St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Forest City, PA
Icon of St. John the Baptist, Forerunner of Christ
Last update: 01/22/2022 ; Praying for you daily!
Important Notes: A word of sincere and heartfelt thanks from our Pastor, Fr. John Cigan, for the amazing generosity shown to our beloved parish this Christmas. The benevolence shown by our parish family was incredible and so very much appreciated. Fr. John will be sharing a "state of the parish" address in a few weeks but wanted to express his gratitude. Thank you, Holy Ghost parishioners, for all that you do out of love of our beautiful church.
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The Choir Loft at Holy Ghost Church will remain closed to the public until further notice for the safety of those who are singing.
1) People are encouraged to wear a mask in church for personal protection & as a courtesy.
2) Just as prior to the pandemic, anyone is relieved of the obligation to participate at Sunday Liturgy for a serious reason such as sickness, immobility, fear, caring for someone else.
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
Registration for ECF (Eastern Catholic Formation) classes for our children in Grades K-8 is now closed! Please note that due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and the potential risk to children and faculty, our instruction will again be done independently at home with children's first teachers, their parents.
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. Please contact our DRE, Joyce Covaleski or our pastor, Fr. John Cigan with any questions at email@example.com.