Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses - 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays (Monday - Friday) - 8:30 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. and by request
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
St. John the Baptist family of parishioners is a faith-filled Catholic Christian community which believes in the Lord Jesus Christ, in His Church and its teachings, under the direction of our spiritual leaders. We watch and pray as we follow His call to love, life, fellowship and holiness.
"The food available in the world is enough to feed everyone. This is exactly what the parable of the multiplication of the loaves and fish teaches us: that we are truly willing, then what we have never ends. On the contrary, it abounds and does not get wasted"
--Pope Francis, Appeal against world hunger, Vatican City, December 9, 2013
Eucharistic Holy Hour
Join our parish for a Eucharistic Holy Hour on Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the church to continue to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit over all involved in the selection of the next pastor of St. John’s. Even if you can only stay for a few minutes, please stop in. Your prayers are meaningful!
St. John the Baptist School will be holding a Rosina’s Spaghetti Dinner on Thursday, November 16 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. All meals include spaghetti, 2 meatballs, sauce, Romano cheese, a Costanzo’s roll and butter, salad, a hot or cold beverage, and homemade dessert. The price is $9.00 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under 5. Tickets will be sold at the door. Take-out available. Any questions, please call Mary at 937-7888. All proceeds will benefit St. John’s Grant Writing Committee.
A new fellowship opportunity is beginning at St. John's for adults in their 40s, 30s, and 20s. The group will be meeting to read the Gospel of Mark together in the school building (room to be announced) from 7-9 pm on Thursday evenings: November 16, November 30, December 14 and December 21. If you are interested in a chance for prayer, study and friendship, please join us! BYOB - Bring Your Own Bible! (We will also be referencing the Catechism of the Catholic Church if you are able to bring a copy.) If you have any questions, please contact Katie Rose at 860-394-6008.
Movie Night for high school youth - Friday, November 17
Get ready for an evening of music and fun with The Auslanders on Saturday, November 18! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. in the school hall. The parish sweepstakes drawing will also be conducted that night. For reservations, call 716-937-7588.
The Cub Scouts from St. John's Pack 117 will hold a pie sale after all three Masses on Sunday, November 19, weather permitting. We have your Thanksgiving dessert covered! Soup and baked goods will also be available.
Music Ministry News
Choir rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the church, and the Contemporary Choir will practice afterwards from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The Choir leads the Sunday 9:30 a.m. Mass; the Contemporary Choir leads the Sunday 11:00 a.m. Mass. We are always looking for new members, so if you are interested, please join us for a rehearsal to check us out or contact Dan Stachelski (603-2447) for more information.
Volunteer Opportunity at St. John’s School
The Foster Grandparent Program at Catholic Charities matches older adults, ages 55 and up, to volunteer opportunities at educational sites. The Foster Grandparent Volunteers are people who care about children who use their time in retirement to give back to the community. Volunteers usually serve the school community between 15 and 40 hours a week and are there to help children reach their potential in social, academic, and developmental skills. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at St. John’s School, you may contact Erin Pustulka, the Coordinator of the Foster Grandparent Program, at 716-896-6388 ext. 216
From the Pastor's Desk...
From Our Temporary Administrator...
I have always enjoyed coming to St. John’s Parish and celebrating Mass with all of you. I have found everyone welcoming and friendly. Because of that, it was not difficult to say yes when the Bishop asked me to be Temporary Administrator until they are able to find a permanent pastor. We all hope that this will not take long and we will all be able to get back to normal.
The purpose of a Temporary Administrator is to keep everything going until the new pastor comes. I am not here to make any changes but to do the duties of the pastor and serve the parish as best as I can.
St. John’s is a great community and because of the great work Fr. Jim Ciupek has done over these past 12 years, I would think that anyone would be happy to come and pick up where Fr. Jim has left off. I know that this is the hope of all of us and hopefully we will all get to know a new pastor very soon.
--Fr. Jim Walter
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Holy Water fonts
New Holy Water fonts have been installed in our Parish offices and in all the classrooms at St. John the Baptist School!
HOLY WATER is a means of SPIRITUAL WEALTH!
Every Catholic home should have in it a supply of Holy Water. There is Holy Water available in the back of the church for parishioners for use in the home. If you would like to order a Holy Water font for your own home, please contact Pam Turton by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (716) 937-9577.
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