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MASS SCHEDULE

Sunday - 10:00 a.m. (Solemn Mass with music and incense)

followed by fellowship in the parish hall

Monday - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m.
(healing prayer and laying on of hands after Mass)
Thursday - 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday- no Mass

All Masses are offered according to the Ordinariate's Divine Worship Missal

All Catholics may fulfill their Sunday or holy day obligation by attending our form of Mass.

CONFESSION SCHEDULE

Sunday - 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Monday - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - 5:30 p.m.

DAILY OFFICE SCHEDULE

Sunday - 9:30 a.m. (Terce)

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - 5:00 p.m.

 

Our clergy lead the public prayer of the Church, known as the Divine Office or the Liturgy of the Hours, every day according to the Ordinariate's approved breviary, Divine Worship: Daily Office.

The Ordinariate's Office may also be prayed online at this link.

Mass Schedule

Overview

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is a joyful Catholic parish in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The Ordinariate is the North American diocese created by Pope Benedict XVI in answer to decades of earnest prayer that enabled formerly Anglican parishes, priests and individuals to come into full communion with the Holy See. We are a missionary diocese obedient to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in all things.

Our liturgy is deeply reverent and rich with traditional music, Anglican and Gregorian chant, and Biblical preaching.  Our form of Mass--Divine Worship: The Missal--is approved by the Vatican for use in the Ordinariate. We are permanently settled in Bridgeport, PA and serve the Philadelphia area.

About us

News & Events
 

**Changes to weekday schedule -  St John’s congratulates Fr Hummel on taking on a new ministry as a hospice chaplain! However, this requires an adjustment for our schedule at the parish. At least for the time being, we will no longer offer daily Masses on Fridays and Saturdays. After April 13, regular confession times will be only on Thursday and Sunday. 

**The Rosary in May - As the month of May is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our parish will temporarily replace the reciting of Terce before Sunday Mass with the holy Rosary. Extra rosaries and instruction cards on how to pray the Rosary will be found at the entrances to the church. Note that we will also host a special "Patriotic Rosary for the Consecration of Our Nation" on Saturday, May 27 at 10:30am.

**Adult forum presentation on "The Story of England: Our Lady's Dowry": May 28 - Please join us for a very special adult forum presentation after our Mass on Pentecost--May 28. James Griffin will present photos and short videos (including one specially recorded for St John's at the National Gallery, London) taken during his trip to England from May 1 to 8. See flyer below for more info.

**Day of Evangelization: June 10 - You are invited to participate in a special Day of Evangelization on Saturday, June 10th.  It will be an opportunity to reach out to our neighbors in the Bridgeport/Swedesburg area to share the love of God.  As the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, God has entrusted lay Christians with the apostolate and we are called by our Baptism and Confirmation “to work so that the divine message of salvation may be known and accepted by all men throughout the earth.”  (CCC 900)
The Evangelization Day is a “user-friendly” way to answer this call! Training and tools are provided and first-timers are paired with experienced evangelizers.  The day combines prayer (the Rosary and Holy Mass), apostolic action (training and visiting of homes), and fellowship (breakfast, lunch, and a reporting meeting).  It promises to be a very inspirational and spiritually fulfilling experience. 
Please prayerfully consider joining us.  A detailed schedule can be found on THIS FLYER

**Fr Cantrell's Eucharistic Revival video - Our own Fr Cantrell was featured in the May 2023 edition of the Ordinariate's Eucharistic Revival video series. You may view the clip HERE, or by clicking on the image below.

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How to Join

How to join
 

Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? We invite you to use our contact form at the bottom of this website. Whether you come from another Christian denomination, a different faith tradition, or no religion in particular, our parish offers catechesis (formation and initiation in the Catholic faith) to all.

Are you already Catholic and wish to join our parish? Please contact us and we will register you as a member of the parish and add you to our mailing list. (Note: you do not need to have been formerly an Anglican to register as a member St. John's.)

Are you interested in joining the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter? For those who have not been baptized or confirmed at St. John's (or another Ordinariate community), joining the Ordinariate is a separate process. More info on becoming a canonical member of the Ordinariate may be seen here. To view the Ordinariate member registration form, click HERE. Please fill in the blanks, print and sign the form, then submit or mail it to the parish.

The Baptism of Christ, by Piero Perugino. 1482, Sistine Chapel, Rome.

How to serve

The life of our parish depends upon the sacrifice and support of our members and friends. Below are a few of the several ministries and apostolates we continually need volunteers for. Click on any of the images below for more information.

Altar Servers
Parish Choir
Hospitality
(Coffee Hour)
Altar Guild
How to Serve
Clergy & Staff

Clergy & Staff