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.
JOIN US FOR PRAYER ON ZOOM
Friday Feb. 12
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern time.
ALL ARE WELCOME
Please join us for something new, an Associate Prayer Gathering on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:30am on Zoom. Come 15 minutes early for a check-in. Our 30-minute gathering will be structured as a short reflection from something from St. John Baptist or CSJB’s founder, Mother Harriet Monsell, then followed by an interactive set of intercessions. All are welcome, Associates, Oblates and friends of CSJB, as well as the Sisters, who have a standing invitation to join us, as their schedules permit.
This program is put together by the CSJB Online Prayer Team and has grown from the success of the 1st and 3rd Friday online prayers. We envision that this slightly different format will be more interactive than our Friday prayers have been, and continue to strengthen the close ties we have been forming in community around prayer.
Come and pray with us!
A special thanks to Interweave for the use of their online platform.
Please email Oblate Pat McKenzie for the Zoom info. at:
Let’s join together to pray for ourselves, our neighbors, our church, and the world.
Knowing who you are in Christ
CSJB Valentine Retreat – February 13, 2021 –
Saturday afternoon - 1-3 p.m.
You may have never been introduced to Jesus Christ. You may have been frustrated in your Christian experience because you know God has a more abundant life for you than you have experienced. Or you may be desiring God’s direction for your life and ministry.
Whatever your present circumstances may be, my earnest prayer is that somehow in this time together you can discover how amazing your life in Christ is meant to be! May you experience God doing in you and through you what only God can do.
Retreat led by Sr. Victoria Michelle
All participants are asked please to bring a Bible and pen and paper to the retreat.
Retreat cost - $20.00 – send fee to: CSJB, P.O. Box 240 Mendham, NJ 07945
Payment may be made by check or CLICK HERE to pay through PayPal.
To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please place the words “CSJB Valentine Retreat” in the email subject line.
YAD B' YAD ABRAHAMIC FAITHS DIALOGUE SERIES
Dates: Wednesdays: February 17, March 3, and March 17
Time: 7:30 - 8:45 pm EST (4 - 5:45 pm PST)
Led by: Rabbi Deb Smith, Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh
Description: Join ALEPH for our brand new Yad b' Yad Abrahamic Faiths Dialogue Series, an opportunity for immersive, interfaith learning at the intersection of the Abrahamic traditions. This program is perfect for curious seekers hoping to expand their knowledge of Judaism's sister faiths and build relationships with Christians and Muslims.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn from a dynamic interfaith trio with a deep shared history: Rabbi Debra Smith (Reb Deb), Sister Eleanor Francis, and Dr. Shabiha Sheikh have known each other over many years, building relationships with each other through teaching, studying, sharing meals, praying, and sharing family stories with each other. In this series, they will share the fruits of many years of dialogue and insight. Each dialogue session will be followed by an open Q + A. Register today!
Session One: Compassion in Our Traditions - Compassion is a core teaching in each of our value systems. Explore key texts and stories teaching compassion in each of our faiths.
Session Two: Charity, Tzedakah and Zakat in Our Traditions - Our traditions place strong emphasis on helping those less fortunate. Where do these values come from and what form does this obligation take in helping us create a more just society?
Session Three: Prayer in Our Traditions - Our three faiths place and emphasis on praising and thanking G-d. We'll explore these prayers of thanks and praise as well as a range of different types of prayers from a three faith's perspective.
REGISTER ONLINE HERE FOR THE ABRAHAMIC FAITHS DIALOGUE SERIES!
Celtic Journeys 2020:
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, many of our 2020 Celtic Journeys were cancelled, but please see our trips for 2021!
For more information, contact Sister Margo Elizabeth:
Phone:973 543 4641 ext 4