From Father Michael's Desk
In the 2020 Catholic Charities Appeal Prayer, we prayed to St. Joseph to "help us build relationships within our community that strengthen and empower those who need it most." Your response to this appeal aided greatly in helping "us find the means to make Western New York a better home."
St. John's responded with a generous $108,896.20 that will help fund the many ministries across the eight counties of our diocese.
Many thanks for your participation in this year's Spring Raffle. With your help St. John's realized a profit of $9,446.07. With our delay during the pandemic, your heartfelt response was greatly appreciated.
Thank you and God bless you!
Welcome to St. John the Baptist Parish!
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.
Around our Church and Campus
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.
You may also navigate the above tab labeled Ministries/Volunteer for Parish Ministry Information.
St. John Neumann Museum
The St. John Neumann Shrine Museum is open to the public. Anyone wishing to see our recently renovated Chapel or St. John Neumann Archives Room can call the Rectory at 716-873-1122 to schedule a tour.
Now Accepting Online Donations
St. John's now allows you to manage your giving ONLINE using a credit/debit card. It is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions.
This will help your weekly offerings to continue on an uninterrupted basis when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending Mass.
If you sign up as RECURRING DONATIONS - your weekly envelope mailing will be cancelled (saving us the cost of these mailings is one of the many benefits of joining this program.) However, this change process submitted to our Envelope Supplier may take up to two to four months to take place. Therefore, you may still receive envelopes sent to your home for several months until the mailing cancellation has been processed.
If you are planning to use this program periodically to select NON-RECURRING, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS or SPECIFIC DONATIONS, you will still receive Parish Envelope Packets mailed to your home. If you no longer wish to receive the Envelope Packet Mailing to your home, please call the Rectory Office at 716-873-1122 to cancel your envelopes.
To get started, click on DONATE NOW then select Create Profile to the right.
Simply follow the on-screen instructions to create a profile and to schedule your contributions. Any questions, please contact Carla Mazurek at [email protected]
Thank you for your generous support!
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
For those who are unable to receive Holy Communion while watching televised Masses, we can pray An Act of Spiritual Communion:
I believe that You present in the
Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you and I desire to receive
You into my soul.
Since I cannot receive You sacramentally,
come spiritually into my heart.
Jesus you’re the one I love;
you’re the one I know.
You’re the one who makes me strong,
Spirit in my soul.
Bread, blessed and broken for us all,
symbol of your love from the grain so tall.
Bread blessed and broken for us all,
bread of life you give to us,
bread of life for all. Amen.
Parish Updates & Diocesan Guidelines
OUTREACH FOOD PANTRY REMAINS OPEN - Wednesdays 1-2 p.m. Do not come into the building; drive-up only, please!
You can read the CURRENT BULLETIN located on our home page for updated parish information.
Video below will be available at 4:00 PM on July 4th.
Our Parish Staff
8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
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.
Holy Hour in the Chapel:
Sunday 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Rectory Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(Rectory is closed for lunch between 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
1085 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
E-mail: [email protected]