207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

Divine Liturgy on Thanksgiving Day is at 9:00 a.m. Wishing all a blessed holiday.
Starting Sunday, November 21, 2021.  We will be going back to our pre-Covid Sunday church service schedule.  There will be TWO divine liturgies on Sunday's:  9:00am (English/Ukrainian) and 11:00am (Ukrainian).
Religious Education will be starting on December 5, following the 9:00am Divine Liturgy.  If you have not yet, and would like to sign your child, please contact Father Mihai.  Classes open for children of all ages.
Divine Liturgy Intetions for 2022
We are now scheduling Divine Liturgy Intentions for calendar year 2022. If you would like to schedule a liturgy for a deceased family member, anniversary, birthday, or any special intention, please contact Stephanie Woyciesjes at 315-657-6868 or [email protected] You may also place a note in the collection basket and mark it with Stephanie's name and "Liturgy". Envelopes are in the back of the church.
Divine Liturgy: $20.00 donation
Divine Liturgy with Panakhyda: $30.00 donation

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.

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 6-7-21: 

  • You may enter and exit the church from any entrance. 
  • The elevator will be available for those who need it. Please limit the number of people in the elevator to two people. 
  • There will be no more contact tracing, so no need to sign in. 
  • Masks and social distancing are not required by parishioners and guests who have been fully vaccinated. However, 
    • Masks may still be worn, and social distancing may still be observed by parishioners who have been fully vaccinated. 
    • Masks and social distancing are still required by those who have not been fully vaccinated. 
  • Hand sanitizer is still available for those who wish to use it. 
  • Place your offering in the basket on the Tetrapod. 
  • Seating will no longer be marked or designated, however, 
    • Some distance should be maintained in all cases and places. 
    • Distance is to be maintained around all people wearing masks. 
  • Holy Communion will be distributed as usual. 
  • Only priests and deacons distributing Holy Communion and those who have not been vaccinated are required to wear masks while receiving Holy Communion. 
  • 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.




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.