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.

All of the Mass intentions that were previously listed while public Masses were suspended will be printed on a scroll that will be placed on the altar during the month of June.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
Thank you to all those continuing your financial support to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Your kind generosity is inspiring during this challenging time. Your weekly offering is the primary source of parish income.

If you wish to make a weekly offertory contribution, please consider calling the rectory during office hours to pay by credit card, giving by mail, or giving through the Archdiocese of Miami's Universal Parish Offertory page. We appreciate all of your support.

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ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - FIRST FRIDAY
will take place June 5th. Adoration begins after the 8:45am Mass and concludes at 5:00pm. Confessions are Thursday from 4:00 to 5:00pm in the Parish Hall.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION My Jesus, I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I love for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have aleady come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely too You; never permit me to be separated from You. Amen

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The Most Holy Trinity - Sunday, June 7th at 10:00am

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

PUT ON YOUR VIRTUAL REALITY GOGGLES

One of the more creative technologies being implemented in our lives today is a virtual reality presentation where all images are seen in full proportion. The clarity and depth give quite a real-life illusion to an otherwise static reality. Viewers in fact reach out to touch objects which appear in their pathway. These virtual reality goggles surely offer a unique vision of our limited horizon.

Today, we remember the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples on the feast of Pentecost. On that day, the disciples left the upper room with a new vision. That new vision kindled within them a deep desire to fearlessly share the good news of salvation with others. It was as if they had put on new virtual reality goggles and could now see things from God's perspective.

Perhaps the coming of the Holy Spirit is like putting on new glasses. When we look at things from God's perspective, we tend to see with a vision that extends beyond our own limited reality, to see many more choices than when we look only from our own selfish perspective. Sin is the result of seeing things from one viewpoint, seeing only how a decision will affect us and forgetting how our choices affect others. We are made in such a way that we always choose what we perceive as good. Even when we do something blatantly evil, it is always so that some good can come to us. Looking at decisions the way that God looks at them with the help of the Holy Spirit keeps us from making self-centered choices.

Most of us do not remember the coming of the Holy Spirit to us in Baptism or Confirmation. Perhaps we have had experiences where the Holy Spirit has enlightened us in making important decisions. These likely were events that we believe were part of God's vision for our world. May all our future decisions in life be in harmony with God's vision for us so that we may carry out the work for which we were created. Take a magic leap today into the reality offered to us through the Holy Spirit!



PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

O God, who by the mystery of today's great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was first proclaimed, fill now once more the hearts of believers. 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.