Welcome to the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church parish family. We continue to deepen in the strengths of the parish: prayer, worship, and education of our members in the ways of 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.ALL LIVE TELECAST MASSES WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SCREEN ABOVE.
We have installed a camera system in the back of the church to telecast masses live on this page. If you can't join us in person, please join us here. Click our YouTube link to view past services. Please consider Online giving.
THE GREAT SHARING
We basically accept that there is much goodness in all people. By the same token, there is a weakness also inherent in the human spirit. It is, however, uplifting to know that all of us men and women are made in the spiritual "image and likeness of God." This giftedness undoubtedly gives us great worth in the eyes of the Almighty. Essentially we are spiritual beings with an everlasting destiny. Our inclinations tend towards basic goodness even though the presence of evil in the world may seek to lure us away from our instinctive idealism.
Interestingly, ingrained in the human spirit is a compassion for the deserving, the needy, the victims, and the underdog. There is a feeling of our own humanness and a consciousness of "there but for the grace of God go." Realistically then, I deduce that I ought to show some consideration, concern, and support for persons in need.
Just look around and see that there are people in need everywhere. Whether they are the children or adults, indigent men or battered women, the sick in mind, body or spirit, the hungry in soul or body, those who lack shoes on their feet or a roof over their heads, they are the needy of our day and they cry out for help. Granted some may not be deserving of assistance but in that they have to deal with the Lord. As givers, we fulfill our portion of the equation of just stewardship by the kindness of our generous heart. The receiving individuals, while they should be verifiably worthy, have to justify their condition to a higher power.
The Catholic Church has a most credible worldwide record of service in Third World countries as well as in our own Western culture. This vast assistance program whether in spiritual, emotional, educational or material areas, offers needed help to untold numbers. Within South Florida, the services of the Archdiocese of Miami are well documented as the work of the Lord goes on. You are a vibrant part of that great sharing. May you continue to do your part to lighten the burden of others.
Father Vincent T. Kelly
RESPECT LIFE NEEDS YOUR DONATIONS!
Items that are most needed are:
• Diapers and Wipes
• Baby Towels
• 0-6 Months Onesies (body suits)
• 0-6 Months Sleep 'n Plays (short and long sleeve)
• Other gently worn baby clothes up to 2 years old
Please drop donations off at the Respect Life offices, 525 NE 13th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please call (954) 565-0229 when you arrive and someone will meet you at your vehicle.
Your donations are greatly appreciated!
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Prayer for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Almighty ever-living God, who govern all things, both in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the pleading of your people and bestow your peace on our times. 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.