207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor

Ukrainian Festival

Join Us - 2023 Ukrainian Festival!

We invite you to join us for the Syracuse Ukrainian Festival on July 28-29, 2023! The festival is an excellent opportunity to learn about Ukrainian culture and enjoy a fun-filled weekend with friends and family.

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Mother of the Year

Congratulations to Linda Wisnowski, who was honored as Mother of the Year for 2023 on Mother's Day. May God grant Linda many happy years!

Moleben to the Mother of God

May is the month dedicated to the Mother of God. Moleben will be prayed every Wednesday during May at 6 p.m. in both English and Ukrainian. There will be an additional Moleben for peace in Ukraine.

New Liturgy Times  for Summer Hours

Starting Sunday, May 14, the parish will return to Summer Hours on Sundays. 
The new Liturgy times will be:

8:30AM (English and Ukrainian) 
10:00AM (Ukrainian)

Новий график Літургії  Літні години 

З неділі, 14 травня, парафія повернеться до літніх годин у неділю. 
Новий график Літургії

8:30 (англійськоюукраїнська) 
10:00 ранку (українська) 

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.


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!
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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.

Mask guidelines

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: Summer hours (beginning 5-14-23): 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.

May: Moleben to the Mother of God, 6 p.m. every Wednesday

June: Moleben to Christ the Lover of Mankind, 6 p.m. every Wednesday

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.