Pope to Kenyan Families: ‘Radiate God’s Love’ - Pope Francis Thursday praised Kenya’s traditional family values, particularly their respect for children and the elderly. He also made an appeal for the youth to use these values as a guide to ending discrimination and injustice in the future.
“The health of any society depends on the health of its families,” the Pope told Mass attendees at Kenya’s Nairobi University Nov. 26.
“Kenyan society has long been blessed with strong family life, a deep respect for the wisdom of the elderly and love for children,” he said, and noted that families are important in the plan of God. Read more...
Pope Francis Arrives in Kenya: Praise for a ‘Young and Vibrant Nation’ - Pope Francis began his trip to Africa in Kenya, where he praised the “young and vibrant nation” and encouraged Kenyans to continue working for peace in their country.
“Experience shows that violence, conflict and terrorism feed on fear, mistrust, and the despair born of poverty and frustration,” Pope Francis said Nov. 25 during his first public address in Kenya.
His arrival in the capital of Nairobi marks the first part of his Nov. 25-30 visit to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic. Read more...
Pope's Off-the-Cuff Remarks Warn Kenya's Religious, Priests of Indifference - Pope Francis tossed his prepared remarks aside for a meeting with Kenyan priests, religious and seminarians, telling them that if anything disgusts God, it’s the attitude of indifference.
He also gave some practical advice, such as keeping the Lord at the center of their lives through prayer and the sacraments, and stressed that the Church is not a business, but rather a mystery intended to serve others.
“Remember Jesus Christ crucified. When a priest or religious forgets Christ crucified, poor person. He has fallen in an ugly sin, a sin which God detests, which makes the Lord vomit,” the Pope said Nov. 26. Read more...
For the following announcements please contact Mr. Dan Kitzhaber at 715-384-4989 x3, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Youth Group: RAD Dec. 7th, 7-8pm Bring your friends, get ready for a great time eating, sharing, playing and well there is just too much to explain it all - you'll have to check it out. RAD is designed to allow middle school teens to grow in faith while having tons of fun!! Also, bring your favorite Christmas cookie frosting!
Jars for Life Fundraiser – Dec. 12th-13th A group of more than 40 from the Marshfield area are preparing for the March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC in January. Support Life, Support Youth!
EXTREME CHARGE Youth Rally Dec 12th Marshfield Deanery is hosting a youth rally at OLP expecting 500 teens from across the Diocese to celebrate faith starting with 5:30pm Mass followed by food and then Rally time. The feature band SONAR has played for thousands across the country. A free-will offering will be collected.
Pilgrimage with the Pope and a Saint: World Youth Day July of 2016 Be part of an 11-day pilgrimage to Poland for a gathering with Pope Francis and youth from around the world to celebrate WYD 2016 in Krakow. As part of the pilgrimage, we will also visit Wadowice, the birthplace of St Pope John Paul II as well as Czestochowa, Auschwitz & Birkenau, where St. Maximillian Kolbe gave his life and much more!
To have a prayer added to St. John’s Prayer Chain, please call Shirley 715-384-3613 and Donna 715-384-2479 (there are 2 lists).
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM
Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 AM
Tuesday–Friday: 6:30 - 6:50 AM
1st and 3rd Fridays: Confessions begin at 6:00*
Saturday: 3:30 - 4:15 PM
*Friday confessions begin at 6:00, but vary in duration
PERPETUAL ADORATION: The Marshfield Deanery has the St. John Paul II Adoration Chapel located in the lower level of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, at 201 W. Blodgett Street. The chapel is accessible from the rear parking lot. For more information or to sign up, contact Jean Kaiser at 715-503-0118 or Deacon Ray Draeger at 715-207-6085. Click on the image below for more information
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Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church! Ever since 1877 this parish has been assisting souls in their quest for deeper union with God. Pope John Paul II called the parish a “school of prayer” and St. John’s is committed to promoting growth in holiness in every state in life. Each of us is called... Read More
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