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We are the
 St. John The Baptist / Holy Trinity Parish
of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse 

"We the Roman Catholic Christian Community of the Diocese of Syracuse, in response to our baptismal call and nourished by the Eucharist, seek to continue the mission of Jesus Christ by welcoming, supporting and guiding God's family through prayer, sacramental celebration, service and education."

(Diocesan Mission Statement)


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse  












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Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe



Our Lord Jesus Christ, King Of The Universe

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me." Jesus insists that in ministering to others' physical needs, we are truly serving him. "Whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me," he tells us. And in a similar way, what we fail to do for them, we fail to do for Christ: "What you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me." This means that we have been given both a gift and a task. The gift is the chance to encounter Christ in our brothers and sisters. The task is to be sure we don't neglect the encounter.

The corporal works of mercy provide us with a kind of guide for how to live out this important mission from Christ. These works include feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick and the imprisoned, and burying the dead. Based on the words of Jesus in today's Gospel, it's an important part of the Christian life to look for ways to engage in these kinds of bodily ministries. Traditionally, these "corporal" works are complemented by a set of "spiritual" works. The spiritual works of mercy ensure that we don't minister to the body at the expense of the soul. They include admonishing the sinner, instructing the ignorant, counseling the doubtful, comforting the sorrowful, bearing wrongs patiently, forgiving all injuries, and praying for the living and the dead. By engaging in these diverse works of mercy, we serve others, love Jesus, and hope to "inherit the kingdom prepared for [us] from the foundation of the world."





Eucharistic Ministers Needed


SJB/HT is in need of Eucharistic Ministers especially for the Saturday 4:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM Masses. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister please contact Lori Weir at 766-7886 or Lisa Jones at  530-0924.




Servers To Help With Funerals


We have reached out before with this request and we find that we need to reach out again. SJB/HT is in need of ladies and gentlemen of the parish who are able to help on the altar when a funeral is scheduled as an Altar Server. This does happen at a moments notice so calling upon you will be at a moments notice. Generally I am notified by the funeral director and have at least 2-4 days to prepare. Funerals at this time are during the days, Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We begin at 9:00AM no later than 10:30AM. Training will be provided. We ask that you dress business casual. This is a volunteer position. Please inquire with the office at 478-0916 for further information. Thank You for your consideration


               Mass Schedule                

Mon., Tues. & Fri.—12:00 Noon

Saturday Vigil—4:00 pm
Sunday—9:00 am & 11:00 am

Reconciliation: Fri. 11:30am. Or by appointment








    All Faiths Food Pantry Donations

    Your non perishable food donations can still be brought and left in the Food Wagons in the vestibules of the Church.


    Pantry hours: Tues & Wed 11am to 2:45pm 


    From The Mc Devitt Challenge Results


    Made possible through the generosity of Bob and Kay McDevitt, life long supporters and friends of the Diocese of Syracuse, and St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity Parish,  awarded a Diocesan McDevitt grant of $7500.00  to the Food Pantry.   We are grateful for their philanthropic spirit and Christian charity.


    If you would like to make a monetary donation


    please make checks payable to

    ***“All Faiths Food Pantry”***


















2nd Annual Saint Marianne Way

 Street Festival




2015 Mass Book


The Mass Book for 2015 is now open. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL IN REQUESTS. Intentions will be taken in the office during office hours or we will take requests over the phone. Again, do not mail in your requests. 

2014 Mass Book

The Mass Book for 2014 is closed. There are no Masses available for the remainder of this year.



 You may visit the rectory during office hours; Monday—Thursday 9:00AM-4:30PM or Friday 9:00AM –2:30PM. You may also call the rectory if you are unable to come in person. All intentions are $10.00. You may also request the Sanctuary Lamp for the week, $10.00.








Parish Life Group



Your Parish Life Group is looking for new members and volunteers. Primary purpose is to plan and schedule a Parish monthly event for the coming year. The main purpose is to bring our Parish Families together socially. We generally meet once a month, depending on the activity scheduled. The yearly activities will be posted on the Church bulletin boards. It’s a little work at times but the outcome is worthwhile. We would also like to help provide our Bereavement Ministry Group with additional volunteers. Their purpose is to offer a light breakfast or luncheon after parish family funerals. If you have any interest or questions please contact the rectory 478-0916, attention Mary Olmsted or contact her directly at 200-9286.













