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

Services for Deborah A. Brown - Pastoral Administrator

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our Pastoral Administrator Deborah Brown, as they mourn the loss of a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother. Our Parish and School Families mourn the loss of a leader, and our dear friend. 

The Following Services are being held for Debbie:

Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 pm - Memorial Mass at St. John the Baptist Church
Friday, July 9  from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 pm - Wake hours at the Prudden - Kandt Funeral Home 242 Genesee St - Lockport
Saturday, July 10 at 10:00 am - Full Funeral service at the UB Newmann Center 495 Skinnersville rd - Getzville

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.
 
Sign-in sheets will be discontinued.
 
To review the complete guidelines given by the Diocese of Buffalo, please visit: https://buffalodiocese.org/coronavirus/

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!

Parish & School Calendar

Staff

Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, priest

Reading I Lv 25:1, 8-17

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Friday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Lv 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37

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Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus

Readings for the Memorial of Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus

Reading I Ex 40:16-21, 34-38

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Publications

 "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

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What is my role as a godparent?

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Embracing the Adventure: How Backpacking Helped Me Overcome Perfection Paralysis in My Spiritual Life

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NYS Catholic Conference

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

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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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Hyde Amendment 2021