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.

AN INVITATION TO ALL THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PARENTS

RESPECT LIFE MONTH
BABY SUPPLIES DRIVE

(Hosted by Religious Education) Donations may be dropped off in the Parish Hall from 8:30 to 11:15am on any Sunday in October. Items needed are:
• Diapers and Wipes
• Flannel Receiving blankets
• Onesies (body suits)
• Outfits 0 to 9 months

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th/21st
We are called to be part of the Church's missionary efforts, supporting mission priests, religious Sisters and Brothers, and lay catechists who provide loving service to those most in need. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

MEN'S CLUB GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm in the parish hall. All men of the parish are welcome.

PRAY THE ROSARY Pope Francis invites all the Faithful to Pray the Rosary in October: "all the faithful of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day" during the Marian month of October.

Food Drive Weekend of October 20/21st. The St. Vincent De Paul Society food bank operates out of Blessed Sacrament Church every Friday afternoon. In the month of September, they served 739 clients, representing 2,377 people. Thank you for helping feed these members of God's family.

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

WHAT'S IT WORTH?

From our earliest days, we most likely wonder what is important in life. We absorb attitudes from adults as to what should be on the priority list. Obviously, survival instincts surface more than any other emotion. In our vulnerable human condition, we need to develop a protection approach so that accidents, ill health, negligence, and intrusiveness do not jeopardize our continuance of life.

From the earliest scriptures recorded, we are advised that human kind must survive by the "sweat of its brow." In other words, we are expected to work to generate resources to survive so as to assure not only our own sustenance, but also that of those dependent and related to us. In this fashion, we accumulate such resources, essentially money, to provide for our future. However, the accumulation of wealth is not the primary goal of life as much as it is a means to an end. More important than accumulating material wealth is the richness of relationships, specifically between each of us with God and then with others. These bonds are what make life meaningful and totally purposeful.

As we go about our daily work, hopefully productive and fulfilling work, which provides the wherewithal for a reasonable lifestyle, may we see our companions on the journey as if they were the deserving presence of the Lord Jesus! They are the ones toward whom we show the compassion, support, and love that we might show to Christ himself. For those with special needs, be they the sick, the homebound, the homeless, the alienated, the disturbed, or the dependent, our reaching out as Christ would is the ideal.

From an eternal viewpoint, our eternal wealth is what we do with our material wealth of opportunity and resources. May relationships be at the top of our list of treasured considerations! Keep in touch with the Lord daily, and relate as best you can with all you encounter.



RCIA

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 church@stjohncc.org.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

May your grace, O lord, we pray, at all times go before us and follow after and make us always determined to carry out good works. 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.