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.

Our Religious Education program will host a Diaper Drive during October for Respect Life Month. Donations can be dropped off in the Parish Hall before or after masses on October 1st, 8th, 15th or 22nd.

Dr. Imad Tabry will be the guest speaker at the Men's Club September 26th meeting at 7:00pm in the parish hall. All men of the parish are welcome.

Supper Club Join us at Bonefish Grill for a fun night of great food and good friends on Friday, September 29th at 6:00pm. Bonefish is located at 6282 N Federal Highway. For reservations and transportation call Rudy Frei (954) 954-1023 (if needed).

Women's GuildANNUAL MEMBERSHIP COFFEE The Annual Women's Guild Membership Coffee will be held October 11th at 9:30am in the Parish Hall immediately following the 8:45am mass. Click here for more information. All women of the parish are welcome!

Hosted at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston. Come hear dynamic speakers present the Catholic Church teachings on today's critical life issues. Register online at www.respectlifemiami.org or call (954) 981-2922 for more information.

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


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!

Parish News and Notes



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 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.