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.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR DEDICATED CATECHISTS
Thank you to all the Religious Education catechists and volunteers. You are true witnesses of Christ in your faith. Thank you for your dedication and support of our Religious Education program.

THANKS TO OUR MINISTRIES
Thank you to all our ministries as they conclude their seasons! We are blessed at St. Johnís to have many devoted ministers and parishioners that make this a vital community of faith in Jesus Christ, our Savior! It is through this dedication to our Lord and each other that every person has the benefit to receive and share gifts for the overall good of the souls here. May you all be blessed by the Lord!

 ★  IT'S GRADUATION TIME!  ★
Congratulations to all our parishioners who are currently graduating from elementary, secondary or college programs. Your efforts have brought you further preparedness for the challenges of life ahead. May you always be guided by the Spirit of God as you keep in touch with Him daily.

FINAL MEETING OF THE SEASON
Please join us in the Parish Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00pm for a Pizza Party. Elections of officers & committee chairmen for 2019-2020 will be held that night as well as discussions about events, dates, and suggestions for the upcoming year.

MEMORIAL DAY MASS
You are cordially invited to attend the Memorial Day Mass celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Enrique Delgado on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00am. Join us at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery; 1500 South State Road 7, North Lauderdale, 33068.

Choose Life Are you suffering from the pain of a past abortion? For confidential help, contact Project Rachel Ministry at 888-456-HOPE (4673). Individual counseling and retreat weekends are available.

Please join us for daily mass. The Rosary is shared at 8:20 AM before the 8:45 AM Mass. All are welcome to join with us in prayer and celebration of the Mass.


Our Novena and Benediction service is every Monday after the 8:45 AM Mass.


Welcome to the Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church parish family. This website is designed to help you get to know our parish and to become part of our community. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to stop in at the parish office or talk with us after mass.

We continue to deepen in the strengths of the parish: prayer, worship, and education of our members in the ways of God. The power of prayer is directed to all the individuals of the parish. Our worship deepens our contact and relationship with God: our creator, rescuer, sustainer. Our young are taught the ways of faith by the example and stories of our lives with 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.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

SET THE TONE

To be effective and coordinated, every project, effort, or undertaking needs a theme. Under this umbrella, the purpose, the means, and the goal are attained. Without such a thread that runs through all aspects of an undertaking, the result will not be achieved. In fact, the process may be chaotic. Thus, we need to set a tone, goal, or theme for short term, and even long term, undertakings.

I came across a family some years ago who decided at the beginning of the year to focus on a collective theme in their daily lives. With a family meeting they selected a number of topics suggested by all the participants. From this long list they reduced the choices to four: love, respect, care and family. Finally, for the first year they selected "love" as the emphasis in all their encounters with each other; parents to children and siblings to each other. The theme was posted on a card above the fireplace in the living room, a central meeting place for the family and visitors. Whenever I visited the home I was reminded of the emphasis "love" has when dealing with others.

God must have such a reminder in heaven that "love" is the basis of His dealings with human beings. He sent His Son, Jesus, out of love to redeem us. He extends His unconditional love to us during life and the promise of sharing His eternal home with us forever. Surely, love is the mark of God in His relationship with us.

What is our response to this love of God so lavishly showered upon us? It's got to be a respectful response of love on our part to our God. In its implementation it must also extend to showing love to our fellow human beings. Whether with a mythical "love" card appropriately placed to remind us of God's love for us and our expected response, or, by another tangible reminder to show love (compassion, care, concern, sympathy) to our neighbor, we need to be reminded daily of our primary reaction to all that is important.

"Love one another as I have loved you" is not just a pious wish of Jesus for all of us as much as a quality formula for living. In such, love will be the fulfillment of our existence.


RCIA

RIGHT OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION (RCIA)

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Catholic faith community? Are you a Catholic who desires to complete the initiation process by receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation?

If you answered Yes to one of these questions, we warmly invite you to entering the RCIA process. RCIA is designed to assist adults who have never been baptized, have been baptized in another Christian religion and want to become Catholic, or those who were baptized Catholic but have not received the Eucharist and Confirmation. For more information please email your contact information to church@stjohncc.org.


PRAYER OF THE WEEK

Prayer for the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Almighty ever-living God, constantly accomplish the Paschal Mystery within us, that those you were pleased to make new in Holy Baptism may, under your protective care, bear much fruit and come to the joys of life eternal. 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.