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Mass Schedule


St. John the Baptist Church:

SATURDAY: 5:30 PM

SUNDAY: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 Noon


St. John the Baptist Chapel:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:30 AM, 12:10 PM

SATURDAY: 9 AM



ROSARY: Monday to Friday before the 12:10 PM Mass and Saturday before the 9 AM Mass @ St. John the Baptist Chapel

HEALING MASS: 1st Friday 7:30 PM @ St. John the Baptist Chapel

FIRST FRIDAY VIGIL: In honor of the Alliance of Two Hearts - Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (following the Healing Mass)

2000 HAIL MARYS: 1st Saturday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM @ St. John the Baptist Chapel

DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET: Every Saturday 3 PM @ St. John the Baptist Chapel

REGULAR MEETING: (Led by) 2nd & 3rd Mondays 7:30 PM @ St. John the Baptist Chapel (Exception: On the 3rd Monday in December, there will be no meeting)

PRAISE & WORSHIP: (Led by the Ocean of Mercy Group) Sundays from 3 PM to 6 PM @ the School Basement Cafeteria

GOD THE FATHER PRAYER GROUP: 3rd Sunday @ St. John the Baptist Chapel

Saturdays after 9 AM Mass and 4:30 PM to 5 PM in the Chapel or call the Parish Office for an appointment.

Events


SPIRITUAL

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: At St. John the Baptist Chapel on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after the 12:10 PM Mass until 8 PM

Saturday after the 9 AM Mass until 5:30 PM

Sunday after the 12 Noon Mass until 8 PM

WEEKLY HOLY HOUR: Wednesdays at 7 PM at St. John the Baptist Chapel. Song prayer and Benediction.

HOSPITAL VISITATION: Please notify the Parish Office. Hospitals no longer inform or allow us to look up who is in the hospital.

FUN & WELLNESS

ZUMBA FITNESS: Monday & Thursday 7 PM to 8:15 PM at St. John the Baptist School building auditorium ($3 per session).

YOGA FITNESS: Monday & Thursday 8:15 PM at St. John the Baptist School building auditorium ($3 per session).

BALLROOM DANCING: Every 3rd Saturday from 7 PM to 11 PM at St. John the Baptist School building auditorium ($20 per session).

EL MINISTERIO: “Evangelizando con el Poder del Espíritu Santo” los invita a La Gran Asamblea Jersey City, NJ.

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About

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church

St. John the Baptist Church is a Roman Catholic Church, part of the Archdiocese of Newark, located in the Journal Square area of Jersey City, NJ. It began in 1892 and was completed in 1897 to service the spiritual needs of area parishioners. Today it serves people of all ethnic backgrounds and is located at 3026 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ. Tel# 201-653-8814.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Chapel

The Chapel fulfills the spiritual need of parishioners. Confession and Novenas are held here.

PARISH STAFF



Rev. Michael Oturuwunne, Weekend Assistant

Ms. Joanne Oziemblo, Pastoral Associate*
Mrs. Kay DiSanto, Parish Secretary*
Ms. Isabel Cruz, Parish Secretary
* located at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church

History

  • 1892 - 1897

    St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and Chapel

    Visible from the PATH terminal in Journal Square, St. John’s Church, begun in 1892 and completed in 1897, is a massive granite structure, built in the Romanesque style, whose somber exterior belies its lavish and glittering interior. Its interior is reminiscent of Byzantine architecture. If you believe that the tower is two-toned, you are correct. The original tower, 75 feet high with a flat top, was increased to 150 feet in 1925.

  • Mosaic History

    The mosaics cover 5,488 square feet . The eye in one figure has 16 “tesserae,” or pieces of mosaic. Fusing pure gold leaf between two pieces of glass makes the gold tesserae. Only four churches in the United States, including the National Shrine of the immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and the Cathedral of St. Louis surpass St. John’s in its quantity of mosaics but, arguably, not in its quality. The mosaics were executed in Venice under the direction of Victor Zucchi of the Payne Studios. While the mosaics give the church a Byzantine feeling, the subjects are copied from Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces.

  • Mosaic Church Sanctuary

    Transition to Full Service

    The semicircular apse is covered with mosaics from floor to dome. Above the main sanctuary is a reproduction of Raphael’s “La Disputa del Sacramento,” depicting a discussion of theologians on the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The original mural painted by Raphael in the Vatican is painted on a flat wall. Zucchi had the difficult problem not only of copying, but also of readjusting the perspective of the composition so that the curve of the wall would not give a distorted appearance. Above the theologians are the Trinity, the Blessed Virgin, and St. John the Baptist. Among the theologians are the Doctors of the Latin Church: Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, and Gregory the Great.

  • Hope you enjoyed
    the History!

Contact Us

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church,
3026 Kennedy Blvd.,
Jersey City NJ 07306
Phone: 201-653-8814