We know that for many Christians it is a true hardship to be unable to receive communion regularly, so whenever we receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, we receive on behalf of those who cannot. Our hearts and our prayers are with all of you who are longing for the Eucharist.
Until we all gather together again, here is a list of virtual worship opportunities in our diocese: https://dioceseofnewark.org/covid-19/worship
SISTER MONICA CLARE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
ST. MARGUERITE’S RETREAT HOUSE – WELCOME, R.J.!
IN MEMORY OF LORENZO “RENNI” VAN DINE
OUR WINTER SEARCH PROGRAM
We like to remind everyone that our program is not limited to those discerning a call to be a Sister. We seek to provide prayer and discernment tools to anyone who feels called to any church ministry or other charitable work.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON,
If you'd like to become a GSH sponsor, or would like to sponsor a child’s college education, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.goodshepherdhome.org. CSJB provides administrative services to the Home at no cost, so 100% of your donations go to the children.
JUDITH FOSTER-SMITH, ST. MARGUERITE'S GIRL – 1934-2022
SERMONS BY THE SISTERS
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
A "fringe benefit" of Zoom meetings is that we can include Oblates from around the country. Janet Thomas Zooms in from Washington State, Deacon Cathy Brunson comes from Kansas, and JeanMarie Duhamel comes from Virginia.
Congratulations to all Oblates for continuing on this path.
--Sr. Eleanor Francis, Director of Oblates
CSJB Oblate Charles R. Smith, whose late wife Linda A. Smith was also a CSJB Oblate, passed away on December 4, 2021. CSJB Associate Nora Kashinsky is assisting his widow Katrina Smith with post-funeral details. The Smiths resided in Monroe Township, NJ. Please keep the family and friends in your prayers.
Bruce C. Dunham, husband of CSJB Oblate Carolyn Dunham, died on January 21, 2022. He was 85 years old. His obituary can be found HERE. Prayers are appreciated for Carolyn and all who mourn Bruce's passing.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMNAE
PLEASE JOIN US IN PRAYING FOR
We pray especially for the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed.
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO
The DCLM Fund
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Community of the Transfiguration
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
The Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
The Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool
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 people of 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
TO SUPPORT OUR GENERAL FUND
YOUR LEGACY FOR CSJB
Your planned giving would help to ensure that the dreams of our Mother Foundress, to continually address "the needs of the day," will live on into the future.
We welcome gifts for specific purposes and ministries, for our Capital Campaign to restore and repair our sacred space, or for the general operating fund of the Convent and Retreat House where we welcome an average of 2,000 visitors per year.
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