We warmly welcome you to experience the vibrant Catholic spirituality of St. John of the Cross Parish! We are a faith community fueled by the energy, enthusiasm, and commitment of many generous people who gather to pray, to learn, to serve, and be Christ to others. You will find our liturgies to be fulfilling, insightful and full of inspirational, engaging music. Our parish also offers a myriad of excellent education and creative formation opportunities, compassionate outreach and inclusive social activities that support each of us in focusing our lives in Christ. In fact, all that we do, our prayer, service and sharing, is grounded in our desire to follow the mission of Jesus.
We invite you to explore our beautiful campus, from Sunday Mass in our newly refurbished church, to the Garden of Mary which is home to our beautiful marble statue of the Blessed Mother. Our parish office is located in our Parish Center which is open daily for meetings and activities and where you will find our helpful staff welcoming and ready to serve you.
Families at St. John of the Cross will find a national Blue Ribbon award winning parish school with over 650 children attending in preschool through 8th grade, an excellent Youth Catechesis Program with over 1,100 parish children enrolled, a teen ministry that supports the faith of and develops leadership skills in our high school youth, and year round adult education and faith formation, prayer and service opportunities that foster spiritual growth and support strong Catholic parenting.
We invite you to join us on this journey of faith. See for yourself what St. John of the Cross has to offer. We welcome you to visit one of our events or to attend Mass any time. If you are searching for a spiritual home we invite you to learn more about the parish and contact me or our Welcome Coordinator, Elizabeth Russell-Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-246-4404 x155.
May God bless you and your family,
Rev. David P. Dowdle