We are on our normal Mass schedule
. In-person attendance is possible (and preferable), no reservations required.
Notice regarding Sunday obligation
The Sunday Mass obligation for members of the Ordinariate at heightened risk of complications from respiratory tract infection (those over 60 or who have health problems) is fulfilled by attendance at Mass or through one of the two following pious practices:
a. Prayerful reflection upon the Sunday Scripture readings (available Saturday evening here
--see First Reading, Second Reading and Holy Gospel), concluding that time by the recitation of the Prayer of Humble Access or the Anima Christi (both available here
b. The recitation of the Rosary as a family.
In addition, Acts of Spiritual Communion may be found here
Sunday Mass (10 a.m.) continues to be livestreamed on Youtube
. Note that in-person attendance is also possible (and preferable), no reservations required. The service leaflet (usually updated Saturday evening) is here
Livestreamed daily at 5 pm. If you would like to participate, email us
to get the Zoom link. The daily texts are here
. An introductory guide to evening prayer is here
Sunday Mass is at 10 a.m. at 502 Ford Street in Bridgeport, PA. For Mass during the week, see our complete schedule. Changes to our schedule, if any, will be listed in the Announcements section above.
Welcome to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, a formerly Anglican, now happily Catholic parish in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. The Ordinariate is the North American diocese created by Benedict XVI for formerly Anglican parishes like ours. We are obedient to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in all things. Our beautiful and traditional liturgy, which seeks to preserve elements of Anglicanism within the Catholic Church, is approved by the Vatican for use in the Ordinariate. We are permanently settled in Bridgeport, PA and serve the Philadelphia area.
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