Mass time Change for December 24th There will be no 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM Masses on December 24th. There will be a 10:00 AM Mass instead.
Christmas Masses Christmas Eve - Sunday, December 24th 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM Christmas Day - Monday, December 25th 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God New Year's Day - Monday, January 1, 2024 8:00 AM
You will find the Mass Intentions Calendar below. The calendar shows the available dates/times for scheduling intentions. If a Mass time is no longer available, it will be removed from the calendar. Masses can only be scheduled on Wednesdays and this calendar will be updated every Thursday. Where you see TBD, Mass times have not been determined yet. Mass Intentions Calendar 2024 Mass Intentions Form Click here to read the new Mass Intentions Policy.
We are collecting Christmas Cards and other greeting cards for the prison ministry now through December 7th. Please drop them off at the Church Office.
Blood Drive There will be an OLOL Blood Drive from 7:00 AM till 1:00 PM on Sunday, December 10th in our Church Parking Lot.
Come and Decorate!
You are invited to help decorate Our Church for Christmas. We will meet at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 16th.
December 7 - Knights of Columbus Meeting in the Activity Center at 6:00 PM. December 7 - Catholic Daughters Meeting in the Activity Center at 7:00 PM.
- The Bereavement Committee needs a Chairperson for the months of February and August. The Committee is already established. If you can take over this role, please contact Ruth Landry, 225-749-3101.
The Rosary is said every Tuesday at 3:00pm at the Grotto in front of our Church. You are invited to join this group of parishioners.
December 3 - Christmas Flower Offering December 3 - Retirement Fund for Religious December 8 - Immaculate Conception December 10 - Building and Maintenance Fund December 25 - Catholic Life Center December 25 - Christmas Offering January 1 - Solemnity of Mary Through June 15, 2024 - Donations to the Bishop's Annual Appeal will be accepted.
Please click here to read the new Mass Intentions Policy.
St. John the Baptist News & Upcoming Events
All Night Eucharistic Adoration - December 1/2
All Night Eucharistic Adoration Friday, December 1st at 8:00pm through Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00am. Sign-up sheets are in the back of Church. 1st Saturday Mass is at 8:00am on Saturday, December 2nd.
Eucharistic Revival Procession - December 3
Vicar General Jamin David will celebrate Mass with us at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 3rd. He will join us in the Procession after this Mass. Masses will be at 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM. Eucharistic Procession practice for all who have a role in the procession will be at 12:15pm on Sunday, November 26th at Church. The Banner for the Procession is being held by Father John, John Gossman, and Jerry Eagan.
Rita's Closet - December 7 and December 14 Rita's Closet will be open from 7:30 till 10:30 AM. Rita's Closet will be closed from November 18th thru November 26th for the Thanksgiving holidays. No donations will be accepted during this time.
The Zippers are grateful for your donations however they cannot accept furniture. To donate these items please contact Joseph's Storehouse: 225-771-8858, Baton Rouge or 225-615-8659, Baker.
Immaculate Conception - December 8
Masses at 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
Women's Advent Silent Retreat - December 9
A Women's Advent Silent Retreat will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church Parish Hall in Plaquemine from 10:30 AM till 3:00 PM. Please register by calling 225-687-2402.
Food Pantry Distribution - December 11 Distribution will take place at 8:30 AM at the Activity Center. The Food Pantry could use these items: cereal, pop tarts, 1 lb bags of flour, 1 lb bags of sugar, cookies, stuffing mix, jelly, spaghetti noodles & sauce, cake mix & frosting, cans of peas, lima beans, tuna, yams, chili, chicken, tomato paste & tomato sauce, dry red beans, boxed mac & cheese. Thanks!
Pro Life Rosary - December 16
The Rosary will be said at 4:00 PM in Church.
First Reconciliation and Advent Penance Service - December 20 6:00 PM
Baptism Seminar - January 10
The next Baptism Seminar will be held at 6:00 PM on January 10.
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