Pastor’s Message

January 24-25, 2015 – PM.1.24.2015

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Reunion

“Take Me Back to Manayunk” All Class Mass & Reunion

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Parish

Please plan to join in the fun with old friends.  Proceeds will Benefit The Friends of St. John the Baptist Campaign to restore Our Beautiful Church. We are looking for volunteers to act as Class Captains and be part of the planning committee. Interested? Call or Text Denny Meyers at 267-246-7634 or Billy Keenan at 215-280-5685. A Planning meeting will be set once we have the committee in place. This event is open to all of our Manayunk Parochial School Grads and friends.

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Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Saint John the Baptist.  If you are considering a donation, you may do so at the parish Rectory during Business Hours or by calling 215.482.4600.  Donations may also be made via postal mail to:

Friends of Saint John the Baptist
146 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA  19127

The Friends of Saint John the Baptist was formed to assist the pastor in fundraising for the church building restoration and maintenance, and in sustaining and growing the parish.  A Brief History of 180+ years of Catholic Faith beginning with the family in Manayunk is available here.  Thank you for your support of the Friends of Saint John the Baptist.  We will be offering an online donation option in the near future.

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WOMEN OF FAITH OF ST. JOHNS

Starting Tuesday, January 13, for six weeks, the parish Women of Faith Group invite you join us as we begin a beautiful book titled 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael Gaitley. We will be watching a 30 minute video each week and having a discussion about it. This is a beautiful, interesting, easy and very grace grace filled experience, and a consecration to Jesus through Mary. We encourage you to give this a try, maybe bring a friend. The book will be available for $5.00. This is a great gift to you and your relationship with Christ. If you think you will be joining us please contact Jillian at rsvpsjb@gmail.com so that there are enough books. See you at St Josaphat’s Rectory Tuesdays at 7pm.

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  From the Pastor – Nov. 30 – pastor1114

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UNITED WAY ANNUAL FUND: MAKE YOUR GIFT TO OUR PARISH THROUGH DONOR CHOICE OPTION #3179

If your employer participates in the United Way’s Annual Fund and would like to make your United Way contribution to directly benefit St. John the Baptist Parish, you may choose the “Donor Choice” option on your contribution form. Our Donor Choice # is 3179, and your contribution is much needed and greatly appreciated. Go to www.unitedforimpact.org for more information. Thank you for your support.

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PARISH LOTTERY JACKPOT – $8,000!

Our parish lottery increases by $1,000 per week.  In the event there is no jackpot winner(s) a consolation prize(s) is awarded in the amount of $700.  When there is more than one winner prizes are divided.  All Prizes must be claimed within one week.  Tickets are sold before and after masses and at the Rectory.  Good Luck!

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Join Our Parish (click here)

We welcome all to join our Parish Family.  If you are not officially registered in our parish, please download the form above and return the completed form to the Rectory or in the collection basket.  During the 2012 Manayunk Parish Merge, there was no automatic registration, therefore a new parishioner registration is needed.  Thank you for your cooperation.

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St. John’s News & History on the web:

Ash Wednesday on NEWSWORKS (2011 Article)

St. John’s Church Architecture & Interior Fittings:

Keely Society – Church Architect

http://www.keelysociety.com/stjohnmanayunk.htm

Joseph Sibbel – Sculptor

1906 Historic Pipe Organ (2008 article)

 

USEFUL LINKS:

 

Catholics Come Home         *        CATHOLIC PHILLY (Standard & Times and PHAITH)

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops         *         The Vatican    *         Pope Francis