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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

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

Monday of the Second Week of Advent

Reading I Is 35:1-10

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Second Sunday of Advent

Reading 1 Is 11:1-10

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Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, priestReading 1 IS 30:19-21, 23-26

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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

Art and Adoration: How Artwork Opens My Eyes to God’s Handiwork

I’m the kind of hardcore art buff who could spend hours gazing at the same painting. The one people sidestep past because I’m lost in…

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How Video Games Helped Me Level Up My Faith

I can’t remember a part of my life when I didn’t know and love video games. I remember waking up on Saturday mornings excited to…

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Swords into Plowshares: Finding Peace in Advent Today

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.” These are the words the Prophet Isaiah speaks to us as we…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Human Composting Veto Letter to Gov. Hochul

The Honorable Kathy Hochul Governor State Capitol Albany, NY 12224   Dear Governor Hochul,   I am writing regarding bill number A382 (in relation to the composting of human remains), which will soon be delivered by the Legislature for your executive action. The New York State Catholic Conference respectfully requests that you veto this bill. […]

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Comments Regarding Proposed Rulemaking on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act

Re: Department of Health and Human Services Docket ID: HHS-OS-2022-0012 Non-Discrimination in Health Programs and Activities September 26, 2022 The New York State Catholic Conference submits this comment on behalf of the Respect Life Directors of the Catholic dioceses of New York State. We work and advocate for the fundamental human right to life of […]

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Statement on New Substantial Equivalency Regulation

Following is a statement from Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on behalf of the New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents, regarding the regulation to be adopted today by the Board of Regents in relation to New York State law requiring nonpublic schools to provide quality secular educations […]

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