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.

PRAY & GIVE Generously



On Saturday, April 12th under the guidance of their leaders, Bill Boy and Don Hourigan, St. John's Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts joined forces to collect empty bottles and food for our Outreach Food Pantry. We are grateful to all who participated in this collection, especially the many parents who gave up their Saturday morning to make it happen. Thanks to the Scouts and their efforts, the families that we serve will have a Happy Easter! Once again, we thank them for all they do for our community and for our Parish. --- The St. John's Food Pantry Volunteers

(Pictured:Rose Boy, Charles L'hommedie, David Payne, Evan L'hommedie, Ben Payne.  Not Pictured: Owen Gullia, Mat Izard, William Siegel, Bill Boy, Don Hourigan)       

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


October & November - Fall Harvest Fund Drive - collection for major improvements needed for our parish campus. Thank you for your continued support & generosity!

October 24th - Grave Matters - Grief Support and Elder Law  - join families for informal discussion - Community Room, 6:30-8:15

October 26th - Pastoral Council Social - 5-6:30PM in the Community Room - all are welcome to join us for light refreshements and a chance to meet fellow parishioner and to find out more about our parish! 

October 26th & 27th - Fairly Traded Goods: Coffee, Tea, Cheese and more! - for sale in Community Room after all weekend masses. Helps small trade farmers.

October 27  -   6:30 p.m. Young Adults ages 16-22 come and join us as we celebrate Halloween in the Reina Community Room.  Snacks provided.

November 2nd - Holy Name Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ - 4-6:30PM -tickets NOW Available at the Rectory or from Holy Name Officers, $11 each, for take out only delicious dinners!

November 22 - HSA Meat Raffle - 6-9PM - parish GYM 

November 30-December 16 - Advent Giving Tree - in Church near altar, purchase an item for someone in need as indicated on ornament selected from our tree.

St John's Religious Education is collecting donations of HATS and GLOVES  (all sizes) for the homeless in our community.  Drop off your donations in the tote outside the Reina Community Room by December 3rd.

December 7th & 8th - Fairly Traded Goods: Coffee, Tea, Cheese, Chocolate and more! - for sale in Community Room after all weekend masses. Stock up on all your holiday treats!

January - Help for the Homeless "House" - in Church near altar - purchase a "brick, window, door or roof shingle" to create a simulated home - proceeds go to programs that provide for those in need.

January 14th-22nd - 36th Annual Novena for Life - 7PM in the Chapel - come pray with us!

January 25th & 26th - Fairly Traded Goods: Coffee, Tea, Cheese, Chocolate and more! - sale in Community Room after all weekend masses. Help our local small trade farmers.

January 26th - SJS Open House - 1-3PM at the school - come see the amazing things that our school has to offer - PreK-8th Grade!

Around the Church and Campus

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:  [email protected]

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