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.
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:
146 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-4600 ext. 13
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.
Weekdays in Church
until Chapel Renovations are complete
6:30 AM Monday - Thursday
8:30AM Friday,Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM
Holy Days of Obligation
6:00 PM Vigil Mass
6:30 AM; 9:00 AM & 7:00 PM Holy Day
First Saturday Mass
At St. Josaphat Church
for Increased Devotion to St. John Paul II
Confessions: 8:00 AM
Mass & Novena: 8:30 AM
Thursday Evenings in Church
6:30 - 7:30 PM through June 29
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 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)