Welcome to Our Parish!

SJ_ImageWelcome Back / Social Event Invitation


All members of our parish are cordially invited to attend a welcome back social event following the 11:00 am mass on Sunday September 27 in the church hall.

This is an opportunity to meet old friends, to welcome new folks, and to talk with members from various parish ministries about engaging in the life of our parish.

Coffee, juice and pastries will be served.

Please join us. See you there.


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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June 18, 2015

Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Night attracted several dozen Parishioners who are actively involved in the various Ministries at St. John the Baptist. Thanks to the efforts of these people and to many other volunteers who were unable to attend the event our Parish is able to carry on with the numerous programs it offers.

Father Sims opened the evening by thanking all those in attendance for their service to the Parish, followed by Grace and a delicious buffet menu with dessert and coffee. During the evening five people came away winners of a Parish T-Shirt that they won on their free draw tickets.

A special thanks to Joan Moore and Norma Enright for the work they did to make the evening possible. An enjoyable time was had by all. For photos click on Gallery at the top of this page.

All of the Ministries at St. John’s are seeking new members. Enrich your experience as a Parishioner by joining one of them. You will find that our Ministries offer something for everyone.

To find out more about the Ministries at St. John the Baptist click on “Ministries”.


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The sale of Parish T-Shirts after the weekend Masses in June is now over. Thanks to all of you who supported us. We were successful in selling most of our supply.

If you were among those unfortunate ones to have missed the opportunity of buying one of these popular T-Shirts, don’t be alarmed. You can still place an individual or group order by e-mailing your request to:


Indicate your name and phone number in the correspondence. You will be promptly contacted and your order will be filled in fewer than ten days.

Proceeds from all T-Shirt sales are directed towards upgrading our ailing sound system in the Parish Hall downstairs. This will allow us to improve the audio quality of events such as the annual Parish & School Talent Show, public meetings like our Meet the Candidates Forum as well as make our Guest Speakers and Presenters sound clearer.

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Parking Lot Event at St. John the Baptist

Recently, on June 13, 19 and 20 the Men’s Group of the Parish conducted their annual “Parking Lot Event”. Thanks to the continuing support of Father Sims and the Principal of St. John School Mrs. Tami Browne the effort was once again a success. 25% of all funds raised over the three-day effort go directly to the Parish and are designated by our Pastor for church expenditures.

The remaining75% is used by the Men’s Group to support initiatives that include the Parish Barbecue in the Fall, the annual Parish/School Talent Show in the Spring as well as the increasingly popular Spiritual Reflection and Dinner Evening with the Bishop that takes place during Lent at the Sister of St. Joseph’s Mother House in Dundas and which attracts men from parishes across all of Hamilton Diocese.

To see photos of the Parking Lot Event click on Gallery.

To learn more about the Men’s Group click on Ministries.

Cross of Victory Pilgrimage


August 1 – 8, 2015

There are still openings for people wishing to take part in this annual pilgrimage to Martyrs’ Shrine, in Midland. Our Parish has always been very involved in this event.

For more information visit the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage Web site at:


or e-mail:


 Thank you Parishioners!fooddrive

Over the weekend of June 6 and 7 we held our annual Food Drive to help those in need in Burlington. Parishioners responded in their usual generous manner by bringing nearly a ton of non-perishable food to the Church and leaving it on the two side altars.

Your contributions come at a time when our outreach friends at Partnership West Food Bank are experiencing lower than usual supplies with which to feed the hungry in Burlington.

St. John the Baptist Parish has been actively associated with Partnership West Food Bank since 1991, is one of the founding members and is represented on its Board of Directors.