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Join us on the front steps of St. John's for the first of Four Summer FREE Concerts on behalf of Artcinia! Featured in the first Concert will be: Four Seasons and More, on Thursday June 17th at 7:00 PM. We are proud to partner and support our music community, Visit https://artcinia.com/concerts/ to RSVP or for more information!

Summer Evening Mass at St. Josaphat

Beginning June 13 and throughout the summer months, the 6:00 PM Sunday Mass will be held at St. Josaphat Church.  All are welcome to attend and cool off in the summer heat.  St. Josaphat Church is located adjacent to Pretzel Park at the Corner of Silverwood and Cotton Streets.  It currently serves as a worship site within St. John the Baptist Parish and has since the parish merge in 2012.  A Mass is held each First Saturday at St. Josaphat at 8:30 AM and Novena to St. John Paul II.  Following the Mass a meeting of the Polish American Heritage Association is held.  If you would like more information on please email sjbphila@stjohnmanayunk.org.  

Online Giving Has a New Look!

If you are using our online giving platform, please enjoy the new user-friendly features!  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Rectory at anytime.  Visit 

if you would like to sign up, or make a donation. 
Thank you!

Save the Date for a Farewell to Deacon Prodip Mrong - June 20!

As you may know Rev. Mr. Prodip Mrong came to Study at St. Charles Seminary several years ago along with Rev. Mr. Nobel Pathang.  This July, Deacon Prodip will return to Bangladesh to be ordained a priest in January, 2022.


Over the years we have been blessed with his presence.  Please join us at 9:00 AM Mass on Father's Day, Sunday June 20, followed by coffee and donut sendoff St. John's style in the Social Hall after Mass.  Please email sjbphila@stjohnamanyunk.org if you plan to attend.


Congratulations Deacon Nobel!


Rev. Mr. Nobel Xavier Pathang will be serving at St. John the Baptist Parish as Transitional Deacon as he continues preparing for the Priesthood! 

Join us in congratulations and thanks!


4th of July, on July 5th!


It's on!  The Independence Day Parade of Churches and Sunday Schools will be held on MONDAY, JULY 5.  The parade begins at 9AM at Lyceum and Manayunk Avenues, led by Galilee Baptist Church, who also chose this year's theme: “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 107:1 KJV.  We encourage ALL families to march with our parish, we will meet behind Kendrick REC center at 8:30 AM, then proceed in line to the parade, St. John's marches last.  Don't worry if you're late, you can fall in line with the rest!  March, Drive your car, ride a bike or scooter, decorate your own "float" with your best patriotic gear!  This year we celebrate 190 years in St. John the Baptist and were the first church to begin the tradition with a parish picnic.  We will be gathering again (finally) at St. Mary's Woods after the parade, with a traditional family picnic.  BYOB and food will be available, and children's games and activities.  Due to the short notice we will not be having wheels of chance and can use some volunteer help cleaning the woods on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 PM.  Bring a Rake and Gloves if you can come help.  Donations of water and soda are being accepted at the Parish office or at the Woods.  If you plan to participate in the parade, please email us at sjbphila@stjohnmanayunk.org with your family name and your plans.  Also, please email us if you will be coming to join us at the Woods, 340 Port Royal Avenue (Eva is cross street)!





Join us at PREP!  We are looking to fill teacher and aide positions within our PREP Program, or just for occasional help!  Email 
today if interested!



Beginning June 12 the 4PM Vigil and Sunday 9AM Mass will be livestreamed to the above link or by clicking on the photo.  Permission to stream the music in this service obtained from One License,
License #a-735519.  All Rights Reserved.

St. John the Baptist Parish Celebrates 190 Years! Save the Date of April 30, 2022 when we plan to celebrate!


The parish was officially founded on April 4, 1831 by Jerome and Eulalia Keating, through their charity and piety.  Due to the pandemic the parish will celebrate in a year from now when we can safely gather, Save the Date of April 30, 2022!  Click here for a brief history of St. John the Baptist.  Please keep our parish in your continued prayers!

Archdiocese Announces Observance of the Year of Saint Joseph - Dec. 8, 2020- Dec. 8, 2021

On the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (December 8, 2020), Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as the Patron of the Universal Church. Within his letter, the Holy Father proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.
The “Year of Saint Joseph” invites all the members of the Church to recognize the unique role of Saint Joseph as the Patron and Protector of the Universal Church. The Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter further invites the members of the Church “to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession, and to imitate his virtues and his zeal” (cf. Patris Corde).
In addition, the Holy See has announced numerous possibilities for obtaining the Gift of Special Indulgences for the “Year of Saint Joseph.” These possibilities and the manner of obtaining the Indulgences can be found at https://yearofstjoseph.org/indulgences/.

Visit the St. Joseph Altar in the Main Church of St. John the Baptist Manayunk (Joseph Sibbel, Sculptor), Pictured here.

Please wear a mask, sanitize, and social distance when attending any Liturgical Celebrations.  We will continue to stream the mass at facebook.com/sjbmanayunk if you are unable to attend Mass in-person.  Please join us virtually to keep holy the Lord's Day and Holy Days of Obligation.  For everyone's safety, please receive Communion in the hand, and remove your mask after bowing.  


Funerals,  weddings, and baptisms may continue to be held as planned, not exceeding the current designated capacity of the church and with social distancing with each family that lives in the same household seated together.  Baptisms may be scheduled if all baptismal preparation and paperwork is submitted and complete.


The parish office is open Monday-Friday from 9AM - 4PM.  All Visitors must wear a mask and social distance.  Feel free to call 215.482.4600 or email us at secretary@stjohnmanayunk.org. 


Pastoral Plan Progress Report 2020-21

PPP Parish Communications 2020-21 Final3[...]
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Saturday Vigil:    4:00 PM &
Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 AM; &

6:00 PM Mass  

Holy Days 7AM, 12:05PM, 7PM

Livestream of Vigil & Sunday Masses at
St. John the Baptist, Manayunk
Confessions:  3-3:40 PM Saturday
at the Blessed Mother's Altar


Weekday Mass at 7:00 AM
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Fridays until 4:00 PM



Mass for Increased Devotion to St. John Paul II each First Saturday 
8:00 AM Confessions; 8:30 AM Mass
Novena to St. John Paul II after Mass






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Saint John the Baptist is a multiethnic Roman Catholic Parish rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing spirituality, education, and worship in the Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia.  As a Christian community we are united in our mission to share the Gospel, the Sacraments, and love and serve God by caring for one another.  We welcome all people to become part of our vibrant and growing community.  (Ratified January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly)



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