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 Religious Education program begins on Sundays with our 9:00am family mass followed by an hour of classroom instruction.

Most grateful thanks for your gracious participation in the celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday. Thank you for your most generous gifts to St. John the Baptist. You are truly the 'People of God.' ~ Fr. Kelly

We have always known that the many parishioners who volunteer to serve in our various parish organizations and ministries are most valuable. To us your volunteer time is invaluable. Through the gifts of time and talent that our parishioners so generously share, we are able to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ here at St. John the Baptist. Many thanks to all those faithful and generous stewards who volunteer in our parish! Your time is worth everything to us!

Installation Mass and Breakfast will take place Wednesday, May 12th. Breakfast at the Coral Ridge Country Club will follow the 8:45am Installation Mass. Reservations are required for the breakfast. Click here for details. Join us!

Our monthly community food drive takes place the weekend of April 17/18th. The St. Vincent De Paul Society food bank served 433 families representing 1,363 individuals in March. If you or anyone you know are in need, please tell them that the drive-through grocery distribution program takes place every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1701 E Oakland Park Blvd. First-timers must provide proof of residency in Broward County.

EASTER FLOWERS THANK YOU Thank you to all who provided the beautiful floral decoration in honor of the Feast of the Resurrection. The beauty and dignity of the display reflect our outpouring of joy on this festive occasion. Your remembrances will be kept on the altar throughout the Easter season.

Happy Easter to all! We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song! St. John's parish community welcomes all who have come to worship together. It is heartening that, irrespective of culture, language, educational or economic level, we pray together and celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

We have installed a camera system in the back of the church to telecast all live services 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.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly


I met a man some years ago who was multi-tasking, in that he was walking, thinking, smoking, drinking coffee, and reading at the same time. I inquired if he could also chew gum at that moment.  He was overbooked he told me. How many tasks can you do at the same time?  (not that it is very important). To do one or two things well might be a more advantageous undertaking than becoming acrobatic in multiplied activity. 

There is an appetite within us to broaden our perspective. However, once we reach a plateau of attainment we are inclined to become dissatisfied and we search for new modes of fulfillment. 

It is important that a priority of goals or tasks be developed by each of us. While the multitude of opportunities available is large, we need to be selective according to our own personal disposition.  Some appeals are superficial and are not worthy of us. Others offer instant or temporary gratification, while still others are fads that come and go quickly. Solid, stable values should determine our acceptance of any direction in life. Spiritual advancement ought to be our ultimate aspiration which develops step by step with our desire to keep close to the Lord. 

In youth, we may not appreciate the importance of this daily link with God since so many other things present themselves as essential. But in time as we discard superficialities, we begin to realize what is truly important and deserving of our attention. Undoubtedly our future with the Lord is essential.  How we prepare ourselves and how we condition ourselves is our call but we must assure a priority status for the Lord. Multi-tasking! Do we need to do 4-5-6 tasks at any one time? What matters is that we take care of the important areas first. 

Father Vincent T. Kelly


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 for Divine Mercy Sunday

God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed. 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.