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

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!

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Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Clare, Virgin

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Clare, virgin

Reading 1 EZ 12:1-12

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Feast of Saint Lawrence, Deacon and Martyr

Reading 1 2 COR 9:6-10

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Tuesday of the Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 EZ 2:8—3:4

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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

How to Foster a Faith-Filled Home When Your Spouse Isn’t Full of Faith

My husband Arthur and I are, in many ways, total opposites. I write; he welds. I think big-picture, while he minds the details. I’m risk-averse,…

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Considering Conversion through the Life of Edith Stein

This year marks the centennial of Saint Edith Stein’s conversion to the Catholic faith. Coming from a devout Jewish family and working through a period…

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What Is the Transfiguration?

The Transfiguration is an event from the life of Jesus that’s reported in three of the four gospels (Matthew 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36). Jesus,…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Statement on Passage of Bill to Enshrining Abortion in State Constitution

Following is a statement from Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the anticipated passage today of legislation to begin the process of amending the state Constitution to include abortion rights: “Unfortunately, this bill solidifies the message that New York has been sending women for some time now: […]

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Equality Amendment

Memorandum of Opposition Re: A41002 Seawright/S51002 Stewart-Cousins Equality Amendment  The above-referenced legislation would amend New York State’s Constitution to ban unjust discrimination against persons based on a broad variety of classes and characteristics. This version of the bill rightly applies the same level of protection to religion as it does to the expanded list of […]

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Comments on the Draft Scoping Plan by Climate Action Council

The New York State Catholic Conference submits the following comments on the draft Scoping Plan developed by the Climate Action Council, which was created by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act of 2019 (CLCPA). June 30, 2022 General Position of the Catholic Church The perspective of the Catholic Church with respect to the environment […]

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