The Parish Office will be closed at noon Holy Thursday, April 1, and reopen Easter Monday, April 5, at 9 a.m. As we follow the Covid protocols of the CDC and Montgomery County, all our Liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday, have reached attendance capacity. The Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and the 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Masses will be live streamed on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sjbcc, as well as Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at 3 p.m.
Stations of the Cross will be live streamed Fridays of Lent at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook at facebook.com/sjbcc. Given the adverse circumstances in regard to the current global pandemic, the “The Way of the Cross” booklet publisher, Barton Cotton, is allowing St. John the Baptist Catholic Church to use the booklets for the duration of the Catholic church closings and the restrictions on group meetings. The booklets may be used for online Way of the Cross group meetings so that parishioners can follow along with the Stations.
As we embark on the Forty Days of Lent, we have another opportunity to renew commitment to God. Let us journey together in loving support for our Sister Parish, St. Pierre, in Baradères, Haiti, during this year’s Secondary School Fund Drive.
During our Lenten journey, we can make a difference by “sharing the cross of Christ" in a personal way. Find a sample of suggestions. Also join us each Friday during Lent for a Lenten Reflection Series Zoom presentation.
Rev. Msgr. Francis Kazista, Pastor Emeritus, died on November 2, 2020, All Souls Day. Monsignor served us well for 29 years from September 12, 1987 to July 5, 2011. His Funeral Mass was at St. John the Baptist on Wednesday, November 11, and he was interred at Gate of Heaven. "Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in your peace. Amen."
Our numbers for the 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Masses combined have consistently been less than 100. Therefore, beginning Saturday, October 3, we will have only one Saturday Evening Mass at 5 p.m. Please remember to sign up each member of your family separately.
A copy of the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Financial Report was mailed to all active, registered parishioners on September 23, 2020. Please call the Parish Office to request one if you did not receive it. (301-622-1122).
Due to COVID-19, there are many precautions we must take for the health and safety of all as we once again begin public celebrations of the Mass. To insure proper social distancing between people we need to limit the number of seats available at each of the five Weekend Masses:
Many different scam emails using various email addresses have been sent to SJB parishioners in Fr. David’s name asking for help or money. Please do not respond to these emails. Fr. David communicates with our parishioners through the bulletin or mailings and does not send emails to parishioners. If you receive an email from Fr. David requesting money or assistance, please do not respond and delete the email immediately. Please call the Parish Office, 301-622-1122, if you have any questions.
Due to COVID-19, there are many precautions we must take for the health and safety of all as we prepare to once again begin public celebrations of the Mass. To insure proper social distancing between people we will need to limit the number of seats available at each of the five Weekend Masses
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: