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St John the Baptist Catholic Church
1025 Kinderhook St.
Valatie , NY 12184
Celebrating 150 years
       1869 - 2019

We are now open in a limited seating capacity, with masses at 4:00 PM Saturday & 7:30 AM Sunday. We must wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times. Please call the office by Wednesday to reserve a spot.

Mass Schedule 

 

Mass is available for limited seating. Online mass will continue- You can also watch Fr George's online masses.

Saturday  4:00 PM
Sunday  7:30 AM 

Weekday Mass Suspended

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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Parish Staff

 

​Rev. George P. Fleming - 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
stjohnthebaptistch@nycap.rr.com

Faith Formation Office  518-758-1828
faithformationatstjohns@yahoo.com

Music Director  518-986-9800
JustineJRodriquez@gmail.com

Fr George's Spiritual YouTube Videos

8/8 & 9- Fr. George Fleming celebrates Mass at the Church of St. Joseph in Stuyvesant Falls, NY, assisted by seminarian Dan McHale and accompanied by Diane Doring. Dan McHale shares insights into his vocation as he prepares for ordination Sept 5th as a Deacon, and next year, into the Priesthood. Filmed and edited by Aaron McGuirk, Justine Rodriguez and Beth Lenahan.

8/4- Fr. George got away for a few days last week, and when he came back, was powerfully moved by the very beginning of the famous Gospel of the loaves and fishes. Listen to how, confronted with overwhelming human need, Christ moves from seclusion to compassion. Enjoy this short video reflection on the Gospel and consider its meaning in your life.

Father George is pleased to announce the arrival of seminarian Dan McHale and is looking forward to his serving in our three parishes.  Born and raised in Stuyvesant, Dan knows the area well and will provided much needed and appreciated assistance as we begin plans of reopening in the near future.  Dan thought this link to the Albany Vocations website will serve as an initial introduction.

See Past Online Videos and Other Online Resources

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.

 

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We invite you to join our mailing list and receive emails we send out with news, or special Mass schedules.

NEW!!! 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.

Mass is Now Open with Limited Seating and Online Mass Videos Will Continue

We are now open in a limited seating capacity, with masses at 4:00 PM Saturday & 7:30 AM Sunday. We must wear masks and maintain social distancing at all times.

To facilitate mass attendance fairly, we are assigning families alphabetically:

August 1/2          A-D
August 8/9          E-L
August 15/16     M-R
August 22/23     S-Z


If there is room, you may also attend on your non-alphabet week. Please call the office by Wednesday.  You will be notified on Thursday if there is seating space for you.

 

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER between Sunday – Wednesday the week prior to that week’s mass. Call the office at 518-758-9401 ext. 2 or email at stjohnthebaptistch@nycap.rr.com and leave name, number in your party, mass time, and your phone number.

All worshipers will be asked to:

  • Enter through the parking lot door

  • Wear a mask at all times within the building

  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry to the building

  • Review CDC signs/symptoms of COVID-19

  • Adhere to all social distance markings in the building and parking areas

  • Please plan to arrive early for the check in process – seats will be assigned and please do not bring personal items like books, flyers, missalettes

Calendar of Events

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

Mass Ministry Schedule Available

You can see the schedule online.

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:

 

4th Thursday of each month

7:30 PM in Parish Hall downstairs.

Pastor's Blog

Read Father George's weekly letter to the parishioners, especially praying and staying spiritually healthy during this crisis.

St. John the Baptist