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.

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

BABY SUPPLIES DRIVE
during Respect Life Month

(Hosted by Religious Education) Donations may be dropped off in the Parish Hall from 8:15 to 11:30am on any Sunday in October. Items needed are:
•   Diapers and Wipes
•   Flannel Receiving blankets
•   Onesies (body suits)
•   Outfits 0 to 9 months

OCTOBERFEST! ALL WELCOME
Come join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, for OCTOBERFEST in the parish hall! Doors to the parish hall will open at 6:30pm. There will be German food, beverages and music. All men and women of the parish are welcome. Cost will be $5 per person.

ALL SAINTS DAY SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 31st:
Confessions 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vigil Mass at 5:00pm
Friday, November 1st:
Masses: 8:45am, Noon & 5:00pm

PRECIOUS LIFE LUNCHEON
Please join us for Respect Life's 3rd Annual Precious Life Luncheon and enjoy an afternoon in support of the Central Broward Pregnancy Help Center Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:30pm. RSVP: Joyce Rose at (954) 491-4897.

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.


You are cordially invited to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Wenski at 5:00pm on Friday, November 1st.

An adult-only reception will follow at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Reception tickets are $40 each and you can reserve yours by emailing Kris Ahern.

LAST CHANCE TO BUY RECEPTION TICKETS is before and after all masses this weekend, October 19/20th, or at Octoberfest on Tuesday. If you have any questions, please call the rectory office at (954) 771-8950.

From the Pastor's Desk
Monsignor Kelly

BE PERSISTENT

We all realize that in life if we don't ask - we don't receive. It is possibly too much to expect others to anticipate our every need. We need to verbalize what is important to us. However, moderation must be used so that a selfish control of everything and everybody does not develop. Once reflected, we must persist in our quest - whatever it may be. A very determined approach will frequently condition the other party to respond favorably.

Today's Gospel story reflects this precise message where a widow puts the pressure on a judge to assure her rights against an opponent. Because of her persistence, the judge ruled in her favor. If such corrupt human behavior secures results, how much more will the Almighty Lord assist us if we persist. Therefore, we must seek out needs in prayer from a loving God.


POPE FRANCIS: PRAY THE ROSARY IN OCTOBER

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church.


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 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Almighty ever-living God, grant that we may always conform our will to yours and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart. 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.