Registration for our 2016-17 year is open! OUR KICKOFF BREAKFAST WILL BE AFTER THE 9:00 AM MASS IN THE SOCIAL HALL. THE FIRST PREP CLASSES BEGIN OCTOBER 9 after 9:00 AM Mass. Come to mass and we will begin from church immediately following mass. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who is joining us for breakfast!
Parishioners of St. John the Baptist may click here to register online and find out more about our PREP (Parish Religious Education) Program offerings. You may also pick up a registration at the Parish Rectory, or in the church vestibule.
“Little Lambs” is an exciting new endeavor for young families with children ages 2-5, who are ready to begin exploring their faith and place in the parish community. For our post-Confirmation teens, a youth discipleship program will be offered. Held in our soon-to-be youth lounge, this program is geared specifically for our parish teens. There will be food, there will be fun, and there, our older youth will have the chance to find Christ in the world that they understand. Finally, our entire youth faith formation program is renewing its commitment, in a particular way, to welcome and involve families of children with special needs. As with any expansion, extra hearts and hands are always needed. Please prayerfully consider sharing a little bit of your time, your talent, or your treasure with our parish youth. For more on our youth faith formation programs and volunteer opportunities, You can also contact Melissa Maleski, our DRE, at either email@example.com or 267-403-4054. May the Holy Family bless us and keep us as we continue to support the young members of our parish community!
Join us starting September 19 in the RCIA!
Thank you - all of you - our past & present parishioners, parish families and extended families and friends, and wonderful parish volunteers, who made a spectacular Fourth of July celebration in our 185th Jubilee Year. It is with your support and dedication that our parade and picnic was a great success. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, please feel free to download our church bulletin above and keep posted here and on Facebook for some memorable moments!
Thank you all sincerely -- whether you prayed, volunteered, attended, or supported
(or all of these) for the Saint John the Baptist 185th Jubilee Celebration!
As we continue each day moving forward, let us reflect on and live the words of our
Parish Mission Statement, ratified on January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly:
Saint John the Baptist is a multiethnic Roman Catholic Parish
rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing
spirituality, education, and worship in the
Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia.
As a Christian community we are united in our mission to share the Gospel,
the Sacraments, and love and serve God by caring
for one another. We welcome all people to
become part of our vibrant and
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Looking For A Good Bible-Based Church? You Found It!
Did you know that no Christian denomination uses more scripture in their worship services that the Catholic Church? Our Catholic faith is rooted and grounded in the Bible.
According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Church’s Liturgy makes extensive use of scripture. Each weekend mass three scriptural readings are selected (two during weekday masses). One mass reading is typically chosen from the Old Testament that anticipates or reflects the theme of the daily gospel reading from the New Testament. A second New Testament reading provides further insight. In addition, the responsorial psalm, the hymns sung, the homily, and prayers are taken from the Bible or based on passages from the Bible.
Catholics have been encouraged since Vatican II to make daily Bible reading a part of their lives. If you attend Mass every day for three years, you will have read through almost the entire Bible.
Though reading the Bible on our own or in Mass will help us grow in faith and virtues, it is still not enough. To reap the fullness of our faith we need to meditate on the message and put it into action in our lives. Then the word becomes “living and effective”(Hebrews 4:12).
Join us in a weekly Gospel Reflections Bible Study in the “Upper Room” in McKenna Hall on Monday Evenings at 6:00 pm. No pre-registration is required. All materials are supplied. ALL are welcome to attend. Contact Diane Browne 301-520-2723, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Join St. John's young adult group for Theology on Tap, lots of fun outings and outreach ministries. Contact Alyssa email@example.com with any general questions.
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If you are 55 yrs of age and interested in meeting old friends or making new ones, please consider joining the St. John’s Senior Citizen Club. Meetings are every other Tuesday at 11 am - . Annual Dues are $2.00 a year plus a $2.00 meeting fee. Bingo is played after each meeting. If you are interested in joining or have any question, please call the president, Ed Kiefski at 215-913-4485 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH LOTTERY JACKPOT - $5,000!
Our parish lottery increases by $1,000 per week. In the event there is no jackpot winner(s) a consolation prize(s) is awarded in the amount of $700. When there is more than one winner prizes are divided. All Prizes must be claimed within one week. Tickets are sold before and after masses and at the Rectory and must be purchased in person. No tickets are sold online or over the phone. Tickets are $1 each and have two chances to win. Winning numbers are available on our Lottery Hotline by calling 215.482.8728 Friday Mornings at 10 AM. Good Luck!
SUPPORT OUR PARISH THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER'S UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
If your employer participates in the United Way’s Annual Fund and would
like to make your United Way contribution to directly benefit St. John the
Baptist Parish, you may choose the “Donor Choice” option on your
contribution form. Our Donor Choice # is 3179, and your contribution is
much needed and greatly appreciated. Go to www.unitedforimpact.org for more
information. Thank you for your support.
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Weekdays in All Saints' Chapel
6:30 AM Monday - Thursday
8:30AM - Friday
Fridays in Chapel until 4:00 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM
Holy Days of Obligation
6:00 PM Vigil; 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 PM
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
Saint John the Baptist is a multiethnic Roman Catholic Parish rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing spirituality, education, and worship in the Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia. As a Christian community we are united in our mission to share the Gospel, the Sacraments, and love and serve God by caring for one another. We welcome all people to become part of our vibrant and growing community. (Ratified January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly)