St. John the Baptist Main Number 978.531.0002

Obituary of Deacon Carlos Simon Valentin

Please click here to donate to the Deacon Simon Memorial Fund

or copy/paste this link:

PEABODY – Deacon Carlos Simon Valentin 40, of Lynn, formerly of Peabody, permanent Deacon of St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 9, 2018 at Salem Hospital surrounded by his loving family and in the presence of the Lord.

Born in Lancaster, Pa, he was the son of the late Jose Juan Valentin and Eunice Cintron. He was raised and educated in Arroyo, Puerto Rico and earned his college degree in Engineering.  He was ordained a permanent deacon on September 20th, 2014 and served the Parishes of St. John the Baptist and St. Thomas the Apostle in Peabody/Salem.  He and his wife were dedicated to the ministry to married couples by strengthening and deepening their commitments and family life as well as preparing couples for the Sacrament of Marriage.

A loving husband and father, Simon was always involved in all of Nick's sport teams and he was Nick's #1 Fan. He had a deep love of family, the Word, the Sacraments and teachings of the Lord.  Simon received a great gift of extended life from Dawn Alves who generously donated her kidney in Simon's time of need. Thanks to the gift of life he received, Simon was able to live a full and active family life and ministry for the last two years.

Simon is survived by his loving wife Angelica Valentin of Lynn, his sons, 14-year-old Nicholas Valentin and 6-year-old Angel Valentin his brother Jerry Quinones of East Boston and his extended relatives and parish family.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be held in St. John the Baptist Church, Chestnut St., Peabody, Tuesday, April 17th at 11 A.M. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours in St. John the Baptist Church, Peabody, Monday, April 16th from 4 to 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Simon's memory to the: St. John the Baptist Parish - Deacon Simon Memorial Fund, 17 Chestnut St., Peabody, MA 01960. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq., (At Salem Common) Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit



New ~ Childrens Liturgy of the Word ~ Both Parishes

Click here for info on the Catholic Appeal

Click here to access the Mass Schedule for both parishes

Click here for the 2018 Liturgical Calendar including Easter & Christmas 2018


Welcome to St. John the Baptist Parish! Bienvenidos! As pastor of Saint John’s I extend the welcome of our parish staff and community to all who enter our website. Christ’s peace be with you!   I hope that we are able to help you find what you need here. We have put a lot of information on our website, as well as links that may connect you to places where others may provide what we cannot. There’s even a contact link where you can ask a question if our website doesn’t give you what you need.  Of course, we also want to provide personal assistance in whatever way we can, if you need to talk to someone. To speak to a person, please call our parish phone at (978) 531-0002. During weekday hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., our parish staff or one of our priests can assist you. At other times just follow our telephone directory instructions and leave a message if the person you are seeking is not there. Please join us for mass any weekday or weekend mass. Our mission is to live and worship as a eucharistic people, calling forth the gifts of each one and ministering to the needs of others. If you are new, I hope you will let us know who you are and will share our life as fellow Catholics. If you are already a member of our parish, I want you to know that anytime is a good time to get to know more about, or perhaps even get more involved in, the many good things that are happening at Saint John’s.

           God’s blessings be yours, today and always!

                           ~Father John

Religious Education
Our Faith
Parish Photos Event Calendar Map and Directions


Click here to visit the Archdiocese of Boston



Upcoming Events

Please see bulletin link for more info!

Check out our new Facebook Page!

Twitter                                      @StjSttPeabody

Instagram                                                 @StJohnsStThomasPeabody




Catholics Come Home Catholic TV