Ash Wednesday Soup and Bread- February 26 at 6 PM at St John followed by a 7 PM Ecumenical Service sponsored by the Crane Clergy.

150th Parish Anniversary Celebration Year 1864—2019:  See our web page for details.

Contact Connie Smith 755-2082 or Jeanie Norton 758-7633 to volunteer your time and ideas.


  • Stencil and Sign- Come stencil a beautiful wooden wall hanging on March 8 from 2 PM - 4:30 PM. Call Connie at 518-755-2082 to sign up or visit the following website Pick you design, click on St John the Baptist party and pay.

  • Anniversary Photo Video- watch the video shown at the 150th anniversary dinner and see St John's through the years. February 29 and March 1 after all masses. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Earth Day - April 25 and 26. 150 free trees seedlings will be given out after masses

  • Retreat Day- June 7 from 2 PM - 5 PM. More info to follow.

Senior Luncheon- Tuesday, March 31 at noon.

March 5 at 7:00 PM- The Way of Suffering, a special time of prayer and reflection.

April 2 at 7:00 PM- The Way of the Cross for the Women of the World

Never Alone  Grief Support Group meetings are on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, in the rectory. For more information or to let us know if you are interested in attending, please call the Church Office for more details at 758-9401.

Knights of Columbus meet the 1st Wednesday of the month.

Monday Night Stitchers-   Mondays at 7 PM. 

ELVES meet every Tuesday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Community Dinners- Tuesdays 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM through March at St Luke's Church, Route 9 in Valatie.

Altar Servers are needed! Call Parish Office for more information.


​​A special invitation for you to consider - to become a Lector or Eucharistic Minister.
St. John’s has been blessed for many years to have faithful, dedicated Mass Ministers, but there is now a need to increase the ministers to celebrate the Eucharist each week. If you would like to share your gifts and talents and become a Lector or Eucharistic Minister, please consider joining one of these ministries. Please pray about this opportunity to serve and if you would like more information, please contact Kathie Breheny, Mass Ministry Coordinator


The Valatie Ecumenical Food Pantry needs your help.

We serve more than 200 families in the Ichabod Crane School District. Our dedicated volunteers could use your help in working on food distribution days, helping out with food pickup at local and regional locations (strong back required), helping with sorting and stocking on special food collection events, and helping with our special Thanksgiving and Easter food basket distributions. Our volunteers may commit to just a few hours a month or, if you choose, a bit more. We just need some of your time and a good and helpful attitude toward our neighbors here in Northern Columbia County. Please contact Carol Kelley at 518-784-2593. Thank you for your consideration.


There is an online Tri-Parish Events Calendar. Please consult it for the latest information.

St. John the Baptist