207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

The Knights of Columbus in Ukraine

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a novena to pray for peace in Ukraine. Each day of prayer focuses on a different group of people suffering from the war.

1. Widows; 2. Orphans; 3. Parents who have lost children; 4. Medical personnel and patients; 5. Veterans; 6. Those who have died; 7. Displaced people and refugees; 8. Those imprisoned; 9. Young people.

A suggestion would be to begin the novena on February 16 so it ends on February 24; or begin the novena on February 24 (the second anniversary of the beginning of the war) and end on March 3.

However, the novena can be prayed at any time and as often as you like. 

The prayer sheets for each day can be found here.

Day 1 For Widows and Widowers

Day 2 Orphans

Day 3 Parents who have lost children

Day 4 Medical personnel and patients

Day 5 Veterans

Day 6 Those who have died.

Day 7 Those displaced and refugees.

Day 8 Those imprisoned

Day 9 For Young People

Rosary Workshop

The Apostleship of Prayer is sponsoring a Lenten rosary making workshop on Sunday, February 25 at 2 p.m. in the church undercroft. No experience necessary. Supplies and light refreshments will be provided. Any parishioner is invited to attend.

Lenten Guidelines

Lent 2024 (the Great Fast) begins in our Ukrainian Catholic rite on Monday, February 12 and continues until Holy Saturday, March 30.

The following regulations apply, in general, to all Ukrainian Catholics of the Stamford Eparchy between the ages of 21 to 60:

Abstinence from meat and dairy products on Monday, February 12 and Good Friday, March 29.

The following regulations apply, in general to al Ukrainian Catholics of the Stamford Eparchy between the ages of 14 to 60:

Abstinence from meat is to be observed on all Fridays of the Great Fast.

Abstinence from meat is suggested and encouraged on all Wednesdays of the Great Fast

Andrews Pence

The money raised from the Andrew's Pence collection goes to the Patriarch and is used for evangelization and to assist the poor throughout Ukraine. You will gind an Andrew's Pence envelope in your envelope box. You may also make a donation online on our website WeShare page.

Envelopes for 2024  


New Liturgy Times  for Winter Hours

Starting Sunday, September 10, the parish will return to Winter Hours on Sundays. 
The new Liturgy times will be:

9:00 AM (English and Ukrainian) 
11:00AM (Ukrainian)

Новий график Літургії  зимовий години 

З неділі, 10 Вересень, парафія повернеться до літніх годин у неділю. 
Новий график Літургії

9:00 (англійськоюукраїнська) 
11:00 ранку (українська) 

Saturday Vigil liturgy remains at 4:00 p.m.

Church Interior Update Completed!

Our church interior has been updated with a brighter look. See a few photos here

Thank you to those who have made donations to support this important project. Donations are still being accepted. Donors will be listed in our weekly bulletin.


St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church has established an Humanitarian Aid fund to accept monetary donations for Ukraine.
We accept cash and checks made payable to “St. John the Baptist UCC.”  Please place your donation in an envelope and mark Ukraine on the envelope.
Credit Card donations can be made right here on the church’s website on our WeShare page. Once there, you can click on the Help Ukraine tab and follow the prompts.
NO amount is too small!
Links summary:
Thank you for your prayers. Our parish and the Ukrainian American community in Onondaga County thank everyone for praying for peace in Ukraine. We ask that you continue to hold Ukraine in your prayers for a peaceful resolution to the aggression on our homeland's western border.

Mask guidelines

Effective March 2023: 

  • Face masks are not required at church services. However, attendees should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they decide to do so. 
  • Prayer books and hymnals will be available in the pews. 

And remember: if you are not feeling well, please stay home.

Newly Established Prayer Chain

Our parish has re-ignited a prayer chain for special intentions. Sponsored by the Apostleship of Prayer, please feel free to submit your special requests and also to volunteer as a member of the prayer chain. If you would like to be part of the Prayer Chain or have a prayer request, please contact:

Linda Wisnowski - (English only) at 315-451-0712; or Lesia Nowey - (Ukrainian & English) at 315-857-7281. All requests are confidential.

Saturday: 4:00 p.m. English
Sunday: Winter hours (beginning 9-10-23): 9:00 a.m., English and Ukrainian;  11:00 a.m.  Ukrainian
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.

Holy Days: 9 a.m. on the Feast Day; 6 p.m. Vigil the evening before the Feast.

May: Moleben to the Mother of God, 6 p.m. every Wednesday

June: Moleben to Christ the Lover of Mankind, 6 p.m. every Wednesday

10:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Confessions: Confessions before and after Liturgies or by request.
Baptisms: Please contact the parish office before arranging the date.
Marriage: Call the parish at least 6 months in advance. Pre-marital counseling is mandatory.
Religious Education: Religious Education every Sunday at 10 am in the parish school. If you would like to register your children please contact Raymond Wihak.
Sacrament of the Sick: In case of emergency, call parish anytime.
Bulletin Deadline: Monday of every week.
Church Facilities: Any use of church facilities must be cleared in advance at the rectory.
Cemetery: The purchase of cemetery plots is a privilege reserved for parishioners. Please contact the rectory before any major improvements are undertaken.
Bequests: In making out your will, kindly remember your church. St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Syracuse NY is our legal title.