St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
eNews Edition
March 4, 2020
Until Further Notice...
Following a directive from Bishop Robert Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama, and in response to recent health concerns, St. John's has suspended the distribution of the Cup during Holy Communion at all Daily and Weekend Masses.  Hosts will be distributed in the usual manner. With regards to the Sign of Peace, we ask that you use your best judgement in how you choose to share during this part of the Liturgy. 
  Thank You!


Hunger in Our World When Jesus fed the 5,000, he said,
"Give them some food yourselves."
Reflect on the challenge of global hunger.
How can you contribute to support the hungry in your community?
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First Friday, March 6th, 5:30 pm -9 pm:  Come Join us for Fish Fry at 5:30 with Knights of Columbus followed by Stations of Cross at 6:30  Then 2 hours of Eucharistic Adoration in Day Chapel.  Intentions for Eucharistic Adoration: Legion of Mary Mystical Rose Praesidium and Auxiliary Members, Father Brian Lowe's intentions, Father Anil Thomas intentions, Father Phil Kennedy's intentions, and for St. John Baptist Catholic church parish and family.
Its time for our Lenten project The Giving Cross
 Similar to our Giving Tree Christmas program, we will be collecting items requested by local charities (St. Vincent de Paul, CASA, Manna House and Choose Life) for the people they serve.  Three wooden crosses will be placed in the vestibule during the weekend of March 7th & 8th .  Small paper crosses identifying items needed by the local charities will be attached to the wooden crosses.  If you would like to help others in our community as part of your Lenten service, then please consider taking a paper cross and purchasing the requested item.  We will be collecting the items before the masses on the weekends of March 14 & 15 as well as March 21st & 22nd .  We ask that you have all the items returned before March 22nd so we can distribute them to the charities. We hope that you will make charitable giving part of your Lenten experience this year and support The Giving Cross .

This Lent Discover a Deeper Relationship With The Holy Spirit using The Wild Goose Series with Fr. Dave Pivonka on
Each episode is approximately 25-30 minutes
This Week's Episode: Breath of God
The only way we are able to live a life of faith, a life full of love, peace, joy, and power is by the Holy Spirit. We see this most clearly in the lives of the Apostles. They had every advantage in being with Jesus and hearing him preach and seeing the many miracles that he had done, and yet, even with that advantage, they were frightened men living their faith life in a locked room before they received the Holy Spirit.
To access the video visit, login to your account, and search Wild Goose Breath of God or see Wednesday's e-news for a direct link. 

Camp St. Bernard offers overnight and day camps for children ages 6-14 on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey.  Campers have the opportunity to participate in traditional summer camp activities, enjoy time in nature, and even meet some of the monks of the Abbey.  Registration for June 2020 has begun.  
Please contact John Arndt at for more information or visit online at

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