From Father Michael's Desk
The recent announcement of our local “Family of Parishes” includes the following parishes:
St. Andrew Parish
St. Paul Parish
St. Timothy Parish
Blessed Sacrament Parish
St. John the Baptist Parish
As we move forward with our renewal may the focus and mission given to us be a source of strengthening our parishes and our relationship in God.
Bishop Fisher’s Pastoral letter:
The work of the Church reaches its fulfillment when all members of the One Body of Christ—priests, deacons, those in religious life, laity, and bishops—combine their faith commitment and diverse talents in service to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we continue our journey on the Road to Renewal, and move forward with confidence that the Holy Spirit is guiding us, I write to you to share important next steps.
The draft document ‘Diocese of Buffalo, Diocesan Renewal Task Force Draft Recommendations for Families of Parishes, is the fruit of much work that began last August after much consultation with vicars, priests, as well as vicariate and parish leaders.
I wish to emphasize how imperative it is that we work together in our common mission of renewing our Catholic faith and its impact in the lives of those who depend on our varied ministries and outreach. We have committed to this journey together and the full engagement of clergy, laity and all parishes will ensure that we define a new promising era for the Church here in Western New York. I am counting on all to demonstrate the commitment that this important work requires.
I pray that the Lord who is our sure and constant guide in all things will bring to fulfillment the good and holy work He has begun among us.
Sincerely in Christ,
Most Rev. Michael W. Fisher
Bishop of Buffalo
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.
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.
Our Parish Staff
St. John the Baptist R.C. Church
1085 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
E-mail: [email protected]
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 for a recurring donation, your weekly envelope mailing will be canceled (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 here, 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!
Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Mulawka Jr. Video will "Go Live" Tuesday at 10:45 AM
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.
Sunday Holy Hour in the Chapel:
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.
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.