207 Tompkins Street Syracuse, NY 13204

St. John the Baptist

From The Pastor


Winter hours for Sunday Liturgies begin on October 2, 2022.

Saturday Vigil liturgy remains at 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Liturgies:

9:00 a.m. English and Ukrainian

11:00 a.m. Ukrainian with choir

Upcoming educational opportunities

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Religious Education for 2022 - 2023 will start on Sunday, October 2. Class will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are welcome. Registration requires full membership in the parish and the child must be baptized. Please provide proof of baptism when registering. 
Use this registration form:  Religious Education registration
Contact Mrs. Ray Wihak, Religious Education Coordinator at [email protected] with questions.

Diocesan Charities Appeal 2022

The money raised from this special collection is used to help educate future priests for our Stamford Diocese and our Ukrainian Catholic Church throughout the world. All parishioners are encouraged to give. Forms can be found near the side entrance of the church. Completed forms with donation may be placed in the collection basket, mailed to or dropped off at the rectory.
► Please make checks payable to: “St. John the Baptist UCC” 
► DO NOT MAIL your donation directly to Stamford.
Our assessment for this year of $8,000.
To date we have raised: $4,920.00
Thank you to All who have given.


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 on the church’s website 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:
Thank you for your prayers. Our parish and the Ukrainian American community in Onondaga County thanks 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:

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: 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.