Our Catholic community welcomes all to encounter Christ, experience His merciful love, and form true disciples
The past 2020 had been bitter, sweet. Bitter because there were lots of ordeals we had to go through; the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the cancellation of the celebration of public Masses and other Sacraments, the closure of churches that led to outdoor services, just to name a few. Nevertheless, sweet because these trials only make our faith steadfast and stronger. The desire to be with the Lord gets even stronger.During this difficult time, God’s faithful especially here at St. John the Baptist Parish have proven their unwavering love for the Lord.
As we commemorate the birth of the Lord Jesus, let us ask for His continued guidance and protection. He will never leave us untended for He is the Emmanuel, which means God-is-with-us. God is bigger and stronger than all our problems. Sometimes, He allows us to become weak and vulnerable, only to make us stronger.
On behalf of Fr. Cleetus, Fr. Haran, Deacons Bill and Jim, and the Parish Staff, thank you for your generosity with your time, talent, and treasure. I ask for your continued generosity and support as we embark on another precarious journey. “God loves a cheerful giver.”
I am wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a bountiful
Fr. Renier Siva,
Daily Masses are suspended
10:00am & 11:30am(Sun)
and by appointment
Confession offered using face to face format in a larger setting in order to maintain the 6-ft social distancing.
Mass celebration on soccer field
The church will remain open for those who would like to pray before the Blessed Sacrament.
The parish office is currently closed.
Please leave any correspondence via email, phone or social media as these will be checked regularly by staff.
Celebrating Mass Outdoors
Bring a chair - Mask required - 6ft Distancing
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Prayer & Guidance
We are a community of faithful Catholic believers, serving one another in Christ as a spiritual family.
Spring 2021 Scripture Study
Online - Independent
Gospel According to Matthew
Presented by Deacon Jim McFadden Session 12 - January 19
Loaves and Fishes
Thru January 27
(please click on the underlined text to view)
daily and Sunday Masses
Dioceses of Sacramento
Returning to Ministry
(including group meetings, prayer services, classes, workshops,
bible studies, etc.)
(August 17, 2020)
Suspension of Indoor Masses
due to rise in COVID-19 cases
(July 14, 2020)
Reminders & Additional
Instructions for Lay Ministers and Other Parish Volunteers
(June 24, 2020)
Guidelines for the
Resumption of Public Celebrations
(June 18, 2020)
Public Celebration of the Mass
"Coming Back to the Table"
(June 9, 2020)
Dispensation and the Suspension of Mass
(March 17, 2020)
HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
As Catholics, we are encouraged to fully participate in our faith, not just by attending mass and receiving the Sacraments, but to help spread the Word.
Many opportunities are available for this: Join a ministry, invite friends to consider the faith, join a study group, attend Church events, help all the
programs with financial support, your talent and your time. Help us build
the Kingdom of God by sharing the time, talent and treasure
God has entrusted to you.