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Welcome to St. John the Baptist

Our wishes to you and your family for a Blessed and Wonderful New Year!


ChristLife Series

“For God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”                                                                                                                        ~~ Philippians 2:13

Following Christ begins Wednesday, January 21!   We cannot wait to continue this amazing journey with you!

Gluten Free Hosts

St. John the Baptist is pleased to now offer gluten free hosts.  If you suffer from gluten intolerance, please take a moment to place a special host in the ciborium on the offering table at the back of church.  If you need assistance, someone will help.   At the distribution of the Eucharist, those receiving the gluten free host   will approach first on the ambo side in the center.


Religious Education News

Classes for children in Grades K-6 will be back in session on January 6.   Hope the break was fun and we can’t wait to hear all about your Christmas!


 Youth Ministry

  All youth in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to join our Youth Ministry! 

Youth Ministry has 4 parts:

Service - Works of mercy and justice - doing works for charity, visiting the elderly

Social - Fun time with other Catholic youth - parties, bonfires, picnics and more

Worship - Praising God! - Mass, Prayer Services, Stations of the Cross

Catechesis - Growing in knowledge about the faith - traditions, scripture, doctrine

Youth Ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6pm to 7:30pm in the Religious Education Building.  We have an awesome room dedicated especially to us....designed and decorated by us!   Bring a friend!!


St. Vincent de Paul Society

          “Please help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul bring respite and hope to the elderly who are not able to find relief from the summer heat and you will bring them faith and hope.”


Did you know that we have a St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry?   This pantry is filled with canned goods, boxed items, non-perishable goods, paper products, shampoos, soap, etc.   Donations to fill our pantry are always accepted by placing items in the back of the church near the statue of Mary, special drives are help throughout the year.

Also, a donation box is available in the back of church above the offertory table.  These funds make our efforts possible.  (box is emptied weekly)


Our St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in the Faith Formation Building.   If you would like to help those less fortunate, please come and join us.

If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Parish Office at 724-736-4442 and a member of our society will assist you.



Sanctuary Candle --  In order to provide more families the opportunity of scheduling a Sanctuary Candle Memorial, only two Memorials per family / per year will be accepted. Memorial Intentions can be scheduled through the Parish Office.

Altar Flowers are a beautiful way to remember a loved one’s special birthday, anniversary, etc. Altar Flowers may be scheduled in advance. Altar Flower Memorials are not scheduled during scheduled weddings and the seasons of Lent,    Easter, Advent or Christmas. Should you like to schedule a weekend for 2015, please contact the Parish Office.


Pope Francis News


Pope Francis continues to take 'the world by storm'


Embrace, be amazed by God's great gift of children, pope says


Father Anthony W. Ditto
  Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Daily Mass: Tuesday through Friday  8:30 a.m.
Reconciliation: Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and by appointment 

Contact Us:  724-736-4442  
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Our Mission Statement

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church is nestled in the historic town of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania. We are a church of diverse nationalities, a friendly community of caring, hardworking people, who have a passion and concern for fostering and strengthening family ties.

Our mission is to spread the Good News of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We do this through personal, communal and daily sharing of faith along the road of salvation; leading ALL to the treasure of graces in the Sunday worship and sacraments.

We seek to be Christian models for our children and communities while we ourselves are in faith formation, challenging ourselves to also meet the needs of the elderly among us.

Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we arrive to build a stronger community through our efforts at evangelization, leadership, stewardship and spiritual growth.

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