Sister Monica Clare continues to sing in the virtual choir at All Saints Millington, to help out with occasional preaching, and to serve as lector. Sister Eleanor Francis attends Zoom worship at St. Mark’s Church in Mendham each Sunday and preaches often.
Our next Oblate retreat is on March 13. Please email Oblate Pat MacKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The retreat will be led by the Rev. James Warnke.
Our next Associate retreat is April 24 and will be led by Sister Eleanor Francis, who is presenting a program on Peace Pilgrim. For more information, please go to our Events page or email Oblate Pat MacKenzie at email@example.com to register.
This year we have also joined Good News Gardens sponsored by the Episcopal Church USA. They are a wonderful source for information and education about community gardens. The years have taken their toll on our garden and we need to replace the framing around the individual beds. The estimated cost of $1800 is in addition to our usual expenses for seeds, plants, compost, and fertilizer. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help fund the bedding project. The link to that is https://gofund.me/4f1685cb. Or donations may be made directly to the Community. On the memo line please indicate “Garden of Hope”.
We will keep you posted on our progress throughout the season. God Bless.
A short video of the aftermath of the first big snowstorm of February.
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
All who are suffering from COVID, and for all who have died from COVID.
For all healthcare workers and other essential workers.
For our Searchers who are discerning a call to the Religious life,
For the Clewer Initiative, and for our Sisters in England,
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed,
We would be honored to pray for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any prayer requests
Drone photo by the Rev. Cynthia Black, DD
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO:
All who have responded so generously to our Reaching Out appeal letter.
Our many helpers, volunteers, and those who encourage us
All our CSJB Oblates, Associates, Alumnae, and friends, and:
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
The Rev. Kevin Coffey
The Rev. Cynthia L. Black, DD and the people of the Church of the Redeemer
The Rev. John A. Rollins
The Rev. Lorna Erixson and the people of St. Mark’s Mendham
The Rev. Margaret Otterburn and the Church of the Messiah
The Rev. Victoria McGrath and the people of All Saints Millington
The Rev. Anne C. Thatcher and the people of St. Peters Morristown
And all those who have generously donated to the Good Shepherd Home, our Capital Campaign, and our general fund despite all the economic uncertainty.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR:
COVID-19 Resources from the Diocese of Newark
COVID-19 Information from the Centers for Disease Control
Dialogue from the Diocese of Newark
THE CLEWER INITIATIVE
PROGRAM founded by our Sisters in England and the Rt. Rev. Alastair Redfern
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS!
Thank you to all our donors who raised over $480,000 to replace our 114-year-old septic system!
Next, we hope to replace the Convent stucco, St. Marguerite's roof, and restore our cemetery.
Thank you for supporting our Capital Campaign to help us continue God's work in our sacred space.
It's easy to help!
To donate by check, make your check out to:
St. John the Baptist Foundation
"Capital Campaign" 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 "Capital Campaign."
Thank you for supporting our ministries of retreat and spiritual direction which are needed more than ever in today's world.
The State of New Jersey recently stopped giving grants for repairs to religious structures, so this has taken away half our funding for repairs and restorations. The COVID crisis has also negatively impacted our funding for these projects.
If you're interested in contributing to our Capital Campaign to help with these goals, or you'd like to learn about donating in other ways to the ministries of CSJB, CLICK HERE