Do you need help paying your gas and electric bill or to afford food right now? You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance to purchase food for your household through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You may also be eligible to apply for utility bill assistance through the State Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP).
I am writing to inform you that we are planning to begin offering public Masses here at Saint John the Baptist as soon as the Montgomery County restrictions are lifted. Our parish staff and volunteers have been working very hard to establish a plan that does everything we reasonably can to make this a safe reopening for those who are able to attend...
We have finally received funds from the Small Business Administration. With these funds, our parish staff will be brought back to a normal state. We will use this loan for the salaries and benefits of our employees. The funds may and will also help defray the expenses for gas, water and electric expenses...
They need support as they provide care for the elderly at their Jeanne Jugan Residence during these challenging times. Since the Little Sisters are unable to go to the local parishes and collect donations for the needs of their Residents, please consider donating the following:
Dear Parishioners, I write to wish you and your families a prayerful Happy Easter. While we have had an eventful Lenten season, we have been able to continue our personal and familial relationship with the good Lord. The parish continues through the bulletin, flock notes, our website to primarily support the spiritual under-pinning of our daily lives. There are and continue to be a number of challenges in this new reality...
On the first and third Saturday morning each month, from 9 am to 12 noon SJB will host a food drive. Please drive to the table in front of the Lyon Center and as you stay safe in your car, just pop your trunk or tailgate and we’ll unload your donation. Dry goods are preferred.
Archbishop Gregory will be celebrating the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter at The Cathedral of Saint Matthew. These celebrations will be available via live-stream on the Archdiocese of Washington YouTube channel.
For several years, our parish has played a role in getting previously homeless veterans established in permanent housing. In coordination with Housing Counseling Services, the referring agency, and the veterans’ case managers who work with the vets to secure housing and a support system, we provide “Welcome Home Kits”
As a result of Governor Hogan's order, Archbishop Gregory has indicated Masses open to the public, in ALL archdiocesan parishes, missions, and campus ministries will not be celebrated starting this Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Archbishop Gregory has also issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to all parishioners of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Confessions will be available Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8 p.m. by driving to the Mary statue between the Rectory and the Church. At the statue, park then get out of your car and walk to the seated area by the statue. Fr. David or Fr. Cezary will be there for confessions. Please know that you can always schedule a confession by calling the Parish Office, 301-622-1122.
The post office has yet to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are able please consider mailing your weekly offertory donations to us at: 12319 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904. You may also make donations through Faith Direct or bringing them to the parish office. Thank you for your continued generous support of St. John the Baptist!