The Holy Year of Mercy was proclaimed by Pope Francis to help us become more effective witnesses of God's Mercy. It will start on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the 50th anniversary of the start of Vatican II.

St. John's, in accordance with the Year of Mercy with have all day Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, hours of confession and a special evening Mass.

We are asking individuals, families and groups to help us have sufficient coverage by signing up for an hour with Richard Keller (510) 734-1268.

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​​​​As Catholic Christians, we are committed to knowing, loving and serving God 
by obeying His commandments and serving our brothers and sisters with love and respect.​

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St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in El Cerrito

St. John the Baptist Church

11150 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito, CA 94530 | Phone: 510 232-5659 | Email:

​​​Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26)

10:00 a.m. (one Mass only)

Commencement of the Holy Year of Mercy (Tuesday, Dec. 8)

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

7:00 p.m. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Mass of the Immaculate Conception (Tuesday, Dec. 8)

8:00 a.m. Precedes Exposition

7:30 p.m.  Following Benediction

Advent Communal Penance Service (Friday, Dec. 11)

7:30 p.m. Confession service with reflective music

Holy Year of Mercy Begins on December 8

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