207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

Holiday Happenings

Full schedule of services and Divine Liturgies for the Christmas season can be found at this link.

Christmas Services and Liturgies Schedule for 2023

This year’s Annual Tree Lighting at the rectory with Caroling, sponsored by CYM, will be held Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 6:00pm. All are welcome to participate. Refreshments will be available after the event in the undercroft of the church.

Holy Day of Obligation: the Conception of St. Anna when she conceived the most Holy Mother of God.

Will be celebrated on Saturday, December 9, at the 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy and on Sunday, December 10 at both Liturgies.

2023 Apostleship of Prayer Christmas Bake Sale.

The Apostleship will be baking kolach (poppyseed, apricot, nut, prune) and rich egg breads for the holidays. Preorders may be made using this order form 2023 Christmas Bake Order Form

Deadline to order is Tuesday, 12-12-23.

Pick up is Saturday, 12-16-23 AFTER the 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy or Suncary, 12-17-23 after morning liturgies.

Orders may be placed in the weekend collection basket, or

emailted to [email protected], or

of mailed to the rectory at St. John the Baptist UCC, 207 Tompkins Street, Syracuse, NY  13204

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid Fund to help with the purchase of new emergency vehicles.

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.