Our Mission

St. John the Baptist is a Roman Catholic parish founded by St. John Neumann where God is loved and present in the liturgy, the sacraments and the community, faith is enriched through our teaching and experiencing the gospel, all are welcome in the spirit openness, and generosity, and charity is extended through our ministry to all.

We Are Called to Share Our Time and Talents...

If you're looking to get involved in the parish, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer within our wonderful community. Perhaps you'd like to join one of our many ministries and parish organizations? Or would you prefer to participate in the Mass? Helping hands are always needed.

Please click here for information regarding altar serving, Eucharistic ministry, choir, and ushering.

You may also Navigate the above tab labeled "Ministries/Organizations" for Parish Ministry Information.

Rev. Michael Parker, Pastor

Hello and welcome to the St. John the Baptist website.  We invite you to join our parish community and ministries.  For more information, please call the Rectory Office at 873-1122.  

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Fr. Michael, Sr.Jolene, Deacon Jim & the Staff of St. John’s Parish

Upcoming Events





Friday Stations of the Cross at St. John's - All are welcome to come pray with us!:

March 22nd - sponsored by the Holy Name Society 7pm CHAPEL

March 29th - sponsored by the Holy Name Society 7pm CHAPEL

April 5th - 7pm CHURCH

April 12th - presented by the SJS 8th Grade students 1:10pm CHURCH and there will also be an evening Stations of the Cross 7pm CHURCH



Holy Thursday

9am Morning Prayer  CHAPEL

7pm Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper  CHURCH

Adoration after Mass in the COMMUNITY ROOM 

Good Friday

9am Morning Prayer  CHAPEL

3pm Solemn Celebration of the Lord's Passion  CHURCH

7pm Youth Ministry Stations of the Cross  CHURCH 

Holy Saturday

9am Morning Prayer  CHAPEL

2pm Blessing of the Easter Foods  CHURCH

7:30pm Easter Vigil  CHURCH 

Easter Sunday Masses

8am, 10am and 12Noon  CHURCH



PRAY & GIVE Generously



Not only are they there for us in an emergency, but they also reach out to the community in other ways. On Saturday December 8th, the Ellwood Fire Depatment collected and delivered Christmas food items to our Outreach Food Pantry for 50 families in need. We not only owe these fine individuals a debt of gratitude, but also to those in our community that responded so generously! (In photo: Zachary Stuff, Gary Stuff, Doug Swick, Bob Pohlavan, Mike Pucser, Jon Totaro and Eric Fitscher)       

St. John Neumann Museum

The St. John Neumann Shrine Museum is now open to the public. Anyone wishing to see our recently renovated Chapel or St. John Neumann Archives Room can call the Rectory at 712-873-1122 to schedule a tour.


Mass Times

Monday-Friday: 8:00am and 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am
Saturday Vigil: 4:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am, and 12:00pm

Confessions: Tuesdays at 4:00pm

Adoration - Chapel: Mon-Fri 2-4pm

Holy Hour - Chapel: Sun 3-4pm

Contact Us

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
1085 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223

Phone: 716-873-1122
Fax: 716-873-3305

E-mail:  saintjohnsrec@gmail.com

Our Staff

Rectory Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm*
(*Rectory is closed for lunch between 12:00-1:00PM)
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday: closed