On our Year of Parish Revival and as we aim to experience profound renewal in the love of the Eucharist: We continue to implement the “Jesus and the Eucharist” small group initiative by inviting you, St. John the Baptist’s parishioners, to participate in the small study groups that will start early next year. We are in the process of organizing these small groups – please confirm your interest by signing up below. Our Parish Point Person, Arnold Bañares, will contact you soon after you sign up to fit you in one of the small groups.
This is not limited to adults. High school (grades 9-12) and middle school (grades 6-8) students are very much welcome but have to register as well.
The study will run every Sunday for seven weeks starting Feb. 4, 2024 to March 17, 2024 (covering several weeks of Lent) from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
National Eucharistic Revival
In June 2022, on the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) launched a three-year National Eucharistic Revival to respond to Christ’s call for us to unite around the source and summit of our faith: the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The first year of the Revival focused on the local diocese and invited diocesan staff, bishops, and priests to respond to the Lord’s personal invitation and equipped them to share this love with the faithful through Eucharistic congresses and events.
As part of the Eucharistic Revival Program of the Parish, we have begun to institute a Eucharistic Adoration Program during our First Friday Devotion. The whole Parish Community, led by a different parish organization or ministry, comes together for Mass at 7pm.
The Mass is followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, and Holy Hour during which the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy are prayed, and a period of silence is observed. The Holy Hour will conclude with Benediction.
First Friday of the month
7:00-8:00 PM in the church
On Saturday, November 4, 2023. Parishioners and ministry/church organization members attend SJB’s general assembly on the Eucharistic Revival. Veronica Duluk, Senior Director of Evangelization of the Diocese of San Jose, facilitated the half-day Spirit-filled event with Msgr. Wilfredo S. Manrique, Pastor, giving the opening talk. Also in attendance was Fr. Edgar M. Elamparo, I, Parochial Vicar.