207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor


Blessing of Graves

Penetecost Sunday (Зелені Свята): June 5. This year's grave blessings will begin at Noon with a Panakhyda service at the central graves of deceased priests. Following the service, Father Mihai will then bless the graves for families.

Memorial Day: May 31. Father Mihai will be available at the cemetery to bless graves by appointment, only, following the 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy held in the church.  Please contact Father Mihai at either [email protected] or by phone at 315-916-3719 to schedule a time. 

All in attendance must be wearing a face mask and please remember to practice safe social distancing. 

Moleben to the Mother of God 
May is the month dedicated to the Mother of God. 
Moleben will be every Wednesday during May at 6:00PM, in both English and Ukrainian. Please join 
us in prayer to our Heavenly Mother to beseech her protection and intercession for all of us. 
We can never cease to ask for our Blessed Mother’s intercession to her Son, asking for peace in the world and many blessings. 

New Liturgy Times - Summer Hours
Starting Sunday, May 15, the parish will return to Summer Hours on Sunday’s.
The new Liturgy times will be:

8:30AM (English)  10:00AM. (Ukrainian)
Новий график Літургії - Літні години
З неділі, 15 травня, парафія повернеться до літніх годин у неділю.
Новий график Літургії: 8:30 ранку (англійською) : 10:00 (українська)

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 of the church’s web site 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: (copy and paste into your browser)
Thank you for your prayers. Our parish and the Ukrainian American community in Onondaga County thanks everyone praying for peace in Ukraine. We ask that you continue to hold Ukraine in your prayers for a peaceful resolution to the agression 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 February 9, 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: Summer Hours starting May 15: 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.

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.