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.

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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!


Outdoor Christmas Market: December 5th

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: In coordination with the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Buffalo, there will be the following training sessions for individuals who wish to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: Friday, November 12 at 6:30 pm at St. Gabriel (in the church), 5271 Clinton St., Elma; and Saturday, December 4 at 9 am at St. Gregory the Great (gathering room #2), 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville. Please first discuss the possibility with your pastor/parish administrator. Once your pastor approves, complete an application form (available from your parish office or the Office of Worship) and present it to your parish office for final approval, pastor’s signature and parish seal. Forms should then be sent to the Office of Worship, 795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203 no later than 7 days prior to the training. When attending a formation session, please bring your personal Bible and a means of taking notes. You may bring a snack or brown bag lunch. For more information, email [email protected] or call 716-847-5545.



Daily Readings

Thursday of the First Week of Advent

Reading I Is 26:1-6

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Wednesday of the First Week of Advent

Reading I Is 25:6-10a

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Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle

Reading I Rom 10:9-18

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Fall Sweepstakes Winners



Jay Renkas – sold by Moore family


Banach Family – sold by Banach family


  1. Trevor Pitts – sold by Jonna Johnson
  2. Nancy Ciepiela – sold by Danica Sheehan


  1. Kristin Stephen – sold by Cody Hoy
  2. Michael Wachowski – sold by Dylan Wachowski


  1. Keith Funke – sold by Rocky Kotas
  2. Melissa Piedmont – sold by James Piedmont
  3. Tina Webster – Maddi Telecky
  4. John Overbeck – Dylan Wachowski
  5. Kim Szymanski


  1. Suzanne Brown – Rocky Kotas
  2. Janie Pehur – Josie and Madi Baker
  3. Bridget Barnes – Cody Hoy
  4. Jimmy Mazzarietto – Sophie Mazzarietto
  5. David Kulik
  6. Darrell Walworth – Lukasz Walworth
  7. Barbara Cometto
  8. Frank Taberski – Colton Bistoff
  9. Dennis O’Grady
  10. Kotas & Kotas – Rocky Kotas


 "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

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