Septic systems are not usually a favorite topic of conversation, but ours is 112 years old! Since it serves the Convent, St. Marguerite's Retreat House, and two employee residences it has reached the point where it is in critical and immediate need of replacement.
Estimated cost of replacement is $246,840.02 so we are hoping our generous donors can help us to raise the remaining $135,000 needed for the job.
It's easy to help!
To donate by check, make your check out to:
St. John the Baptist Foundation
"Septic Project" on the ledger line of your check.
Mail to: PO Box 240
Mendham, NJ .7945
To donate by PAYPAL, go to
and in the "purpose" section of your online donation type "Septic Project."
Thank you for supporting our ministries of retreat and spiritual direction which are needed more than ever in today's world.
Every Thursday from 7:15 to 8:15
Our Centering Prayer group has been meeting for many years and it is one of our most popular ministries. Guests can gather on Zoom. Please email Sister Monica at email@example.com if you are interested in joining.
A description of this silent contemplative practice can be found HERE.
Catching our Breath:
An Advent Retreat for CSJB Associates
Saturday, December 4, 2021
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (on Zoom)
Leader: The Rev. John Beddingfield, Associate, CSJB
What sustains us when we are running low? How do we reconnect with God when we need a second spiritual wind? Join us for an online retreat with the Rev. John F. Beddingfield as he leads us in an exploration of biblical and theological images around breath. We will be invited to practice several ways of noticing our breath in prayer and opening ourselves more deeply to God’s Spirit.
Suggested Donation: (Pay what you can): $50.
Check or Paypal: Make out to Community of St. John Baptist, Attn: Sr. Eleanor Francis
After we have received your donation, we will send you a link.
JOIN US FOR PRAYER ON ZOOM
Friday December 10
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern time.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Join us on the 2nd Friday of each month for informal intercessory prayers to give us strength and hope during these trying times. We begin with a check-in time of 10:15am Eastern and praying starts at 10:30am. A special thanks to Interweave for the use of their online platform.
Please email Oblate Pat McKenzie for the Zoom info. at:
DECEMBER 11 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
At the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th St. New York, NY 10036
Sister Monica is leading a quiet day at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in New York City December 11 on the subject of "Hope: What is it, and how can we get more of it?"
Please email the Rev. James Ross Smith at Saint Mary's for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICE OF THE LONGEST NIGHT
DECEMBER 21 at 7:00 PM
On the longest night of the year, join the Mendham faith communities in a service that recognizes the holidays are not 'holly and jolly' for everyone. This warm and cozy service connects our experiences today with biblical stories of 'long nights of the soul.' Together, we will acknowledge the complexities of the season while illuminating hope.
Please email Sister Monica Clare at email@example.com to register for this free event.
The Search Program
WINTER Interfaith Series
Facilitated by Rabbi Deb Smith, Sr. Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh
Please check here for upcoming dates.
All programs run from 7:30- to 9:00 p.m.
Suggested minimum donation for each: $18.
To register, please use this link: https://www.aleph.org/civicrm/event/register?reset=1&id=400
If you have difficulty registering, please contact Sr. Eleanor Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-543-4641 ex. 3. I will see that you get registered.
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, many of our 2021 Celtic Journeys were canceled, but Please see our trips for 2022!
For more information, contact Sister Margo Elizabeth:
Phone: 973 543 4641 ext 4
To learn more about Celtic Journeys, Sister Margo Elizabeth's pilgrimages to holy places in Ireland and the UK,
click on the image above or go to www.celticjourneys.org
To purchase a copy of Living Stones, the history of our Community in the U.S.
Please email Sister Pamela at
or click on the image above to purchase on Amazon.
The Good Shepherd Home in Cameroon, West Africa, provides a loving home, family, and education to babies and children who would have otherwise been abandoned. Click on the image above of go to www.goodshepherdhome.org to learn more.