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
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    Apr

    Wednesday
    11 April
    Unction Service - 6:30PM
    Fast
  • 25

    Apr

    Thursday
    12 April
    Holyday Divine Liturgy - 9AM

    12 Passion Gospels - 6:30PM
    Fast
  • 26

    Apr

    Friday
    13 April
    Royal Hours - 9AM
    Lamentations - 3PM
    Burial Vespers Service - 7PM
    Fast
  • 27

    Apr

    Saturday
    14 April
    Holy Saturday Liturgy - 9AM
    Resurrection Matins - 7PM
    Fast
  • 28

    Apr

    Sunday
    15 April
    PASCHA
    9:00 Divine Liturgy with Blesing of Baskets.  
    Fast free
  • 29

    Apr

    Monday
    16 April
    BRIGHT MONDAY LITURGY - 9AM
    Fast free
  • 30

    Apr

    Tuesday
    17 April
    BRIGHT TUESDAY
    Divine Liturgy - 9AM.  RAHWAY with children's procession with icons.
    Fast free
Latest News
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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