A Gift from One Generation to the Next

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.


Help Restore St. John the Baptist - GIVE NOW


Scaffolding emerges as Church Tower project begins, photo taken Sunday, September 27, 2015. Photo Courtesy Karen Smith.
St. John the Baptist during initial buttress repairs on Cresson St. side


If you would like more information, please contact:


Dottie Andrassy

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.


View "A Case For Support" Below:

 Weekdays in Rectory

All Saints' Rectory Chapel

7:00 AM Monday - Friday
Friday Adoration until 4:00 PM;

Weekend Masses in Church

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM

Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM


Holy Days of Obligation in Church

6:00 PM Vigil Mass

7:00 AM; 12:05 PM; & 7:00 PM Holy Day


First Saturday At St. Josaphat Church

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


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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