St John the Baptist Catholic Church
1025 Kinderhook St.
Valatie , NY 12184
Celebrating more than 150 years as a parish community

We are now open to everyone with masses at 4:00 PM Saturday & 7:30 AM Sunday- no reservations needed. Unvaccinated people must wear masks. 

Mass Schedule 


Saturday  4:00 PM
Sunday  7:30 AM 

Weekday Mass Suspended Currently

Mon & Wednesday 11:00 AM

(Barnwell - third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 AM)


Office Hours

Monday 9 AM - 1 PM

Tuesday 9 AM - 1 PM

Wednesday 9 AM - 1 PM

Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM

Cluster Parishes

St John the Baptist shares a pastor with St. James Parish in Chatham and St. Joseph's Parish in Stuyvesant. Please see their websites for mass times.

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OLV Chapel

The Our Lady of Victory Adoration Chapel in Hudson invites area Catholics to the devotion of Eucharistic Adoration. See their OLV video.

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Parish Staff


Fr. Steve Matthews- Pastor​

Peggy Inglis- Parish Assistant

Debbie Halpin - Pastoral Associate for Administration and Business Manager


Ruth Ellen Berninger - Coordinator for Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Justine Rodriguez - Music Director

Connie Smith- Trustee
Rachel Stead- Trustee

Contact Us

Parish Office  518-758-9401

Faith Formation Office  518-758-1828

Music Director  518-986-9800

Online Mass YouTube Videos

7/24/21-   Fr. Steve Matthews celebrates 4 PM Saturday Mass on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time at St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie, NY. Music by Justine Rodriguez. Filmed by Aaron McGuirk.

New Pastor -  Fr. Steve Matthews is appointed as pastor to St. Joseph’s – Stuyvesant Falls and Stottville; St. John the Baptist – Valatie; and St. James –
Chatham. Read about him.

See Past Online Videos and Other Online Resources

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Online Offertory Giving Available

St John the Baptist Church has set up an online offertory option with OSV (Our Sunday Visitor), the company we use for the weekly envelopes. Please consider giving online.

Our Mission


We, the Roman Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist, choose to respond to our baptismal call to live and share the message of the Gospel. 


We strive to accomplish this through building community, discovering our unique gifts as we serve others, gathering for worship and being sent out to witness.


Mass is Now Open to ALL; Online Mass Videos Will Continue

  • Masks are not longer required.  We are asking that non-vaccinated still mask (or anyone not comfortable with non-masking).

  • There is no longer a need to call to pre register, and we are allowing people to self seat. We still encourage social distance but all will be allowed to attend mass.

  • Sanitizing will still be continued at this time.

Calendar of Events

We have a Tri-Parish calendar available which lists all the events in our church cluster.

Mass Ministry Schedule Available

This has been suspended for now.

Pastoral Council

The Council is still looking for additional representatives. Please contact us if you are interested.

Everyone is welcome to attend our Council meetings.

Weekly Bulletin

Find out what is happening in the parish.

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