O Martyr invincible, who, for the honor of God and salvation of souls,
did with firmness and constancy withstand the impiety of Herod even at the cost of thine own life,
and did rebuke him openly for his wicked and dissolute life;
by thy prayers obtain for us a brave and generous heart
in order that we may overcome all human respect and openly profess our faith
in loyal obedience to the teachings of Jesus Christ, our Divine Master.
Our Father…..Hail Mary…..Glory Be
Pray for us, St. John the Baptist, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
State your petitions here…..
Let us pray:
O God, Who has made this day honorable in our eyes by the commemoration
of the martyrdom of blessed John, grant unto Thy people the grace of spiritual joy
and direct the minds of all Thy faithful to the way of everlasting salvation through Christ, Our Lord.