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Fort Lauderdale

St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish

Welcome to St. John the Baptist in Fort Lauderdale!

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St. John the Baptist Mass Schedule

Weekdays (Mon-Sat)



8:45am Saturday Mass

5pm Vigil Mass


7:30am, 9am (livestreamed on Facebook & Website)
10:30am, Noon, 5pm


Each Saturday & First Friday from 3:45pm - 4:45pm


First Friday from 9:15am - 5pm

Other Fridays from 9:15am - Noon

About Our Parish

In the northeast corner of Fort Lauderdale, we are truly blessed to experience Catholic family living at St. John the Baptist parish. With our beautiful parish, spacious parish hall and inviting Rectory/Office building, and approximately 1,200 participating members, the environment for growth in holiness is offered to all who seek a personalized approach to formation and living our cherished Catholic faith.

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Fr. Alberto Petroff

Welcome to St. John the Baptist

As Pastor of St. John the Baptist, I hope you will join us at Mass each weekend. If you are new to the area, please checkout this video that shows the beauty of our church.

Live Mass

Know Your Faith

The Catholic faith is rich in history and tradition, from Jesus giving authority to Saint Peter the Apostle (the first Pope) right up through the modern age. Go deeper into your faith to learn about the saints, the clergy, Catholic social teaching, works of mercy, the Mass, the Sacraments and popular Catholic devotions.

  • Meet the Saints

    The saints led exemplary lives and their example can help us be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • The Clergy

    Understanding the role of the ordained clergy which is our bishops, priests and deacons.

  • Catholic Social Teaching

    Learn more about the dignity of the human person and our duty to others

  • Works of Mercy

    Learn about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, which all Catholics are compelled to provide for the poor. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, shelter the homeless, etc.

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    Understanding the Mass

    Discover the elements of Mass including Liturgy of the Word and Liturgy of the Eucharist

  • Eucharist in Ciborium

    The Sacraments

    Learn about the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church and the grace they impart

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    The Rosary

    The Rosary helps us reflect on the life of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God

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    Catholic Devotions

    From the Divine Mercy to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our faith is filled with powerful devotions

School of Spirituality & Prayer

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish is offering a unique opportunity to deepen your spiritual life through the proven and timeless teachings of St. Francis De Sales. This is a practical guide for lay people pursuing holiness. Join us Mondays at 2pm in the Parish hall as we discuss prayer, participation in the Sacraments, and the virutues of humility, patience, gentleness, charity and more. We'll be exploring St. Francis de Sales' seminal work, An Introduction to the Devout Life" each week, using the TAN Classics edition (available at Weekly classes begin June 3rd and there is no cost to participate.

Frequently asked questions

We hope you find our website insightful and information about the Catholic faith and about activities in our parish. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

How do I become Catholic?
Becoming process is a journey of learning and discipleship. Read our Becoming Catholic article to learn more about the process and the journey through the Rite of Christian Initiation.
How do I join St. John the Baptist?
We welcome Catholics to register as a member of our parish community.
How do I get married at St. John the Baptist?
If you are considering getting married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish, we would be honored to be a part of your special day. Preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony is a thoughtful and deliberative process, and we recommend that couples begin this process at least six months before their desired wedding date. To get started, please contact Cathy Stayton in the parish office. She will be able to provide you with information on available dates and times, as well as assist with any questions or concerns you may have. We also offer pre-marriage counseling to help couples prepare for the lifelong commitment of marriage. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to supporting you as you begin this exciting new chapter in your lives.
How do I schedule a funeral at St. John the Baptist?
The church’s funeral coordinator will also provide guidance and support to the family during this difficult time. Please contact Cathy Stayton in the parish office for more information.
What is your Mass Schedule and when can I come for confession?
There is nothing more joyful than to know people are seeking the Lord, through the celebration of The Mass or through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. View our Mass Schedule

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Children's Religious Education

At Saint John the Baptist, we offer children’s religious education classes. Learn More