From Father Michael's Desk

Father Michael Announces new Family of Parishes Mass Schedule

The Road to Renewal is our journey to reinvigorate the Catholic faith, more fully optimize our parish and our resources, and increase the impact of our ministries. We are moving forward. Following extended collaboration and discernment, we have developed a new Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule for our Family of Parishes #17 that will be implemented the weekend of the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 23-24. With three priests assigned to celebrate Mass for more than 10,000 families across six parishes in three communities, we believe this is the best way to accommodate everyone’s spiritual needs.
A good deal of work went into this process, and I want to thank the Renewal Team for guiding us and for the many volunteers who worked on the development and implementation of the Mass schedule. I know this is difficult for many of you. I pray for your understanding and acceptance as we continue our important work of building up the Kingdom of God on Grand Island, and in Kenmore and Tonawanda.
Please know you and your family are welcome at any of our Family of Parishes churches. I encourage you to attend weekend and daily Masses, take part in reconciliation and other sacraments, and attend social events to help us build a stronger faith community. I pray that together the Road to Renewal can bring us all closer to God while serving others with charity and justice.

Family of Parishes Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve
Sunday, Dec. 24

4 00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament
St. Andrew
St. John the Baptist
St. Stephen
St. Timothy

5:00 p.m.
St. Paul

7:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist

10:00 p.m.
St. Andrew

St. Stephen


Christmas Day
Monday, Dec. 25

7:30 a.m.
St. Timothy

8:00 a.m. 
St. Andrew
St. Stephen

8:30 a.m.
St. John the Baptist

9:30 a.m.
Blessed Sacrament

10:00 a.m.
St. Paul

St. Andrew
St. Timothy

11:00 a.m.
St. John the Baptist
St. Stephen


Welcome to St. John the Baptist Parish!

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.

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St. John Neumann Museum

The St. John Neumann Shrine Museum is open to the public. Anyone wishing to see our recently renovated Chapel or the St. John Neumann Archives Room can call the Rectory at 716-873-1122 to schedule a tour.


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

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

E-mail:  [email protected]


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Mass will "Go Live" Saturday at 4:00 PM

Mass of Christian Burial for Reverend Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti

Mass Times

8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m.

Saturday Vigil:
4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.

Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Adoration in the Chapel:
Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday Holy Hour in the Chapel:
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Rectory Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Rectory is closed for lunch between 12:00-1:00 p.m.)



We Are Called to Share of Ourselves

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.

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