2021 Sandridge Rd. Alden, NY 14004

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Cancelation Notice for Tonight

As always, when Alden Schools and St. John's School are closed due to weather, any parish events are also cancelled. Therefore the gathering for THE CHOSEN for Thursday, January 6th at 6:30 PM in the Church is cancelled. Please share this with all your friends and parishioners who were planning to come. Thank you.


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!


The next Holy Name Society meeting will be this Sunday, January 9th following the 8:00 Mass. Changes were made post bulletin printing - All men of the parish are welcome to attend and become a member.

Youth Rally, March & Mass for Life
Saturday, January 22, 2022
: St. Gregory the Great Parish 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, NY 14221 3:30 – 4:15 pm Youth Rally in Ministry Center
4:15 – 5:15 pm: March for Life & Rosary on Maple Avenue
5:30 pm :Mass in Church with Bishop Fisher Celebrating Reception to follow in the Ministry Center

All are welcome to attend. We ask for parental oversight to help with safety. Face coverings will be required. Please dress appropriately as we will be marching outside regardless of the weather. Groups are encouraged to make appropriate signs for the event.


Daily Readings

Wednesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51

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Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading I 1 Sm 16:1-13

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Memorial of Saint Anthony. Abbot

Readings for the Memorial of Saint Anthony, abbot

Reading I 1 Sm 15:16-23

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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

A Practical Guide to Loving Your Enemies

Angry eyes stare at me as the woman yanks a shopping cart from my hands. “I got it first,” she says and storms away. I…

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Community Service: How You Can Act on Catholic Social Teaching Every Day

During my many years of volunteer service (primarily in hunger relief organizations), I’ve witnessed a frustrating phenomenon. While people (admirably) tend to focus on opportunities…

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7 Saints to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

I confess: I’ve never been particularly successful at keeping New Year’s resolutions because I’m more successful at finding excuses to ignore them. In years past…

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NYS Catholic Conference

Medicaid Coverage for Childbirth

Memorandum of Support A3386 Cook/S916 Sanders In relation to Medicaid coverage for childbirth The above-referenced legislation would establish mandatory Medicaid coverage for hospital stays for maternity patients and their newborn babies. The New York State Catholic Conference supports this bill and urges favorable committee action. This legislation would establish required Medicaid coverage for a mother’s […]

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Medicaid Coverage Beyond Pregnancy

Memorandum of Support Re: S1411-A Rivera / A307-A Gottfried In relation to Medicaid coverage beyond pregnancy The above-referenced bill would extend Medicaid coverage for women for a full year after they have given birth, pending federal financial participation. The New York State Catholic Conference supports this legislation and we are pleased that Governor Hochul has […]

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Defining the human embryo as “tissue”

Memorandum of Opposition Re: A1135 Paulin / S568 Hoylman In relation to defining the human embryo as “tissue” The above-referenced bill would add the “embryo” to the definition of human tissue under our Public Health Law. The New York State Catholic Conference opposes this legislation. While protecting human embryos is a laudable goal, one which this bill […]

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