St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City, PA
Icon of St. John the Baptist, Forerunner of Christ
Last update: 06/06/2021 ; Praying for you daily!
As announced during Fr. John’s homily on May 29, 2021, in accordance with Bishop Kurt’s new guidelines masks are no longer required at Holy Ghost or St. John’s for fully vaccinated parishioners. Social distancing is encouraged but not enforced. For their own protection, those who are not fully vaccinated should still wear masks. Of course, some folks will still prefer to wear masks because of their own comfort or special circumstances so please be understanding of that as well.
Thank you for your cooperation during the quarantine. It has kept us all safe with no known infections occurring as a result of us gathering for Liturgy.
ALSO please note that the dispensation for not attending Liturgy has now been lifted and we will no longer be live-streaming our Divine Liturgies. May God continue to bless us and keep us safe.
For now, the Choir Loft at Holy Ghost Church will remain closed to the public. Thank you for your continued cooperation with this as we assess the safest way to proceed going forward.
Online Giving Moving to Parishes We are so VERY GRATEFUL for the generous support shown to our parish family and friends, even during the pandemic. At this time, we are unable to accept contributions online so we are asking our parishioners to please mail your contributions to the Rectory Office at 313 First Avenue in Jessup, PA 18434 if you are unable or reluctant to attend Divine Liturgy in person.
Again, thank you for your generosity in supporting Holy Ghost and St. John's Parishes.
The Weekly Bulletin for Holy Ghost and St. John's Parishes:
"Please stay home if you do not feel well." ~ The Most Reverend Kurt Burnette, Bishop of Passaic, May 13, 2020
The Eparchy should be updating soon their list of parishes that will continue to live stream. You may access the Eparchial list of live-streamed Lituries here: LIVE STREAMED LITURGIES.
Slava Iisusu Christu! Glory to Jesus, the Christ! Slava vo v'iki Bohu! Glory forever to God!
Eastern Catholic Formation/ECF: Religious Education Classes
For enrichment activities, please visit byzimom.com. Please contact our DRE, Joyce Covaleski or our pastor, Fr. John Cigan with any questions at email@example.com. Please take this obligation seriously and put your child's religious education BEFORE all other activities. ECF not only teaches our children how to become closer to God through prayer, service, and knowledge, but it also teaches them what it is to be an Eastern Rite Catholic, and the beautiful traditions of the Byzantine Catholic Church. We welcome the opportunity to teach your child about his or her faith, and the ways of our beautiful Rite. Please know that we plan to hold in-person ECF classes in the fall.