2021 Sandridge Rd. Alden, NY 14004

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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.

St. John the Baptist

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We Share - Direct and Online Donations

Your continued generosity is important to help our parish maintain financial stability and services during these unprecedented times. Please consider signing up for online donations at https://stjohnalden.weshareonline.org    If you are having difficulty with this link, or you would prefer to set up your donation directly, please email Kate Wypij at [email protected] 

Donations (checks only, please do not send cash through regular mail) may also be mailed or dropped off to the office at 2021 Sandridge Rd, Alden, NY 14004. 

Thank you!

St. John's COVID-19 Update - Updated on May 21, 2021

All of our weekend Masses will be live-streamed and available on this website and on our Facebook page. 

For those who cannot go online, WGRZ (Channel 2) is broadcasting Sunday Mass at 11 am every Sunday on behalf of the Diocese of Buffalo. 

Please note the following COVID-related updates effective on the weekend of May 22-23, 2021:
Seating - 6 ft. social distancing between households is still in effect, but ropes will be removed from one side of the church. You can choose to sit in the roped section with pews open at 6-foot intervals, or in the unroped section where seating is dependent on individual choice and responsibility, based on comfort level.
Masks - Masks must be worn whenever entering, exiting, or moving within the church, including during the Communion procession. Masks may be removed when seated.
Distribution of Holy Communion - We will reinstate the Communion procession. Wearing a mask, come up the center aisle to receive then proceed down the side aisles to return to your seat. Please maintain 6 ft. social distancing with the people in front of you.
sheets will be discontinued.
To review the complete guidelines given by the Diocese of Buffalo, please visit: https://buffalodiocese.org/coronavirus/


Daily Readings

Saturday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Tm 6:13-16

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Friday of the Twenty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings for the Optional Memorial of Saint Hildegard of Bingen, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

Reading I 1 Tm 6:2c-12

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Memorial of Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Saint Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Cornelius, pope and martyr, and Saint Cyprian, bishop and martyr

Reading I 1 Tm 4:12-16

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 "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

Why Humor Is an Essential Part of My Catholic Faith

I converted to Catholicism during a season of struggle in my life. My parents were sick, and then dying. I will never forget going to…

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On Belonging: How Adoption Is Like a Sacrament

Every instance of belonging is a mystery. People assume birth into a family secures belonging. We believe birth within a country’s border makes you a…

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Think You Have a Vocation to Religious Life? Here’s Where to Start.

On September 1, 2017, I made my final promise with the Paulist Fathers, promising to live the rest of my life as a member of…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Statement on resignation of Governor Cuomo

Following is a statement from Dennis Poust, executive director of the NYS Catholic Conference, on the resignation of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo following an attorney general report detailing claims of sexual harassment against multiple women: “The last several months, and in particular the past week, have been a difficult time for the people of New […]

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President and Diocesan Director, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester

Position Overview: Under the direction of a Board of Directors, and in consultation with the Office of the Bishop of Rochester, the President and Diocesan Director provides leadership, oversight and centralized support services to CCDOR and its constituent agencies/divisions, each of which acts semi-autonomously with its own boards of directors and by-laws. The position manages […]

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Letter to Congress regarding Hyde Amendment

Following is the text of a letter from Dennis Poust, executive director of the NYS Catholic Conference, to the full New York congressional delegation, regarding taxpayer funding for abortion, dated July 7, 2021: “On behalf of Cardinal Timothy Dolan and the Catholic Bishops of New York State, I write to urge you to reject taxpayer […]

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