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

Ornaments are on sale after masses.

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


Bethlehem Tree- If you took a tag off the Bethlehem Tree, please return the unwrapped gift with its tag to church by Thursday, December 12th.

Join us on Sunday, December 15th at 1:30 PM when we will organize and package all gifts in preparation for delivery on Monday December 16th.

Christmas Movie Night- December 14 from 4 PM - 8 PM. For kids in Kindergarten- 5th Grade. See the flyer for more info.

Special Holiday Mass and Advent Schedule- see our web page for a listing of events and Christmas mass times.


Traveling Infant Jesus- Sign up to host the baby infant Jesus overnight. It starts December 9 and goes until January 5.


​GARDEN COMMITTEE- Thanks to the committee who did a terrific job this summer planting and providing beautiful care to the flowers around our church grounds. You did a wonderful job! If you are interested in joining them next year, please call Paula Rivenberg for more details, 518-784-3294.

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 9:30am to 11:30am.

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