Sunday, December 9, 2007

9. St. Jean Baptiste

(mass times & church info last updated 01/05/2011)
Address: Lexington at 76th St.
Phone: 212.288.5082
Weekend Mass Times:
Sat: 5:30pm
Sun: 9am, 10:30am, 12pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm
Weekday Mass Times:
M-F: 7:30am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm
Sat: 9am, 12:15pm
weekdays: 11:45am-12:10pm
Sat: 4:30pm-5:25pm
Sun: 7am-7:25pm
Holy Days:
5:30pm (vigil)
7:30am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm
Liturgy of the Hours: 8am, 5pm
Exposition: during day except Mass times
Benediction: daily 5:15pm
Nocturnal Adoration:
First Friday: 9pm-12am
Closing Mass: 12 midnight
weekday: 12pm
Sun: 4:30pm
St. Anne Novena & Devotion:
Tue after 12:15pm and 5:30pm Mass
St. Peter Julian Eymard Novena & Devotion:
Thu after 12:15pm and 5:30pm Mass
Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena & Devotion:
Fri after 5:30pm Mass
Wikipedia: John the Baptist
Wikipedia: Advent
Wikipedia: Advent Wreath
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For some reason so tired today, almost feel as though I'm trapped within a grey slumber. The weather changed again and it's still cold but it's strange out there. A lot of moody people around.

St. Jean Baptiste is the sister church of St. Andrew church which I went to a couple weeks ago. Another beautiful Upper East side church and much like the service at St. Andrew, the priest this morning gave a really great talk, again on the subject of Advent and preparation.

John lived on the margins of society and readied those who would hear him for something great. Here, in the city, I am trying to move away from the fringes and fit into something trivial and worldly.

When will I awake?

This church has a lovely shrine devoted to St. Anne, the Blessed Mother's own mother. Yesterday was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which celebrates the conception of Mary within Anne. There is, of course as with most saints, a special prayer to Anne...

"O, glorious St. Anne you are filled with compassion for those who invoke you and with love for those who suffer. Heavily burdened with the weight of my troubles, I cast myself at your feet and humbly beg of you to take the present intention which I recommend to you in your special care.

Please recommend it to your daughter, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and place it before the throne of Jesus, so that He may bring it to a happy issue. Continue to intercede for me until my request is granted. But, above all, obtain for me the grace one day to see God face to face, and wih you and Mary and all the saints to praise and bless Him for all eternity. Amen."

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  1. Hi, I went to this church Sunday at 730 AM thinking that there was a morning mass. It was at 9AM. The place is being renovated. There are scaffolding outside. The facade looks like the pink architecture in Petra, Jordan.

  2. I found this church on my last day in the city, on a trip a few years back. It made a great impression, and I cannot wait to go back.

  3. Lovely church! Really enjoyed the mass this morning. Curious as to when they expect to have the Restoration complete?

  4. The French have a great devotion to St Anne.