ALTAR BOYS

St. John the Baptist has a fantastic and dedicated group of boys and young men who serve the parish as altarboys - assisting the priest and deacon with the orderly administration of the services.  The boys range in ages from 8-18.

SUNDAY SCHOOL / PTO

St. John's has been blessed with a wonderful group of growing families over its rich history.  Even moreso are the dedicated parents who have banded together to form the St. Jonh's PTO to support the Sunday School Teachers (who are parents themselves) in the successful operation of the program by purhasing course materials, art materials and organizing various activites throughout the year for the fellowship of our youth.  The PTO actively raises money through various fundraisers to support scholarships for those students who wish to participate in Diocesan Youth Events as well as underwriting the cost for transportation.  The PTO's largest fundraiser is their renown Tricky Tray held every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

 

 

 

CHURCH CHOIR

The parish choir is under the direction of Professor George Hanas.  It is comprised of men, women and children who enhance the beauty of the liturgical worship by singing the responses to the Divine Liturgy and, occasionally, the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.  The responses include our Diocesan Plain Chant (prostopinije) as well as selections from other Orthodox Jurisdictions across the Faith.  The last Sunday of the month is devoted strictly to non-choral plain chant and is led by the cantor/choir director.  Over the past few years, a junior choir has been developed that is comprised of the young ladies of the parish who sing together and participate regularly in the services.

 
SOCIAL CLUB

St. John's more "seasoned" parishioners gather for monthly meetings and regular social events to foster community and fellowship.  Events include Veteran's Day Pork Loin Dinner, Summer Picnic, Valentine's Day Dinner, Mother's Day & Father's Day Dinners & Christmas Parties. 


Upcoming Services
  • 29

    Jun

    Saturday
    16 June
    5:00 Saturday Evening Vespers
    Fast
  • 30

    Jun

    Sunday
    17 June
    9:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    DIOCESAN ALTAR BOY RETREAT
    Fast
  • 1

    Jul

    Monday
    18 June
    Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat
    Fast
  • 2

    Jul

    Tuesday
    19 June
    Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat
    Fast
  • 3

    Jul

    Wednesday
    20 June
    Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat
    Fast
  • 6

    Jul

    Saturday
    23 June
    5:00 Saturday Evening Vespers
    Fast
  • 7

    Jul

    Sunday
    24 June
    Nativity of the Baptist
    9:00 Sunday Divine Liturgy
    Fast
Latest News
PASCHA 2019 - 05/02/19

Photos from the Divine Liturgy of the Great Pascha, followed by basket blessings and the Easter Egg Hunt for the children.  Thanks to Ernie Delcher for providing us these great photos.


2019 Deanery Lenten Mission - 04/19/19

On Friday Evening April 19, St. John's hosted the 10th and final NY/NJ Deanery Mission.  The Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts was celebrated with a large crowd of people.  The Celebrant was the Very Rev. John Pribish.  Homilist was Rev. Fr. Kenneth Ellis.  


Fr. Deacon Gregory's 20th Anniversary - 01/13/19

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, the parish of St. John's honored Protodeacon, Gregory Benc on his 20th Anniuversary of Ordination with family and friends followed by a surprse party in the parish hall.  A sermon was prepared by Diocesan Chancellor Fr. Frank Miloro (uncle) who was unable to attend the celebration.  The parish officers presented a combined parish gift to the deacon for the purchase of new vestments and a cassock.  The gathering was filled with joy and thanksgiving for his service to St. John's Church and the Diocese.


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