more importantly, may we give thanks to our fathers for their loving support and dedication to the development of our spiritual being. God bless all our fathers!

Parish News and Notes


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. 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.