Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road     Allentown, NJ  08501
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We are happy to announce that six Youth CYO Basketball teams are being formed here at Saint John the Baptist!  Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity Teams for girls and for boys up to Grade 8 are filling quickly.  Volunteer coaches are also needed.  Please click HERE for the Registration Form.  

Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 12, 2014
8:00am to 11:ooam


Spend your Sunday morning with your family at breakfast!  Pancakes, bacon, eggs and more.  Healthy options are also available!   Adults: $7.00 (all you can eat), Children 6-11: $4.00,  Children under 6 FREE with Parent.  

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 7333



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We are happy to announce the formation of a Conference of the Society here at the Church of Saint John the Baptist.  Click HERE for more information about the Society in our Diocese.  We look forward to representatives from the Saint Vincent DePaul Society visiting our Parish after the Masses on the weekend of October 18-19.  If you are interested in volunteering with this wonderful organization, please send an email with your name and phone number to  You will be contacted shortly.


From the Pastor

My Dear Parish Family,

Please note the special intention that Bishop O’Connell has requested for this weekend.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us!
Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow

Bishop O’Connell asks for prayer for the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis has announced an “Extraordinary Synod of Bishops” to be held in Rome October 5-19, 2014. A synod is an assembly of bishops from around the world who assist the Holy Father by providing counsel on important questions facing the Church.  A “Synod of Bishops” meets at the request of the Holy Father, when he considers it necessary or opportune to consult with the world’s bishops. Synods can be “ordinary,” that is, convened to consider a topic of interest and concern for the whole Church, or “extraordinary,” that is, a meeting called to focus attention on a more urgent matter of concern for the Church. This year’s synod is “extraordinary” and its theme is: “The pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.” I think we all can agree those challenges are many.

In preparation for the upcoming synod, the Holy Father has asked all Catholics throughout the world to pray for the bishops gathered with him in Rome October 5-19 of this year, indeed, for the whole Church. He has designated the weekend of September 27-28 as a special time of prayer for the synod.


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All are invited to our October 3 First Friday 8:00am Holy Mass, and the 3:00pm Divine Mercy Holy Hour in the Church.  Please join us!

WFJS 1260AM/89.3FM EWTN Cathoic Radio will provide information about their outreach after all the Masses on October 4-5. 

Are you a Young Adult aged 18-35? You are invited to join our Diocesan Pilgrimage to Poland in July of 2016 for World Youth Day!  An information meeting about this great trip will be held on Monday, October 6 at 7:45pm in the Knights Hall (lower level of Parish Office).  Please join us!

Our Maidens of the Miraculous Medal will be hosting a Car Wash on Saturday, October 11 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.  Enjoy free coffee and snacks while you wait! Special "Red-Carpet" treatment will also be available.

Our next Family Breakfast will be on Sunday, October 12 from 8-11am in the Church Hall.  The New Parishioner Welcome Reception will begin at 10:00am.  All are invited!

Are you interested in becomming fully initiated in the Catholic Church? Our RCIA Program will assist you. Please contact Vince Gelsomino at our Parish Office for more information.

The Great Adventure Bible Timeline Series is presented on Thursdays at 7:00pm in the Knight's Hall. Please see our bulletin for more information, or contact the Parish Office.

Our Saint John the Baptist 2014 Patrimony Opportunities will close on September 30.  Please click HERE to view the remaining items that are available.

Parish Store

Coming Soon!

NEW!!  Many of the items available at our Church will soon be offered online!

You will be able to order great religious items such as books, missals and scapulars as well as merchandise from our Saint John Athletic Club (SJAC). Tickets for upcoming events sponsored by Saint John the Baptist Church will also be available online. Check back soon for the launch date! 

Saint John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church
1282 Yardville-Allentown Road Allentown, NJ 08501 609-259-3391