My homily for Ash Wednesday as I called our Saint John parish family to a time of renewal. It's time to have a "burning in our soul!" Ashes are a byproduct of purification and becoming "the best version of ourselves."

Posted by Mark Bialek on Wednesday, February 14, 2018
February 15, 2018

Fr. Mark Calls for Renewal During Ash Wednesday Homily

Fr. Mark called our parish family to renewal during his Ash Wednesday homily. Ashes are a byproduct of purification and we are called to experience a "burning in our soul" as we journey on the path of continuous conversion. Instead settling, its time to become the "best version of ourselves"...NOW! To watch the entire Ash Wednesday liturgy, please click HERE.
February 15, 2018

Archbishop Lori Issues NEW Pastoral Letter

Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, released his 2nd pastoral letter, in which, he reflects on the enduring principals of Dr. Martin Luther King. We are called to reconcile with our brother and sister, open our hearts to conversion and find nonviolent solutions to the injustices of our time with racism primary among them. The archbishop sits down with Beverley Burke to discuss his pastoral letter in the video. His pastoral letter along with numerous resources can be found here: https://www.archbalt.org/kingpastoral.
February 1, 2018

Confirmation at St. John: A True Treasure

Over 200 people attended our annual Confirmation Retreat at Summit Lake Camp on January 26th-28th. We were blessed to have with us Fr. Patrick Mary, M.F.V.A., and over 12 additional priests and seminarians! Fr. Mark made his way out to the mountains of Emmitsburg, as well as Fr. Robert from St. Andrew's in Waynesboro, PA. For over 15 years, the little parish has joined us for our retreat after their Confirmation Coordinator, Judy Clement, fervently sought a good retreat for her students. Here is a look into the amazing experience students had this weekend!  
November 23, 2017

A Thanksgiving Day Message From Fr. Mark

Fr. Mark shares with us a few words as we celebrate Thanksgiving and cultivating an "attitude of gratitude" and counting our blessings at all times.
November 6, 2017

Dr. Ximena DeBroeck Welcomed as Consultor

OFFICIAL: Fr. Mark is very happy to announce that St. John has entered into a strategic partnership with Dr. Ximena DeBroeck. Dr. DeBroeck will be a consultant to our faith formation team and those who minister in sacramental preparation. Find our more HERE.

Please take a moment to listen: As we conclude this month dedicated to the sacredness of all human life the Hernandez family composed a beautiful song called “Hello Dear Mother” and our children from our Saint John School Choir were the appropriate voices to carry the message...

Posted by Saint John Westminster on Thursday, October 26, 2017
October 26, 2017

“Hello Dear Mother” Sung by Saint John School Choir

As we celebrate the month of October and are reminded of the sacredness of all human life our Saint John School Choir sang "Hello, Dear Mother" which is a song composed by the Hernandez family here at Saint John.
October 19, 2017

Trunk or Treat!

Friday, October 27th in the South Parking Lot! Come on out for this amazing parish event! Our School and parish are one big family and this is one of the most fun events we have in the Fall! Cars will be parking from 5:30-6:30 pm. Treating begins at 7pm. Fr. Mark will be dressing as a priest . . . :-) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!