Looking Ahead








8:00am to 12:noon

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Home fries, Toast,

Juice & Coffee

 Choice of Bacon or Sausage

Adults & Seniors $8.00

Children (5-12) $4.00

Under 5 Free


















APRIL: 11TH & 12TH


MAY:  16TH & 17TH


Peace and joy in the Lord,


Keith Cieplicki

Jail Ministry Coordinator,

Brady Bread Coordinator



Brady Bread

Sales of Brady Bread support the programs of Brady Faith Center, the Catholic Mission serving Southwest Syracuse. Your $3.00 donation per loaf goes directly to two of Brady’s programs serving those in need, Jail Ministry and Pedal to Possibilities.


Jail Ministry - works with inmates and their families at the Onondaga County Justice Center. Our goal is to share God’s unconditional love with each individual. We provide a wide variety of services: Daily inmate visits (5,000 per year to inmates), Phone calls to help inmates stay connected to loved ones and others (20,000 per year), Low Cash Bail for over 150 individuals held on non-violent, misdemeanor charges, Sunday Mass weekly (2,000 inmates attend per year), Free Child Care for visitors during visitation hours, Bibles, Rosaries and Socks given to inmates annually (over 3,000), etc.

Pedal to Possibilities - is a bicycle riding program for homeless people. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday year round form 9:00-10:00AM members meet at the Brady Faith Center on South Avenue for a 7-10 mile ride around town. After 10 rides, participants are given a bike, helmet and lock to keep as their own, providing them with transportation, exercise and most especially, a wonderful community!








 The Sanctuary Lamp
burns continuously.
      You may request

    that it burn in memory of

      your loved one.  



The Sanctuary Lamp

Will burn in memory for

Robert Marks

Requested by Nancy Bergeson











 Always keep in prayer all servicemen and women. From our parish:





When you feel you’re “drowning”

in life’s situations, don’t worry.




The Franciscan Place Chapel and

Religious Gift Shoppe

at Destiny USA

Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 10:00AM - 8:00PM

          Fri. & Sat., 10:00AM - 6:00PM

           Sun., 11:00AM - 6:00PM


Mass Schedule: Mon. - Wed. - Fri., 12:15PM

           Tues. & Thurs., 4:15PM


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Fri., 1:00-4:00PM


Sacrament of Reconciliation: Mon. & Thurs.,

    10:00AM-12:00Noon & 2:00-4:00PM

         Tues. - Wed. - Fri., 2:00-4:00PM

             Wed. Evening, 7:00-8:00PM

            Sat., 11:00AM-2:00PM




Snow Birds

A friendly reminder, as you are making your plans to leave for warmer climates, please add the SJB/HT rectory to your list in letting us know to cancel your contribution envelopes until you return. Otherwise your packet of envelopes will be returned to this office for postage due. Let us know when you are leaving and are expected to return. Thank you and safe travels.





The Immaculata Medallion Award

The Immaculata Medallion is an award recognizing and honoring lay people who generously and unselfishly volunteer time and service to their parishes. On one side of the medal appears an image of the Immaculate Conception, the Patroness of the Diocese of Syracuse. The reverse features an image of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Robert J. Cunningham accepted recommendations from pastors across the diocese for recognition. This year from St. John the Baptist/Holy Trinity we are very pleased to announce June Greene as recipient of the award. The ceremony is Sunday, December 7 at 2:30PM at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Church.


Customers talk about the closing of the Pond Street Wegmans








Fri. Oct. 31           Group 2 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 7             Group 3 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 14           Group 4 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 21           Group 1 Altar Cleaning

Fri. Nov. 28           Group 2 Altar Cleaning

Sun. Nov. 2           Word Service for all departed

                                    6:00PM in Church

Mon. Nov. 3          Parish Council Meeting

                                     7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Tues. Nov. 4Election Day

Sat. Nov. 8International Food Festival

                                      12:00-7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Nov. 13Parish Life Committee Meeting

                                      7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Thurs. Nov. 20TNT Neighborhood Watch Meeting

                                      7:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Sat. Nov. 22 BUNKO 6:00PM SJB/HT Parish Center

Anyone interested in playing Bunko with our group that meets approximately every 2 months in the

SJB/HT Parish Center on Saturdays 5:00PM, please contact Betty Warren for details. Phone is 420-6357 or email at

Thurs. Nov. 28Thanksgiving Day








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 new email address for church :


additional email address change for Bruce K. Van Dee, Business