Our Catholic community welcomes all to encounter Christ, experience His merciful love, and form true disciples
Welcome From Fr. Renier Siva
The scripture tells us that when John the Baptist saw Jesus, he exclaimed (perhaps pointing at Jesus too) saying: “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” (Jn 1:29) We, the St. John’s Parish family are called to do the same---to direct and point others to the merciful lamb of God---Jesus Christ the Lord---through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
On behalf of Fr. Cleetus, Fr. Haran, Deacon Bill, Deacon Jim, and the Staff of the Parish, my sincerest welcome to all who wish to join the St. John’s Parish community. I hope and pray that you will find St. John the Baptist your spiritual home; that here, you will feel the care and compassion of our merciful and loving God, our Heavenly Father.
On that same note, I encourage the long-time and new parishioners to work diligently and patiently with us.
Together, we can achieve all things for the greater glory of God.
“Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a single wheat…”
The public celebration of Sunday and weekday Masses for the Diocese of Sacramento are suspended until
Confessions at this time will still be offered but not in the confessional. We will be doing a face to face format in a larger setting in order to maintain the 6ft social distancing.
During weekdays, the church will remain open for those who would like to pray before the Blessed Sacrament from 8:00am-4:30pm. On the weekends, the church will be open from 7:00am-6pm. Scheduled prayer intentions will be offered by the priests of the parish during their private Mass.
The parish office will be closed for in-person visits and meetings. Please conduct any St. John ministry and business correspondence via email, phone or social media as these will be checked regularly by staff.
Messages From The Diocese and Our Pastor
Regarding Parish Services & Hours
(please click on the underlined text to view)
Updates to Originial Letter
Confessions are now only offered on Saturdays
(March 23, 2020)
Parish Office Closed for In-person Business Until Further Notice
(March 20, 2020)
Diocese of Sacramento: Coronavirus Updates
Across our Ministries
Upon the advice of health officers from local counties Bishop Soto has directed
that gatherings such as those listed below are canceled until further notice.
Funerals -Families will be encouraged to delay services
Knights of Columbus Lenten Soup
Knights of Columbus Fish Dinners
Pastoral Care is cancelled for March
The Adoration Chapel is closed for March
Adoration has been moved to the Church Chapel
Lifeteen, Edge and Religious Education
Bible Study Classes (contact class leader)
Senior Visitation (limited to phone visits)
Praise and Worship
Theology on Tap
Listening for God in Our Lives Series
Dcn McFadden’s Lent 2020 Series
Stations of the Cross
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are a community of faithful Catholic believers, serving one another in Christ as a spiritual family. Our variety of ministries allow all to live out their faith and grow spiritually by offering their gifts to those in need.
YOUTH/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES
Our youth group is a place for teens to come and learn about their faith in a fun and casual environment. St. John's is the place youth can turn their day to day life into a powerful communion with Christ.
Each ministry strives to bring everyone into a closer relationship with Christ while simultaneously empowering you to make an immediate impact on our parish community and the society in which we live.
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.