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

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING

Palm Sunday Anticipated Mass
Ordinary Form
St. John's Church
5:15pm Saturday, April 4, 2020

​Bishop Palm Sunday Mass
St Mary Cathedral
11:30am  Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Mass
Extraordinary Form
St. John's Church
12:30pm Sunday, April 5, 2020

 

PAST (AVAILABLE TO VIEW)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

10:45am Recitation of Rosary
and 11:00
am Ordinary Form Mass

12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass

Friday, March 27, 2020

3:00pm Stations of the Cross

Sunday, March 22, 2020

11:00am Ordinary Form Mass

12:30pm Traditional Latin Mass
 


 

 

 

From the Pastor

My Dear Parishioners,

Well, we find ourselves in difficult times but we can search for the light of Christ in this situation and see the opportunity we have to bring Christ into our homes and pray as families. We know the Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian lives and we can still gain graces by praying during these difficult times and searching for Christ’s light.

Please be assured that Mass is still being celebrated and all of the Mass intentions are being remembered each day. I have included the Spiritual Communion prayer below and recommend that we pray this as a Parish family. For various reasons we may be prevented from receiving the Holy Eucharist at Mass. We may be in a state of mortal sin, or we could even be homebound and unable to leave our home to attend Mass. In these cases, the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual Communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with Him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.

Please continue to visit our Parish website frequently for the latest schedule and any important updates. Christ is and always will be the center of our Parish and we pray that His light shine on us and lead us through these challenging days.

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


MARCH 16, 2020
MESSAGE FROM BISHOP O'CONNELL, C.M.

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"In response to the latest guidelines from national and state health authorities aimed at stopping the spread of the disease, I have directed the following: All public Masses throughout the Diocese of Trenton will be temporarily suspended through April 3, 2020.  That date is subject to change as the coronavirus pandemic evolves." 


News

The Parish Office is now 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.


Online Giving!

During this critical time, we are extremely grateful to all of our parishioners and friends who are able to contribute to the continuing needs of the Parish by mailing in their contribution envelopes or by participating in Online Giving.

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Urgent Message from our
St. Vincent dePaul Society:

Regular meetings are suspended temporarily due to the ongoing health crisis. Emergency case meetings will be coordinated as needed. Home visits are suspended as well. Neighbor visits will be conducted at a site to be announced, where controls can be put in place. Appeals for assistance should continue as always, through the Parish Office phone at 609-259-3391 and also through the SVdP email (president1svdp@gmail.com).


2020 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Saint John’s Council 7333 will be awarding academic scholarships in June 2020. High school seniors who are registered members of St John’s Parish are eligible to apply. Download the Scholarship application HERE. Please send completed applications to Jerry Iacona, 29 Krueger Lane, Hamilton, NJ 0820-2410. The deadline for filing is Friday May 28, 2020. If you have any questions or would like to donate a scholarship, please contact Jerry Iacona at 609-581-3744 or Bob Diszler at 609-259-9330.


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