St John the Baptist Catholic Church
1025 Kinderhook St.
Valatie , NY 12184

Celebrating more than 150 years as a parish community

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Mass Schedule 


Saturday  4:00 PM
Sunday  7:30 AM 


*See Special Mass Schedule

Weekday Mass 

Thursday 9:30 AM


Saturdays 3:30 PM


Office Hours

Monday through Thursday 
9 AM - 1 PM

Network 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.

Follow Us on Social Media

OLV Chapel

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

  • Facebook
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  • YouTube
Parish Staff


Fr. Steve Matthews- Pastor​

Deacon Andy Grebe- Interim Project Manager

Peggy Inglis- Parish Secretary

Debbie Halpin - Pastoral Associate for Administration 


Ruth Ellen Berninger - Pastoral Associate 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

See Past Online Videos and Other Online Resources

Subscribe for Updates

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.

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

  • With the recent increase of COVID infections, our church is requiring everyone wear a mask

  • 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.

St. John the Baptist