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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.