Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road Allentown, NJ08501
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All are invited to join our Parish at the Trenton Thunder baseball game on Saturday, August 8!  This is a wonderful family event, and our choirs will be singing.  Please see the bulletin or contact the Parish Office to find out how to reserve your seats by July 30!  

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Thank you to everyone who offered prayers and supported the Maidens of the Miraculous Medal trip to the Benedicitines of Mary in Missouri.  It was a wonderful Pilgrimage!  Photos are posted on the News and Bulletins tab above.

NEW!  
PATRIMONY OPPORTUNITIES

Our growing Parish has been blessed to have recently obtained several Liturgical treasures and sets of beautiful vestments for the Holy Mass, for which we are able to offer their patrimony.  

Please click HERE for the most current availability of all of our items (updated July 28, 2014).  

Click HERE to view the original 2014 Patrimony brochure that is also available in the vestibules of the Church.

From the Pastor

My Dear Parish Family,

Saint John Paul II addressed competitive athletes in 1978 with these words, 
“Continue, dear athletes, to give the best of yourselves in sports competitions, always remembering that the competitive spirit of the sportsman, though so noble in itself, must not be an end in itself, but must be subordinated to the far more noble requirements of the spirit.  Therefore, while I repeat to you: be good sportsmen, I also say to you: be good citizens in family and social life, and, even more, be good Christians!”

This newly canonized Saint expresses what our current Pope emphasizes in regard to the pursuit of healthy living.  Pope Francis encourages us all to take our faith more seriously than even the most dedicated and professional athlete who takes the field. This summer we launched our first season of the Saint John Athletic Club!  Thanks to your overwhelming support along with Coach McKenna and Zach Tharp, it was a great success.  This is only the first step in offering our Parish Family an opportunity to grow in community and also take care of the gift God has given us in our bodies.  In the example of Saint Paul, let us remember that God has made us temples of the Holy Spirit and we must run so as to win the race in this life!  Let us strive for the great trophy that has been purchased for us by the Blood of the Lamb, the great prize of immortality in Heaven!  Please continue to pray for me as I will pray for you.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us!
Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow

 

 

 

News

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Our SJAC (Saint John's Athletic Club) Cardio, Strength and Conditioning Classes started on Thursday, June 12!  Please join us Tuesday and Thursday evenings through July 31. Classes are free and a registration form is available here.

Our SJAC online store is now closed.  Thank you for all of your support!  Merchandise will be delivered to the Parish Office in 2-3 weeks.   

Coming up soon!  Please join Mrs. Judy Stern and our choirs at the 7:05pm Trenton Thunder Game on Saturday, August 9.  Tickets must be ordered by July 30.  Please see the bulletin for more information. 

Please support our Knights of Columbus as they host the Tenth Annual Foursome Scramble Monsignor Leonard Toomey Memorial Golf Outing at Falcon Creek Golf Club at McGuire Air Force Base on Friday, September 19, 2014  at 12:00 noon.   Registration information can be found in the bulletin.

Campus Updates

We are happy to share some of the recent updates to our beautiful Campus:

The Parish Hall has been a major focus of our attention. The painting of the Hall has been completed! The new floor has been installed and recent lighting improvements helped to prepare our Parish Hall for many upcoming special events.  The  addition of the four new movable walls gives us great  flexibility in the use of this wonderful meeting space.  

The Church and Rectory roofs have been inspected, and all missing or cracked slate shingles were replaced. 

The
Parish Office floors have been refinished, and the office decorating will soon be completed. The painting of the reception and hallway areas has been completed.  Last summer, the Office was relocated to the house behind the Church and landscaping was completed.

The Parking Lot paving has been completed, and additional lighting needs are being addressed..

The entire Campus benefitted greatly from the hard work of all of our fathers, sons and Notre Dame High School volunteers who participated in the Columbus Day Clean-Up and by the Maidens of the Miraculous Medal during Holy Week 2014.   Thank you to all.



 


Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road Allentown, NJ 08501 609-259-3391