HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROFESSION,
SISTER VICTORIA MICHELLE
BLESS THIS SEPTIC!
SISTERS AT THE ALL SAINTS RUMMAGE SALE
THE REV. VALERIE BONHAM
Valerie lives in Wells, Somerset, UK and is retired from parish ministry, but she still celebrates mass at Wells Cathedral where she is also a voluntary chaplain. She is currently working on a biography of our co-founder, the Rev. Canon Thomas Thelluson Carter. Because of the difficulty of travel during the pandemic, Valerie has not been able to make her usual annual visit to us in three years. We are all so happy to welcome her back and we look forward to reading her new book when it is published.
THE GOOD SHEPHERD HOME FOR CHILDREN
IN CAMEROON, WEST AFRICA
PRESIDING BISHOP MICHAEL CURRY’S
AGRARIAN MINISTRIES TEAM VISITS CSJB'S GARDEN OF HOPE
From CSJB Associate Julie Crawford
Creation Care Agrarian Ministries Team members who attended are:
Partners and resources for the Garden of Hope include Brookside Community Church, St Mark’s Episcopal Church, The Church of the Messiah, The Sharing Project, Grow It Green, The Sisters of Charity, Flags of Gratitude, and members of Boy Scout Troop 1 - including two Eagle Scout projects. Produce from the garden is provided to local and regional food pantries, Chester Area Senior Housing, and is used for meals at Homeless Solutions.
SISTERS AT THE BISHOP’S LUNCHEON
Representatives from CAROA and NAECC Communities with bishops and diocesan staff at the Bishops Luncheon on September 26.
Sister Monica Clare and Sister Pamela both attended the Bishop’s Luncheon on September 27 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Each year the Bishop of New York invites representatives from vowed and dispersed religious communities to break bread, exchange ideas, and share fellowship. Even though CSJB no longer has a branch house in New York, Bishop Andrew Dietsche still invites us because of our long history of ministry in the city as well as our continued connections with bishops and clergy there. Communities represented at this year’s luncheon included the Chemin Neuf (an ecumenical community in residence at the Cathedral), The Community of the Holy Spirit, the Rivendell Community, the Order of the Holy Cross, the Brotherhood of St. Gregory, the Community of Francis and Clare, and the Society of St. Margaret. Members of the diocesan staff, as well as Bishop Dietsche, Bishop Mary Glasspool, and Bishop Allen Shin were also in attendance. We give special thanks to Gloria Fitzgerald, The Rev. Canon John Perris, Melissa Lopez-Sanchez, and all the diocesan staff who organized the luncheon and made it such a lovely event.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
CSJB SEARCHER MARY CINADR
HOMELESS SOLUTIONS OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES: MEALS AND GIFTS
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE
If you’d like to register for the event or find out more information, please contact the Dances of Universal Peace organizers at:
André Bernard (Uwais) — email@example.com,
Mariam (Beth) Rodger — firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dahlia Cabe — email@example.com
ST. MARGUERITE’S RETREAT HOUSE
WELCOMING THE TOWNSHIP ARCHIVES
SUPPORTING ALL THE WAY UP ADULT EDUCATION AND THE SHANI BARAKA WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
From CSJB Associate Julie Crawford
All The Way Up Adult Education Center empowers adult learners in Newark, NJ and greater Essex County through individualized training in GED/HSE Test Preparation, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Job Readiness Skills. We partner with community organizations, granters, and individual donors to directly improve the educational outcomes of our students throughout Essex County,
Currently All the Way Up operates at two sites in Newark including the Women’s Resource Center and now offers classes virtually on-line. The Shani Baraka Women's Resource Center provides free programs and services on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Mental Health, HIV/AIDS & Child Abuse including on-site accesss to All the Way Up Volunteers. If interested in volunteering or to provide donations contact All the Way Up Volunteers or All the Way Up Donations
ASSOCIATES AND OBLATES
ST. JOHN BAPTIST SCHOOL ALUMS
From Celia Kaltenbach-Crotteau
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
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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 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