CCD ENROLLMENT APPLICATION

St. John the Baptist Church – Re-opening Information

Important Coronavirus Information

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URGENT NOTICE

  • Due to the ongoing health crisis, as announced by our Diocese and Governor, everything is suspended until further notice.
  • Rectory Office is closed until further notice. In case of anyone needing a priest, please leave your name & phone # with our Answering Service. Phone calls and emails will be monitored regularly.
  • Mass Intentions are being satisfied by Fr. Jerry in private. Public Worship is not permitted.
  • – Our 4PM Saturday Mass will be streamed live on Facebook each Saturday and can be viewed on our website beginning on Sunday.
  • Faith Formation Reminder: during this crisis, our Faith Formation Director, Rachel Kozich, and our Catechists have contacted their classes regarding instruction. The celebration of First Holy Communion will be postponed until a later date and Confirmation may also be at a later date.

Together with prayer and God’s Grace, we make these adjustments and trust in the Resurrection



September 20, 2020
Mt.
20:1-16a

The Rating Game

Nobody likes to be underpaid. Lower wages say we’re worth less than say, Bob or Barb, when we know we work harder than them. So we keep a sharp eye out, comparing our paycheck value with others, to be sure that life, or at least our employer, treats us fairly.

But those negotiations have no place in God’s kingdom. As His servant we can’t be worth more or less than Bob or Barb, because we have all earned the same wages from our sin: death. And if God truly paid us fairly none of us see His kingdom. Just like the Workers in the Vineyard we’re not getting what we deserve, and thank God’s mercy for that. And even better, because we are all saved by grace, we are all equal before God, no one is graded, or rated more valuable. There aren’t four-star Christians or one-star Christians. We are each beloved, valued and precious children accepted into God’s family. And that is perfect fairness, no matter what we might think.

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MISSION STATEMENT

Our faith community of St. John the Baptist, founded on the word of God; welcomes all with charity and love….both the strong of Spirit and those who search. As part of the Universal Church, we acknowledge that God has uniquely blessed everyone with abundant gifts. We celebrate the differences that make all of us equal in the eyes of the Lord….using our blessings to provide all who join us in Eucharist with a heart-felt sense of family and communion. For the Lord has brought you to our door….you are a stranger here but once.