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 in a limited seating capacity, with masses at 4:00 PM Saturday and 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 is available for limited seating. Online mass will continue.
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)
Monday 9 AM - 1 PM
Tuesday 9 AM - 1 PM
Wednesday 9 AM - 1 PM
Thursday 9 AM - 1 PM
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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
Online Mass YouTube Videos
2/20 & 21- Fr. Gary Gelfenbien celebrates mass on The First Sunday of Lent at St. James in Chatham. Filmed by Aaron McGuirk. Edited by Aaron McGuirk and Justine Rodriguez.
Reassignment - Fr. George Fleming shares an important announcement of his reassignment. Fr George prepared a Questions and Answers document on the transition (PDF).
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.
We invite you to join our mailing list and receive emails we send out with news, or special Mass schedules.
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:
February 13 & 14 A-D * There is only a 4 PM Saturday mass for this week
February 20 & 21 E-L
February 27 & 28 M-R
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
This has been suspended for now.
The Council is still looking for additional representatives. Please contact us if you are interested.
Everyone is welcome to attend our Council meetings.
Read Father George's weekly letter to the parishioners, especially praying and staying spiritually healthy during this crisis.