Support St. John's with your purchase of a Tree, Wreath, or Greens.  

Outside of the Parish Rectory, 146 Rector Street.  Open Daily.  Convenient Parking in Rear!


The Blessing of A Christmas Tree:



OPLATEK WAFERS are available at the Rectory for $2 Donation.

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God Bless our Confirmandi!

Congratulations to the students who received the third Sacrament of Initation on Sunday, November 27 with Bishop Timothy Senior.  
Congratulations on Your Confirmation!


Keeping the Faith at St. John's

We are excited to share this wonderful article about our Church in the Community

written by Leo Dillinger for Manayunk Magazine, with photography by Bruce Kravetz.

Pick up your copy of the Winter 2016 issue today or click below!

Thank you!



First Saturday Mass at St. Josaphat Church

8:30 AM MASS on December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available before Mass from 8:00 AM - 8:20 AM.


through December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Thank you  - all of you - our past & present parishioners, parish families and extended families and friends, and wonderful parish volunteers, who made a spectacular Fourth of July celebration in our 185th Jubilee Year.  It is with your support and dedication that our parade and picnic was a great success.  We look forward to seeing you all again next year, please feel free to download our church bulletin above and keep posted here and on Facebook for some memorable moments! 

Happy Anniversary!

Thank you all sincerely -- whether you prayed, volunteered, attended, or supported

(or all of these) for the Saint John the Baptist 185th Jubilee Celebration!  

As we continue each day moving forward, let us reflect on and live the words of our

Parish Mission Statement, ratified on January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly:


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. 




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The Cross and Our Prayers Are In Place -

Atop Saint John the Baptist Bell Tower!


Many thanks to everyone for their prayers, help and support as we continue our church restoration!  


Click the Restoration Campaign tab above for more information on how you can help!

Looking For A Good Bible-Based Church? You Found It!


Did you know that no Christian denomination uses more scripture in their worship services that the Catholic Church?  Our Catholic faith is rooted and grounded in the Bible.


According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Church’s Liturgy makes extensive use of scripture. Each weekend mass three scriptural readings are selected (two during weekday masses). One mass reading is typically chosen from the Old Testament that anticipates or reflects the theme of the daily gospel reading from the New Testament.  A second New Testament reading provides further insight.  In addition, the responsorial psalm, the hymns sung, the homily, and prayers are taken from the Bible or based on passages from the Bible.


Catholics have been encouraged since Vatican II to make daily Bible reading a part of their lives.  If you attend Mass every day for three years, you will have read through almost the entire Bible.

Though reading the Bible on our own or in Mass will help us grow in faith and virtues, it is still not enough.  To reap the fullness of our faith we need to meditate on the message and put it into action in our lives. Then the word becomes “living and effective”(Hebrews 4:12).


Join us in a weekly Gospel Reflections Bible Study in the “Upper Room” in McKenna Hall on Monday Evenings at 6:00 pm.  No pre-registration is required.  All materials are supplied.  ALL are welcome to attend.  Contact Diane Browne 301-520-2723, for more information.  


St. John’s Young Adults

Join St. John's young adult group for Theology on Tap, lots of fun outings and outreach ministries. Contact Alyssa  with any general questions.

Join us on Facebook!


The All Saints' Prayer Group of our parish prayerfully makes rosaries.  In preparation for distribution at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Father John Kelly blesses the beautiful handiwork of our parishioners.  If you are interested in finding out more, contact Kathy Hack at  
If you can't make our monthly group we pray the rosary every Monday night at 7PM.  Call 712.775.7031, enter  ID# 582 093 520, and join us on the phone.


On Sunday, September 27, 2015, on the closing mass of the World Meeting of Families held in Philadelphia, PA, the Manayunk Community joined together to view this historic event.  Through the efforts of North Light Community Center and St. John the Baptist Parish, community members viewed the Mass in St. John's Church, Followed by a Potluck Dinner.  Thanks and Blessings to all who helped organize, attended, and supported this memorable occasion.

 (Photo Credit:  Karen Smith)

Our Lady, Undoer of Knots Grotto at St. John's 

Thanks for all who participated in our Grotto of Our Lady Undoer of Knots.  We had a great participation from the parish and the whole neighborhood community.  The Prayer Group will continue to pray for every petition named on the ribbons.  When the ribbons were removed, they were taken down to the Catherdral and combined with their ribbons to be used as insulation in a house being built by Project Home.  How wonderful to see our little part in helping the homeless in the city.

Join St. John's Senior Citizens Club


If you are 55 yrs of age and interested in meeting old friends or making new ones, please consider joining the St. John’s Senior Citizen Club.  Meetings are every other Tuesday at 11 am - .  Annual Dues are $2.00 a year plus a $2.00 meeting fee.  Bingo is played after each meeting.  If you are interested in joining or have any question, please call the president, Ed Kiefski at 215-913-4485 or email him at


Our parish lottery increases by $1,000 per week.  In the event there is no jackpot winner(s) a consolation prize(s) is awarded in the amount of $700.  When there is more than one winner prizes are divided.  All Prizes must be  claimed within one week.  Tickets are sold before and after masses and at  the Rectory and must be purchased in person. No tickets are sold online or over the phone.  Tickets are $1 each and have two chances to win.  Winning numbers are available on our Lottery Hotline by calling 215.482.8728 Friday Mornings at 10 AM.  Good Luck!



If your employer participates in the United Way’s Annual Fund and would
like to make your United Way contribution to directly benefit St. John the
Baptist Parish, you may choose the “Donor Choice” option on your
contribution form. Our Donor Choice # is 3179, and your contribution is
much needed and greatly appreciated. Go to for more
information. Thank you for your support.

 Weekdays in All Saints' Chapel
6:30 AM Monday - Thursday
8:30AM - Friday

Fridays in Chapel until 4:00 PM

Saturday Vigil Mass:  4:00 PM

Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM

Holy Days of Obligation
6:00 PM Vigil; 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 PM



Saturday, December 10 & 17: 3:00 - 3:40

Friday, December 23:  6:00 - 8:00 PM


Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24, 2016

4:00 PM Children's Mass with Children's Pageant

7:00 PM Christmas Vigil Mass

Christmas Day

The Nativity of the Lord

Sunday, December 25, 2016

9:00 AM & 11:00 AM; No 6PM Mass

New Year's Eve

Saturday, December 31

4:00 PM Vigil Mass

New Year's Day

Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Sunday, January 1, 2017

9:00 & 11:00 AM Mass

No 6:00 PM Mass




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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