From Father Michael's Desk

Bishop Mike names Father Parker pastor of Ken-Ton/Grand Island Family of Parishes

The Ken-Ton/Grand Island Family of Parishes has received pastoral appointments effective June 1, 2023, from Bishop Michael Fisher, Bishop of Buffalo.
Father Michael Parker, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, will serve as pastor. Parochial Vicars Father Martin Gallagher and Father Peter Ekanem, both currently serving at Blessed Sacrament, Tonawanda and St. Paul, Kenmore, will continue in that role in the new family. The Family of Parishes #17 includes St. Andrew Parish (Kenmore), Blessed Sacrament Parish (Tonawanda), St. John the Baptist Parish (Kenmore), St. Paul Parish (Kenmore), St. Timothy Parish (Tonawanda), and St. Stephen Parish (Grand Island).
Father Parker will be responsible for implementing the Road to Renewal Family of Parishes model among the parishes. He said is looking forward to collaborating with the priests, deacons, staff, and the people of God which form our new Family of Parishes. “I realize the challenge of the responsibility, but I trust that together with the Christian faithful, we will draw strength from the Word of God and the Eucharist.”
He pledged his generosity, zeal, and love to serve the People of God entrusted to his care, together with the prayers of the parishioners and the grace of the Holy Spirit. “All members of the Family of Parishes bring their unique individual and communal gifts to build God’s presence with us. May the Spirit of the Risen Jesus continue to charge us with the zeal and faith to be witnesses of Jesus among us,” Father Parker said.

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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 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 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.

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Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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



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