Revive: Night of Worship

Join us for our next Revive: Night of Worship on Friday, February 19th from 7pm-8pm. We will have worship, prayer ministry and an optional time of fellowship afterwards. If you would like to attend in person, please sign up here. The event will also be live streamed to our YouTube channel. Hope to see you there!

St. John the Baptist Parish Housing

Starting this summer, the upstairs housing at the parish will be used to provide a living space for young adults in the parish who desire to grow as disciples and to be formed as leaders for the building up of the Church. The housing (the Mary and Joseph Houses) will foster the culture we desire to see in the broader parish, a culture of Spirit-filled, missionary disciples. You can review the SJB Housing Expectations to learn more. Any young adult interested in this housing opportunity can complete the application here.

If you are interested, please submit your application by Sunday, February 28. Contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected] or John Recznik at [email protected] with any questions.

Parish Fasting Sign Up

Our mission is to form a community of Spirit-filled, missionary disciples of Jesus. This Lent, we want to unite the prayer and fasting of our parishioners for the intention of this mission. In order to do this, we are inviting everyone to sign up for an extra day of fasting during this season of Lent to pray for the advancement of this mission in specific ways in the various levels of our local Church:

  • At a diocesan level, for the Realign Resources to Mission Committee;
  • At a parish level, for the transformation of our parish into a community of Spirit-filled, missionary disciples of Jesus;
  • At an individual level, for leaders to be raised up in the Church, particularly in priestly and religious vocations in our parish.

Please help us to pray for these intentions by signing up for a date on the sign up here. Thank you! Come Holy Spirit!

Realign Resources for Mission

Did you miss our parish meeting with the representatives from the Realign Resources for Mission committee? You can watch the video recently published by the diocese that includes the content of that meeting, which explains the origin and purpose of the committee, and which provides an opportunity to receive your feedback through the survey. You can find the video and the information about the survey on this webpage on the diocese website.

Special Collection for the Church in Fiji

Bishop Boyea has approved the request of two priests, currently serving the Diocese of Lansing, to hold a special collection through February 28th for those devastated by three back to back cyclones that have recently hit the islands of Fiji. 

Fr. Kusi Cobona and Fr. Le Vodivodi have asked that we help support their families and tens of thousands who are struggling from the loss of homes, crops and damages to various parishes, especially St. Martin de Porres on the island of Lakeba. 

Please pray for these people and if you are able to give at this time, please use the blue “supplemental” envelopes located at the entrances to the church or a plain envelope and mark it as “Fiji Collection”. Checks should be made out to St. John the Baptist but please note “Fiji” on the memo line.

Stations of the Cross During Lent

We will be offering Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent after the conclusion of the 12:15p.m. Mass.

Eucharistic Adoration

We offer Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you would like to be put on our sub list for this ministry, please contact Jess Jenkins at [email protected] Your support for this ministry is a great blessing to our parish!

 

Bishop's Year of the Bible

Bishop Boyea has declared a Year of the Bible in the Diocese of Lansing! You can learn more about this and sign up for the daily scriptures here.

COVID19 Mass Guidelines

The dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation will continue through May 16, 2021. If you are a registered parishioner at another parish, we would encourage you to attend that parish during this time.

  • If you have a fever or have been ill in the last 48 hours,  please do not attend Mass.
  • Masks/face coverings are encouraged at all Masses.
  • We use a color seating system inside the church to maintain physical distancing for our parishioners. Pew color for Mass is displayed at the entrances to the church. Saturday Mass is a guaranteed distancing Mass; please no sitting in pews that are not the color pew for the Mass. Sunday Masses - once the designated color pews are full, parishioners may sit where they need to in the open rows.
  • We have been and will continue to livestream the Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Mass. 

Please be aware that these guidelines are subject to change as we receive information from the Diocese of Lansing. We are grateful for your patience and charity during this time.

2019-2020 Financial Report

To view our St. John the Baptist 2019-2020 Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, please click HERE.

Regular Mass Schedule

Welcome to our parish! Here is our weekday and weekend Mass schedule as well as confession times: 

Weekdays
• Tuesday - 6:00 pm Mass
• Wednesday - 8:00 am Mass
• Thursday - 8:00 am Mass
• Friday - 12:15 pm Mass
• Saturday - 8:00 am Mass

Sunday Liturgies
• Saturday Vigil - 5:00 pm Mass
• 9:00 am Mass (Live Streamed)
• 11:00 am Mass
• 5:00 pm Mass

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. until 4:30p.m., closed for lunch 12:00-1:00p.m.

Confession Times: Tuesdays from 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m. / Fridays from 11:00a.m.-11:45a.m. / Saturdays 3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

 

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CONNECT with us!

Saint John the Baptist (mailing address)
411 Florence Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-8108
(734) 483-3360

 

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