Five minutes is all we are asking. In the next week you will be receiving a letter from the parish. We are asking everyone to let us know if we have your correct phone number, email and names of people living in your home. We need this information as the archdiocese is moving to a new database system.
All you need to do is to review your information, make corrections as needed and then place the letter in the postage paid envelope and return it in the mail to the parish. Thanks!
Ash Wednesday is February 17. This marks the first day of Lent, our Catholic season of penance and preparation for Easter. Join us for one of the following services:
- 9 am Mass and Ashes
- 5:30 pm Liturgy of the Word and Ashes (no communion)
- 7 pm Mass and Ashes
Registration is required. Please register at https://sjtbcc.org/mass-registration/. Anyone who comes may receive ashes. As a precaution during the pandemic please bow your head and the ashes will be sprinkled on your hair.
Ash Wednesday is a holy day of fasting and abstinence for adults ages 18-59. Church law specifies that a fast allows one full meal plus two smaller meals that together would not make a full meal.
If you would like to learn more about Lent and Ash Wednesday, please click here for our Faith Formation newsletter!
We will also have ashes available during office hours (9 am to 3 pm). An Ash Minister will be available to give you ashes.
Did you know that we have funds set aside for parishioners in need? We want to make sure that we are there for when you might need a bit of support whether it’s for a power bill, housing cost, or other unexpected expense. These funds are available to all our parish families and are confidential. If you find yourself struggling to make ends meet, please let us know. You can call the parish office or let a staff member know and we will make sure to do what we can to help you through this time.
Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. 1 Pet 5:7
To help us commemorate our 30th anniversary, Fr. Jim would like to share the book, Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the Eucharist with our parish households.
This wonderful book offers each of us an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the gift of Eucharist. In it, Father Ron Rolheiser explores the many ways we understand the Eucharist and why participation in this sacrament is so central to our faith. He helps us understand the incarnational nature of our faith, and how it is that we "become what we receive." We hope it will be a source of nourishment as we look forward to the time past our pandemic when we can all gather together for our Sunday liturgies.
Books can be found on tables in the narthex and also in the parish office.
St. John the Baptist was established in 1991 and started its ministry meeting at Horizon Elementary School. The dedication of St. John the Baptist church building on January 13-14, 1996 featured a beautiful patchwork quilt conceptualized, designed and quilted by 45 individuals and 20 families over 18 months. The corner blocks represent the Tree of Life. The five biblical blocks surrounding the center panel reflect the values of our parish community: Hosanna (prepare the way for Jesus), Job’s Tears (faithfulness during suffering); David and Goliath (strength in our faith); Carpenter’s Wheel (humble origins); and Heavenly Stars (our physical building reminds us of our heavenly church).
May we continue as a community to be the "Body of Christ!"