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

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In Support of Cross of Victory Walking Pilgrimage

Saturday May 14th 2016, 6:00pm (following Mass)

St. John the Baptist Parish Hall

Join us for our all you can eat pasta, where we will be serving meat and vegetarian sauce, garlic bread and caesar salad.

Adults $12

Pop and bottled water $1

Please see our flyer for more details!

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Summer Camps 2016

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at St. John’s is once again offering to support students wishing to go to Camp this summer. Three programs are available:

NAME                                                AGE GROUP                        LENGTH OF PROGRAM

SNAP (Rotary Youth Centre)            5 to 10 years old                        2 – 1-Month Sessions

Camp Chippewa (YMCA)                  6 to 13 years old                        9 – 1-Week Sessions

Camp Brébeuf (CYO)                         9 to 14 years old                        6 – 5-Day Sessions


  1. Any parents/guardians wishing information about any of the above programs are asked to contact:

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

St. John the Baptist Parish Conference

Telephone:            (905) 97-96460

e-mail:                        stvatsj@gmail.com

  1. A Member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will be in touch with interested families to arrange a short home interview and to help with completing the Application Forms.
  1. All Applications must be completed and submitted by Friday, May, 13, 2016. 

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is once again offering to sponsor a limited number of Summer Camp and Recreational Day Program opportunities to students in grades one to eight. For more information about registering please phone (905) 979-6460 or e-mail us at stvatsj@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is May 13, 2016.


Doctor-assisted suicide: What you need to know

Get an authoritative Catholic perspective on this controversial issue from Dr. Moira McQueen, Assisted suicide.postertheologian, lawyer and author.

When: Tuesday, May 17, 7-9 p.m.
Where: St. John the Baptist Parish, 2016 Blairholme Ave., Burlington.

What: A free public presentation on Catholic perspectives on end-of-life issues, and the federal government’s plan to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.

Who: Moira McQueen is executive director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and author of Bioethics Matters. Pope Francis appointed Dr, McQueen to the International Theological Commission in September 2014.


The St. John Parish Talent Show!TalentShow


The Fifth Annual Talent Show was held in the Parish Hall on Saturday April 9 after the 5:00 P.M. Mass. This year there were 15 different performances by students from St. John’s School and well over 200 people in the audience.

Again there was an abundance of pizza, snacks and refreshments that were enjoyed by everyone who came to the event. The highlight of the evening was when the students surprised Father Sims with a cake and then lead everyone in the singing of “Happy Birthday”. Father was very pleased and he even disclosed his age to a few of the young people. Thank you to Mrs. T. Browne, the Principal of St. John School, for arranging this well-received celebration.

All of the performers did a phenomenal job of entertaining the parents, parishioners and guests – which was obvious from the crowd’s reaction. The new sound system made the singers sound even better than the year before and the hard work that the students had put into their individual and group acts really paid off. Thank you students of St. John School!

The event was sponsored by the Parish Men’s Group who were encouraged to see once again that the cooperation between the Church and the School could produce such an enjoyable event where so many people of all ages could spend a bit of time together – and have some fun.

The Men’s Group has been active at St. John the Baptist Parish for over 20 years. The group tries to bring men of the parish together to discern their place as fathers, husbands, brothers, friends and responsible contributors to the world around them.

The group also attempts to bring members of our parish – male, female, young and old – together by sponsoring events that deal with topics that are relevant to everyone’s lives as well as fun events such as barbecues and talent shows. Our blue brochures can be found near the entry doors of the church if anyone wants mere information.

The next event sponsored by the Men’s group will take place on May 17, 2016. Information will be in the Sunday Bulletin soon and on this Web site.

Click HERE for photos from the Talent Show.