207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

Lenten Season

Lenten Mission
Saturday, March 20 & Sunday, March 21
As part of weekend Divine Liturgies
This years Lenten Mission will be given by, Very Rev. Bohdan
Tymchyshyn, Rector of St. Basil Seminary. He, along with seminarians will be visiting our parish to enrich our Lenten journey. Fr. Rector will be giving a mission and will be available to hear
confessions, at both weekend Divine Liturgies

Please review the Lenten guidelines in the bulletin or the Sower.

Religious Education - Don't forget to sign up!

The parish is looking to start offering religious education once again, following all COVID guidelines. We are anticipating having a First Solemn Holy Communion this Spring. We are asking all interested parents to please register their children with the parish, so we can get an accurate count of students and determine best date and time to offer this program. You can register by sending an email to [email protected] or filling out the form available in the link below and placing in collection basket. An email should contain the form attached, or the same information in the body of the message.

Religious Education

 COVID Rules Update: 11-25-20

Our parish is in a designated Orange zone. For now, weekend and daily liturgies will continue to be celebrated following the schedule in the weekly bulletin. Please remember to follow these guidelines:

  • 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 give your 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.