New Church Project


"Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church"
New Church & Facilities Campaign


History of St. John the Baptist Parish
The New Evangelization Pastoral Plan at St. John the Baptist
The New Church & Facilities Project will serve a growing parish community for years to come.   Our vision for our parish includes:
1.  A Christ-Oriented Center (the Church will be the center and focus of our campus)
2.  A Parish Dedicated to the New Evangelization (answering the question:  What does a Parish in the 21st Century Look Like?)
2.  A Place of Community (allowing for fellowship and community building, social events, a draw for the neighborhood to spend time together)
2.  A Parish Dedicated to our Youth (our facilities place our youth in high priority)
6.  A Cultural Center (a place that promotes the arts and culture)

Construction of the new permanent Church, Administration Building & Parking Lot. Total Estimated budget: $18-20 Millon Dollars

  1. Parish Church of St. John the Baptist
  2. Daily Mass Chapel dedicated to the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  3. Administration Building for Parish Offices
  4. New Parish Hall with Kitchen
  5. Youth Formation Center (Religious Ed Classrooms & Daycare)
  6. Adult Formation Center with Auditorium
  7. Pavilion, BBQ, Playground
  8. Remodeling of current building to become a Parish Community & Youth Center
  9. Gardens and Aesthetics


Preliminary Master Plan &
Bird's Eye Perspective Looking East
Sept. 3, 2014
(click on images for larger printable pdf)


Proposed List of Facility Names
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Chapel of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Jordan Hall
Mater Dei Adult Formation Center
Frassati Formation Center
St. John Paul II Youth Formation Center & Hall
Regina Caeli Memorial Shrine
St. Elizabeth's Gardens
Savior of the World Monument
St. John's Family Pavilion & Playgrounds
Holy Grounds Cafe & Gift Shop





Father of Mercies, in your goodness you created the heavens and the earth and made the earth a place to offer you fitting praise.   You provide your people with your bountiful blessings, yet time and again we fail to live up to your covenants of love.   In the fullness of time, you sent your Son to proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.   We your servants, in thanksgiving to you desire in our hearts to build you a house as an offering of praise and a testimony of our faith in you.  

If it be your will, deign to make us worthy to build an exalted house for You, where your children may bring you fitting worship.  May it be a House of Prayer for our parish family.  May it be a place where sinners repent, where faith increases and grace flows. May it be a refuge for sinners and a respite of all weary Christians.   Direct our hearts away from sin so that our offering to you may be acceptable.   May our new Church be a sign of the heavenly Jerusalem where the Lamb who was slain is offered constantly as the one true worship.  

O Mary, Mother of the Church, dearest Mother of the Savior, we ask you to raise our prayer and aspirations to your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.   We dedicate our efforts to your honor, and promise you the gift of a place consecrated in your name.    Guide us in our efforts and pray for us that we may be motivated not by false ambition or vanity, but that our hearts be consumed with zeal for the house of the Lord, the dwelling place of God most High. 

We ask you, most Holy Mother for your powerful intercession together with that of our heavenly patron, St. John the Baptist.    May we soon rejoice as we dedicate our new Church for the spread of the Catholic Faith and the praise and honor of the Sacred Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen. 

   Fr. Rodolfo D. Vásquez, Pastor
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church * Corpus Christi, Texas
© 2013 (The Year of Faith)




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Building Committee
Appointed Jan 1, 2014

David Berlanga, Chair
Deacon Julio Dimas
Dr. Lou Medina
Dan Carranza
Gerald Beckman
Jessica Underbrink
Suzie Sullivan
John Chapman
Bea Cisneros
Bill Ewing, Jr.

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