Welcome to Our Parish!


Welcome to St. John the Baptist Parish Burlington!

Welcome to our parish web site. Within these pages, you will find the information you need to feed your faith life and that of your family. At the same time, these pages will give you a glimpse of who we are and how our community lives out our Catholic beliefs together.

Saint John the Baptist is the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Burlington, serving the people in the central core. The Church itself is at the corner of Brant Street and Blairholm Avenue, about one kilometer north of Lake Ontario.

As a parish, we strive to grow in the love and knowledge of God, sharing his Good News with the world. We also work to be a loving and welcoming community, caring for all in need and always being faithful to Christ’s call.



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* You feel you want to deepen your relationship with Jesus.

* People ask you tough questions about our Catholic Faith.

* You have trouble responding convincingly.

* You get frustrated because you can’t.

If you said yes to any of these situations, you owe it to yourself to find some answers 


On Sunday, October 1, 2017 after the 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. Mass

* Come downstairs to the Parish Hall with your family and friends

* Enjoy a coffee, juice and over-the counter food for FREE

* Mingle with St. John parishioners you see every week at Mass

* Learn about a website full of faith-enriching Catholic media that includes:

                        MOVIES, E-BOOKS, AUDIO PRESENTATIONS, VIDEOS           

* Find out how you can take advantage of this site to find answers you are seeking

* Learn about how this site can show you why Catholicism is so essential in 2017


You will not regret spending the half hour and you will have an enjoyable time


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Bank/Partnership West

Our Parish will be holding a Food Drive for Partnership West Food Bank on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, 2017.

St. John the Baptist Parish is one of the original founders of this food bank which, in close cooperation with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, has been serving needy people who live in the core area of Burlington for over two decades.

The items most needed at this moment are:

Rice, Dried Beans, Canned Tomatoes, Canned Juices, Canned Pastas, Side Kicks, Canned Ham, Canned Salmon, Canned Tuna, Crackers, Cake Mixes, Baby Food

Please help by bringing items to the weekend Masses and placing them on the two side altars. Your collective contributions will help struggling families who often find themselves in a more desperate situation than usual over the summer months when the food programs for children at school are not in effect.



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Over 150 people joined us for the Pasta Dinner in support of the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage that was held in the Hall after the 5:00 P. M. Mass on Saturday, May 13, 2017. The evening turned out to be a fun-filled time for all with plenty of socializing, good food, draws & prizes.

All funds raised from the event will be used to support the annual walking Pilgrimage from Burlington to Martyrs’ Shrine, Midland, ON.  This year’s event runs from Saturday, August 5 to Saturday, August 12, 2017.

Thanks to all those who participated in this important fund-raiser.

To learn more about the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage and how you can participate please visit the Web site at:


Photos from the event can be seen in our Gallery by clicking here.


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Talent Show a Big Success!


The Sixth Annual St. John the Baptist Talent Show, sponsored by the Men’s Group was held in the Parish Hall on Saturday April 1, 2017 after the 5:00 P. M. Mass. The show, featuring talented students from St. John School, played to a full house audience who enjoyed an evening of lively music, food and socializing with family, friends and fellow Parishioners..

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the show. You were terrific!

Thank you to Mrs. Tami Browne, Principal of St. John School who honoured us with her attendance again this year and to all the teachers and parents who assisted in preparing the students.

A special highlight of the evening was the presentation of a card and gift to our Pastor, Father Sims who celebrates his Birthday later this month. Father was also surprised and delighted that one of the guests in attendance was Mr. Kent Austin, Head Coach of the Hamilton Tiger Cats. The two men can be seen standing together in one of the photos taken at the event.

To see more photos of the event click HERE


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Our St. John’s Parish Games Night was a huge success! There were lots of laughs, parishioners meeting one another, ministries growing and the Holy Spirit ever so present and leading the way.

Thank you to the many hands that came together to make light work for everyone. Attached are some photos from the extravaganza. A fun-filled evening was had by all. Words can’t describe Deacon Rob playing Twister…but the pictures say it all. So does his chiropractor!

If you missed the event, none to worry! Future parish events are being considered, based on the suggestions brought forth by parishioner’s suggestions last Advent. More to be revealed soon!

Check out the photos in the Gallery!

What’s New in Religious Education in our Catholic Schools?

The new evangelization is afoot in our Catholic schools. There are exciting opportunities for teachers, students at all levels, parents, and parishes. Explore the new religious education program with Dr. Anne Jamieson, director of the Catechesis Office for the Diocese of Hamilton and popular author and speaker.

Open and free to all. March 23, 7 p.m., St. John’s Parish Hall. Come and learn more about the opportunities for all of us.

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Knights of Columbus Sunday Breakfast at St. John’s

Over 100 Parishioners enjoyed a fabulous breakfast qfter the 9:00 Mass on November 13th and a K of C Logosecond crowd of about the same number came down to the Hall following the 11:00 Mass.

A special thank you to the Monsignor James Corbett Warren Memorial Council #5073 of the Knights of Columbus who prepared the meal.

The event was a great success with fun and prizes. We encourage those who were unable to attend this time to come on out with their families and friends when we offer another Parish Breakfast in the Spring.

Click HERE for photos of the event.

See if you can pick out one of the prize winners!

Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes with Barcelona

Join Deacon Rob Thomas on this exciting journey.Fatima

From June 11 to June 20, 2017.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the apparition of our Lady at Fatima, Portugal.

Click on to the link at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/764541

For more complete information or phone Deacon Rob at:

(905) 315-9443