1. Blessings of peace and joy to you and your families. I bring to your attention that starting this November, parents seeking baptism for their child will be expected to attend a baptism catechesis session. The session is for those who are baptizing a child for the first time as well as those who have baptized a child before. As Catholics, our baptism incorporates us into Christ, and at the same time initiates us into a faith community. It is our desire and Christian responsibility as a parish community to accompany and support families to prepare through catechetical instructions for the joyful celebration of baptism.
There are four scheduled dates for catechesis. Those who will desire to ask for baptism should take note and register to attend a session prior to their preferred date for the baptism. Baptism preparation starts when parents come to meet the priest or another pastoral team member to sign up for a session and continues during the catechesis session.
The following dates are schedule for catechesis at St. John the Baptist.
November 12, 2019
February 11, 2020
May 12, 2020
November 10, 2020
2. We are starting to offer special anniversary blessings for couples celebrating 15, 25, and 50 years of marriage. Any couple wishing to receive anniversary blessings should call the office prior to the weekend Mass they wish to be blessed to let Fr. Andrew know ahead of time.