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

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LENT 2019

Please join us throughout the season of Lent! Click on the image below for our 2019 Lent Brochure, which includes our Parish activities and events during this holy time.

Matt Cubbler presents:
"A Brother's Love:
My Journey"

Wednesday, March 20
Church Hall

From the Pastor

My Dear Parishioners,

     I love the season of Lent because it calls our focus back to our relationship with Jesus.  We take these next weeks to accompany our Lord into the desert and strive to prepare for the joys of Easter.  We can take this opportunity to grow in our faith and spirituality by the sacrifices we make or the things we add into our life which will help us train our will to conform to Christ’s will.
     This is a time when we can take advantage of the opportunities to grow in faith by attending our Friday Stations of the Cross or attending our Lenten talks.  I also encourage you to consider spending time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, which is available Mondays from 12:00pm to 6:45pm in the Church.  The fruits of silent prayer before our Lord are amazing.
     Our former Pope, Benedict XVI once said, “May Mary, our guide on our Lenten journey, lead us to ever deeper knowledge of the dead and Risen Christ, help us in the spiritual combat against sin, and sustain us as we pray with conviction: Convert us to you, O God our salvation.”  Let us take this time of preparation seriously and strive to welcome in the celebration of Easter with our hearts renewed by our Lord. 
     Please see the beautiful reflection by our Bishop on the holy season of Lent, which is can be found on the
Diocese of Trenton website.



Fr. Mike



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Join us all Fridays in Lent!
beginning March 8

5:30pm Lent Soup Dinner
7:00pm Stations of the Cross
Benediction of Blessed Sacrament

followed by
Individual Confessions

The Creed at Sunday Mass

We will begin again the practice of singing the Creed during Mass to give greater solemnity and dignity to the proclamation of our faith. The Church encourages us to sing the texts of the sacrifice of the Mass, and especially to sing the Creed. It is to fulfill this desire of the Church that we are incorporating this practice here at St. John's. We will practice singing through it a few minutes before Mass begins for the next few weeks. The setting we will be learning is different from the one we sang last Advent. The setting we will be using may be familiar to you if you have watched Sunday Masses on EWTN.  Click HERE to view a video of the new sung Creed.

New!  "The Prophets" Bible Study
begins Thursday, March 14!

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