Our wishes to you and
your family for a Blessed and Wonderful New Year!
God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” ~~ Philippians 2:13
Following Christ begins Wednesday, January 21! We cannot wait to continue this amazing
journey with you!
Gluten Free Hosts
St. John the Baptist is pleased to now offer gluten free hosts. If you suffer from gluten intolerance, please
take a moment to place a special host in the ciborium on the offering table at
the back of church. If you need
assistance, someone will help. At the
distribution of the Eucharist, those receiving the gluten free host will approach first on the ambo side in the
Religious Education News
Classes for children in Grades K-6 will be back in session on January 6. Hope the break was fun and we can’t wait to
hear all about your Christmas!
All youth in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to
join our Youth Ministry!
Youth Ministry has 4 parts:
Service - Works of mercy and justice - doing works for
charity, visiting the elderly
Social - Fun time with other Catholic youth - parties,
bonfires, picnics and more
Worship - Praising God! - Mass, Prayer Services,
Stations of the Cross
Catechesis - Growing in knowledge about the faith -
traditions, scripture, doctrine
Youth Ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6pm to 7:30pm
in the Religious Education Building. We have an awesome room dedicated
especially to us....designed and decorated by us! Bring a
St. Vincent de Paul
“Please help the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul bring respite and hope to the elderly who are
not able to find relief from the summer heat and you will bring them faith and
Did you know that we have a St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry? This pantry is filled with canned goods,
boxed items, non-perishable goods, paper products, shampoos, soap, etc. Donations to fill our pantry are always accepted
by placing items in the back of the church near the statue of Mary, special
drives are help throughout the year.
Also, a donation box is available in the back of church above the
offertory table. These funds make our
efforts possible. (box is emptied
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the 2nd and 4th
Thursday of each month in the Faith Formation Building. If you would like to help those less
fortunate, please come and join us.
If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Parish Office
at 724-736-4442 and a member of our society will assist you.
Sanctuary Candle -- In order to provide
more families the opportunity of scheduling a Sanctuary Candle Memorial, only two
Memorials per family / per year will be accepted. Memorial Intentions can be
scheduled through the Parish Office.
Altar Flowers are
a beautiful way to remember a loved one’s special birthday, anniversary, etc.
Altar Flowers may be scheduled in advance. Altar Flower Memorials are not
scheduled during scheduled weddings and the seasons of Lent, Easter, Advent or Christmas. Should you
like to schedule a weekend for 2015, please contact the Parish Office.
Pope Francis News
Pope Francis continues to take 'the world by storm'
Embrace, be amazed by
God's great gift of children, pope says