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Welcome! 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.

Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) Online Giving

Your continued generosity is important to help our parish maintain financial stability and services. Please consider signing up for online donations at https://www.osvhub.com/stjohnalden/giving/funds/sunday-collections.  If you are having difficulty with this link, or you would prefer to set up your donation directly, please email Tom Liebler, Fields of Grace Business Manager, at business.manager@stjohnsalden.org or call 716-937-0075.

Donations may also be mailed or dropped off to the Parish Office at: 2021 Sandridge Rd, Alden, NY 14004. 

Thank you - we appreciate your support!

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Daily Readings

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I Am 7:12-15

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Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Is 6:1-8

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Friday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1  HOS 14:2-10

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Publications


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  • Sun, Jul 7th

 "Let us ask God to help us set out on a path of true conversion. Let us leave behind our selfishness and self-absorption, and turn to Jesus’ Pasch. Let us stand beside our brothers and sisters in need, sharing our spiritual and material goods with them. In this way, by concretely welcoming Christ’s victory over sin and death into our lives, we will also radiate its transforming power to all of creation."                                                                 Pope Francis, October 4, 2018

Busted Halo

What Is a Charism? Understanding Our Holy Traditions

After our parents died, my sister and I knew that our maiden name would not carry on. Since there were just the two of us…

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Finding Peace in Rough Seas: Turning to Faith in Times of Personal Crisis

When I was 15 years old, my father took my cousin and me on a deep-sea fishing trip. The captain of the 60-foot-long charter boat…

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A Resurrection From Cynicism: Learning to See Myself With God’s Eyes

“A cup filled with vinegar can’t spill honey.” I don’t remember how I came across the saying, but despite being filled with wisdom, the phrase…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Statement on Abortion Slush Fund in NYS Budget

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the inclusion of a $25 million so-called “Reproductive Freedom & Equity” grant program for abortion providers in the enacted 2024-25 New York State Budget: “In a difficult budget year amid continued economic uncertainty, New York lawmakers […]

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Catholic Schools Fare Well in State Budget

New York State’s Catholic schools will benefit from increased support under the recently enacted state budget. Governor Hochul and legislative leaders provided significant increases in several programs that serve religious and independent schools. The most notable funding increases include: $25 million increase for Health, Safety, & Security initiatives (totaling $70 million); $45 million increase in […]

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Dignity for All Students Act

Memorandum of Opposition Re: S3180 Hoylman-Sigal / A1829 Jean-Pierre  Includes private, independent and religious schools under the provisions of the “Dignity for All Students Act” The above referenced legislation would force the state’s religious and independent schools to comply with the provisions of Chapter 482 of the Laws of 2009, despite the clear and explicit […]

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