The members of the Adult Faith Formation Team invite you to join us this summer in growing our faith. For the summer of 2019, members of St. John the Baptist Parish in Mount Vernon are invited to sign up to be assigned a prayer partner. It’s simple. On Pentecost (Sunday, June 9), you will be able to pick up an envelope that includes the name of your prayer partner and throughout the summer, we ask that you pray for them daily. We’ll include a possible prayer you may include. As the new school year begins, we will reveal our prayer partners to one another. Please fill out the form below to sign up. This is an invitation for anyone in the parish to participate – kids through adults.
Weekly Mass Intentions
From the Lectionary
The Ascension of the Lord
“Then he led them out as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with greay joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.” ~ Lk 24:50-53
Daily Lectionary Readings
To add a request to St. John’s Prayer Chain, please send an email or call the office
World Refugee Day June 20
World Refugee Day takes place on June 20th each year, to bring awareness to the critical humanitarian situations that refugees face throughout the world. Please include these intentions in your prayer:
- For all refugees who are forced to flee from their homes, that God might bring them to a place of peace and safety, we pray to the Lord.
- For refugee children, who have been separated from their families due to difficult circumstances or death, that God will provide his protection, we pray to the Lord.
- For Christian faithful and all people of good will, that they might find the compassion to walk in solidarity with refugees and the courage to advocate on their behalf, we pray to the Lord.
The Liturgical Season of Easter
There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost.It is characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian: Alleluia! All faith flows from faith in the resurrection:”If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, is your faith.” (1 Cor 15:14)
Visit USCCB to learn more about the Easter season.