207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

During the month of October, please contact Father Piso for any emergency: 315-802-8130

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Mini Retreat
At St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
Saturday, October 17, 2020
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Speaker: Deacon Edward Galvin
Topic: "The Care and Repair of Cracked Pots" - There's beauty in the struggle.
“The Lord God formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and so man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7
All parishioners are welcome to attend.
Retreat will possibly be live-streamed.
Retreat hosted by the Apostleship of Prayer

Virtual Opportunities for Growth in our Faith and Traditions

There are several upcoming on-line sessions taking place in October and November that will keep you informed about our Byzantine Rite and traditions. Please consider registering and participating.

Cathechesis relates to all of us learning more about our faith, and sharing what we believe.

GOD WITH US - On-line Webinars

Wednesdays, at 8 pm for one hour: Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, and Oct 28.
As an old saying goes, the law of prayer is the law of belief. The foundation and authority of Orthodox Catholic catechesis is and always has been the Divine Liturgy of the Church. Rooted in prayer and looking to the Lord, we discover the Orthodox Faith in the face of Christ.
Understanding the Marriage Covenant
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 8:00PM
“The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together... Because when harmony prevails, the children are raised well, the household is kept in order, and neighbors, friends, and relatives praise the result. Great benefits, both of families and states, are produced. When it is otherwise, however, everything is thrown into confusion and turned upside-down.” St. John Chrysostom For more information or to register go to www.godwithusonline.org and click on Upcoming Events

Also, on Setpember 23 in our parish: presented by Father Vasyl Colopelnic, of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in Auburn, NY:

Євангелізація Божого Слова
23 вересня о год 19:00 в нашій церкві відбудеться семінар “Євангелізація Божого Слова” який буде провадити о. Василь Колопельник з Авбурн, Н.Й. Всіх вас запрошуємо брати участь на цей семінар. Христос до всіх нас промовляє: “Хто має вуха слухати нехай слухає”. 

COVID Rules Update:

Starting Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6

  • All parishioners and guests entering church for any Divine Liturgy will be required to sign in.
  • We are asking that you enter through the Sacristy door ONLY.
  • Upon entering you will be asked to giveyour name(s) and phone number(s) to the designated volunteer(s).
  • Per Onondaga County and New York State Laws, the church is required to keep track of all parishioners and guests attending any and all services. Failure to comply by the church could result in the church not being allowed to hold services.

Also remember:
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Keeping Up to Date is Important

We are currently updating our parish record getting ready for next year. If you have moved in the past year, we ask that you take a moment and update your mailing address and phone number with the Parish Office. We are also looking to update email contacts.
If you have a new email or would like to verify an existing email, please fill out the form in the bulletin and drop it either in the collection basket, at the rectory office or email information to [email protected]
Additionally, if you do not currently receive envelopes, but would like to next year, please check the appropriate box. If you do receive envelopes, but would no longer like to, due to online giving or other reason




Saturday: 4:00 p.m. English
Sunday: During present restrictions, only one Liturgy at 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.

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 Martha Wojtowycz.
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.