2021 Sandridge Rd. Alden, NY 14004

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Welcome

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

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Daily Readings

Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Rom 8:18-25

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Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I Rom 8:12-17

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Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading I Jer 31:7-9

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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

Boo! 5 More Spooky Saints to Help You Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! Usually, we associate this time of year with costumes, haunted houses, and trick-or-treating, but there are other sources of…

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‘Dune’ Helped Me See the Strength of Prayer in the Face of Fear

Frank Herbert’s epic novel “Dune” is often considered science fiction’s answer to J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.” While die-hard Tolkienians such as myself…

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A Bedtime Prayer for Grown-Ups: How to Offer Up Your Unfinished To-Do List

When I was a child, I learned and often prayed the well-known bedtime rhyme:  Now I lay me down to sleep.  I pray the Lord…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Federal Abortion Bill 2021

Welcome, Bishop Brennan

Letter from Bishops of NYS to Senators Schumer and Gillibrand re: Radical Federal Abortion Bill

ALERT: TAKE ACTION ON THIS DANGEROUS LEGISLATION! CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR MESSAGE. Following is the text of a letter sent from the Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Diocesan Bishops of New York State to U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand regarding the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act.” To view a PDF of the […]

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