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.

 News from the Parish

Join us for a Jubilee of Mercy evening with Fr. Bill TruszFeb 25 EVENT POSTER

Learn more about the Year of Jubilee of Mercy, declared for 2016 by Pope Francis. Fr. Bill Trusz, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish in Stoney Creek and one of 800 “Missionaries of Mercy” chosen by the Pope, will explore the many ways we can integrate this important virtue into our personal lives and that of our parishes.

When: Feb. 25, 2016, 7 p.m.

Where: Parish Hall, St. John’s Church, 2016 Blairholme Ave., Burlington.

This is a free public event. Refreshments provided. Plenty of parking.

Click HERE for a copy of the flyer.


Sponsored by the Men’s Group of the St. John the Baptist Parish


 The Church as a Field Hospital

Presentation to the Parish

By David Dayler

On Thursday, January 14, 2016 about 140 Parishioners and guests attended an evening in the ParishJAN 14 EVENT POSTER-2 Hall for an inspiring Power Point presentation by David Dayler, a published author who is also the Director of Discipleship and Parish Life for the Diocese of Hamilton. The focus of the evening was an in depth look at one of Pope Francis’ more recent statements that he sees “the Church as a field hospital after battle”.

After a short introduction by Joe Sinasac of the Parish Mens’ Group Mr. Dayler, over the next 45 minutes, proceeded to clarify the meaning of the Pope’s statement using colorful images and adding his own personal commentary and anecdotes.

The final images that featured a musical background recording of “Amazing Grace” was so touching that it inspired most of those in the audience to join in the singing of the song.

After a question and answer session Tom Mancini of the Mens’ Group thanked Mr. Dayler and gave him an envelope of appreciation on behalf of the Parish.

The evening concluded, as it had begun, with a prayer.

The event was sponsored by the Parish Mens’ Group who were able to successfully test for the first time before a live audience the recently upgraded sound system they had purchased for the Parish.

A sincere thank you to the Members of the Catholic Women’s League who enriched the evening by preparing and serving the snacks and refreshments that were available throughout the entire event.

For pictures of the event please click HERE.

NOTE.            The Mens’ Group, in its efforts to build community within the Parish, hope to offer future lecture and film events. All Parishioners are invited and are encouraged to attend any of these events.

The next event planned for the Parish by the Men’s Group will be on February 25, 2016. Details will follow shortly in the Bulletin and on the Web site

CWL CWL LogoMembership Tea January 10th, 2016

On January 10th, the CWL held their Membership Tea in the Parish Hall. Please click HERE to see some photos from the event!

Thank you to all who helped out!


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Our Road to Emmaus-Faith Journeys Lenten Reflection

Hosted by St. John’s Catholic Women’s League

Date: February 16th 2016

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 2:15 P.M.

Location: St. John the Baptist

Cost: $15 pre-registration, forms are available at the Church doors or contact Marie Arponen at 905 637 1677.

Presentation by Rev. Mike Isabelle will follow Mass at 9:00 A.M. Coffee break and lunch provided.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament along with quiet time for personal reflection concurrent with Sacrament of Reconciliation

All Ladies of the Parish are invited—invite a friend and neighbour!


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Looking for the origin of Shrove Tuesday? Click HERE to take you to some information on the origin of Shrove Tuesday!