An anchor is a symbol of hope and dedication; it is a vital element, a resource to depend on. To so many, Saint John the Baptist is an anchor. For Parishioners it is the cornerstone for worship and prayer. School alumni see their time at the school as the foundation for their formation, having made possible their way of life today. Community members see St. John’s as a mainstay for this closely knit neighborhood. For countless travelers from around the world the church is an architectural pillar - an iconic Philadelphia landmark.
Since 1831, Saint John the Baptist Church has graced the city of Philadelphia, serving all who seek God, community, and renewal.
Our wonderful Friends of St. John the Baptist, Alumni, Parishioners, and The Community have rallied to save this wonderful church. Through your generosity, over$1 Million was raised to restore the church exterior. Moving forward, we must continue and look inward toward Phase 2 of our Campaign.
Join us in preserving this treasured landmark for generations to come. The restoration of Saint John the Baptist Church will be made possible by people like you.
If you would like more information, please contact:
Rich Van Fossen, Jr. (email)
-or- Dottie Andrassy (office)
146 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-4600 ext. 102
The restoration of St. John the Baptist Church will be made possible by people like you. Just as money was donated to build this church in the 1890s, we ask that our parishioners, friends, visitors, and admirers of this Gothic beauty unite in support of the restoration.
Weekend Masses in Church
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM;
July & August 6:00 PM
held at St. Josaphat Church
Holy Days of Obligation in Church
6:00 PM Vigil Mass*
7:00 AM; 12:05 PM; & 7:00 PM Holy Day
Beginning in 2019 there will be no
Holy Day Vigil Mass
Weekdays Masses in
All Saints' Rectory Chapel
7:00 AM Monday - Friday
Adoration Thursday from 6-7 PM
Friday after mass until 4:00 PM
First Saturday At St. Josaphat Church
124 Cotton St., Phila., PA 19127
for Increased Devotion to St. John Paul II
Confessions: 8:00 AM
Mass & Novena: 8:30 AM
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 PM
Rectory All Saints Chapel Hours
Monday - Friday until 4PM
Adoration in Chapel
Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM
Friday until 4:00 PM
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
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)