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
Easter Confession Schedule
Tuesday, March 22 6:15 to 6:45 P.M.
Wednesday, March 23 10:00 A.M to Noon
Thursday, March 24 10:00 A.M. to Noon
Friday, March 25 10:00 A.M. to Noon
Saturday, March 26 11:00 A.M. to Noon
Easter Mass Schedule
Thursday, March 24 8:00 P.M. (Mass of the Lord’s Supper)
Friday, March 25 3:00 P.M. (Good Friday Liturgy)
Saturday, March 26 8:00 P.M. (Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass)
Sunday, March 27 9:00 & 11:00 A.M. (Easter Sunday Masses)
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.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Sponsored by the Men’s Group of the St. John the Baptist Parish
The St. John the Baptist Men’s Group will be hosting the Annual Talent Show on Apr. 9 right after the 5:00 o’clock Mass. So, if you can sing, tell jokes, play an instrument or have some other special talent, this is your opportunity to shine.
Please phone Tim O’Brien at (905) 632-2954 to get in on the program. All acts must be confirmed by April 3. A pizza supper will be provided free of charge.
See you on stage!
Click HERE for pictures from our Shrove Tuesday Supper!
Looking for the origin of Shrove Tuesday? Click HERE to take you to some information on the origin of Shrove Tuesday!
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 Parish 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