207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

Special Talk

Oleg Grabovvy, a member of our church, will speak to us on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. He will describe his volunteer experience in the was in Ukraine and share information about his future mission.

Easter Bread Bake Sale: April 1 and 2.

The Apostleship of Prayer will be baking Easter paska and kolach for the parish the weekend of April 2nd. The pre-order form is available at this link: 2023 Easter Bake Pre-Order Form
Paska - large round: $10.00
Paska - small round: $5.00
Paska - loaf: $10.00
Kolach - various fillings: $14.00
See the order form for filling details.

Mail, put your order forms in the weekend collection, or email your order forms by Tuesday, March 28.
Orders may be picked up Saturday, April 1st, between 4 and 6 p.m. or Sunday, April 2, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Easter Litugical Services 2023

Palm Sunday weekend is April 1 and 2. Blessed pussy willows and palms will be distributed at all Divine Liturgies.

The schedule for Holy Week and Bright Week is available. Find the schedule HERE. Holy Week and Bright Week services

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 made donations to support this important project. Donations are still being accepted. Donors will be listed in our weekly bulletin.

Lenten Guidelines

By the discipline of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving, the Church keeps the Great Fast/Lent from Monday, February 20, after Cheesefare Sunday to the day before Easter, Holy Saturday, April 8.

The following regulations apply, in general, to all Ukrainian Catholics of the Stamford Eparchy between the ages of 21 to 60:

  • Abstinence from meat and dairy products on the First Day of the Great Fast, February 20 and on Good Friday, April 7

  • Abstinence from meat is to be observed on all Fridays of the Great Fast. Abstinence from meat is suggested and encouraged on all Wednesdays of the Great Fast.

Full guidelines can be read here: Lenten Guidelines 2023 


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!
Links summary:
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.

COVID-19 Guidelines Update

Effective March 2023: 

  • Face masks are not required at church services. However, attendees should feel comfortable wearing a mask if they decide to do so. 
  • Prayer books and hymnals will be available in the pews. 

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.