207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

Ukrainian Festival 2024

We invite you to join us for the Syracuse Ukrainian Festival on July 26 - 27, 2024! The festival is an excellent opportunity to learn about Ukrainian culture and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends and family.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus

June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Except for this week, Moleben to the Sacred Heart of Jesus will be prayed every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. during the month. The moleben will be prayed in both English and Ukrainian.

Due to the clergy retreat, Moleben this week will be prayed on Friday, June 7,  at 6:00 p.m.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus is abundant in mercy and compassion.

Rosary of the Seven Sorrows

On the feast of the Agony of the Blessed Virgin Mary, June 8th, the Apostleship of Prayer will pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary before the 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy. We will begin at 3:15 p.m.

This rosary relfects the seven sorrows in Mary's life taken from scripture. It is prayed on a special rosary. Seven Sorrow Rosary beads will be available for those who wish to join in the prayers.

Apostleship of Prayer celebrated 100 years of service to the parish on June 1!

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate with us on June 1. The Divine Liturgy was inspirational, and the dinner that followed included a delicious buffet, good fellowship, and a lot of fun.

Thank you to the Holy Name members who led us in the procession into the church and to all the friends and family who came.

First Solemn Holy Communion

Congratulations to this year’s communicants:

Anastasya Dacko

Maksym Dannenberg

Illia Gliva

Denys Kazmirchuk

Sofiia Kazmirchuk

Solomia Kiziw

Oleksandr Prohnii

Konstiantyn Pushkarenko

Vladyslav Rudyi

Viktoriia Rysan

Alina Samsonova

Lovie Vazquez

Taras Yuzva

May God Grant them Many Years. Mnohaya Lita!

See photos here: First Solemn Holy Communion

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 donated to support this important project. Donations are still being accepted, and 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!
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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.

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 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: Summer (May 26): 8:30 a.m., English and Ukrainian;  10:00 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.