On the assembly line, smaller boxes are filled with a variety of shelf stable items – juice, milk, canned goods, rice, pasta, oatmeal, protein sources. The boxes are not large and they can be distributed quickly to disaster areas. Each box holds enough food for four people. The food bank distributes supplies locally as well as providing emergency relief. Volunteers are always needed to assist in this valuable work.To learn more about the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, go to https://cfbnj.org/
It’s a wonderful way to learn how to create your own devotional items, connect with new friends, and learn to pray with beads. Registration is limited to 40 participants, so please register early by emailing Sister Monica Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is: a $25 donation to CSJB which includes a wooden Anglican Rosary bead kit, shipping, and handling. Please go to our EVENTS page for more details.
Or - you may donate to the CSJB ministries in her honor: CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE or Make checks payable to: The Community of St. John Baptist with "General Fund" on the ledger line. Mail to: P.O.Box 240 Mendham New Jersey 07945
On July 28, Sister Monica Clare joined the Rev. Lorna Erixson (St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mendham), Rev. Nicolette Siragusa (Brookside Community Church) and Rev. Alison Paden (First Presbyterian Church of Mendham) to facilitate a discussion of the documentary “13th” with local faith leaders and residents of the Mendham/Chester area. “13th”, available on Netflix, is a film that outlines the issue of mass incarceration in the U.S. CSJB co-sponsors these monthly Community Movie Discussions with the Interchurch Committee of the Mendhams.
The August 8 Zoom event was hosted by Sisters of the Streets CEO Jaimee Johnson, and the nine Lived Experience Survivor panelists were sponsored by the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking. We are also continuing our efforts to connect the Clewer Initiative, the anti-trafficking organization founded by our CSJB Sisters in England, with the Episcopal Church in the U.S.
If you’d like to attend meetings on the last Thursday of every month, you may register and explore ways to help at https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/committee/new-jersey/ The next meeting date for the New Jersey chapter is Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM EST. Here’s a link to a recording of the July 30 meeting: NJ PPC State Meeting Jul 30, 2020, Meeting Recording Access Password: NJPPC#73020. Find out more about the nationwide Poor People’s Campaign HERE.
No date has been set for reopening yet, but a budget for reopening supplies and staff has been compiled and our list of safety protocols, forms, and signage from relevant industries is growing. We plan to launch a GoFundMe campaign soon to help raise money for supplies and extra staff.
On August 19, Sister Monica Clare and Brad Kalos attended a Zoom gathering of retreat and guest house managers from New York City including the House of the Redeemer, Seafarers International House, Hepzibah House, and Penington House. The regular meetings of this group provide an invaluable source of information, support, and spiritual perspective.
Sister Victoria has recently experienced a sense of calling to volunteer at the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter in Morristown. She is currently exploring ways to join their efforts in person. Please join us in praying for her as she discerns her path there.
We would be honored to pray for you. Please email email@example.com with any prayer requests.
If you’re interested in becoming an Associate or Oblate, we’d love to hear from you. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A video showcasing the former St. John Baptist School property, by the Rev. Cynthia L. Black, DD, Rector of the
Church of the Redeemer in Morristown.
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