HOPE FOR OUR MINISTRY OF HOSPITALITY!
In our weekly discussions about the future of our ministry of hospitality we have made these mutual decisions, among others:
HAVE YOU REGISTERED FOR COMMEMORATION DAY ON ZOOM?
To register for Commemoration Day,
CLICK HERE and you’ll receive a link to the Zoom event.
If you'd like to make a Commemoration Day donation, you may donate online
by CLICKING HERE. We thank you for your generosity.
THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN OF HOPE!
FROM THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME IN CAMEROON
JACK GRIER 1947-2021
OBLATE AND ASSOCIATE NEWS
Four new CSJB Associates will be received in a private outdoor ceremony here at the Convent on June 12. We will record the Associate reception so that it can be viewed by all during our Zoom Commemoration Day event. We ask your prayers for those about to be received.
Also - our Zoom prayers for Associates and for the public will be paused in the months of July and August. Our final Zoom prayer session for the season will be June 11. Check our Events page for announcements for future online prayer gatherings after August.
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL
PROGRAMS AND RETREATS
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
The DCLM Fund
The S.A.D. Foundation
The Community of the Transfiguration
The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes
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 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
WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE CSJB IN YOUR ESTATE PLANNING?
If you’d like information on how to arrange a legacy gift, please email Sister Monica Clare at email@example.com or call 973-543-4641 ext. 2.
The majority of our buildings, chapel furnishings, Convent and Retreat House furnishings, and ongoing ministry funds were made possible through legacies. It is mainly through the kindness of legacy donors who believed in our mission that we have carried forward the plans of the Holy Spirit for our Community from 1852 to the present time.
The restoration of the Convent in 1960 was made possible by a legacy gift. Before that gift, the Sisters lived at St. Marguerite's for ten years because the Convent repairs were too expensive to undertake.
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.
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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