207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

Important Announcement

The Church Interior Painting Project will begin on Monday, January 23.

Scaffolding will be going in the whole church.

During the project, while the scaffolding is up, ALL Divine Liturgies will be celebrated in the undercroft of the church.

Please enter the undercroft using either the front undercroft door facing Wilbur Avenue, or the back undercroft entrance from the parking lot. 

The church doors, both front, side, and the sacristy, will be locked.

Donations for the Church Interior Painting Project

The parish is accepting donations to help offset the cost of the painting project. If you would like to make a donation, you may place your donation in an envelope marked "Painting Project" in the Liturgy collection baskets. If you want to make the donation in memory, or in honor, of a loved one, please include your intention in the donation envelope.

Thank you for your generosity.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Christmas Brunch - Prosfora     Sunday, January 22 following the 10 a.m. Divine Liturgy.

Please join our parish family as we continue to celebrate the birth of OUr Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We will meet in the church undercroft.

During the Season of Yordan, or the days following the Feast of the Theophany, we greet each other with the following:

Christ was baptized!
In the River Jordan!
Христос Хрищається!
В Ріці Йордан!

Medical Supplies and Humanitarian Aid Collection

During this Christmas Season the parish will be collecting medical supplies and humanitarian aid for Ukraine. There are boxes around the church for you to drop off your donations. Items needed include:
First Aid Kits, Blankets (New only), Aspirin, any Pain Medications, Antiseptic, Gauze & Gauze Bandage Rolls, Saline Sprays, any and all medical supplies that can be used to treat injuries. 
If you are not sure what to buy, there is a monetary donation box on the Tetrapod, in the front of the church, where you can make a donation.
All monetary donations will be used to purchase needed medical supplies and other humanitarian needs for Ukraine. Please be generous. Our help is greatly needed. 


St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church has established an Humanitarian Aid fund, to accept monetary donations for Ukraine. We are accepting both cash, and checks made payable to “St. John the Baptist UCC”. Place your donation in an envelope and mark Ukraine on the envelope. Credit Card donations can be made on the church’s website at https://www.stjohnbaptistucc.com/ click on “Give Online” which will bring you to the parish's 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 thanks 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.

COVID-19 guidelines update:

Please note that updated protocols based on the new directives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, Syracuse Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, and the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford include

Effective November 2022: 

  • Face masks are not required at church services. However, attendees should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they decide to do so. Masks are still required in the school following the Governor's program.
  • Prayer books and hymnals will be available in the pews. 
  • Bulletins will be available after Divine Liturgy.

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: 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.

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.