This month’s issue of The Living Church magazine features a full-page article on Mother Harriet. CLICK HERE if you’d like to subscribe online and read the article.
Valerie Bonham's book, Living Stones, tells the story of CSJB"s work in America from the 1870s to the 1940s. She is currently writing a new book, The Second Spring, about our work till the present time. Please email Sister Pamela at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to order one of these books.
GARDEN OF HOPE AND GOOD NEWS GARDENS: PLANT, PRAYER, & PROCLAIM – By Julie Crawford
Hopefully by fall as the impact of COVID decreases and restrictions can be lifted, the Garden entrance patio will serve as a gathering place for others to engage in StorySharing*, exchange ideas, and reflect on the beauty of the bounty God offers.
The Garden of Hope has existed for over 15 years but it is in need of some materials as well as volunteer service.
GoFundMe Link: https://gofund.me/4f1685cbOR
Garden of Hope
The Community of St. John Baptist
New Jersey 07945
“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.” ~Poet May Surton
NEWS FROM THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON, WEST AFRICA
Sister Jane Mankaa at the Good Shepherd Home in West Africa is still recovering from a serious bout of malaria and unfortunately, she is still in a great deal of pain. She is also continuing to have tests to determine the next steps in her battle with breast cancer.
Amid her health challenges and the ongoing Cameroonian civil war, Jane and the children at the Home are grateful for the support of generous donors who have stepped in to sustain the ministry since its main source of funding ran out in December 2020.
If you would like to help the Good Shepherd Home care for the orphaned children of Cameroon, CLICK HERE for more information or go to:
Community of St. John Baptist
P.O. Box 240
Mendham, NJ 07945
973-543-4641 ext. 0
CSJB'S INTERFAITH MINISTRIES
If you would like to join the Yom Hashoah Zoom program, please contact Sister Eleanor Francis at email@example.com.
ONLINE COMMEMORATION DAY
Saturday, June 19 at 10:00 AM
ST. MARGUERITE'S NEWS
ASSOCIATE AND OBLATE NEWS
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE NEWS
The St. John Baptist School Altar Guild - photo from Lynne Maynell Klein, SJBS '65
MENDHAM FAITH LEADERS WEEKLY LENTEN SERIES
HERE ARE THE WEEKLY OFFERINGS:
2/17 - Grace Lutheran - https://youtu.be/wRyrsEhm2Zc
2/24- Brookside UCC - https://youtu.be/0W18UE770xA
3/3 - Hilltop Presbyterian - https://youtu.be/eLlyXEj1sug
3/10- St. Mark's Episcopal/St. John Baptist Convent https://youtu.be/KWzZIrmkfNk
3/17 - St. Joseph's RCC - https://youtu.be/zj5OfYkT1Ug
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
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
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 DCLM Fund
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.
TO SUPPORT OUR GENERAL FUND
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 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