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.


The 2018/19 CCD Religious Education program is underway. Classes begin on Sunday with our 9:00am family mass followed by an hour of classroom instruction.

YOUTH ALTAR SERVERS TRAINING PROGRAM
Being an altar server is a special honor and privilege in the Catholic Church. By working alongside older children and adults, children can learn parts of the Mass and begin to understand the meaning behind each step of the liturgy.

We invite all interested children who have received their First Holy Communion to attend our final Altar Server Classes: Thursday, September 27 at 4:30pm.

Supper Club Join us for Gourmet Greek at Thasos Taverna at 6:00pm on Friday, September 28th at 3330 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Call Rudy Frei at (954) 943-1023 for reservations or transportation.

ARCHDIOCESE DIAMOND JUBILEE Celebrating 60 years!
In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the Archdiocese of Miami, Archbishop Wenski invites you to join him for Solemn Vespers and Conferral of Diocesan Honors at 5:00pm on Sunday, October 7th at St. Mary's Cathedral. Mary Joe Clark and Rebecca Poljak will be honored at this celebration for being missionary disciples at St. John the Baptist by the witness of their lives and their participation in parish life.

Women's GuildANNUAL MEMBERSHIP COFFEE
All women of the parish are invited to join us on Wednesday, October 10th at 9:30am (following the 8:45am mass) in the Parish Hall for the first event of the 2018-19 season! $25 annual dues can be paid at the coffee. Contact Glennyce Kaul at (954) 471-1153 or click here.

Each Friday, August 3rd - September 28th, answer the U.S. bishops' call to pray and fast that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life. Join us!

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

STANDING IN THE HALL OF FAME

As Christians, we are called to live counter culturally. This has been so since the foundation of the Church. Our values, for the most part, are not the same as those of the society in which we live and sometimes our differences are readily apparent. Great value is often placed on titles, degrees and salaries and people often define their own value by these criteria. They describe themselves in a way that leads us to believe that their accomplishments are more of greater significance than might actually be the case.

Once the mother of two of the disciples, James and John, approached Jesus asking for a special place of favor in the eternal kingdom for her sons. Jesus' response was that such a desired status comes, not from requests but from service to others. Likewise, in today's gospel Jesus suggests that greatness comes from being servant to all.

In any culture, this would likely not be the avenue to achieving greatness. More commonly, to arrive at the point of being great in the estimation of humankind, one must be powerful or influential or wealthy or brilliant, etc. On the other hand, Jesus offers us, his followers, a different style of leadership that is shown in service to others. He gave a vibrant example when, as the son of the all-powerful God, he came to be the servant of all. This was undoubtedly a dramatic paradox for all the people of his day, both the powerful and the underling. Little did Jesus' contemporaries realize that eternal acknowledgement is not based on conventional wisdom.

Greatness comes from service! Maybe you don't even wish to be "great" in the estimation of the world, but such a designation is applied to us in regard to eternal life whether we are conscious of it or not. We are all called to serve in countless capacities. How we respond to these challenges will determine our situation hereafter. May we take time each day to explore ways of how we might be of service to others and thus serve the Lord conscientiously.


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-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.