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  •  See our plans for St. John's here!

       Town Hall Presentation

  • Iconography mini workshop

    St. John the Baptist Catholic  Church Is hosting an
    Iconography Mini-Workshop
    Led by Very Rev. Father Elias Rafaj
    Pastor of St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church.

    June 21-25 from 9:30am-6:00pm
     
    *Attendance is encouraged for 3 days to ensure completion of your icon, but is not required.
     No prior experience is necessary. 
    Participants may choose between four drawings (all based on the same icon) of the Mother of God “salus populi Romani” from the 5 th century.  Fr. Elias will guide the participants step-by-step in the process of tracing the proto-type, painting the face and features, applying the gold and inscribing the lettering.
     
    All needed supplies will be provided (gessoed board, brushes, acrylic gouache paints, 23 kt gold, etc.).
     
    Prayer and discussion on the Theology of Icons as well as the history of the icon of the Mother of God, will be woven into the class time.
     
    Fr. Elias has been writing icons as well as teaching the Theology of Icons for over 20 years.
    Cost: Adults $160 or $60 for children
    (Ages 12-18 accompanied by an adult at the workshop).
    Pre-registration is necessary and closes on June 17
    Space is limited.
    Registration forms available here or the office of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

    For more information contact,
    Sherry Cavallo at :  sdcavallo@att.net
    Fr. Elias Rafaj at: houstonelias@gmail.com

  • Get Connected

    We are very excited to bring a new way to stay connected with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church to our community. We want to bring the mobile app OneParish as a gift to all of our parishioners to help us flourish and grow, both individually and as a community. It is entirely free for you to download and is available for all Android and Apple smartphones (search for “oneparish” in the app store to find it). It is our hope that you will download the app and explore the ways in which we can grow together through prayer, personal reflections, and stewardship of our parish. Stay informed of church events by checking the parish calendar within the app and have the ability to tithe directly from your phone. We truly believe this can be a great tool to grow together and can’t wait to see the blessings it brings.

  • Kroger Community Rewards

    Kroger Rewards Program Get a Kroger Plus Card.and create an account at www.kroger.com.  Once you have your account you go to account settings and scroll down to the bottom of your account page to enroll in Community Rewards.  Make sure you put our organization number (67035) or (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church).  Shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card for points and every month 11.6% of every $1.00 will be donated to our Parish.   Programa de Recompensas de Kroger  Todo lo que  tienes que hacer es ir por Kroger's y obtener una tarjeta Kroger Plus. A continuación, cree una cuenta en www.kroger.com. Una vez que usted tiene su cuenta, vaya a Configuración de cuenta y desplácese hacia abajo hasta la parte inferior de la página de su cuenta para inscribirse en la Community Rewards. Asegúrese de poner el número de nuestra organización (67035) o (St. John the Baptist Catholic Church). A continuación, todo lo que tienes que hacer es comprar en Kroger y deslice su Plus Card! Cada mes el 11.6% de cada $1.00 será donado a nuestra parroquia. Usted no pierde sus puntos, así que es un win/win!!

  • Baptism Classes/Clases de Bautismo

    Baptism Classes in English and in Spanish will be held in the Parish Hall on Thursday, July 7th and 14th. at 7:30 p.m. English Baptisms: Saturday, July 16, 2016, please attend 5p.m. Mass. Spanish Baptisms Sunday, July 17, 2016, please attend the 12 p.m. Mass. Baptisms will be after the Mass you attend. Please sign up at the Church Office and bring the child’s Birth Certifi cate. Both classes are needed.
    Acaso de el Festival en Mayo los dos Clases de bautismo en español y en ingles: seran el Jueves, 7 y 14 de julio de 2016 a las 7:30 p.m. en el salon parroquial. Bautismos: en Ingles, el Sabado, 16 de julio, 2016, asista la misa de 5p.m. y en Español, Domingo, 17 de julio, 2016, asista a la misa de las 12p.m. Bautimos serán despues de la misa que assita. Inscribase en la oficina y se necesita la acta de nacimiento de el/la niño/a

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  • The Joy of the Gospel

    Breaking Open “The Joy of the Gospel”  Have you ever started to read a document from one of our Popes and felt lost after just a few pages?  Have you wanted to know what Pope Francis actually said instead of what the media puts out?  Adult Faith Formation will have a book study to explore Pope Francis’ “The Joy of the Gospel.” We will begin June 14 and meet for 6 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost for the book and the study guide is $6.50. If you are interested in joining us please email stjohnaff@gmail.com so we can order your books before the first class.

  • ACTS Retreat schedule for 2016

    March 3-6, 2016 Spanish Men’s Director: Andres’ Castillo
    April 21-24, 2016 Spanish Women’s Director: Cecelia Ledezma

    July 7-10, 2016 English Men’s Director:
    Greg Bingham

    August 18-21, 2016 Spanish Men’s Director: Jose Antonio Mata
    Sept. 29-Oct.2, 2016 English Women’s Director: Gloria Medina
    Nov. 17-20, 2016 Spanish Women’s Director: Alma Gaytan

    Please offer prayers for each of these retreats that the Holy Spirit will be present throughout the entire preparation and the weekend. Andres’ Castillo and his Team will be meeting their Retreatants this weekend. May our prayers be heard their time together.

    If you are ready to attend an ACTS retreat; we will be posting  Registration forms via St. John the Baptist Facebook and the Website. 

    "God is Good, All the Time…All the Time, God is Good"

  • Quinceañera

     If you are thinking of preparing for a Quinceañera, it is necessary to have two complete years of CCE with no more than three absences each year. If you are planning for 2017, you do not have enough time for preparation, according to guidelines that were published repeatedly in the bulletin this time last year. If you are planning for 2018, it is necessary to register NOW for CCE for the coming year. For students that are attending classes now,
    you must continue every year until your Confirmation.

    Si usted está pensando en la preparación para una Quinceañera, es necesario tener dos años completos del CCE con no más de tres ausencias cada año. Si usted está
    planeando para el año 2017, no tiene tiempo suficiente para la preparación, conforme a los lineamientos que se
    publicaron en el boletín repetidamente esta época del año pasado. Si usted está planeando para 2018, es necesario
    registrarse ahora para CCE para el próximo año. Para los estudiantes que asisten a clases ahora, debe continuar cada año hasta su confirmación.

  • Evangelization Opportunity

    A new evangelization opportunity is here at St. John the Baptist through a program offered by Lighthouse Catholic Media.A display is in the church foyer offering 16 different CD titles along with Catholic books and booklets. We ask for a donation of $2.00 for each booklet, $3.00 for each CD, and $4.00 for each book so that this program will continue.

    Una oportunidad de nueva evangelizacion esta aquí en St. John the Baptist a través de un programa ofrecido por Lighthouse Comunicación Católicos. Un despliegue esta en el foyer de la iglesia que ofrece 16 CD de diferentes titulos junto con Libros católicos y folletos. Pedimos una donación de $2.00 por cada folleto, $3.00 para cada CD, y $4.00 para cada libro para que continuar este programa.