Dear Parishioners, Alumni and Friends,

Thanks to 385+ Alumni and Friends who attended our First Annual Take Me Back to Manayunk All Class Reunion. It was a wonderful gathering for our church and community. With your support, $18,000.00 was raised for the Friends of Saint John the Baptist, a parish and community organization founded to raise funds to repair, renovate and maintain our beautiful church. The proceeds from our All Class Reunion will go directly towards some of the primary and urgent repairs of the Bell Tower and supporting buttresses on Cresson Street. If you could not attend the reunion and would like to support our fundraising efforts, tax-deductible donations are being accepted at: Friends of St. John the Baptist, 146 Rector Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127. Follow our Facebook page, and support the events and activities of St. John the Baptist Parish in Manayunk.


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As you may have heard at Sunday Masses, the members of our Parish Pastoral Council have invited all parishioners to our Parish Assembly after the Sunday, May 3 11:00 a.m. mass.  The Seven Essential Elements of Parish Life include Word, Worship, Service, Community, Leadership, Stewardship, Evangelization, and Eucharist at the Center.  Please plan to join us on May 3 and bring your ideas for the future of our parish in relation to these Elements of Parish Life.  Click below for more information.

1 Word – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheet

2 Worship – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheets

3 Service – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheets

4 Community – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheet

5 Leadership – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheets

6 Stewardship – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheets

7 Evangelization – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheets

8 Eucharist Centered – Seven Essential Gifts Worksheet



Try our Rosary Call –712.775.7031

Access code 582 093 520

Call in from your cell phone and pray the Rosary  Monday Nights at 7pm.

Charges apply from landline phones.


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Pastor’s Message

January 24-25, 2015 – PM.1.24.2015




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Thank you for your interest in the Friends of Saint John the Baptist.  If you are considering a donation, you may do so at the parish Rectory during Business Hours or by calling 215.482.4600.  Donations may also be made via postal mail to:

Friends of Saint John the Baptist

146 Rector Street

Philadelphia, PA  19127

The Friends of Saint John the Baptist was formed to assist the pastor in fundraising for the church building restoration and maintenance, and in sustaining and growing the parish.  A Brief History of 180+ years of Catholic Faith beginning with the family in Manayunk is available here.  Thank you for your support of the Friends of Saint John the Baptist.  We will be offering an online donation option in the near future.







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Starting Tuesday, March 24, for six weeks, the parish Women of Faith Group invite you join us as we begin a beautiful book – Consoling the Heart of Jesus.We will be watching a 30 minute video each week and having a discussion about it. This is a beautiful, interesting, easy and very grace grace filled experience. We encourage you to give this a try, maybe bring a friend. The book will be available for $5.00. This is a great gift to you and your relationship with Christ. If you think you will be joining us please contact Jillian at so that there are enough books. See you at St Josaphat’s Rectory Tuesdays at 7pm.



  From the Pastor – Nov. 30 – pastor1114




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If your employer participates in the United Way’s Annual Fund and would like to make your United Way contribution to directly benefit St. John the Baptist Parish, you may choose the “Donor Choice” option on your contribution form. Our Donor Choice # is 3179, and your contribution is much needed and greatly appreciated. Go to for more information. Thank you for your support.



Our parish lottery increases by $1,000 per week.  In the event there is no jackpot winner(s) a consolation prize(s) is awarded in the amount of $700.  When there is more than one winner prizes are divided.  All Prizes must be claimed within one week.  Tickets are sold before and after masses and at the Rectory.  Good Luck!


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We welcome all to join our Parish Family.  If you are not officially registered in our parish, please download the form above and return the completed form to the Rectory or in the collection basket.  During the 2012 Manayunk Parish Merge, there was no automatic registration, therefore a new parishioner registration is needed.  Thank you for your cooperation.


St. John’s News & History on the web:

Ash Wednesday on NEWSWORKS (2011 Article)

St. John’s Church Architecture & Interior Fittings:

Keely Society – Church Architect

Joseph Sibbel – Sculptor

1906 Historic Pipe Organ (2008 article)




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