Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road Allentown, NJ08501

Please see the Upcoming Events section for the latest information and directives.
Our August 2 Bulletin is available
HERE.

Upcoming Events

Public Masses in our Church (with limited attendance) have resumed, following the directives noted below.

ADDITIONAL SEATING IS AVAILABLE IN CHURCH HALL WITH LIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO FOR THE SUNDAY 10AM AND 12:30PM MASSES. 

LIVESTREAM MASS:
Saturday, August 1, 2020
5:15pm Anticipated Mass
(not open to public)

"IN CHURCH" PUBLIC MASSES:
Sunday, August 2, 2020

10:00am Ordinary Form Mass
Readings for 10am Mass
Front doors open at 9:30am.
Doors close when limited capacity 
reached or when Mass begins.

12:30pm Extraordinary Form
Traditional Latin Solemn High Mass

TLM Propers
Front doors open at Noon.
Doors close when limited capacity
reached or when Mass begins.

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WEEKDAY SCHEDULE:

MONDAY, AUGUST 3
 Noon-6:45pm Adoration
7pm Mass

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
8am Mass

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
8am Mass
7pm Traditional Latin Low Mass

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
8am Mass

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
8am Traditional Latin Low Mass

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
8am Mass

Please see
these important
DIRECTIVES
for our "In Church" Public Masses.


ARCHIVED LIVESTREAMS

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2020

5:15pm Mass (Ordinary Form)

SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2020

5:15pm Mass (Ordinary Form)

From the Pastor

JUST ANNOUNCED:
BISHOP EXTENDS MASS DISPENSATION
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M. issued the following message
on July 30, 2020:

Given all current public health and safety reports, I am extending the dispensation from Sunday obligation to attend Mass beyond the aforementioned September 7 date listed in our Diocesan Directives “until further notice.”  The faithful are certainly encouraged, but not required, to attend Sunday Mass in their parishes whenever possible or to participate in outdoor or live-streamed parish Masses offered online until the dispensation ceases “to keep holy, the Lord’s Day.”  Please continue to remember one another in prayer, especially the sick, the departed and all those providing care for them at this time.

Respectfully in the Lord,
Bishop O’Connell


CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Confessions are heard outside under the tent between the Church and Rectory.  In case of heat or bad weather, confessions will be moved to the Church (near Our Lady's altar).  A kneeler, privacy screen and chair will be available for all penitents.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
7:45pm-8:45pm (after 7pm Mass)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
3:30pm - 4:30pm


My Dear Friends,

With an open heart to our Lord’s teaching we can find our way in these difficult times and flee to our Lord Jesus for guidance and strength to find our way.  Let us continue to pray for our nation and beg God for peace and healing. One of my favorite prayers is the Anima Christi:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O Good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds hide me.
Permit me not to be separated from you.
From the wicked foe, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me
and bid me come to you
That with your saints I may praise you
For ever and ever. Amen.

Peace, Fr. Mike


AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

MY JESUS,

I believe that Thou art in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things, and I long for Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou hast already come, I embrace Thee and unite myself entirely to Thee; never permit me to be separated from Thee.

St. Alphonsus Maria de' Ligouri


News

2020-2021 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for our CCD Program for the upcoming year. Please see our Religious Education Page for the link to the Registration Form and for all information about our Program.


Online Giving!

We are grateful to our parishioners and friends who contribute to the continuing needs of the Parish by mailing in their contribution envelopes or by participating in Online Giving. Online giving is fast, simple and very popular! Kindly click on the icon below to make a one-time or recurring donation:


An Invitation from our Knights of Columbus:


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2020 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, St. John’s Council 7333 will be awarding academic scholarships to the Class of 2020 in November. The deadline for applications has also been extended to November 1, 2020. High school seniors who are registered members of St John’s Parish are eligible to apply. Please see our bulletin for more information. Download the Scholarship application HERE


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The Parish Office is CLOSED to visitors.
Please call 609-259-3391
or email us at
stjohnallentown@optonline.net
and our Staff will be happy to respond as soon as possible.

Parish Store

New!
Individual Mass
Hand Missals
are now available!


Ordinary Form Missal

 


Traditional Latin Mass Missals

 

OUR OWN
PARISH COOKBOOK!

 

click HERE
to go to Store Page